Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Cuyahoga Falls resident Heather Shaw.
I am starting an initiative to help raise awareness about the community's growing crime and drug problem.
As I started to get information about neighborhood watches and community awareness programs, I realized we as a community don't have any.
I know the majority of Cuyahoga Falls citizens want to get more involved, but they may not know where to look for certain information, or are just hesitant to speak up.
I think this is going to be a major step forward for our community to come together and show the people who are committing these crimes that we are not going to put up with it anymore.
A formal "Community Awareness" meeting is in the process of being set up. I do have some Cuyahoga Falls City Council members involved and some members of our police department who are interested in the initiative.
I'm also planning on having a meeting with Mayor Don Robart before I convene the awareness meeting.
So, please, if anyone has suggestions, don't hesitate to pass them along. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is going to take our whole community to get this going.