Thursday, February 14, 2013
State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers visited Oak Creek High School to highlight Career and Technical Education Month. He heard about the Knightro Fusion soda and the school's partnerships with Caterpillar and Wheaton Franciscan.
State Superintendent Tony Evers' tour spotlighting Career and Technical Education Month made a stop at Oak Creek High School Thursday morning. The visit gave Evers the chance to see first hand several of the school's CTE programs, as well as the students and teachers in the center of them. He also got a "taste" of a major OCHS success story—Knightro Fusion soda, the student-made and student-marketed project that has graced the shelves of Woodman's, Pick 'n Save and other local stores. The cherry-vanilla soda garnered a lot of community attention when it was released last year, and before 2012 was done, retail sales passed the 1,000 case mark. Students are now preparing to launch a second flavor, Orange Cream, at the Taste of Oak Creek on …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A 35-year-old Franklin man said to be "intoxicated and combative" ran away from Wheaton Hospital and was eventually arrested in the parking lot of a church.
Officers searched for and eventually apprehended an "intoxicated and combative" 35-year-old Franklin man who ran away from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital Thursday night, according to a police report. Oak Creek police were called to assist Franklin officers in looking for the man about 6:25 p.m. After a search, he was tracked to new construction near the hospital and then toward Oakwood Road and 27th Street. The Franklin Police Department eventually found him in the parking lot of St. John's Lutheran Church, 10302 S. 27th St., and took him into custody, according to the report. No other details were immediately available.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Zumba class and a holiday eating workshop will be held in the next few days as part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge.
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi's Weight Loss Challenge rolls on this month with two events in the next few days. Fresh and Clean Zumbathon will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at East Middle School, 9330 S. Shepard Ave. The 90-minute Zumba classes will feature "Zumba Mike" Krajewski. The fee is a donation of personal care products to help the needy and homeless. Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, 10101 S. 27th St., inside the St. Joseph Heritage Room. A registered dietitian will hold a cooking demonstration to teach participants how to make healthy substitutions for some of their favorite holiday recipes. More information on both events can be found here. The Mayor's…
Friday, November 2, 2012
A 26-year-old man allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover Oak Creek police officer. He was taken to the hospital after eating some of the cocaine, but fled and couldn't be found Thursday morning.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee man who was arrested at MATC's Oak Creek campus for delivery of cocaine Wednesday later fled his Wheaton Franciscan Hospital room. He was taken to the hospital after he tried to eat some of the cocaine, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. Police were still searching for him Thursday. According to a police report: An Oak Creek detective arrested the man after an undercover officer purchased six bags of cocaine from him at MATC, 6665 S. Howell Ave., just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. However, the man struck the detective and ran off. After a foot pursuit, officers caught him just outside the building, where he continued to resist arrest and would not put his hands behind his back. Police used a taser to …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi has set a personal goal of losing 20 pounds and is recruiting others in the community to get fit as well.
A familiar name is leading a charge to get the Oak Creek community fit and losing weight. Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi is driving the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge, which officially kicks off in November but has already created a buzz with many businesses, organizations and residents jumping on board. Scaffidi is never shy about putting himself out there, and the same applies to this. The mayor has personally pledged to lose 20 pounds and will update his weight regularly on the Weight Loss Challenge Facebook page. "I used to be lighter," he said. "As you get older, the weight creeps up. "My progress is front and center. I look at it as, I have to lose the weight. If I don't I set a horrible example. It's going to be me losing the weight …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The former Packers' safety will sign autographs to help raise money for breast cancer awareness.
Packer great LeRoy Butler will be signing autographs at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital later today to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Butler will be in the lobby of the hospital, 10101 S. 27th St., from noon to 2 p.m. signing photos, footballs, plaques, jerseys, personal items and books. For more information, call (414) 325-3888. Butler was a key cog on the Packers' 1997 Super Bowl championship team and invented the famous Lambeau Leap.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The public can get a up-close look at Wheaton's new clinic, 8825 S. Howell Ave., at an open house Wednesday evening.
Wheaton Franciscan will spotlight its new Oak Creek clinic, 8825 S. Howell Ave., at an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Physicians Erin O'Tool and Jennifer Scheeler are practicing family medicine at the location and will be on hand to greet attendees. The Howell Avenue clinic is part of the multi-tenant office building just north of Centennial Drive. The open house will also feature WMYX-FM radio host Elizabeth Kay, chair massages, a teddy bear clinic for the kids and flu shots (for $30 or with a Medicare B card).
Monday, August 27, 2012
Anthony M. Domino later vomited up the bag, saying he was afraid it would kill him.
OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WI -- A 27-year-old local man is facing charges after he allegedly swallowed a bag full of heroin after passing out inside a public library. Anthony M. Domino of Oak Creek was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of possession of a narcotic drug. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 4, an Oak Creek police officer was called to Oak Creek Public Library after Domino was spotted passed out at a computer station. He told the officer he had recently been kicked out of the house by his family and was essentially homeless and hadn’t slept the night before so he passed out at the library. The officer told Domino he would …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wheaton is planning to build a 65,000-square-foot building on vacant land next to its Franklin hospital that will allow for more cardiac services.
Oak Creek and Franklin officials believe a planned expansion at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital could help pick up the pace on efforts to redevelop 27th Street. Wheaton is planning to build a 65,000-square-foot building on what is now a cornfield to the north of its Franklin facility, 10101 S. 27th St. The expansion is expected to eventually create about 100 new jobs. Pending Franklin city approvals, construction is expected to begin in late summer and be finished by late spring or early summer of 2013, hospital president Dan Mattes said. The expansion will allow the hospital to provide more cardiac services for its patients. "What happens is if someone has a heart attack, they have to be transferred," Mattes said. "Beginning in 2014, that …
Friday, June 15, 2012
New owners say business is not the traditional bar - it's more family-oriented and offers more variety on the menu.
Francisco Montiel only planned to stay in the Milwaukee area for a few months when he moved here from New York in the mid-1990s. But then he met his future wife, Leslie, while she worked as a waitress and he as a chef at a Milwaukee restaurant. Thirteen years later, not only are they are still here, they are living their dream: they have opened their own restaurant, Woodside Pub & Eatery, at 10166 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek (across from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital). "We're trying to live the American dream," Montiel said with a laugh. Woodside is in the same building as the former Greco's Pub & Eatery. Montiel said they purchased the business in April, but the name change happened just last week. The name came with the help of the couple's …