Akron PD to give block-watch group advice on new CHL law

February 22, 2004
Akron Beacon Journal

AKRON: The Akron Police Department has started a Main Street block-watch group for businesses in downtown Akron.

Police will regularly share information with block-watch members about downtown crime and crime suspects. Officers also will offer members classes on personal safety.

The first meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Harry Buffalo, 222 S. Main St. The session will include a discussion on a new law that makes carrying a concealed weapon in Ohio legal.

The Summit County Sheriff recently indicated that passage of the CHL law has him ready to move to Cuba. Summit County Executive James McCarthy, in a move that raises legal and Constitutional questions, recently issued an executive order "prohibiting guns in all county buildings and vehicles and on county property." Akron's mayor told reporters he was "sad" when HB12 passed into law. The Akron-Area Restaurant Association is being urged to block-discriminate against CHL-holders.

We can't help but wonder what type of self-defense advice these concerned citizens will be receiving at this meeting. Attendees are encouraged to send us their reports.

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