Crash Kills Scooter Driver in Marion County

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday at 12:53 pm. The crash occurred on Caledonia Northern Road south of Linn Hipsher Road, in Marion County.

Patrol Canine Passes, Responsible for Millions in Seizures

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is mourning the loss recently of one of their successful and dedicated drug-detecting canines, Ringo, who had been with the Patrol since January 2000. K9 Ringo passed away on May 28, 2010. He retired from active duty in April 2009.

Patrol Warns Against Drunk Driving This Weekend

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel impaired this Memorial Day weekend. Troopers will be working alongside local law enforcement officers in an effort to have a weekend free of impaired-fatal crashes.

State Patrol Investigating Injury Crash In Marion

Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred Thursday, May 14, at 8:23am. The crash occurred on Fairground Road between Madison Avenue and Pole Lane Road, in Marion County.

Driver In Fatal Crash Was Legally Drunk

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that toxicology reports show the driver who caused a fatal crash in Marion County a month and a half ago was legally drunk.

On March 10, 2010, troopers from the Marion Patrol Post investigated a double fatality crash on State Route 4 between State Route 203 and Prospect-Upper Sandusky Road, in Marion County.

In the crash, Justin R. Shelton, age 29, of Richwood and Richard W. Baker, age 38, of Marion were both killed. The patrol says the preliminary investigation revealed that Shelton drove left of center striking Baker.

Five Honored For “Heroic Actions”

Five citizens were honored Friday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their heroic actions following a one-vehicle crash on January 22, 2010, on State Route 100 in Marion County.

Jeffrey Ault, Delilah Ault, Thomas Howison, all three of Galion, Gary Blum, of Shelby and Tony Perry, of Lexington, were each presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Lt. Chuck Jones, Commander of the Patrol’s Marion Post, for their selfless actions to remove a crash victim from a burning vehicle without regard for their own safety.