Statewide News

Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Winter Blast Costly For Ohio Cities, Businesses

The winter blast that brought snow and dangerous temperatures to much of Ohio will end up costing cities and businesses quite a bit of money.

Toledo officials estimate that the storms that have dumped about 20 inches of snow since the end of December will cost the city up to $1 million.

Much of that is in salary and overtime costs for city workers. The city also had to hire private plow contractors to help out.

The price tag for water main breaks and busted pipes also is adding up.

Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Arctic Blast Shuts Schools In Ohio

Schools are closed all over the Miami Valley and the state as Ohioans braced for dangerously cold weather - and officials are warning people to stay inside if possible.

Ohio State University and the University of Toledo closed Monday, too, as temperatures in the state were expected to be the coldest in more than two decades.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Hits Ohio

In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state is expected to see its coldest temperatures in years.

Temperatures are in single digits to start the day throughout the state this morning, with wind chills well below zero.

After a warm up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it'll stay bitterly cold through most of next week.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Patrol: Record Low Ohio Traffic Deaths In 2013

Preliminary data show Ohio had a record-low number of traffic deaths in 2013.

The State Highway Patrol reports at least 923 people died on Ohio roads during the past year. Additional deaths are under review but have not been confirmed as traffic fatalities, making the possible total 981.

It would be the first time Ohio has had fewer than 1,000 traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1936. The previous low was 1,016 in 2011. In 2012, Ohio had 1,122 deaths.

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Statewide News
3:35 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Upgrades Made To Ohio’s Habitual Drunk Driver Offender Registry

There’s an online registry in Ohio that identifies habitual drunk drivers but recently, there have been cases where there have been gaps in that database. Staff Lieutenant Anne Ralston of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the agency has upgraded the registry so that it compiles up to date information automatically from already existing electronic records.

“Prior to the revamp of the system, we only had 348 people who were habitual offenders who were being captured on the registry. Now after the revamp, we have over 5300 habitual offenders on the registry.”

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