Stories tagged with: Fairfield County

June 25, 2015 - 7:17am
1 year 1 week ago

 The State Highway Patrol said they'll hold an OVI checkpoint Friday evening. 

The federally funded checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County. The exact location will be announced Friday morning. 

Based on provisional data the State Patrol said there were 271 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 297 people were killed last year. The Commander of the Lancaster Post Lt. S.E. Caplinger said that each year troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests.

April 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

When you hear that sound It means one thing. For the residents of Buckeye Lake Estates the time has come to evacuate their homes and head for safety. Today Licking and Fairfield Counties Emergency Management teams in association with other local law enforcement agencies and the American Red Cross got together to stage an emergency evacuation drill in the hopes of further educating the public and raising awareness when it come to these kind of situations. Emergency Management Director for...

August 9, 2014 - 8:02pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of a Junction City man.

The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Fairfield County.  According to the Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 67-year-old Buryl R. Allison of Junction City was traveling westbound on State Route 188 near the intersection of Royalton Road when his motorcycle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned.  Allison was ejected from the motorcycle and...

July 24, 2014 - 10:41am
1 year 49 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday an OVI checkpoint will be held in Fairfield County.

The checkpoint will take place Friday evening with the exact location being announced Friday morning.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

September 1, 2013 - 4:55pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

At approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning the Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred on US-22 just west of Amanda Northern Road, in Fairfield County.

James O. Bigerton, 45 of Carroll, Ohio was traveling westbound in 2007 Honda motorcycle when the patrol says he drove off of the roadway and overturned.

At approximately 6:00 a.m a passerby observed the crash and called 911. The Amanda Fire Department along...

August 17, 2013 - 9:26am
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Patrol says that on Saturday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. a 2001 Ford Expedition was stopped for speeding on US 33, milepost 8 in Fairfield County.

Both the driver and the passenger were Michigan residents traveling to Logan, Ohio. Criminal indicators were observed and both suspects admitted to possessing drugs. After searching the vehicle, officials found 25 pounds nitrous oxide, 11 grams of hashish powder, 6 vials of hashish liquid, LSD,...

August 15, 2013 - 9:23am
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in both Licking and Fairfield counties Friday evening. The checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

According to Sgt. Mark Leach of the Granville Patrol Post, provisional data shows there were 413 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 436 people were killed last year in Ohio. State troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests each year, in an...

April 27, 2010 - 5:41pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

Fairfield County's Community Watch Program is entering its fourth year, and Sheriff Dave Phalen says crime has reduced by 50 percent in neighborhoods that are taking part.

The program utilizes four retired cruisers, all of which have Amber warning lights and are marked as "Community Watch" cars.

Volunteers use these vehicles to patrol areas after attending 40 hour training classes. If you're interested in becoming part of the program, you can contact Sergeant Jared...

March 22, 2010 - 5:24pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is working with the organization Prevention Works to possibly have the county commissioners implement a curfew.

Children ages 12 or under would be required to be inside from dawn until dusk-unless they have parents' permission-and teenagers, ages 13-17, would not be allowed outside from midnight to five a.m.

Most villages in the county already have curfews implemented but this would mainly carry-over into the more rural areas. Sheriff Dave...

November 7, 2009 - 6:18pm
6 years 34 weeks ago


A teenage girl is dead after being hit by a car while riding her horse.

It happened around 6:30 last night on Marcy Road in Fairfield County. The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Donald Brunney was traveling west on Marcy Road when he struck a horse ridden by 15-year-old Chastity March.  March was transported to Children's Hospital by Bloom Township EMS and was later pronounced dead.  Brunney was not injured in the crash...

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