January 11, 2024
Members of Richwood’s council got sworn in by village solicitor Julie Spaine, shown at right, at the first meeting of 2024. All three members were voted back in following the November election. Members are, from left: Reddy Brown, council member; Don Ridgeway, member and Scott Jerew, mayor. (Gazette photo by Michael Williamson)

Richwood Police Department gets pay bump


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

The Richwood Police Department is bumping its pay to stay competitive with neighboring agencies.

At the Monday regular meeting, council voted to approve pay increases for the police department across the board.

Council met in executive session early in the meeting to discuss compensation before returning to regular session and making the motion.

Council member Von Beal said the decision ensures the village maintains a police department.

“We’re doing this with the enormous increases that are happening at the county sheriff’s department,” he said. “Without doing this, we will not have a police department in t…

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