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Lima, OH (WIMA) -- Lima is joining 3 other Ohio cities, taking part in the Attorney General's Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.

Mike DeWine unveiled the plan at Lima's City Hall on Tuesday.

He's hoping the program will make the Lima area a better place to live and work.

Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldick was also on hand.

He said even though overall crime numbers have gone down, the amount of violence still remains high.

The first meeting is set for January 24th.