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CPSC Warns About Dangers of Backyard Fireworks

Written by on 18 June 2018

Columbus, OH (June 15, 2018) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 11,100 Americans to the emergency room in 2016 with 68% occurring around the month of the Fourth of July holiday. Nearly 50% of injuries were to bystanders and 31% to children under 15 years of age. […]

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Figures for May 2018 New Business Filings Released

Written by on 15 June 2018

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced 12,082 new entities filed to do business in Ohio last month, an increase of 1,370 when compared to the same month in 2017. The total makes May 2018 the third-best month on record for new business filings. This comes just one month after April 2018 […]

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Close Election Proves Every Vote Counts

Written by on 15 June 2018

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 59 local elections were decided by a single vote or tied during the 2018 Primary Election held on May 8. This included 58 local races and one local issue. “The nearly 200 elections that have been decided by one vote or tied remind us […]

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Teen Drivers Reminded of Curfew Times

Written by on 14 June 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol used Day 16 of its 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign to remind teen drivers about curfews.   Unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, drivers between 17 and 18 may not drive from 1am to 5am.   Drivers under 17 may not drive from midnight to 6am.

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Ohio Attorney General Warns About Seasonal Scams

Written by on 14 June 2018

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to beware of seasonal scams, including home improvement fraud and travel-related schemes. “Scams don’t take a break in the summer,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We encourage people to be careful. Make sure you know who you’re dealing with. Ask for references. Take your time before making […]

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OSP: Check if Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled

Written by on 13 June 2018

Have you ever wondered if your vehicle has a safety recall?   The Ohio State Patrol said that is very important information that you need to know.   As part of its 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign, the Patrol said to find out, you can enter the Vehicle Identification Number or VIN at the […]

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OSP Continues 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign

Written by on 12 June 2018

The Ohio State Patrol used Day 14 of its 100 Days of Summer Safety to remind motorists about using headlights on a rainy day. The patrol says that when the windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be as well. The patrol says that is not just a suggestion, it is the law. Ohio enacted […]

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Red Cross Conducting Missing Types Campaign

Written by on 11 June 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 11, 2018) — As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and […]

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OSP Hosts 2018 African American Leadership Conference

Written by on 8 June 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol hosted the 2018 African American Leadership Conference which provided employees with the opportunity to network, foster teamwork and participate in conversation.   According to information on their Facebook page, the Patrol is committed to the leadership development of its employees. This event was called a great success thanks to the […]

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OSP Urges Motorists to Get Enough Sleep Before Driving

Written by on 7 June 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol continued its 100 Day of Summer Safety Campaign.   With Wednesday’s day nine, the Patrol reminded motorists to get enough sleep before driving to your summer destination.   Sleep is the only true preventative measure against the risk of drowsy driving.   The Patrol said it is important that people […]

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