Mediation Session Resolves Issue between Starke County Sheriff, Merit Board

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

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.”

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Police Pension to be Analyzed in Special Meetings

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Some members of the Starke County Council and the Police Merit Board will be meeting in the near future to talk over the police pension fund. Merit Board President, Ken Arnett, discussed the status of the fund with the Starke County Council this week and for now, it looks pretty positive.

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