Texting while driving is on the rise even though states are scrambling to ban it.
New Federal Safety data shows texting while driving increased 50% last year. Lieutenant Steven Rine of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said distractive driving has always been an issue, especially as technology increases.
"We promote anything that promotes traffic or highway safety," said Rine. "We just say pay attention while you're driving, focus on getting from point A to point B ....
Numbers are in from a recent saturation, where local authorities swept Muskingum County looking for any criminal activity.
Lieutenant Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said the joint effort between the Highway Patrol, Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and Zanesville Police happened Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, spanning across a 12 hour stretch.
"It's kind of an overall blitz, it's an overwhelming hit we have," explained Rine. "Like...
One person is dead after a crash early Sunday morning in Muskingum County.
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it happened near milepost 3 on SR 60 around 3:00 a.m.
Troopers say the driver, 60-year-old Ricky Kirby of Malta and 63-year-old John Jones of Zanesville were heading south on SR 60 when their car went off the side of the road, hit a guardrail, and then overturned ejecting Kirby and killing him.
The upcoming holiday weekend officially starts at midnight Friday and local law enforcement want to remind residents if you drink, you drive, you lose.
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be increasing patrol units and putting in overtime this weekend as many celebrate their fourth of July festivities, which will most likely include alcohol. Troopers say the fourth is one of the busiest holidays for them and remind residents to use common sense.
A Zanesville man will serve two years in prison for charges stemming from a high-speed chase.
According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a trooper attempted to pull 25-year-old Harold Small Junior over on Interstate 70 near the Adamsville exit on August 24, 2010.
Small did not stop his motorcycle and led officers from the Patrol, Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department on a high-speed chase throughout Muskingum County. Troopers...
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says a 79-year-old woman was killed and another person was injured in a two vehicle accident this morning in Zanesville. It happened just before 8:30 at the intersection of Dresden and Richey Roads. Troopers says 21-year-old Michael Wells of Zanesville was driving south on Dresden in a pick-up truck and 79-year-old Mary Corder, also of Zanesville was traveling east on Richey in an SUV. Troopers say the Corder vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Dresden...
A Zanesville woman reported missing Monday morning is found dead in the Licking River.
Zanesville Police Captain Miller said the family of 50-year-old Mary Knipe reported her missing to Zanesville Police around 4am when the Dialysis Center called and said she failed to show for her 2am appointment.
A call of a wrecked minivan in the Licking River off Licking Road was reported about 20 minutes later to the State Highway Patrol.
A two car accident shut down part of State Route 719 Thursday evening and sent two to the hospital.
Trooper Todd Henry from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a green Saturn was stopped for a red light around 5:15 at the intersection of 719 and June Parkway in South Zanesville when a red Cavalier failed to stop.
The accident closed two lanes of 719 for about 20 minutes while crews worked to clear the roadway.
A Zanesville man pleads not-guilty to charges related to a high-speed chase.
24-year-old Harold Small Junior appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday and pled not-guilty to a felony charge of failure-to-comply and two misdeameanor charges of driving under suspension and having no motorcycle endorsement.
According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, on August 24 a trooper attempted to pull Small over as he exited Interstate 70 eastbound near...