Halloween Safety Tips

The witching hour is nearly upon us – Halloween arrives this Saturday evening, and children throughout the Allegheny Highlands will take to the streets dressed as their favorite heroes, villains and characters in search of the treats. To make sure the holiday is a fun occasion for all, Highland County Sheriff Tim Duff shared some safety tips for listeners.

“Hello folks, this is Sheriff Tim Duff, with some advice and suggestions for the children that will be Trick or Treating this Saturday evening. Parents, please talk to your children about the importance of safety in regards to,properly,crossing the street after dark, and please try to cross at the intersections, and in groups if possible.

“Flashlights or chemical wands are a great idea, so we can all see each other.

“Look for a front porch light that is on, and as always, please be polite and respectful to others.

“And lastly, as always, be sure to stop by the Sheriff’s office – we have a lot of candy, and we’re looking forward to meeting all,of our ghosts, pirates, princesses, and the occasional cowboy or cowgirl.

“Have a safe and bountiful evening.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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