Stark County’s dog wardens are losing their jobs, but the chief warden thinks the change will bring progress to the community.
The Sheriff’s department is taking over the dog warden duties on March first. Current head warden Jon Barber and four of his assistants will lose their jobs. They can reapply to work for the Sheriff’s department, but they have to be certified as deputies.
Barber says one benefit of the change is deputies can enforce the law.