One Sheriff Town From member station WOUB in Athens, Fred Kight reports a financially-pinched county in rural southeast Ohio had to lay off the entire staff of 13 deputies. The sheriff is now the only peace officer for miles. Some residents say the situation is an invitation for crime, but others say crime is not a big problem.
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From member station WOUB in Athens, Fred Kight reports a financially-pinched county in rural southeast Ohio had to lay off the entire staff of 13 deputies. The sheriff is now the only peace officer for miles. Some residents say the situation is an invitation for crime, but others say crime is not a big problem.