Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.
"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest," says Blackwell.
Dayton is now just the second city in Ohio with billboards publicizing the Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign. Though the program is state funded, money for the billboards had to be raised through donations.