Rhode Island

Hasbro trademarks Play-doh scent

PAWTUCKET — Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh’s distinctive smell with a registered trademark.

The toymaker describes it as a “sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.”


One killed in shooting after graduation

JONESBORO — Police said one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia Friday night.

Clayton County Schools Safety Chief Thomas Trawick said shots were fired in a Mt. Zion High School parking lot after an argument between people who had attended a graduation ceremony for the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.

No additional information was available.

West Virginia

Senators want chemical study released

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s senators are calling on the Trump administration to release a study on toxic chemicals that DuPont used to make Teflon and other non-stick products at a factory in the state.

A Politico article this week said the government is blocking the study because it would be a “public relations nightmare.”