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Last updated 10:16PM ET
September 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Athens pays jail fee
(WOUB) - Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says the city has now paid its bill at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.

Jail officials had been quoted as saying they would refuse to take Athens prisoners because the city had not sent a check for past housing expenses.

Mayer said Friday the problem now has been taken care of. He says the bill wasn't paid earlier because of a cash shortage and some difficulty with budget reports.
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