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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION MONTH The National Crime Prevention Council, the nation’s center of excellence for preventing crime, designated October as Crime Prevention Month. The month-long commemoration reflects the adage that prevention pays off. NCPC strongly believes that citizen involvement in crime prevention can and has played a vital role in helping many communities stay safe. In observance of the start of National Crime Prevention Month, a FREE 90 minute crime prevention personal safety program will be presented at the Diamond Park Indoor Facility in Plain Township located at 2782 Diamond Street NE on Wednesday, September 25th starting at 6:30 pm by The Connection-Women's Personal Protection, who are members of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and members of the American Women's Self Defense Association. This free personal safety presentation is an introduction to the Fall session of Women's Personal Protection classes starting Wednesday, October 2nd. Security and safety has become an issue of importance for everyone but especially for women. We are all concerned about the rise in violent crimes including muggings, abductions, sexual assaults and domestic violence.  This course is a must for any women (16 and over) interested in developing and learning the vital skills of Personal Protection. Regardless of the women’s strength or fitness level, the techniques taught will give women the ability to understand, deal with and tap into their own power using their built in survival skills. An empowering and informative experience, the material is taught in a spirited, safe and encouraging environment. The free personal safety presentation is open to all, but pre-registration for the classes starting Wednesday October 2nd is required, as class size is limited. For additional information, call Plain Township Parks Department at 330-499-0000.