The State Highway Patrol says the number of crash deaths on Ohioâ€™s highway during the long Labor Day weekend apparently decreased compared with the same period a year ago.
Troopers say the initial count showed 11 crashes resulting in 11 deaths from Friday through Monday. Thatâ€™s three fewer deaths that in the comparable weekend last year. The Patrol says troopers were out in full force over the holiday weekend. They arrested 730 drivers for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More than 4,800 drivers were cited for seat belt violations.