An increase is expected in water traffic as well on Ohio's inland lakes over the holiday weekend.
Labor Day marks an end to the summer boating season. Officials will be out patrolling for any violations. So far, 13 people have died in boating accidents this year. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says half of those had alcohol involved.
To keep your family safe on the water, visit www.dnr.state.oh.us for a list of tips.
Two Barnesville teens are dead, following an accident in Guernsey County late last night.
It happened on State Route 265, between the cities of Salesville and Quaker City, around 11:40 p.m.
The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Richard Baker Junior was traveling east. When he went around a gradual right hand turn, Sergeant Bailey says the car proceeded to go off the left side of the road, strike an embankment, and overturn.
The cause of a New Lexington fire that took the lives of 3 individuals back in May is still undetermined.
The State Fire Marshal's Office says it couldn't leave out the possibility of an overheated electrical connection, where the refrigerator was hooked up, as a possible cause. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says investigators didn't find any evidence of criminal intent, with samples taken from the scene testing negative for accelerants.
Two people are dead after an early morning accident along State Route 79 in Licking County.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. in Union Township.
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Gerald Huffman III was traveling north in a 2006 Saturn when he went left of center and struck the driver of a Toyota RAV4, 30-year-old Matthew Trombetta, head-on.
It is a day local rescue crews won't soon forget. Five lives were lost on Interstate 70 in a grueling car crash.
I spoke with crews to see how they did everything they could to help those involved.
"The intensity is what drains you. It's similar to a house fire because of the intensity level that you are constantly working to do everything you can while there's still time, " says National Trails Assistant Fire Chief, Steve Dupler.
The Licking County Safe Communities program is reporting that four individuals lost their lives in traffic accidents this past January.
That number is equal with the number of people who died during that same time period in 2009.
These combined fatalities cost the county more than 13.5 million dollars. A press release specifies that these costs include factors, such as years of life lost by these individuals and lost years of productivity or work.