There is a new Sheriff in town. Well, sort of. Sheriff Rodney Smith temporarily took office almost a year ago on March 28, 2014, after the suspension of former Sheriff Patrick Kelly, and will be officially appointed sheriff soon. With a realistic yet engaging stance on policing, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office has since bounced back from the corrupt leadership …
Much to the chagrin of former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, the Democratic Central Committee overwhelmingly selected retired Deputy Rodney Smith to replace him earlier this month. Since then, Smith has worked to improve the image of a department in transition. According to The Athens NEWS, Kelly did not support Smith during the replacement process. Instead, he organized a thorough …
It has been over a week since Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly announced his plan to have deputies randomly appear in Athens County schools. In light of criticisms from an Ohio University professor, The New Political decided to check on the program’s progress. Lisa Harrison, an OU middle childhood education professor, voiced several concerns in an email to The New …
The Athens County Sheriff’s office is looking for an increase in their annual budget in order to hire one more deputy. Sheriff Pat Kelly asked earlier this week for an increase of the approved budget from January. Approved by the Athens County Commissioners at the beginning of the year, the office’s approved budget was $1.66 million. “We get the budget done …
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