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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Athens, Ohio Battle for the Bell Ohio and Marshall wrap up latest edition of Long running series on saturday i Page ache Athens messenger your Hometown news , september 12, 201s 50 cent Engineer faces dilemma on dutch Creek messenger photo by John Halley surrounded by u. S. Air Force Roth Honor guard Nicholas Nesbitt sings the National Anthem at the sept. 11 memorial ceremony on the Campus of Hocking College. Hocking College remembers 9-11 by Sarah Guinn messenger staff journalist Nelsonville Hocking College observed the 14th anniversary of the sept. 11 terrorist attacks thursday evening with a keynote speech made by rep. Debbie Phillips a Albany. Hocking College Amer corps volunteers presented the program at its Curtis Quot Moose Quot Oakes memorial Garden which included participation of the Nelsonville fire department according to the colleges president Betty Young. Ohio University a Roth was also in attendance at the ceremony posting the colors she said. Quot we gave Honor to the men and women who lost their lives on sept. 11, 2 x i. And to the first responders and men and women of the military w to protect and defend our Young said. Phillips addressed How the attack changed us All and what we Learned from it. She also thanked those who answered the Call both the first responders and those who have served in the . Military. Quot we All have to work to promote the ideals of our nation and that we each can help people feel included As part of our Community in our own Way a Phillips said. Young called Phillips address one of Quot Hope Quot and a Promise a she said Quot in a world where hate is not Quot september la is an example of what hate does to individuals families and to a nation a she said. A haters exist and will always be among us Quot Young said. A Don t be a victim of their hate or let your Joy and belief in Good people be she additionally expressed her gratitude to the Nelsonville fire department for their a heroic efforts to contain a tire on the Nelsonville Square saving our College restaurant. Rhapsody and the lives of those who were in those nearby buildings a she said. Young s remarks on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks included a Call for peace. A i Hope you w ill join me in a pledge to Lead by example. W Here there is hate sow love and where there is intolerance demonstrate understanding in a unified Effort to live in a peaceful she said. Get social8,712 i ii j people like us on Facebook join the conversation for news updates contests and More. Weather today a forecast showers High 69 Low 51 water system raises concerns about injection Wells Page a5 obituaries Dick of Nail 81, formerly of Nelsonville Adin Yutzy 81, Logan Adilynn Nichols 5 weeks Athens Page a2 Index classifieda9 comicsa8 editorial.a4 sports a6,7,10 vol. 110, no. 251 8 �?uo�3 i u i e i c�?2 Athens messenger 50c by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist toppers Plains toppers Plains Chester water District has raised concerns with state officials about the disposal of tracking waste in injection Wells in the Region. A response from the Ohio division of Oil and Gas resources management maintains that injection Wells Are Safe. This summer w Ater District general manager Donald Poole w Rote a letter to James Zehringer director of the Ohio department of natural resources outlining concerns about injection Wells. The letter a which was provided to the water system s customers in july a also was sent to the governor. Ohio environmental Protection Agency state rep. Debbie Phillips state sen. Lou Gentile and the Heads of other water systems in the area. Last month the Ohio division of Oil and Gas resources management part of Donri responded with a letter signed by Deputy chief Scott r. Kell on behalf of Richard simmers division chief. Toppers Plains Chester water districts service area covers about one third of Athens county including Coolville and about a a let us be the most expensive dumping ground not tile cheapest Quot water District manager Donald look wrote arguing that current rules provide an economic inventive for Oil and Gas Well waste to he trucked into Ohio. Two thirds of Meigs county. In his letter Poole asks that Public hearings be required for All injection Wells that limits be put on the amount of material that can be injected that groundwater monitoring Wells around All injection Wells be required and that fees be placed on All waste disposed of in injection Wells. A let us be the most expensive dumping ground not the cheapest a Poole wrote arguing that current rules Pride an economic inventive for Oil and Gas Well waste to be trucked into Ohio. Poole also wrote that the chemical composition of tracking Wastewater should be made Public and known to the water system. A should we be testing for that material in our raw water source a penile queried. The response from the division