Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

February 3, 2015 - 4:09pm
30 weeks 3 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
35 weeks 14 hours 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
35 weeks 4 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
36 weeks 3 hours 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
38 weeks 3 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
38 weeks 4 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
42 weeks 2 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
44 weeks 4 hours 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....

October 19, 2014 - 7:44pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a one-car injury accident just after 5 P.M. Sunday evening.

The accident occurred on the east-bound on ramp at mile marker 160 off interstate 70. According to the state patrol the vehicle was headed south bound when it attempted to make a left turn and veered off the right side of the road when it struck the guardrail and came to a stop. The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. We will keep you posted as more information...

October 7, 2014 - 9:17pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

An accident occurred on I-70 involving a pick-up truck and a semi near the 151 mile marker.

The accident occurred around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Falls Township EMS responded to the scene. Trooper Troy Hale explained the accident.

"Both units, a semi and a pickup truck were traveling westbound on I-70, and for no apparent reason the blue pickup truck rear-ended the semi" said Hale.

According to hale, there were no injuries and...

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