public safety http://wyso.org en DDN: Ohio City Joins List of Those Banning Begging http://wyso.org/post/ddn-ohio-city-joins-list-those-banning-begging <p>&nbsp;An Ohio city has joined a list of several communities banning people from begging after authorities say the number of such incidents has soared.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports Wednesday that police in Centerville have responded to 17 complaints about begging since July, compared to just four complaints in the previous 12 months.</p><p>Centerville Police Chief Bruce Robertson says several incidents involve panhandlers on a street near Interstate I-675, raising concerns about the activity causing traffic accidents.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Dayton Daily News 11848 at http://wyso.org