The Edmond Sun


  • black sweater 1 - E.jpg Pair of female suspects rob area IBC Bank

    Authorities said they are looking for two female suspects who walked into a local IBC Bank during the lunch hour and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
    At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, two females entered the IBC Bank at 12241 N. May Ave. and approached the teller counter where one of them demanded that money be placed into a green reusable grocery bag, FBI Special Agent Martinus McConnell said.
    The teller complied and the suspects left the bank with the money, McConnell said.
    No weapon was seen, McConnell said.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • MS_fox lake sign 2.jpg Council approves Fox Lake area sign variance

    City Council members have approved a developer’s request for a larger-than-allowed sign at a Fox Lake-area shopping center.
    Architect Troy Downing with RBA Architects represented Fox Lake Investments in a request for a ground sign variance for a new shopping center planned south of Fox Lake Lane, according to city-provided background on the issue.
    During Monday’s meeting, city planner Bob Schiermeyer said the development is constrained by the property size and restrictions with the previously approved site plan.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • web_starbucks-cof_big_ce.jpg Starbucks sees more Apple-like stores after Colombia debut

    This week Starbucks opened its first location in Colombia — a 2,700-square-foot store with a heated patio, concrete columns, mirrors on the ceiling and walls of colorful plants.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • jc_panera bread.jpg City Council approves addition of Panera drive-thru

    Thanks to City Council action local Panera Bread customers soon will be able to get their favorite sandwich or breakfast bagel via a drive-thru window.
    Ron Ward, owner of the Springcreek Village Shopping Center, would like to add a drive-thru window at the Panera Bread cafe on the northeast corner of 15th Street and Bryant Avenue.
    During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, city planner Bob Schiermeyer said the land to the east, owned by the Ramsey family, is zoned “A Single Family” and when there is a sensitive border condition, even when the single family property is projected for higher usage in the Edmond Plan, a specific use permit is required for a drive-thru window.
    Schiermeyer said that in a letter the Ramsey family stated they have no objection to Panera’s plans.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.16.48 AM.png VIDEO: Comcast apologizes after customer service call goes viral

    Comcast issued an apology after one of its representatives kept a customer captive on the phone for nearly 20 minutes, demanding to know why he was choosing another cable provider.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Express Employment Professionals opens 700th franchise location

    Staffing icon Bob Funk is a dreamer. Time and time again he recalls his past when all he wanted was to become three things: an entrepreneur, a minister and a rancher. And now, more than 31 years later, Funk’s entrepreneurial dream continues to unfold.

    July 14, 2014

  • Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu

    Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
    This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.

    July 14, 2014

  • College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

    Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy has shifted to bestow greater and greater rewards on the well-educated. By 1990, that number was about 57 percent. By 2011: 73 percent.

    July 14, 2014

  • Why does the Vatican need a bank?

    The Vatican Bank's history reads more like Dan Brown than the financial pages, but its worst -- and weirdest -- days may be behind it.

    July 13, 2014

  • Al’s Bicycle Shop receives DEEP rebate check for $730

    On May 9, Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric’s energy services manager, presented Henry Holasek, owner of Al’s Bicycle Shop, with a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s Demand and Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $730 for recent lighting improvements at the shop. Tom Willis, OMPA member services energy engineer, also attended the presentation at the shop at 2624 S. Broadway Court in Edmond.

    July 11, 2014