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6-State Trooper Project Targeted Impaired Driving

Written by on 13 December 2018

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness impaired driving from 12 a.m. on December 7 through 11:59 p.m. on December 9. The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police […]

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Year-End Holiday Travel Expected to Hit New Record High

Written by on 13 December 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 13, 2018) – AAA expects more than one-third of Americans (nearly 40 percent of Ohioans) will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million American travelers (4.6 million Ohio travelers) represents a 4.4 percent increase over last year, and the most since AAA began tracking holiday travel. “Strong economic growth fueled by […]

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Drug Manufacturer to Reduce Price of Naloxone Product

Written by on 12 December 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE), the chairman and ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), today reacted to the news that drug manufacturer kaléo planned to take steps to reduce the price of its naloxone auto-injector to $178, down from $4,100 per unit. Portman and Carper […]

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AAA Illuminates the Dangers of Driving with Cloudy Headlights

Written by on 11 December 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 11, 2018) – New research from AAA reveals that clouded or yellowed headlights reduce the amount of light produced by nearly 80 percent. Since adequate lighting is critical to driving safely in the dark, this dramatic reduction in light puts drivers at risk. AAA urges drivers to check their headlights for signs […]

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5th Graders Urged to Participate in Poster Contest

Written by on 7 December 2018

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohio fifth graders and their teachers to take part in the 2019 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The Ohio Attorney General’s Missing Persons Unit is now accepting entries for the contest. The contest’s theme is “Bringing Our Missing Children Home,” and it is sponsored nationally […]

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Ohio Secretary of State Certifies November Election

Written by on 7 December 2018

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified the results of the 2018 General Election. The official results are now available on the Secretary of State’s website. “Once again, election officials across Ohio stepped up to the plate and delivered another well-run election,” Secretary Husted said. “I am proud of the work we […]

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Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative Underway in Ohio

Written by on 6 December 2018

The Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative creates a six-month program for driver license reinstatement fee reduction and waiver for offenders whose driver licenses have been suspended for specific violations.   In order to be eligible, you must meet certain requirements such as:   .Completion of all court ordered sanctions related to your offense   .Still owe […]

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State of Ohio Surplus Vehicle Auction this Saturday

Written by on 5 December 2018

The next surplus vehicle auction in the State of Ohio is this Saturday December 8.   77 vehicles will be up for bid.   The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division located at 4200 Surface Road in Columbus.   The gate opens at 8am, and the auction […]

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Ohio’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Opens to the Public

Written by on 5 December 2018

COLUMBUS, OH – Smart Columbus and DriveOhio today unveiled Smart Circuit – Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle – by offering free rides and a glimpse into the future of transportation. The low-speed vehicles will serve destinations around Columbus’ Scioto Mile from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, starting Monday, December 10. “Smart Circuit […]

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