Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the upcoming holiday weekend.
According to AAA, nearly 3.5 million Ohioans will travel 50 miles or more during the holidays. To ensure the safety of all drivers, the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be monitoring the roadways more closely.
"We traditionally will make sure that we have a full allotment of troopers on the road specifically what we watch out for is crash causing violations, trying to keep...
The second in command at the Ohio State Highway Patrol is under investigation after officials say he let a close friendship stemming from his days at the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, interfere with an investigation.
The Ohio Inspector General released a report Monday saying that Lieutenant Colonel Peyton Watts was in frequent telephone contact before and during the administrative investigation of former Patrol Staff Lieutenant Roger Norris.
It's the time of year when you need to be especially cautious on the roadways. Law enforcement officers say they see a drastic increase in wrecks as a result of deer.
Last year alone, close to 25,000 crashes in the state were caused by deer, six were fatalities. In 2009, 468 reported wrecks were noted in Muskingum County. Starting this month, Sergeant Clark Felix says such crashes become more prevalent.
"October through January is really bad. We're talking probably 100 a...
A three-car accident on the East Pike sends three people to the hospital.
Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall of the State Highway Patrol says it happened around 5:30 p.m. All three vehicles were traveling on the East Pike near Old Wheeling Road. Three out of the four people in the vehicles to be transported.
"One in the front vehicle, two in the second vehicle, small child, and then one in the back," says Sgt. Mendenhall.
Trooper Adam McKenzie says Larry Tyo of Zanesville...
A woman is taken to the hospital after an accident Wednesday afternoon.
The Highway Patrol says it happened around 2 p.m. at 3630 Adamsville Road.
"It looks like the Blazer was northbound on 93 and we don't know yet, we haven't talked to the lady, but she ran off the right side of the road struck a parked vehicle and caused that parked vehicle to make her veer off into the side of this mobile home," said Sargeant Jeremy Mendenhall of the Zanesville Post of the...
An 80-year-old pilot receives minor injuries after his plane crashes in Licking County.
It happened near a Donn Road home in Newark around 10:15 Sunday morning.
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says Kenny Rauch was attempting to land a single engine plane on a grass landing strip near the home when the tail hit the ground, causing it to strike the plane's nose and rollover. Troopers say the homemade aircraft landed on its top. While rauch did receive some minor...