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Last updated 12:45AM ET
July 16, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Athens puts out help wanted sign for police department
(WOUB) - Athens is losing another police officer.

Mayor Ric Abel told city council last night that an officer has just resigned, further aggravating the manpower shortage in the department.

That means lots of overtime for the 22 cops now on the force.

Abel says the city has been trying to hire more people but that's not easy these days.

Mayor Abel says three recruits are in the process of being hired but that won't happen until at least next year and after that there's a training period before the officers can work on their own.
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