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      Justice Department grants help Ohio police hiring

      A grant may help put more Toledo Police officers on the street.

      CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. attorney in Cleveland says millions of dollars in U.S. Justice Department grants will help nine agencies around the state hire more police or school resource officers.

      Akron, Cleveland and Toledo each receive more than $1.2 million to hire 10 officers. Canton gets about $852,000 for seven officers.

      Mansfield and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority can hire four more officers apiece with grants of about $850,000 and $499,000 respectively. In northeast Ohio, Warren and Austintown each were awarded $250,000 for a pair of new officers. Lima (LY'-muh) gets half that amount for one new hire.

      The grant money covers salary and benefits for the officers for three years.

      The office also says a consortium of northern Ohio's eight largest departments was awarded $500,000 for technology and data analysis.

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