Nick McWilliams reporting – Village police in Newcomerstown will receive a state-level grant from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office and the Ohio Department of Safety.

The grants, recently announced by DeWine, cover 21 counties in the state, and are from a second round of funding aimed at recruitment for new officers.

The new Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment will receive $1 million over the next biennium.

The second round features over $445,000 worth of grants, with $13,600 slated for recruitment in Newcomerstown.

To the north in Stark County, the Canton Police Department received $20,000 for enhanced recruitment of women and minorities in the force.

Additional funding rounds are expected in the near future.

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