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Commissioners OK paying higher rate to Scioto County

The Lawrence County Commissioners met in a 9-minute session on Thursday to take the following action:

• Approved the contract with Scioto County to house Lawrence County inmates at a rate of $60 a day for men and $65 a day for women. There is no minimum number of beds the county must pay for;

• Approved the re-appointment of Gary Riley to the Lawrence County Planning Commission for a three-year term starting Feb. 1;

• Approved the donation of 144 hours of sick time to another EMS employee who is on leave per county policy;

• Approved a proposal of Robert Van Keuren and a flat rate contract to act as a process server.

Commissioner Freddie Hayes Jr. was absent because of illness.