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Friday, May 16th, 2014
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Deric Kroft sits on board a school bus with Marion Local students Thursday morning. The sheriff's office established a countywide ride-along program in October to watch for traffic offenders and to build a rapport with children.

Related online story:
Area bus drivers are getting periodic backup as part of a new ride-along program launched by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.
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