Changes in Store for Ohio County House Arrest Program

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Changes are in store for the House Arrest program in Ohio County come February.

The current service provider for the program in Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock counties, the Northern Panhandle Community Criminal Justice Board said they’re cutting ties with the county as of January 31st, due to back payments in services that date back to 2007.

Ohio County Commission President, Tim McCormick said they have been working with the Criminal Justice Board trying to work out the discrepancies, but he said they’re being over charged and they are making payments, but their payments aren’t being applied to the right portions of their account.

“We are working to come to a resolution that is in the best interest of the People in Ohio County. If we feel that we are paying too much for a particular service, we will make the necessary changes to best benefit the citizens of Ohio County,” said McCormick.

The Ohio County Commission will likely discuss this topic in more detail at their next scheduled meeting, Tuesday evening.

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