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.