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Last updated 8:13AM ET
August 16, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Flowers planted to honor crime victims
(WOUB) - Planting flowers is something a lot of people do in the spring.

Yesterday, several people got together at the Athens County Courthouse to do that but there was more to it than a little gardening project.

They were there for National Crime Victim's Week -- to honor local crime victims and those who assist them.

And there was another message -- don't cut Victim's funding.

Officials say the national Victims of Crime Act is in jeopardy of losing $2 billion under President Bush's budget proposal.

Athens County Victim Assistance Program Director Denise Brooks says if the proposal goes through, there will be critical personnel cuts in her program.
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