March against violence today in Washington, Pa.

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Washington, Pa., and Washington & Jefferson College will host an anti-violence rally today to commemorate three men who were killed this year.

Arrests have been made in two of the cases, but the case of Timothy McNerney, a Washington & Jefferson football player who was beaten to death last month, remains unsolved.

Mayor Brenda Davis said the city -- home to nearly 14,000 people -- usually sees a homicide every other year.

"Our residents are stunned by the level of criminal activity that has been occurring in the community," she said.

She hopes the march will bring the community together "to stop the violence, the senseless acts of crime that are occurring on our streets.

The march will start at 11 a.m. in front of Old Main on the Washington & Jefferson College campus. Ms. Davis and Washington & Jefferson president Tori Haring-Smith will speak, along with Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone and a representative from Mr. McNerney's family. The group will then make a loop around downtown Washington and return to the campus.

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