Oklahoma News

Study Shows How Wastewater Injections Are Causing Oklahoma Quakes

A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to …

Surge in Oklahoma Quakes Has Residents Seeking Answers

Oklahoma residents whose homes and nerves have been shaken by an upsurge in earthquakes want to know what’s causing the temblors — and what can be done to stop them. Hundreds of people were expected to turn out in Edmond, …

Quakes Spur Oklahoma Road and Bridge Inspections

The recent spate of strong earthquakes in central Oklahoma hasn’t caused any significant damage to bridges and roads, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The agency said ODOT crews inspect bridges in a five- to 10-mile radius from the …

Oklahoma Insurance, Commerce Commissioners to Be Decided in Primary

Voters in the Republican primary in Oklahoma will decide who will be the state’s next regulators of both the insurance industry and a wide range of other businesses overseen by the three-member Oklahoma Corporation Commission, including the important oil and …

Swartz Tapped to Head Marsh Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Global insurance broker and risk management specialist, Marsh, appointed Tom Swartz as head of its Tulsa, Okla., office. Swartz is responsible for delivering Marsh’s advisory and transactional services to clients throughout Oklahoma. He succeeds John Newell, who will remain with …

Messer-Bowers’ Donaldson Named Client Service Professional of the Year

Kristina Donaldson, account manager at Messer-Bowers Company, an independent insurance agency in Enid, Okla., was recently named International Client Service Professional of the Year at the annual convention of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP). The award recognizes an …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Backers of Oklahoma School Storm Shelters not Giving Up

It’s been a little more than a year since seven children were killed when a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, but their families are still no closer to the goal of placing storm shelters in every …

Farmers Insurance, Nonprofit, Team Up on Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

As storm season ramps up in Oklahoma, a nonprofit group formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is teaming with a national insurance company to help better prepare communities for the recovery after a natural disaster. The St. Bernard Project …

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin-Backed School Storm Shelter Plan Dies in Senate

The Oklahoma Senate has killed a proposal backed by Gov. Mary Fallin that would have called for a statewide vote allowing some school districts to increase property taxes to pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms. The …