A forecast of heavy rain and strong winds on Halloween night has pushed trick-or-treat into the weekend around the area. Trick or treat will now take place on Saturday, November 2 for Scioto County, New Boston, Portsmouth, and Greenup County.
Scioto County: (5 p.m. -7 p.m.) Saturday, November 2.
City of Portsmouth: (5 p.m.-7 p.m.) Saturday, November 2.
Village of New Boston: (2 p.m.-4 p.m.) Saturday, November 2.
Greenup County: (6 p.m. -8 p.m.) Saturday, November 2.
Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Captain John W. Murphy announced on Tuesday that the Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols out during the Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treat” that will be occurring November 2, 2019. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind both drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious while our communities participate in trick-or-treat activities throughout our county.
This event is a result of a $38,368.79 state grant that was awarded to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. This grant permits deputies to work designated areas throughout our communities as extra –duty assignments without taking them away from their normal assigned patrol duties.
Captain John Murphy states that the Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrol officers out working at irregular intervals during the trick-or-treat activities in order to promote safer driving.
Captain Murphy states “the purpose of this grant is not necessarily to write traffic citations but more importantly to be visible in those known high injury related accident areas to promote safer driving. The end result, being safer highways for travelers within our community!”.