State News

2 Ohio Men Sentenced on Worker’s Comp Fraud Charges

Written by on 17 August 2018

COLUMBUS — A maintenance man for a mobile home park must reimburse his former employer more than $41,000 after pleading guilty Tuesday to a felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. Acting on a tip, investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation discovered Jason C. Smith, 35, of Pataskala, working for a mobile home park […]

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AEP Ohio Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Program

Written by on 17 August 2018

GAHANNA, Ohio, August 16, 2018 – AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) company, today announced an incentive program to encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at public sites, workplaces and apartment complexes. The $10 million program provides funding for up to 375 EV charging stations throughout the AEP Ohio service territory. […]

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Queen of Soul Dead at the Age of 76

Written by on 16 August 2018

With a career spanning nearly six decades, Aretha Franklin proudly earned the title “Queen of Soul.” The legendary soul singer died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, Fox News confirmed. Franklin became an international sensation after releasing her hit song “Respect” in 1967. Since then, Franklin has been nominated for 44 […]

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OSP Conducting OVI Checkpoint This Week

Written by on 13 August 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol plans to operate an OVI checkpoint sometime this week in a county within our region.   According to a release, the checkpoint is intended to deter and intercept impaired drivers.   The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day before, and the location will be […]

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Ohio Gas Prices Down a Dime from Last Week

Written by on 13 August 2018

The average price of gas in Ohio dropped a dime from last week.   AAA reported the average price for a gallon of regular gas was 2.69 a gallon today.   Hardin County’s average price also dropped from 2.67 a gallon last week to an average of 2.67 today.   The highest price in our […]

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Motorcyclists Reminded About Need for Protective Clothing

Written by on 10 August 2018

Motorcyclists are being reminded about the importance of proper clothing while riding.   The Ohio State Highway Patrol, on the 74th day of the 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign, said motorcyclists should wear clothing that completely covers their arms and legs, ideally with leather or heavy denim. Thick clothing provides protection in the event […]

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Keep Back-to-School Traffic From Turning Deadly

Written by on 10 August 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 10, 2018) – As Ohio students head back to school, AAA urges motorists to help curb tragedies by watching out for added pedestrians, school buses and traffic on the roads. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in Ohio. Last year the number of pedestrian fatalities soared to 144, according to the Ohio […]

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OSP Says All in Vehicle Should be Buckled Up

Written by on 10 August 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol urged drivers to make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up before heading out.   The Patrol used the seventy second day of the 100 Days of Summer Safety campaign to say that all occupants should have their seatbelts fastened for the duration of the trip.   The driver […]

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ODNR Conducting Controlled Hunting Opportunities

Written by on 8 August 2018

Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled hunting opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).   The ODNR Division of Wildlife will be holding drawings for Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and East Sandusky Bay Metropark waterfowl hunts.   A drawings for both locations will be held at Osborn […]

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Balderson Claims Victory in 12th Congressional Special Election

Written by on 8 August 2018

Troy Balderson overcame a huge early-voting deficit to narrowly beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in Tuesday’s nationally watched 12th Congressional District special election.   The Columbus Dispatch reported that the results won’t become official until possibly as many as 8,483 additional ballots are tabulated in 10 days: those from provisional voters and absentee ballots mailed in […]

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