Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

September 29, 2014 - 7:40pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

A bomb threat has been called in to the Somerset Police Department Monday evening on N. Columbus St. 

Somerset police say the caller claimed to have hostages, but the officers on the scene do not believe there are any hostages involved. The Ohio Department of Transportation set up a blockade at 5:30. The State Highway Patrol Special Response Team is on the scene. The Somerset Police Department, the State Highway Patrol and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office all have responded...

September 26, 2014 - 3:34am
1 year 47 weeks ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they continue to investigate a two car injury accident near Duncan Falls. 

The accident took place Thursday, September 25 just before 6pm on State Route 60. 

Sergeant Jeff Jirles of the Zanesville Post says the crash sent a total of five people to Genesis Hospital. Three of the injured are area teens ranging in ages from 14 to 16 as well as a mother and her infant daughter. 

A 16-year-old boy was later taken be medical...

September 18, 2014 - 8:25am
1 year 48 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announce a checkpoint in Licking County for Friday. 

The State Patrol said that the location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning. The OVI checkpoint is funded by Federal Grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. 

Based on provisional data there were 309 OVI related fatal crashes in which 341 people were killed last year in Ohio. 

On average State Troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI...

September 11, 2014 - 10:45am
1 year 49 weeks ago

Driving's a freedom that we get at the age of 16, but as we age getting behind the wheel can be a danger to ourselves and others.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd said there's no designated age to hang up the keys. For some it may be 50 years-old while for others 90. Lt. Boyd said it's important for those driving to stay in shape and talk to their doctor about the medications they're taking and how to minimize interactions with them.

He said as we age cognitive skills diminish.

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August 12, 2014 - 4:49am
2 years 1 week ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said one woman was killed during a traffic accident in Coshocton County.

Sergeant Kelly said that the accident took place on US 36 between Coshocton and Warsaw around 5:10p.m. Monday.

He said their investigation shows that 46-year-old Tammy Steed, of Warsaw, was driving east on US 36 when she lost control of her vehicle, spun around and went left of center into the path of a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Karen Darby also of Warsaw....

July 29, 2014 - 4:35am
2 years 3 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol reported a traffic stop on Saturday night led to the detection of marijuana.

The Patrol said just before 8:30 p.m. troopers pulled over a Nissan Altima on US 33 in Fairfield County for speed and marked lane violations. 

Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and a passenger handed a small amount to the trooper. 

A search of the vehicle revealed over 1,000 hydromorphone pills in the vehicle's trunk....

July 24, 2014 - 10:41am
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday an OVI checkpoint will be held in Fairfield County.

The checkpoint will take place Friday evening with the exact location being announced Friday morning.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

While many will be busy with holiday travel plans this weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be busy trying to keep the roadways safe.

Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they will have all troopers out on the roadways and putting in overtime.

"We have all the troopers at the post scheduled out to work this weekend as well as the supervisors," Boyd said. "In addition to that, we have several hours of overtime that we got...

June 16, 2014 - 7:54am
2 years 9 weeks ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location the morning of the checkpoint. 

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements. 

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoints will be provided by local...

June 8, 2014 - 2:56pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

A single car accident on Interstate 70 West slowed traffic Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. near mile marker 169 east of Zanesville. According to the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol, a red Mercury Sable GS driven by 64-year-old Richard Noll of Zanesville was traveling westbound when he made an improper lane change and lost control striking the outside guardrail. Both westbound lanes were closed for around 20 minutes. Once the scene was...

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