HUBBARD -- Games and free food drew in many for National Night Out, but organizers across Trumbull County agree that the real message is to show that law enforcement is a part of the community.
National Night Out events were scheduled locally in Hubbard, Warren and Niles along with thousands of other communities nationwide.
Residents were asked to lock their house doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening in a local park or neighborhood with police, friends, family and neighbors.
"We want to send a message to the bad guys that we're not afraid of them," Hubbard Township police Chief Todd Coonce said. "We're not going to give in to crime and we're all going to enjoy a night out."
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