Stories tagged with: ohio

October 30, 2013 - 7:26pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Highway Patrol Lieutenant Matt Boyd says this time last year, there were 969 confirmed traffic fatalities in Ohio. That number has dipped down to 823 so far in 2013. Lt. Boyd attributes the decrease to a number of things including educating young and older drivers, who make up the majority of traffic accidents, and an increased presence of troopers on the roadways.

"There's engineering on the roadways. Engineers look at problem areas and make changes to bridges and structures,...

September 1, 2013 - 7:50pm
1 year 52 weeks ago

Ohio University alumni met at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Zanesville to view the Bobcats first game of the season.

Ohio alumni watched Louisville take the lead on the scoreboard and ultimately win the game, but that did not stop the organizer of the event and 1996 graduate, Brad Sims from reminiscing on more positive times at the university.

"I enjoyed my time down there academically it was a great time. It was a great campus, beautiful campus and all the athletic...

August 23, 2013 - 5:50pm
2 years 1 week ago

In 1863 Confederate General, John Hunt Morgan led more than 2,000 soldiers across Southern Ohio to distract union troops during the Civil War.

Now the public gets a chance to retrace his steps through the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. There are almost 600 miles of the trail that pass through southern and eastern Ohio. Throughout the Ohio portion of the journey there are 56 markers that tell visitors historical information about Morgan's Raid.

"They had a battle scrimmage...

April 27, 2013 - 6:16pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

Zanesville residents stopped by the Muskingum County Court house Saturday from 2-4 p.m. to hear the bible told.

"Our founding father's founded this nation on the word of God and with God and through God and I am so thankful that we can still gather together one day a year and lift our voices to God in prayer," said Ruth Divincenzo, organizer for the event.

The day of prayer was established 63-years ago to dedicate one day out of the year where people could come together...

April 27, 2013 - 5:51pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald stopped by the Muskingum County Democratic Headquarters Saturday afternoon as part of his state-wide campaign talking to Ohioans from every corner of the state.

"It was a hard decision to run state-wide because it's a big time sacrifice and I have a family and you have to juggle those things like everybody else with their career but I thought it was the right thing to do because I was just in such disagreement with what I've seen in the last...

March 11, 2013 - 5:23pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is giving safety tips for young drivers and their parents to keep in mind as the warm weather comes our way. The Zanesville post says serious injury and fatal crashes in the past two years involving young drivers have been on the rise and that distracted driving is a huge contributing factor for those crashes.
 

"They need to base speed limits, wear their safety belts, do not drink and drive or use drugs and drive of course. Make sure...

July 1, 2012 - 6:20am
3 years 8 weeks ago

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Ohio to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Friday's devastating storms.

The Federal Emergency Declaration allows the federal government to support Ohio with direct assistance such as generators and water in all 88 counties in the State of Ohio.

The emergency declaration...

November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Ohio voters passed Issue Three Tuesday.

It is an amendment to the state constitution that is mainly symbolic. The measure is intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in a health care system.

Supporters hope it will prompt a larger recall of President Obama's health care overhaul.
 

August 16, 2011 - 10:04am
4 years 2 weeks ago

Parents can feel some relief this school year as statistics show a decrease in Ohio school bus accidents.

The State Highway Patrol shows a decline in crashes from 1,671 in 2006 to 1,579 in 2010.

The patrol wants to remind drivers to be cautious as kids go back to school.

The agency will be doing safety inspections on area school buses throughout the state to ensure students have a safe ride to and from their school.


 

May 31, 2011 - 1:51pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Law enforcement is driving to keep front license plates on all Ohio vehicles.
 

A recent proposal to no longer make the front plates a requirement has Law Enforcement concerned for the safety of the community. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said, front license plates are crucial for investigations, enforcing speed limits, and are often picked up by surveillance cameras.
 

"From a law enforcement stand point," said Lutz. "When we are trying...

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