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OSP Reminds Motorists About No-Zones

Written by on 6 July 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol used Day 38 of their 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign to tell motorists about No-zones.   These are danger areas or blind spots around trucks or buses where crashes are more likely to occur.   The patrol says to avoid hanging out on either side of or tailgating directly […]

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8 Killed on Ohio Roadways During 4th of July Period

Written by on 6 July 2018

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting eight people lost their lives in four traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Tuesday, July 3 and ended Wednesday, July 4. Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least one of those crashes. Troopers made 296 arrests for impaired driving […]

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Rep. Jordan Denies Being Aware of Sexual Allegations at OSU

Written by on 5 July 2018

Representative Jim Jordan is denying he was aware of any sexual abuse allegations during his years as a coach for the Ohio State University wrestling team.   Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of sexually abusing team members from the mid 1970’s to the late 1990’s.   Jordan was an assistant wrestling […]

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Candidates for Governor and Lt. Gov. Disqualified

Written by on 5 July 2018

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Jonathan Heavey and Adam Hudak, who had filed petitions to run as independent candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in the 2018 General Election, failed to meet the minimum valid signature requirements for certification to the November ballot.   To qualify for the ballot, independent candidates must collect […]

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OSP Reminds Motorists Not to Drink and Drive

Written by on 3 July 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists about the dangers of impaired driving.   For Day 36 of their 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign, quoted figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing that more than 1200 children younger than 14 years old died in 2016 due to an impaired driver.   […]

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Flags at Half-Staff in Ohio Today

Written by on 3 July 2018

Flags are being flown at half staff in Ohio today.   Gov. John Kasich has ordered all flags at public buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff today throughout Ohio in honor of the Capital Gazette shooting victims in Maryland.   This order is in accordance with one issued by President Donald Trump.   The […]

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Motorists Reminded to Properly Restrain Children in Vehicles

Written by on 2 July 2018

On Day 34 of the Ohio State Patrol’s 100 days of Summer Safety Campaign, troopers reminded those travelling with children to take every precaution to keep them safe and properly restrained in the vehicle.   The patrol recommends visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to find information about child passenger safety requirements.   […]

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Man Arrested for Threatening Event in Cleveland

Written by on 2 July 2018

A Cleveland man has been arrested for allegedly talking about setting off a bomb and attacking people during the 4th of July parade in Cleveland this Wednesday.   Multiple media outlets are reporting that FBI agents arrested Demetrius Pitts for attempted support of a terrorist organization.   He is an American citizen who has often […]

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AEP Plan Helps Customers Keep Bills Steady

Written by on 2 July 2018

GAHANNA, Ohio, June 29, 2018 – Running your air conditioner during the summer can mean higher electric bills. AEP Ohio, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), has a program to help customers avoid seasonal bill increases — the Average Monthly Payment (AMP) plan. AEP Ohio’s AMP plan spreads electric costs out over the […]

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Don’t Forget Sunscreen During Outdoor Activities

Written by on 2 July 2018

Dermatologists say don’t forget about skin health during your 4th of July festivities.   Applying sunscreens properly can help protect you from UV damage caused by exposure to the sun.   It is recommended that you use SPF 50 sunscreen, and apply it more than once. In fact, reapplying sunscreen every two hours is recommended. […]

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