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There's not an emergency here
- James Clark
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There's an old rhetorical question I'm sure we've all probably heard that goes something like this: If a tree falls in the forest and there's nobody around to hear it, does it make any noise?That question comes to mind when thinking about the unresolved problems at Warren County EMS. It makes me think of a rhetorical question of my own.If the state comptroller uncovers corruption, but no one is willing to do anything about it, is there any wrongdoing?I say this because it's been two months since State Comptroller Justin Wilson revealed the results of an in-depth investigation of Warren County EMS. The report was not one to cut out and hang on the fridge.It showed 14 employees were involved in some capacity in a practice where EMS workers were paid for time they were not there. Two employees were especially singled out for being paid at two separate jobs simultaneously.I mention all this not to be the perpetual bad guy, but because local residents frequently ask me why the newspaper hasn't done more reporting on this story. Some of the questions have been more like accusations and suggest the newspaper is intentionally covering up the names of the people involved and not following up on this story properly.That speculation is not the least bit accurate as we've tried to find additional information, but our efforts have been body slammed at every turn.