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Water Leak: Details of DuPont C8 Settlement

RCNN Exclusive Report by Callie Lyons In February, DuPont settled thousands of Mid-Ohio Valley C8 (PFOA) contamination cases at a cost of $670.6 million. Until now the details and terms of the Master Settlement Agreement have remained a carefully-guarded secret. … Continue reading

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DuPont Settles MOV Cases for $670 Million

A settlement agreement is in the works to resolve more than 3,500 C8 personal injury claims. DuPont will pay roughly $670 million to settle all of the cases. Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley who live in one of six PFOA … Continue reading

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Former Marietta College Prof Killed in Prison Assault

The inmate killed in a West Virginia prison assault Sunday evening was Eugene Robert Anderson – a former Marietta College professor. Anderson was serving more than 100 years for sex crimes against children at the state’s maximum security prison in … Continue reading

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Women’s March Protesters Held Up by Bus Driver

Some local ladies who were participating in today’s Women’s March in Washington DC were afraid to board their chartered bus after the driver posted disparaging comments about her passengers on Facebook and was then unprepared to depart on time. S&S … Continue reading

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Obama’s EPA Takes Action on C8

Obama’s EPA today took action on PFOA contamination by requiring DuPont and Chemours to take additional actions to reduce C8 exposure in drinking water for residents in Ohio and West Virginia living near Washington Works. Today’s action amends a 2009 … Continue reading

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Jury Awards Testicular Cancer Victim $10.5 million in C8 Punitive Damages

A Columbus jury has awarded $10.5 million in punitive damages to a Washington County, Ohio man who claimed he developed testicular cancer as the result of exposure to a Teflon manufacturing solvent used for more than 50 years at DuPont … Continue reading

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Marietta Author Releases New Book

Marietta resident and award-winning author Sandra Kolankiewicz is releasing another book of poetry, Lost in Transition, now available for pre-ordering at https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/lost-in-transition-by-sandra-kolankiewicz/. The book’s release date is March 3, 2017. Shipping is free if you order before January 13.  This is … Continue reading

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Mineral Wells Trailer Park to Close

More than one hundred people will be displaced when a Mineral Wells trailer park closes next summer. Residents of The Oaks Trailer Park received notices of termination of their leases via certified mail this week.   “Closing the Park was … Continue reading

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Students Report Fear over MMS Teacher’s Classroom Behavior

By far the most complaints RCNN has ever received about a teacher are concerns from students and parents about Marietta Middle School teacher Dion Prunty. This fall Prunty’s use of the other ”n-word” and her capacity for humiliating students has … Continue reading

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Third C8 Case Goes to Trial

This week a third C8 case will go to trial before a federal judge in Columbus.  On Monday, opening arguments will begin in the case of Kenneth Vigneron vs. DuPont. Vigneron, an Ohio resident, is alleging that he developed testicular … Continue reading

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