- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio University is reminding its students to be smart and safe during the city’s annual Halloween street party, a raucous event typically resulting in the arrest of dozens of booze-fueled students by various law enforcement agencies.

The southeast Ohio school tweeted guidelines for students and visitors ahead of Saturday’s celebration.

Emergency Programs Manager Jill Harris tells The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/208Ri1w ) the university budgets $100,000 every year for the party.

The city of Athens spends $50,000 to $65,000 to pay for extra police patrols - which includes 50 special-duty officers and about 10 to 15 officers on horseback.

Harris says the school pays overtime to its officers, traffic officials and custodial workers. Employees help keep watch over the university’s buildings.

Athens police arrested 40 people last year. University police apprehended 24.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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