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Labor group, Washington County at odds over wages paid

June 23, 2013
By PHIL FOREMAN , The Marietta Times

MARIETTA - A state labor group has expressed concern that Washington County officials are not including prevailing wage measures in road-use agreements with oil and gas companies, but local officials say they are following the opinion of the Ohio Supreme Court. As more oil and gas companies move into eastern and southeastern Ohio to drill for fossil fuels trapped in the Marcellus Shale, concerns continue to be raised about maintaining county and township roads as the heavy equipment moves over them, potentially causing damage.



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