National Telecommunicator Week 2014

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The Meigs County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment this week and say "Thank You" to all of our hardworking dispatchers. Communication is a vital role in the daily operations of law enforcement and public safety. Dispatchers do not get nearly enough appreciation as they are mostly the "behind the scenes" voice. If you know a dispatcher, take a moment this week and tell them that you appreciate all of their hard work. We thank you for everything that you do!

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Drug "Roundup"

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A strong message for drug users coming from law enforcement in Southeast Ohio Friday morning.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, along with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift, Gallipolis Police Chief Clinton Patterson, Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, and Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams made up a task force that was put together in September 2013, aimed at reducing drug use in the area.

The task force is part of the Ohio Organized Crime Commission, who works with local law enforcement to put task forces together to enable them to do things they could not do by themselves.

Friday, the task force announced 26 arrests on 51 charges and 17 more indictments after a five-month investigation.

WSAZ spent part of Wednesday with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood and deputies on the roundup. Additional arrests were made Thursday in Gallia County.

"We are seeing today the first results of this task force. We want to congratulate all of them," Attorney General Mike Dewine said Friday.

Level 3 Downgraded: March 3, 2014

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Sheriff Wood has downgraded the LEVEL 3 snow emergency to a LEVEL 2 snow emergency. Please continue to use caution as roads may still be dangerous. 

Level 3 Active: Monday, March 3, 2014

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Due to the weather conditions, Sheriff Keith O. Wood has placed Meigs County under a LEVEL 3 SNOW EMERGENCY. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.