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Chemours files lawsuit against DuPont

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PARKERSBURG — DuPont created Chemours to dump its environmental liability upon the spinoff company, according to an unsealed lawsuit filed by Chemours in Delaware. Chemours is claiming DuPont underestimated the liabilities, including from perfluorinated compounds, and is attempting to ...

Another fix planned for splash pad slide

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PARKERSBURG — Additional modifications are planned for a slide at Parkersburg’s new splash pad after another injury was reported. The tube slide at the new feature adjacent to the City Park pool was closed June 23 after a boy suffered a gash to his head coming off of it two days earlier. ...

Fireworks season means focus on safety

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Fireworks can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated 9,100 people in the U.S. were injured by fireworks in 2018. Capt. Brian Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said there are few fireworks legal in Ohio. Although they ...

ALICE training given to home health care workers

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Keeping safe is a priority for most people, but for home healthcare workers, every day brings the risk of violence. It was these risks that brought Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp to the Buckeye Hills Regional Council on Monday for ALICE training. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, ...

Near drowning at aquatic center sparks safety review

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A trip to swim with her family at the Marietta Aquatic Center led to a local nurse saving the life of another child on Sunday. "I just thank God," said Alethea Bateman, 36, of Parkersburg, on Monday, as she recalled the incident and again pictured the 5-year-old child from Parkersburg blue ...

Rain leading to struggles for area farmers

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Rain isn't only taking hillsides and lanes of highway with it in Ohio—farmers are also experiencing crop loss due to flooded or wet fields. "Some folks had their land prepared but couldn't get crops in the ground in time between all the rain and saturated soil," said Dave Bauerbach, ...

Around town

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Belpre Senior Center invites the public to meet the Marietta Health System new family medicine residents on July 12 at 12:30 p.m. A lunch will be provided by Cedar Grove Assisted Living. Included at this event are Peter Agaba, MBBS, Dr. Laura Burkett, Dr. Jared Carney, Dr. David Picklesimer, ...

4-H members attend summer camp opportunities

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Several 4-H members in Washington County are attending leadership and education camps this summer. These camps provide opportunities for our local members to broaden their skills while meeting new people from around the country and around the world. Washington County members were awarded ...

Flags for Heroes in Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Lions Club has teamed up with the community to bring the patriotic fundraiser “Flags for Heroes” to Williamstown for the second year in a row. “We put out these flags to honor every hero, veterans, preachers, teachers and anyone else you consider a personal ...

Grand jury indictments include vehicular assault

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From staff reports Indictments on drug charges, tampering with evidence and vehicular assault were among those recently sent down by the Washington County Grand Jury. The indictments include: ¯ Joseph Antill, 42, of 120 Kerr St., Pomeroy, was indicted on one count of failure to appear, a ...

W.Va.’s county school leaders discuss bill

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By Steven Allen Adams Staff reporter CHARLESTON — The new education omnibus bill that passed the West Virginia Legislature last week represents millions in addition funding for county school systems, but could also pose new challenges to county superintendents and board of education ...

Police investigate suspicious device found in Williamstown

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From staff reports WILLIAMSTOWN - A suspicious device was found in Williamstown on Sunday afternoon that resulted in a bomb disposal unit being brought in. Williamstown Police Chief Shawn Graham said a resident along the 1000 block of Highland Avenue called in to police about a device that ...

Around town

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Bat handling and ID workshop planned A bat handling and ID workshop will be held at 1 p.m. today at the O’Neill Center. The course will include information on bat biology and common myths. Headley’s Wildlife Control will also discuss the dos and don’ts of bat handling for homeowners. ...

Standards built from years of industry regulation

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SAINT CLAIRSVILLE — Between rolling Appalachian hills filled with grazing cattle, the sight of a several-hundred-foot rig in the distance is no stranger. But with the risk of drilling through prior underground industrial work, potentially inadequately documented, new drilling must be all the ...

Researchers study Monroe, Belmont water

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Disease detective work is how the lead researcher studying water in Monroe and Belmont counties this summer describes her field. Nicole Deziel is an assistant professor of Yale University’s school of public health and will have a team in place this summer in Ohio to collect data concerning ...

Lowell’s Wagner farm sees bumper self-pick crop

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LOWELL – In the shade of the shed at R and K Family Farms, a steady line of people carrying buckets, pails and other containers overflowing with blueberries and raspberries stood at the wooden counter. A breeze came and went as they paid for produce that until a few minutes before had been ...

Fairgrounds ready for the Fourth

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With July 4 falling on a Thursday this year, many people will have a four-day weekend for holiday and those who don’t travel will be looking for something to do. In Marietta, they’ll have a parade on Thursday, and on Saturday have the chance to spend a day at the fairgrounds, where they ...

Freedom of religion-an interfaith perspective

Religion

Freedom of religion – an interfaith perspective July 4 marks our declaration of independence. Our founding fathers then formulated the United States Constitution and its first ten amendments to bring the ideals of that declaration into reality. The First Amendment guarantees the right of ...

Rev. Thomas to retire after more than 46 years of ministry

Religion

Reverend Richard Thomas is retiring from the pulpit after more than 46 years of ministry. He has been the minister in 18 United Methodist churches in Ohio, six UM churches in Indiana, and two Presbyterian churches in Missouri. He has served the past 13 years at the Tunnel-Warren Chapel Charge ...

Cruise-In car show showcases cool rides, appeals to families

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Bright reds, yellows, and even multi-hued automobiles ranging in origin from the 1950s to the 2000s filled The Marietta Times parking lot Thursday. “With this whole hobby you get to meet a lot of people, old and young come together on common ground and there’s always some new part or ...