OVI Task Force gets more funding

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — The Mahoning County OVI Task Force on Friday announced its state funding for the coming fiscal year.

Officers said they plan to use the funding to cover the costs of education programs, traffic blitz patrols and equipment. Program officials said so far in 2013, they have made more than 7,000 traffic stops through sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

Mahoning County OVI Task Force Chief Scott Weamer said the agency received $223,502, which is approximately $70,000 more than the previous two years.

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force is made up of 13 area departments. Their funding runs in fiscal years from October to October.

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