As mosquito and tick season begins in Ohio, ODH offers tips on how to prevent diseases

Mosquito and tick season has officially begun in Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) urges people to “fight the bite” and take precautions to prevent bites from mosquitos and ticks which can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease. In Ohio, ticks are most active April through September, […]

Highway Patrol: Don’t press your luck this St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the Ohio State Highway Patrol urges you to designate a sober driver before the festivities begin. The Patrol will work with local law enforcement to remove impaired drivers as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign. St. Patrick’s Day is a […]

Troopers asking motorists to move over for emergency responders

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to help keep their fellow drivers and law enforcement officers safe by following Ohio’s Move Over law. From 2012-2016, Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers were involved in 73 crashes that appear be related to the move over law. These crashes resulted in deaths of two civilians, 24 […]

Patrol urges making a sober driver part of your game plan this Super Bowl Sunday

As Super Bowl Sunday is historically a day when many friends and family have gatherings involving alcohol, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging fans to be safe this Sunday by refraining from driving impaired. If you plan on consuming alcohol, be sure to designate a sober driver to get you home safely. Help others […]

PUCO encourages safe driving during the holidays

During the holiday season, Ohio’s world-class transportation system will be heavily relied upon as travelers visit family and friends. Ohio ranks fifth as one of the most highly traveled states in the country. As more motorists share the road with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers these tips to […]

Patrol offers tips and warnings about driving in winter weather

Winter weather can lead to dangerous driving conditions. The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol urges motorists to consider the following tips on how to drive cautiously, what to do in the event of a crash, and what items to keep in your trunk for your own safety. In the event of inclement […]

Energy conservation and safety tips for the holiday season

This time of year, many Ohio families begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. Decorations help make the season bright, but can also create safety hazards. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers some tips to ensure a safe and energy efficient holiday season. Decorating safely Decorating this holiday season can be done […]

Ohio Attorney General offers 12 holiday shopping tips for consumers

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered holiday consumer protection tips ahead of 2016 Thanksgiving weekend, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. “We encourage consumers to take some simple steps to protect themselves,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Whether they’re shopping online or in stores, we encourage people to take their time, understand […]

Lieutenant Governor, State Fire Marshal offer tips to safely celebrate holiday season

State Fire Marshal Larry L. Flowers and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor are reminding Ohioans to stay fire safe ahead of the holiday season.  Many of us will be cooking and decorating for the holidays, and that could increase the likelihood of a fire in your home. “The holidays are a time for celebration, but Ohioans […]

2016 Thanksgiving weekend to see highest number of travelers in a decade

Thanksgiving is the holiday with the most travelers on the road each year and this year will be no exception. AAA is predicting 2 million Ohioans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, a 2.1 percent increase over last year and the highest number since 2005. Nationally, 48.7 million Americans […]