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Taft plans open house to discuss community violence

YOUNGSTOWN — City officials and representatives of area block watch organizations are expected to attend a community open house meeting Wednesday at Taft Elementary School.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the school at 730 E. Avondale Ave.

“We all know about the violence that’s plagued the city and even the nation over the last several months,” said Taft Principal Tod Morris. “We just want our scholars to be safe. They deserve that. This meeting is an opportunity for families to express their concerns and to ask questions. One of the goals is to develop a plan for how

Taft can become a hub for community conversation and support neighborhood safety.”

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and Councilwoman Basia Adamczak, D-7th, as well as other community leaders are expected to attend.

Last spring, Taft students and staff led a peace march around the school, pleading for an end to the violence that’s ravaged the city and the neighborhoods.

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