PUCO’s five tips for safe home heating

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers home heating safety reminders as the winter season arrives. Once a year, have your furnace, vents, flues and chimneys inspected by a qualified service professional. CO detectors should be installed and regularly tested outside of each sleeping area in the home. Plug portable space heaters directly into […]

Attorney General announces enhanced efforts to investigate skimmer crimes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that cyber crime agents with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) now have a new tool to help local law enforcement agencies investigate crimes involving credit card skimmers. Through the use of new technology, the BCI Cyber Crimes Unit now has the ability to extract data […]

Ohioans warned against dangerous cosmetic contact lenses

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, and the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board have joined forces to warn consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses without a valid prescription this Halloween season. They remind the public that it is illegal for anyone to dispense or sell contact lenses without […]

National School Bus Safety Week – “Stop on Red”

The week of October 16 through October 20, 2017, has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme, “Stop on Red,” reminds motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside of school buses. Troopers will increase visibility on school bus routes and school related safety zones by following or riding on school […]

PUCO encourages safety at rail crossings for 2017 Rail Safety Week

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is participating in Rail Safety Week, Sept. 24-30, 2017, and wants to remind Ohioans to practice safety around all rail grade crossings. Every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. Many crashes at railroad crossings occur because motorists fail to […]

ODH reports first 2017 Ohio death from West Nile Virus

Ohio’s first 2017 death in a human West Nile virus case has been reported by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The 74-year-old Defiance County man had been hospitalized with encephalitis. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a total of 10 human cases of West Nile virus across the state. Counties with at least […]

Patrol focused on impaired drivers for 2017 Labor Day

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be safe this Labor Day weekend. Troopers will focus enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from Ohio’s roadways. Motorists can all have a part in keeping the roadway safe by never driving impaired and designating a sober driver. During the 2016 Labor Day holiday weekend, there […]

Consumer tips offered for purchasing solar eclipse glasses

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has offered consumer protection tips ahead of the August 21 solar eclipse. “Ohioans of all ages are intrigued by the upcoming solar eclipse, but safety needs to be a priority to avoid permanent eye damage,” said Attorney General DeWine. “We want consumers to be informed before buying solar eclipse glasses.” […]

PUCO encourages safe summer driving practices

During the summer season, Ohio’s highways are heavily relied upon by travelers visiting family and friends. Ohio ranks fifth in the most highly traveled states in the country. As an increasing number of motorists share the road with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers these safe driving tips to […]

Patrol warns against drinking and driving this July Fourth

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in full force cracking down on impaired drivers the entire Fourth of July weekend, which begins Friday, June 30 and ends Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Their zero-tolerance policy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign aimed at removing impaired drivers from […]