Safety Urged During Motorcycle Awareness Month

To kick-off Motorcycle Awareness Month, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) are continuing their Ride Smart. Drive Smart. safety education partnership.

Victim Assistance Poster Contest Winners Named

Week Focuses On Protecting Against Arson

In recognition of May 2-8, 2010 being declared National Arson Awareness Week by the U.S. Fire Administration, Interim State Fire Marshal Donald Cooper today reminded citizens that they play an important role in protecting themselves and their property against the crime of arson.

Sheriff’s Office Upping Patrols For Prom Season

The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a countywide traffic detail targeting speed and alcohol related violations for the upcoming prom season.

Deputies will be conducting extra traffic enforcement and patrol starting this weekend and running through May 16. 

Spring Into Fire Safety

Interim State Fire Marshal Donald Cooper is encouraging Ohioans to “spring into fire safety” as warmer days approach. Ohio averages more total fires in spring than any other season. More than 60,000 fires were reported during April, May and June to Ohio’s fire departments from 2004 to 2008.

“As the spring weather warms Ohio, many people throughout the state begin what is an annual ritual – spring cleaning,” said Cooper. “This is also an ideal time to check homes and yards to eliminate fire and safety hazards.”

Red Cross Holding CPR, AED, First Aid Training

The Marion County Chapter of American Red Cross has announced two upcoming training classes.

The first — Community CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) – will take place Saturday, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training will cover procedures almost anyone can use to assist persons experiencing heart-related and breathing emergencies. Participants will learn how to administer CPR to adults, children and infants. Students also will be trained to use an AED to help victims over 12 months of age. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.