Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

February 15, 2015 - 12:22am
20 weeks 10 hours ago

A multi-car accident occurred on Interstate 70 Westbound just before Gratiot Saturday evening.

Rich Lanning, Trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says white out conditions and vehicles spinning out were to blame. Lanning told us the number of vehicles involved is uncertain.

"We really don't know how many vehicles were involved. 11 of them were here that I handled the crash with but evidently there were several vehicles that left the scene."

No citations were...

February 10, 2015 - 9:07pm
20 weeks 4 days ago

A driver running from authorities flipped his car earlier Tuesday evening in front of Zane State College.

The incident happened around 6:08 p.m. as an officer from the Zanesville Police Deparmtent attempted to pull over a driver with expired plates. Police said they had been watching the vehicle and attempted to pull it over as it left a residence. The driver did not comply with officers and began to flee out of town toward Dillon State Park on State Route 146.

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February 3, 2015 - 4:09pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

A decade old law aims to get drivers to slow down.

The "Move Over Law" requires drivers to move over for vehicles that are stopped, with flashing or rotating lights, on the side of the road. Lieutenant Matt Boyd with the Ohio State Highway Patrol called the law common sense. He said it's a way to keep people safe who need to stop on the side of the road.

"If it's a road service vehicle they may be concerned about what's going on with their job and not think about...

January 2, 2015 - 9:30am
26 weeks 2 days ago

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ZAAP Artist of the Month

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Sharon Dean describes her artwork as psychedelic, and mythically inspired, and this month her colorful pieces have earned her the title of ZAAP's Artist of the Month. You can check out her artwork for yourself tonight at the ZAAP Studio during the First Friday Art Walk.

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December 29, 2014 - 9:17am
26 weeks 6 days ago

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State Highway Patrol Prepares for NYE

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statistics show that, in comparison to other holidays, New Years Eve has 42% more traffic deaths contributed to drunk driving. The State Highway Patrol will have over time posted which will allow troopers to target drunk, and impaired drivers.

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December 26, 2014 - 9:15pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $80,000 worth of marijuana in Muskingum County Monday. 

Troopers stopped a 2014 Nissan Sentra on Interstate 70 near milepost 155 on December 22. The car was pulled over for following too closely and traffic control device violations. Troopers say there were criminal indicators and a Zanesville Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. Probable cause was issued for a search of the vehicle. That search revealed two...

December 9, 2014 - 4:50pm
29 weeks 4 days ago

The Superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol made a stop in Zanesville Tuesday.

He spoke to the Noon Rotary Club about keeping the roads safe and partnering with other law enforcement to do so. Last year on Ohio's roads there were 990 fatalities. While that number seems high, Colonel Paul Pride said it is the lowest the number has ever been.

"That's 990 lives that have been lost, which is still too many, which we've still got work to do, but at least we're heading in...

December 8, 2014 - 5:07pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced its trooper of the year.

Trooper Sam Hendricks received the award this year. He came to the Zanesville post just a year ago. This is the first time he's been selected at the post. However, he has gotten this award at other posts, but he said it's still a humbling experience for him.

"I just go out and do my job everyday, work hard, trying to give an honest days work for an honest days pay," Hendricks...

November 12, 2014 - 9:23pm
33 weeks 3 days ago

According to the Perry County Sheriffs Office, the Courthouse received a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon.

The call came on the non emergency line shortly after 12PM Wednesday saying that there was a bomb in the Courthouse. The building was evacuated for 2 1/2 hours as the State Fire Marshals K-9 unit searched the perimeter. The Sheriff's Department is unsure of where the call originated from but are working to find the caller. This is the second bomb threat out of Perry County this...

October 31, 2014 - 5:11pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

A two vehicle accident occurred on Pinkerton Road Friday afternoon.

The call for the collision came in shortly before 3PM Friday. It closed the road at the scene for around 25 minutes. The injuries sustained to the individuals in the crash were minor, and no transportations were needed. Trooper Todd Henry of the Ohio State Highway Patrol explains what happened.

"We had a tan SUV traveling south on Pinkerton Road. We also had a black Honda traveling north on Pinkerton road....

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