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Urbana police officers recognized at council meeting (Audio & video included)

The Urbana City Council met for a regular meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting began with the recognition of seven officers (pictured left) from the Urbana Police Department. The officers were recognized for their service in the Jessica Sacco homicide case.

Jessica Sacco, 21, was brutally murdered by her boyfriend, Matthew Starr Puccio, 25, in March. Four others assisted Puccio with the murder and dismemberment of Sacco’s body. All five pleaded guilty to charges related to the roles they each had in the murder.

Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell presented the seven officers with a framed certificate that recognized their effort in the homicide investigation. Lingrell also awarded a plaque to two representatives from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their support and assistance in the investigation.

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Watch Police Chief Lingrell present a plaque to the Ohio BCI

Mayor Bill Bean says he is very proud of the officers and of all first responders that serve the city of Urbana.

Listen to Mayor Bean discuss what the UPD means to the Urbana community

Three resolutions were passed by Council at the meeting. The first authorizes the Director of Administration to amend the Urbana Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters 457 Plan so that it complies with requirements of the law.

The second resolution passed allows for the modification of a previously passed resolution that deals with various city funds. Council passed a third resolution that authorizes the Director of Administration to submit a No Further Action letter to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the former Fox River Paper Mill.

The Urbana City Council will meet again January 8 at 7 p.m.

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