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$3 million grant to help update emergency communication

By the end of the year, every police and fire department in the county will be armed with the equipment needed to communicate with each other during a crisis. County commissioners on Thursday authorized the purchase of approximately 900 radios to be used as part of a countywide communications system. A $3 million federal grant will provide funding to supply the radios to safety forces throughout the county. Commissioners awarded the bid for the project to Motorola. “This is a dream come true for Stark County,” Commissioner Gayle Jackson said. “The biggest complaint of 9-11 was the lack of communication. Here we are solving a huge problem.” Full Story

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