Between swearing in deputies, making the rounds of Union County's townships and responding to several hundred congratulatory email messages, new Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton has had a busy first week on the job.

Between swearing in deputies, making the rounds of Union County's townships and responding to several hundred congratulatory email messages, new Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton has had a busy first week on the job.

Patton was sworn in by Union County Common Pleas Judge Don Fraser on April 18 before a crowded gallery in the Union County courthouse. Patton was appointed by the Union County Republican Central Committee to take over the remainder of the term left by former Sheriff Rocky Nelson, who is now in charge of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. Patton said he intends to run for election when the term expires.

Read the full story in the April 24 edition of ThisWeek Marysville.