Keeping kids safe in Lowellville

Lowellville Safety Day, Sept 26, 2015
A Lowellville firefighter stresses fire safety as part of Safety Day. Kids also received free bike helmets. Sept 26, 2015.

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – With the Stavich Bicycle Trail running through town, bike riding is a popular pastime in Lowellville. So it’s appropriate that the police department there was able to provide bike helmets to kids on Saturday morning.

That was part of a Safety Day event at City Hall in Lowellville. The helmets were purchased with grant money provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Anytime you can get a grant and the village doesn’t have to put out the money, it’s a win-win for everybody,” says Captain Stacy Karis with the Lowellville Police Department. “We get to give the kids free helmets, the village doesn’t have to pay for it, and everyone wins.”

The academy also gave a grant to Lowellville last year.

There were also child safety kits and a station concentrating on fire safety. The police department says keeping the youth safe is a priority.

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