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By James Nash
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio's 1,573 state troopers made nearly 1.4 million traffic stops last year, investigated more than 70,000 crashes and seized nearly $54 million worth of illegal drugs -- all on a budget that makes the State Highway Patrol one of the smallest state police agencies by population in the country.
The force is likely to shrink before it gets any bigger.
Ohio state patrol facing cash crunch