By JULIE E. GREENE
Mayor Steven T. Sager said Wednesday his support of Police Chief Dale Jones' request for seven more police officers less than four weeks before the May 20 general election has nothing to do with his Republican challenger's push for additional officers.
"Whether or not I get elected, this is needed. I'm glad to see they're even talking to him about this," said Bob Bruchey, the Republican candidate.
On Wednesday, Jones asked City Council members to fund six more police officers, a sergeant, a dispatcher and six police vehicles.