Sheriff, Paulding County Considering Reopening Jail

PAULDING, Ohio (WOWO): Should the Paulding County Jail be re-opened? It's been a hot topic since county leaders shuttered the facility with budget concerns in 2008.

The sent inmates to the nearby Putnam County Jail.

Sheriff Jason Landers is tackling the issue in a series of eight public meetings through next week.   

Landers says it would cost least $300,000 to $400,000 to bring the jail online and that would require a property tax increase in a voter approved tax levy.

Jail Town Hall Meetings
Thursday

6 p.m. – Auglaize Fire Department 
7:30 p.m. – Crane Township Fire Department

Friday
6 p.m. – Grover Hill Fire Department
7:30 – Scott Fire Department

July 21
6 p.m. – Paulding Fire Department
7:30 p.m. – Antwerp Fire Department

July 22
6 p.m. – Oakwood Fire Department
7:30 p.m. – Payne Fire Department