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OSP Identifies Substance at Ross Correctional Institution

Written by on 31 August 2018

CHILLICOTHE – A mixture of heroin and fentanyl has been identified by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as the substance that caused an apparent overdose of one inmate and required medical attention for 27 staff members at the Ross Correctional Institution (RCI) in Chillicothe Wednesday morning. Approximately 31 inmates who were not affected were removed […]

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American Idol Auditions Coming to Columbus

Written by on 30 August 2018

Auditions for American Idol on ABC is coming to Ohio’s capital city.   Contestant hopefuls will go to Genoa Park, 303 West Broad Street in Columbus on Wednesday September 12.   The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off this past Saturday August 25, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for American Idol 2018-2019 […]

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Substance Exposure at Ohio Prison Remains Under Investigation

Written by on 30 August 2018

CHILLICOTHE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate a substance exposure at the Ross Correctional Institution, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Chillicothe.   The facility is secure with no safety threat to the public.   According to a release, at approximately 9:10 Wednesday morning, troopers and EMS responded to the facility on […]

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24 Exposed to Fentanyl at Ross Correctional Institution

Written by on 29 August 2018

24 people – including correctional officers, nurses and inmates – have been exposed to what investigators believe is fentanyl at the Ross Correctional Institution.   Fentanyl is a powerful and dangerous drug. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin according to the Centers for Disease Control.   WSAZ Radio reported that the […]

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September Designated Life Insurance Awareness Month

Written by on 29 August 2018

COLUMBUS — Governor John Kasich and Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment have designated September as Life Insurance Awareness Month in Ohio to emphasize the significance of financial security if a spouse or loved one were to pass away. “Insurance is designed to provide protection when you need it most and life insurance is a […]

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Lake Erie Boat Ramp to be Temporarily Closed

Written by on 29 August 2018

Anglers and boaters looking to launch at the Lake Erie Mazurik Boat Access should be aware that the boat ramp and parking lot area will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, September 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).   The ODNR Division of Wildlife will be sealcoating the parking lot beginning on […]

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Official Title Given to State Issue 1

Written by on 29 August 2018

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the official title for State Issue 1 that will be before voters in the November General Election. Additionally, Secretary Husted certified the official form of the ballot for the 2018 General Election. The initiative’s official title will appear on the ballot as follows: STATE ISSUE […]

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Fallen Workers Memorial Service Set

Written by on 29 August 2018

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will hold its annual Fallen Workers Memorial service Thursday.   The event honors the memory of those who lost their lives as a result of a workplace injury or illness.   The event will start at 10 Thursday morning and will be held at the William […]

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AAA: More Ohioans Planning Labor Day Getaways

Written by on 28 August 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 27, 2018) – More Ohioans are planning Labor Day getaways this year, according to AAA Ohio booking data. The number of Ohioans departing during the Labor Day holiday period, Thursday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept.3, will be 8.2 percent higher than last year. “More Ohioans will be wrapping up this busy summer […]

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OSP Lists Leading Cause of Teen Driver Crashes

Written by on 28 August 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol used the 100 days of Summer Safety Campaign to talk about the leading causes crashes leading to the death of teenage drivers.   According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the greatest dangers facing drivers aged 15 to 18 in the U.S. are alcohol, inconsistent use of […]

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