Buckeye Block Watch promotes safety in University District

A new program to help keep students safe off campus is making an impact in the community.

The Ohio State University launched the Buckeye Block Watch program in November of last year. The new program consists of the  Community Crime Patrol and Block by Block.

“We do safety patrols. We’re out as a deterrent for the criminal element t

hat’s coming on the campus [area],” said Thomas Claypool, operations manager for Block by Block. “If we see anything, we immediately report it to the police, when otherwise it might not get reported.”