Traffic deaths see big rise in Ohio, across country

The number of traffic deaths in the U.S. is on pace to be the highest since 2007, a downside to an improving economy and lower gas prices, according to the National Safety Council. During the first six months of 2015, nearly 19,000 people were killed on the nation’s highways, an increase of 14 percent since […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Caledonia crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 7:25am on State Route 309 at the intersection of Main Street in the Village of Caledonia in Marion County. The Patrol said that Maureen E. Welch, 71, of Caledonia […]

Crash kills one in the City of Marion

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Davids Street near Wood Street in the City of Marion at approximately 2:35 pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Patrol says a 2010 Ford E250 van pulling a 2014 Carry-On Corporation trailer, driven by Jason […]

Wednesday morning crash injures 5, closed State Route 95

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they received a call at about 6:35am of a serious injury crash at State Route 95 west of Campbell Road.  The two vehicle crash occurred on State Route 95 in front of the Whirlpool plant in Marion Township. A 2013 Ottawa truck driven […]

Marion City Schools’ bus involved in minor crash

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said a school bus from the Marion City Schools was involved in a minor crash Tuesday morning with one student transported to the hospital. At approximately 7:45am on March 3, 2015, police responded to a reported crash involving the school bus on North Greenwood Street just south of East Fairground Street. […]

Early morning crash claims life of Marion man

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that a Marion man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Smeltzer Road. The Patrol said the crash took place at approximately 1:30am on Smeltzer Road south of Marion-Cardington Road. Christopher Nagel, 37, of Marion, was driving a 2003 Ford F150 south […]

Patrol reports 19 deaths over Thanksgiving weekend

2014 Thanksgiving Traffic Report

Provisional numbers released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday than in recent years. During the five day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 26, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., 19 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is an […]

Troopers Investigating Injury Crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol Cruiser

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a three vehicle injury crash that occurred on Monday, October 20,2014 at approximately 3:40 pm on US 23 at the intersection of Linn Hipsher Road in Marion County. The crash involved a silver 2005 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Thomas L. Taylor, age […]

Patrol Confirms Identity of Driver in Fatal Crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol Cruiser

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have continued to investigate a fatal crash that occurred on August 2, 2014 at approximately 7:05 pm on Martel Road, north of Marseilles-Galion Road, in Marion County. The crash involved a 2004 Chevy Impala driven by Paul E. Kitts 59, of Caledonia. The Patrol […]

Marion Motorcyclist Killed in Thursday Crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred on August 14, 2014. The crash, which claimed one life, took place at approximately 2:30 pm on Pole Lane Road, just south of Patten Pike in Marion County. The crash involved a 2011 Ford Focus […]