Ohio group meets with police over safety at Civil War event

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ZOAR, Ohio (AP) - Representatives of an Ohio organization planning a Civil War reenactment say they're meeting with police to discuss safety concerns about next month's event after the deadly rally and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The New Philadelphia Times-Reporter reports members of the Zoar Community Association have been meeting with police in Bolivar, which provides police protection to the village of Zoar.

The event Sept. 9 and 10 is the state's largest Civil War reenactment. About 1,000 participants and several thousand visitors are expected to attend the event held every two years.

A woman protesting a white supremacist rally over the removal of a Civil War statue in Charlottesville was killed when a man drove a car into a crowd Aug. 12.

Zoar is 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

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