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Last updated 1:36AM ET
July 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Chauncey police department is no more
(WOUB) - The Athens County Village of Chauncey is without a police department and that's got some folks there riled-up.

It's been a week since the village council adopted an emergency ordinance to disband the police department and put protection in the hands of the Athens County Sheriff.

Chauncey Council President "Doc" Mirza, who voted against the measure, says he's convinced the 5 to 1 passage was illegal and intends to take the matter to court.

But Councilman Shawn King says the measure was not only legal, but necessary.

King says the village just didn't have the money to keep the police department afloat.

Some residents agree, but others like George Hart and Lana Barnes do not.
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