The issue between Sheriff Oscar Cowen and Starke County Merit Board President Ken Arnett seems to have been resolved. A mediation session was held last Friday. Former Starke County Circuit Court Judge Marvin McLaughlin conducted the session and reported back to the county council Monday night.
“All the parties showed up and brought their common sense,” McLaughlin said. “We got an agreement that took care of the whole lawsuit. We also established a procedure for settling all the disputes and the council and courts should not be bothered again.”