WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The new security checkpoint at the front entrance of the Richland County Courthouse started operating Thursday. }}" />

   
 
 
Courthouse Security Checkpoint Starts Operating

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Originally Published on: 5/29/2014

The new security checkpoint at the front entrance of the Richland County Courthouse started operating Thursday. Retired sheriff's deputies are checking visitors for weapons as their possessions are X- Rayed and they pass through a metal detector. It's going smoothly as Richland becomes the last county in Ohio to have such security at its administration building. The checkpoint is intended to prevent any emotionally- charged situations from escalating into violence with the use of weapons. The start-up cost for construction, equipment, and staffing was $140,000. The operating cost will be $65,000 a year, with each county office contributing to the expense.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Warm up tonight with a bowl of soup, while giving back at the 12th annual Soup Supper, benefiting the Harmony House. Full Story
Image1 The Kroger store on Ashland Road in Madison Township presented a nearly $8100 check Friday to Grace Episcopal Church. Full Story
 
Image1 Two people have been arrested in connection with a dead body found in Wooster. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Foundation's five-member staff is settling into its new home in the historic William Ritter House at 181 South Main Street in Mansfield. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Richland County Foundation Enjoying New Home

Clint Black Performs In Mansfield

Braintree

Slices Pizza Raising Money For Red Cross

Day In The Life: Matt Trukovich On Fight Day

More News