of Oil and Gas resources management states that Quot the premise that underlies Many of your concerns is the division s letter states that Ohio was the first state to enact disclosure Law for chemicals used in Hydraulic fracturing tracking and was among the first states to require reporting through Frac focus. Erac focus is a website where production Well operators report the chemicals see frack waste on Page a3 while some residents lobby for Chip Seal one couple fears a deadly Downside by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist a a it a probably one of the most difficult issues in be Ever said Athens county Engineer Jeff Maiden after a meeting thursday evening to discuss needed repairs on county Road 34 dutch Creek. On one hand dozens of residents of dutch Creek Road Are lobbying to have the Road Chip and sealed. On the other hand. Dutch Creek resident Bob Madej has told Maiden a and told those at thursdays meeting a that it would Likely kill his wife Cindy. Maiden has said the Road a which connects routes 690 and 550 a was set to have Chip and Seal applied aug. 28, but he postponed it after hearing from Madej. Thursdays meeting was the Road has multiple problems a int h of it floods the surface has a Wash boarded in some areas and ditching ii is difficult because in some places the Road is narrow and the surface is lower than the berms. But the main complaint was the Clouds of dust that Are kicked up by traffic which the residents said is a nuisance a health Issue and a safety Issue. Attended by Madej and More than 30 other dutch Creek Road residents. Maiden said he called the meeting so residents could voice their concerns about the Road so Madej could hear those concerns and so people would understand the dilemma he faces. Madej told the audience that his w Ife suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity that started about 20 years ago when they lived in a House in Cincinnati that had been treated with pesticides resulting in a toxic exposure. She has been disabled since 1997, he said a it pretty much changed the course of our lives from fares then on a he said telling the audience that his wife has suffered severe damage to her nervous system and damage to her internal organs including her liver and Gall bladder he said her condition has deteriorated Over the years and he cited other ailments that have resulted. According to Madej the House they live in now was specially built by habitat for humanity for another woman with chemical sensitivity. Quot basically i m asking you not to do anything that would kill her a Madej said. See paving on Page a3 Maiden gets Legal advice on paving predicament by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist it appears that Athens county Engineer Jeff Maiden has a Legal obligation to keep dutch Creek Road in Safe condition. And the county could not be held liable if Cindy Madej sustains injury As a result of the work. That s the Gist of a letter written to Maiden by Athens county assistant prosecutor Zach Saunders. Maiden had a meeting thursday it w Ith dutch Creek Road residents who w ant Chip and Seal applied to the Road. Bob Madej. Cindy a husband attended the meeting and told the audience that his wife has multiple chemical sensitivity pcs and that fumes from emulsion used in the repair could cause her death. At one Point. Maiden commented that someone told him that if he did the Chip and Seal head probably be sued and that if he did t do the Chip and Seal head probably be sued. Maiden told the audience that he had consulted Saunders. Quot of this Road is in disrepair and the Chip and Seal is necessary to ensure that the Road is Safe for Public use then As county Engineer you have an obligation to repair the Saunders wrote in the sept. To letter. A but it should be noted that the count could be subjected to liability if the roads Are not properly residents at thursday s meeting argued that the Clouds of dust Pix iced on the Road Are both a safety and health Issue. Saunders also addressed the question of w Hether the county would face liability from the Madejs. Quot it appears that the county will not be subjected to any liability for repair of the roads your office w ill be protected by governmental immunity a Saunders w Rote. Explaining that fixing roads in a governmental function covered by immunity. Saunders said it would be prudent to give the Madejs a adequate notice of the repair. Quot this will allow the individual suffering from pcs to obtain alternative housing during this Pericol of repair and or he wrote. The letter did not actually use Cindy Madeios name Bob Madej told the audience that relocating her is not possible due to her condition. After the meeting. Maiden said he knew he could legally fix the Road but that he also fell there is a moral Issue with Madej saying it could kill his wife and the other residents saying the Large amounts of dust Are a health Issue

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