Stories tagged with: Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2014 - 4:42pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

While many of us hit the roadways for holiday travel this past Labor Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol also took to the roads to make sure everyone was traveling safely.

Sgt. Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville post of the Highway Patrol said 16 officers were working in Muskingum and Coshocton counties over the weekend. The officers made contact with around 700 motorists and issued citations to about 460 of those who were stopped.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, we...

August 28, 2014 - 10:23am
30 weeks 5 days ago

If you're planning a Labor Day getaway you'll be in good company.

Triple A predicts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them on the roads. That would be 1.3 percent more weekend travelers than last year.

State Patrol Troopers will share the roadway with those traveling as you can expect to see an increase in patrols. Even minor violations can lead to major problems.

"Sometimes we stop people for what...

August 22, 2012 - 3:08pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

More Americans are expected to be traveling during the Labor Day weekend.

The AAA Auto Club said over 33 million Americans, including around 1.3 million Ohioans are expected to hit the road during the holiday.

AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said the increase can be attributed to improvements in consumer confidence over the last few years, and Americans' unwavering desire to travel.

"This is actually the third consecutive holiday this year that we're expecting an...

September 6, 2011 - 1:20pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

It was a busy Labor Day weekend for local law enforcement.

Sergeant Clark Felix from the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol said there weren't many accidents, but the number of stops and arrests were high.

"As far as the traffic goes, not many crashes, but we did make over 560 arrests, over 100 safety belt citations and over 900 traffic stops," said Felix.

Felix said there were 12 OVI arrests, and two of those were felonies.  He said that although there...

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