Stories tagged with: Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 3, 2014 - 4:42pm
43 weeks 10 hours ago

While many of us hit the roadways for holiday travel this past Labor Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol also took to the roads to make sure everyone was traveling safely.

Sgt. Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville post of the Highway Patrol said 16 officers were working in Muskingum and Coshocton counties over the weekend. The officers made contact with around 700 motorists and issued citations to about 460 of those who were stopped.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, we...

July 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

Being in Ohio, you've no doubt noticed the sleek, silver Dodge Chargers driven by state troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol.  Now, the rest of the country is getting to have a look at them as well.

An online contest was recently held by the American Association of State Troopers to select the nation's best looking cruiser.  When the final votes were tallied on Facebook, Ohio came out on top with nearly 22,000 "likes" of the buckeye state's patrol car.


May 7, 2014 - 8:33pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

A rollover crash near South Zanesville sends one to the hospital late Wednesday afternoon.

Trooper Jeff Fowler Jr. with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says at around 5 p.m. a red Ford F-150 was northbound on State Route 555 just past Grantcliffe Road. The vehicle lost control, slid off the right side of the road and overturned into an embankment. There were two occupants in the truck, the male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Good Samaritan...

October 28, 2013 - 8:46pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Two people were sent to the hospital Monday afternoon following a motorcycle accident on North River Road.

State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Fowler said around 3 p.m., a motorcycle traveling southbound carrying two passengers failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the right side of the road, striking a guard rail. According to Trooper Fowler, the driver, 47-year-old David Thomas Jr. of Zanesville suffered a significant head injury and possible broken ribs. The passenger...

July 17, 2013 - 6:20pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

A two vehicle accident, involving a semi and an Ohio Department of Transportation truck, shut down traffic on Interstate 70 in both westbound lanes, Wednesday afternoon for several hours.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Matt Boyd, around noon, O-DOT was sweeping the inside berm of the interstate through the city of Zanesville, near the state street exit, when the semi-truck driven by, Timothy Peyton, struck the carriage that is attached to the sweeper that protects...

December 28, 2012 - 6:13pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

State Troopers plan to be out in full force for New Year's Eve.

The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol is increasing the number of troopers on the road and the length of their shifts during the holiday as they attempt to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.

"The patrol is very diligent in looking for impaired drivers, hoping that people will use caution and plan their activities over the holiday and not drink and drive," said Lt. William Boyd.

The troopers...

June 24, 2012 - 6:12pm
3 years 1 week ago

One person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday afternoon after a rollover accident north of Zanesville on State Route 60.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Trooper Todd Henry of the State Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound when it went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and rolled into a ditch.

The driver, Sherri Hand of Nashport, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries.

Henry said that...

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