City of Athens and Ohio University urge safety, civility during Halloween weekend festivities
Athens, OH (Oct. 22, 2013) – City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis today issued the following joint statement with regard to the upcoming Halloween festivities:
The City of Athens and Ohio University strongly encourage our residents and their visitors to be safe, civil, and smart during the upcoming Halloween festivities. Throughout the weekend, residents should expect an increased law enforcement presence, and officials will be strict in their enforcement.
We thank Ohio University faculty, staff, and students and City of Athens employees and community residents who will be volunteering their time this weekend to ensure a safe community. We ask all residents and visitors to exercise caution, responsibility, and intelligent decision making as we celebrate our community. And we urge everyone to report any suspicious activities to the police or another appropriate authority.
Thank you for your collective efforts toward promoting conduct reflective of our unique and cherished community.
Paula Horan Moseley, City of Athens Service-Safety Director, 740-592-3340
Katharine Quaranta, Ohio University communications specialist, at 740.593.0858