Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin L. Greer announced that a countywide curfew for all persons under the age of 18 will begin Friday, Oct. 1 and continue through Sunday, Oct. 31.

The curfew requires all persons under the age of 18 years to be off the streets and in their homes Monday through Thursday by 10 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday by midnight.

The curfew does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school or employment activities.

Enforcement will be handled by all law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff's department, city or village police and juvenile probation officers.

While noting the court has no authority to set beggars' night, and strictly as a convenience to law enforcement, it is suggested each city, village and organization — should they elect to have beggars' night — set the same on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m.