According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, summertime and summer holiday's are the peak season for accidents, speeding and drunk driving. This Labor Day weekend, drivers will see an increased presence of troopers.
"We try to have at least 80% of our people out over the holiday weekends in the summer time," said Sgt. Chuck Merryman. "Such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day weekend. We also have overtime that we post for our troopers to even increase our presence...
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...
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that a portion of Interstate in Guernsey County has now reopened. The closure affected the right lane of Interstate 77 southbound in Guernsey County between mile markers 56 and 58 and was caused by high water.
After starting his career as a cadet dispatcher, Trooper Mike Forshey will turn in his badge, uniform and gear at the end of his last shift on Friday as he retires from serving 31-years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
"It's going to be kind of interesting, it's going to be a little different not being part of the team, not being part of what's bigger than you are. But I'm really looking forward to doing something else for a while," said Forshey.
One person was taken by med-flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a head on collision near 4480 State Route 37 in Perry County Wednesday evening.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Aaron Vollmer, right before 6 p.m.., a young male driver operating a gold Chrysler sedan was driving east on 37, when he was stung by a bee, causing him to drive left of center, striking a Jeep Liberty traveling west head on.
The State Highway Patrol responded around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon to the scene of the three vehicle accident on State Route 146, just past Northpointe Drive causing a huge backup of traffic driving westbound.
"A silver Nissan was rear ended by a silver Ford SUV. After the silver SUV rear ended the first car, that vehicle was in turn rear ended by a maroon Buick.," said Trooper Fowler.
Trooper Fowler says there were two people in the Buick, two people in the Ford and...
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that happened Saturday night in Salt Lick Township.
Troopers from the Lancaster Patrol Post in Perry County responded to a call at 7:14 p.m. from a driver reporting an accident.
According to the OSHP, Michael R. Starlin, 53, of Zanesville was driving westbound on SR-155 on his Harley Davidson when he lost control of his motorcycle. Starlin traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a pole, ejecting...