Stories tagged with: OSHP

May 21, 2013 - 4:53pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started their "Click it or Ticket" campaign Monday, a campaign designed to increase seat belt usage and to prevent people from fatal accidents on the roadways.

"Seatbelts are the best way to reduce injury or prevent injury in the event of a traffic crash. It just takes a second to do. We try and reiterate that through public media releases, through speaking and then also with enforcement," said Lt. Matt Boyd of the...

May 2, 2013 - 4:59pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

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.

Forshey says...

April 14, 2013 - 1:02pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday in Licking County.

According to OSHP, Christopher M. Barthelmas, 31, of Hebron, Ohio was driving a Dodge pickup truck westbound on Interstate 70 when his truck ran out of gas, Barthelmas and Rodney Matthews, 15, a passenger in the truck,  got out of the vehicle and pushed it to the right lane on the interstate and were struck from behind by a school bus traveling...

July 7, 2010 - 6:20pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

13 people are dead from crashes across the state that occurred during the holiday weekend. That's an increase of two from last year.

There were no fatalities here in Muskingum County but 2 serious crashes in Warsaw and along State Route 643 that hospitalized 2 individuals. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it made contact with 400 drivers and issued 231 citations.

"Two of the main things is speed and following too close, but the speed is still a number one...

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