WARREN - A campaign by a group of area residents to address area violence will include a march Sunday from the amphitheater to Courthouse Square and back.
Jason Franklin, program director, said the Warren City Committee was formed as a nonprofit community-based organization of city residents and organized the event.
''We want to help raise awareness of the violence that has headlined our news over the last few weeks and in the past,'' Franklin said. He said this has included fighting, bullying and murder.
The event, ''Pray for Peace, Stop the Hate and Violence,'' is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. at the amphitheater.
Event organizers said city officials, residents and business owners are concerned and want to find a solution to the problem.
''The senseless crimes against members of our community have given residents and those concerned the opportunity to come together and say enough is enough,'' said Franklin said.
Eric Mills, event chairman for the Warren committee, said the event will include guest speakers from city council, the police and fire departments, church leaders, business owners and others who will discuss ways to make the community a safer place.
Mills said the day will consist of a ''Stop the Violence'' march followed by speakers, a food, kids games, a school supply giveaway, musical entertainment, prizes for children, a balloon launch and candlelight vigil for those who have lost loved ones to violence.
Warren councilwoman Cheryl Saffold she said it was time to bring attention the recent senseless killings.
Those who want to speak at the event, make a donation or be a sponsor can call Mills at 330-246-0792. Money orders or checks are to be made payable to the Warren City Committee.