Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

May 20, 2016 - 9:49pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Friday from 9 p.m. till midnight the State Highway Patrol and Zanesville Police Department held a sobriety checkpoint.

The checkpoint was held on Northpointe Drive between Military Road and Brandywine Boulevard in Zanesville. There were approximately 15 officers assigned the checkpoint. Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol said that they are obligated by law to notify the public of DUI checkpoints.

“We have to...

May 16, 2016 - 4:46pm
9 weeks 5 days ago

The easy to dial four key combination #667 replaced the old 1-877-7-PATROL number back in 2012 in hopes of making it an easier number for people to remember to report to police if they happen to encounter a potential circumstance that might endanger others.

Matt Boyd, Lieutenant, Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that the number could be dialed for multiple scenarios.

“That can be able to report a disabled motorist, a wreck less driver, and impaired driver, suspected drug...

December 8, 2015 - 4:04pm
32 weeks 4 days ago

The State Highway Patrol is partnering with the New Concord Police Department in the fight against hunger in the local community.

The officers will host a food drive at Riesbeck's in New Concord this Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sergeant Melanie Appleman with the State Highway Patrol said it's her first time getting involved with a program like this one and she hopes to build a stronger relationship with the community she serves everyday.


"We like to do things in...

November 19, 2015 - 5:52pm
35 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is releasing more information from Thursday morning's fatal accident on Interstate 70 in Zanesville.

Around 1:20 Thursday morning, 57-year-old Stanley E. Brooks of Mobile, Alabama was westbound on I-70 near mile marker 153 when his 2009 Freightliner semi-truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.  

The state patrol said the vehicle then re-entered the roadway and became disabled.  That's when 50...

October 27, 2015 - 5:23pm
38 weeks 4 days ago

An accident involving a tanker truck carrying milk is causing traffic delays on Interstate 70 East in Cambridge.

The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 12:15 p.m Tuesday.

Authorities say Jamison Blackmore of Goshen, Indiana was driving his tractor-trailer southbound on I-77 and was attempting to merge onto I-70 East.

Troopers say Blackmore's truck then overturned due to driving too fast around the curve.

Blackmore was taken to Southeastern Med...

September 1, 2015 - 1:56pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

Crews responded to the Philo-Duncan Falls bridge after an ATV accident this morning.  

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the male driver headed east on the bridge's sidewalk into Duncan Falls. The man's cousin, Dee Webb identified the driver as Steven Looney. 

After making it halfway across the bridge on the south side sidewalk, the state patrol said Looney hit the guard rail of the sidewalk causing the ATV to bounce and lock onto a pillar of the bridge....

August 26, 2015 - 4:56pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on Interstate 70 just past the 40 West exit.

The Patrol reports that the accident , which occurred just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, involved a Semi and an SUV.

Traffic was at a standstill for nearly an hour.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

June 25, 2015 - 7:17am
1 year 4 weeks ago

 The State Highway Patrol said they'll hold an OVI checkpoint Friday evening. 

The federally funded checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County. The exact location will be announced Friday morning. 

Based on provisional data the State Patrol said there were 271 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 297 people were killed last year. The Commander of the Lancaster Post Lt. S.E. Caplinger said that each year troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests.

June 22, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Authorities say a semi truck hauling milk crashed on Interstate 77 near Caldwell Monday morning claiming the life of the driver.

The State Highway Patrol reports that 62-year-old Gary Ford of Beverly was driving southbound just before 7:00 a.m when his semi went off the right side of the roadway, struck the guard rail and overturned.

Ford was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say milk spilled into a nearby creek as a result...

June 21, 2015 - 6:22pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

The Duncan Falls Fire Chief said his house shifted an inch or two after a car collided with it Sunday afternoon.

The incident began when a Chevy Cruise headed north bound on State Route 60 struck a white Jeep Cherokee that failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Mill street and State Route 60.

The collision caused the Jeep to veer left and strike the home of Wayne Township Fire Chief Donald Alexander. The Cruise came to a stop in front of the home. Alexander...

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