Shooting Suspect in Custody – Man Arrested for Stealing Scrap

Belleville Man Shot on Pike Street, Suspect in Custody
It was a drug deal gone bad in south Parkersburg last night that led to the shooting of a 21 year old Belleville man. 20 year old Codi Douglas of Gihon Road was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment after shooting Clayton Fleak in the face at a Pike Street address. Another man, 20 year old Joseph Rice of Washington, was arrested and charged with attempting to commit a felony. Rice was trying to sell heroin according to court records.

Wood Co Man Arrested for Stealing Scrap
A Williamstown man was arrested by Washington County deputies after he was found breaking into Sky Metal Recovery in Marietta for scrap metal late Monday night. 48 year old Eddie Starcher of Coopers Ridge Road was discovered by employees who observed his pickup loaded with scrap. They confronted him and remained with him at the scene until authorities arrived. Starcher admitted taking about $1,000 worth of scrap metal from the business without permission. He was in possession of criminal tools including bolt cutters, pliers and a sledgehammer.


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RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute at UC Berkeley, Lyons' book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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