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WARREN, Ohio - As children take to the streets in Warren under increased tensions, city and county leaders say Warren is safe this Halloween.

Bob Dean is the President of Warren City Council, "Nobody is going to change our Halloween, not by threat, not by retaliation, or not by whoever you think you are."

Despite increased tensions in the City of Warren due to two murders in the past two weeks, Deans urges the community to take back the streets, and let their children enjoy Halloween. Something he plans to do with his granddaughter.

"I want parents to do the same thing I'm going to do. I'm going to take my 2-year-old granddaughter with her little bucket, and we're going to knock on doors, and when we see a street light on -- we'll say hello, how are you, hold her little bucket out, and go to the next house. We've done that in this city since I was 4-years-old, and we'll do that this evening," Dean said.

Just as Warren Mayor Doug Franklin took a dramatic step on Wednesday -- making a public plea for calm and peace, Dean police are on high alert, not just for Halloween safety, but to ensure the community isn't taken hostage by the fear of more violence in the future.

"You can rest assured that everyone that's available, that has a badge that can work this evening is going to be working."

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda says the city is working hard to fight back against the small number of people who comprise the criminal element causing the chaos, violence that often overshadows all the good going on in Warren.

"That's one of our biggest problems here. We have Detroit bringing in their drug dealers here, and it's something we've been fighting for years," Fuda said.

Good guys determined not to let the bad guys move in.

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