Updated Wed, Aug 31, 2011 3:09 pm
The Athens County Sheriff's office will not run the Athens County 911 Center.
The 911 Planning Committee met this morning and decided that Sheriff Pat Kelly's request to run the center was denied.
Kelly made the request after Athens County 911 Director Doug Bentley resigned earlier this month.
Bentley made the decision to step down just after the Athens County Firefighters Association put out a news release that was critical of 911 Center operations.
Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason said at the time that Bentley indicated his resignation "was a culmination of things that had been building for a while."
Eliason said today that Commissioners keeping control of the 911 Center is something everyone of the planning committee felt comfortable with.
He says this means that commissioners will continue their search for a new 911 director.
Four people have applied for the position.
They are Susan Emmert of Wellston, Scott Warner of Pomeroy, Dan Pfeiffer of Nelsonville and Robert Deardorff of Athens.
Emmert and Pfeiffer currently work for Athens County EMS, while Warner and Deardorff already work for Athens County 911.
Eliason says commissioners plan to narrow the field down to two this week and invite them for interviews next week.
The candidates applications and resumes are below.