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Chuck Martin/News Firefighters in protective gear prepare to remove one of the “victims” from the site of a simulated chemical leak in the emergency exercise staged Saturday at Fredericktown. Not in protective gear was Fredericktown EMA Chief Rick Lanuzza who was acting as “controller” for this part of the drill.

Disaster preparedness tested

The scenario was fairly simple: A box truck making a delivery to Kokosing Construction at 700 Salem Ave., Fredericktown, was also carrying barrels of a hazardous chemical, Triethylmine, which were improperly secured.

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Allison Glass/News Liv Biel, a Kenyon College senior studio art major, participates in the “Painting the Wall” party Saturday on campus. The Kenyon College community came together to paint the plywood wall that surrounds the Kenyon Commons construction zone.

Kenyon community beautifies construction site

In today’s climate, a wall is usually seen as something that is put up to divide or separate communities. Kenyon College challenged that idea Saturday afternoon with an event that brought the community out in droves to engage in a community art project by painting the plywood wall that surrounds the Kenyon Commons library construction site.

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Joshua Morrison/News Shortly before noon Saturday, an excavator ruptured a gas line on South Main Street, between Parrott Street and Delano Street. Some homes on both streets were evacuated as a precaution. Most residents were able to return to their home around 7 p.m., with the exception of several homes on Delano Street; the full evacuation was lifted at 10 p.m.

Gas break leads to evacuation

City Engineer Brian Ball apologized this morning for the “insanity” of Saturday’s gas like break in the Parrott and South Main streets construction zone that resulted in the evacuation of about 25 homes and Peppy’s Pull Thru.

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