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Update for Belpre Parents Concerned

Update 5/21:  Belpre City Schools Superintendent Tony Dunn explained: “All volunteers who serve in an official capacity within our district are Board approved.  If they serve in a capacity that puts them in a position where they are alone with … Continue reading

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Belpre Parents Raise Concerns Following Coach Indictment

The indictment of a Belpre coach this week has parents concerned about student safety – and about the black eye the story may be giving the district. It was the last week of school in Belpre and on Wednesday a … Continue reading

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GenX Detected in LHWA Pretreated Water

  The Little Hocking Water Association is notifying consumers that the chemical DuPont is using to replace C8 or PFOA has been detected in pretreated water. The substance known as GenX was adopted by DuPont as a replacement in the … Continue reading

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Evidence Piles Up Against Prosecutor

Last October the Ohio Supreme Court appointed a judge to oversee proceedings arising from an investigation of Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings. Rings is accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman who was the victim in one case … Continue reading

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MMH Fires 150+

Marietta Memorial Hospital is laying off more than 150 employees in a massive reorganization. RCNN contacted MMH for comment, but has yet to receive a response. The news began to break last Friday when the hospital released a video to … Continue reading

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Rings Plays Hide and Seek with Public Records

The Washington County Prosecutor’s office is playing a ridiculous game of hide and seek. More than two weeks ago, RCNN made a FOIA request of the Washington County Commissioners – specifically that they release a number of emails originating with disgraced … Continue reading

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Commentary: Marietta City Schools and Realignment

  Over the Christmas break my phone has been ringing off the hook with story tips. Surprisingly, the most prevalent under-reported topic has not been the IEI Fire or the Kevin Rings corruption case. The largest numbers of calls I … Continue reading

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COMMENTARY: The People vs. Prosecutor Kevin Rings

Since RCNN broke the story in October about an ongoing investigation against Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings, victims have been coming forward in droves leaving many members of the community wondering why he is still in office and responsible for … Continue reading

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WVDEP: IEI Document Dump

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection today posted the following data regarding the IEI fire and the inventory of harmful substances contained in the building. (See the link below.) The agency did not indicate that the documents were sufficient … Continue reading

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Ohio AG Appointed as Special Prosecutor in Rings Case

The retired judge assigned to adjudicate the complaint against the Washington County Prosecutor who is accused of “sexual molestation” has appointed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine as special prosecutor. Former Summit County Judge Patricia Cosgrove was assigned the case in … Continue reading

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