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July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Kelly puts his hat in the ring for Athens County Sheriff
(WOUB) - If running as an Independent for Athens County Sheriff doesn't work, try throwing your hat in as a Democrat.

Patrick Kelly of The Plains filed petitions of candidacy today seeking the Democratic nomination.

Kelly says improving public safety starts with better training and education for officers.

The Democratic hopeful - who runs his own detective agency - says other plans for the sheriff's office include more technology and adjusting officers' schedules so they can fight crime better

Kelly also says the county's drug problem is one of his concerns.

The former sheriff's lieutenant will face off against incumbent Vern Castle in the March primary election.
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