Block Watch meeting focuses on gun violence

The topic of gun violence will be discussed at the next meeting of the Block Watch groups for the city's Third Precinct, which encompasses Clintonville.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Strategic Response Bureau Office, 1120 Morse Road.

The meetings normally are limited to coordinators of area Block Watches, but this one is open to all members of the groups.

The focus of the meeting, according to an announcement from Columbus police, will be both national and local gun violence crime statistics and trends.

The gathering also will feature a potluck dinner.

Block Watch captains are asked to find out approximately how many members plan to attend.

The gathering is being coordinated by Clintonville Area Commission member Dana K.G. Bagwell.

Her email address is dkjbagwell@