Ross County officials trim requests, near budget deal
When a majority of Ohio voters agree to change state law for the public good, we'd like to think... CHILLICOTHE -- The Ross County Commissioners almost have finalized the 2012 budget after tentatively trimming about $700,000 from the Ross County Sheriff's Office and Jail budget requests.
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#1 Dec 28, 2011
I still do not understand how Chillicothe can just not pay their bills. If anyone failed to pay the city, they would take them to court. Maybe it is time to consolidate the Police/Sherff's Departments and use their city's operational money to increase the number of deputies. There are around fifty Officers and Supervisors in the city. Considering their current salaries and benefits, the Sheriff's Department could probably add 80 to 100 Deputies.
#2 Dec 28, 2011
I read the article that the Sheriff gave back 500,000. Last year he gave back 600,000. Sounds like the sheriff has plenty of money, he chose not to hire deputies or buy equipment.
#3 Dec 28, 2011
Ask the people in the county what protection they have. People in the city pay for their own police who arrive in minutes, not hours. 3 maybe 4 deputies on patrol for the second largest county in Ohio. The city police need to take over the county as county police along with a state police. The sheriff needs to run the jail amd deliver court papers. Check and see how many cases have been dismissed or continued because the sheriff failed to serve subpoenas for court. Look at the mismanagement in the jail that caused a major increase in medical, food and cleaning cost. Get the facts before you rant.
#4 Mar 16, 2012
cops are getting way to much control...
this is no longer a free country.
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