Ohio sheriffs propose reallocation of state funds

Sheriffs are scrambling for every dollar they can land to avoid more layoffs and patrol cutbacks


By Randy Ludlow
The Columbus Dispatch

Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley has laid off seven employees, scrambled to replace cruisers after the frames of three of his aged patrol cars rusted in half, and sometimes finds he's the only one on the road.

So, he said, he could only shake his head at the "wasteful spending" when he arrived at a marijuana-growing operation on state property last year to find more than 50 state wildlife officers, state troopers and other investigators.

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