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National Night Out 2012

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 7th at 6 p.m. where the Ogden Block Watch will host its eighth annual celebration. Target will once again be the presenting sponsor. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Justin Boggs at jjboggs43204@yahoo.com.

COSI and the Columbus Zoo will provide activities and Target will provide food. 

National Night Out 2011


The Ogden Avenue Block Watch partnered with the Columbus Division of Police and the Target Corporation on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd, 2011 for the Ogden Avenue Block Watch National Night Out Neighborhood Festival which was an evening long event that promotes crime prevention. The event was located on S. Ogden Avenue just north of W. Mound Street (approximately at 700 South Ogden Avenue). This area is in the central Hilltop area of West Columbus.

Goals of the event are for residents to build a trust with one another along with members of law enforcement, a chance to open the lines of communication with their neighbors along with the many elected officials which will be in attendance, and also a chance to enlighten and educate children and adults on issues facing the community. Along with crime prevention activities, there will be plenty of entertainment on hand.

National Night Out is a nationwide event that invites residents to stand with community leaders and local police to give crime a going away party. This is the 27th year for the event that has over 10,000 participating communities. The National Association of Town Watch sponsors the nationwide event. The South Ogden Avenue Block Watch hosts annual cleanups, National Night Out Festival, and forums bringing together residents of the area with Police and local leaders.


Thank you to the following sponsors:


Columbus Division of Police



Bob Evans

Greaters Ice Cream


Columbus Clippers

Penn National Gaming

Homes on the Hill

Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept.


The Singing Buckeyes

VFW 4044

Where Eagles Fly Karaoke

American Red Cross

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency

Franklin County Animal Control

Columbus Public Health

Capital City Ice


Joseppi’s Pizza

Diane Wendel

Important Phone Numbers:

Police and Fire Emergency: 911

Police Non Emergency: 645-4545

Fire Non Emergency: 221-3132

Police Liaison Officer Russ Weiner: 645-1419

Mayors Action Line: 645-2489

City Switchboard: 645-8100

City Services: 645-3111

Blockwatch Captain: 276-7542


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Norm Russell discusses crime prevention issues with residents.