Ohio State Highway Patrol

Statewide News
7:05 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Central and Southern Ohio Lead State in Felony Stops

Central and Southern Ohio led the state in the number of felony arrests made from traffic stops.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that ,079 felony stops were made between January and July of this year.

Franklin County led the state with 171 arrests, followed by Scioto County with 109, Lorain County with 70 and Jackson and Lucas Counties with 65 each.

According to the Highway Patrol, 74% of the arrests comes from a trooper "looking beyond the license plate" to spot criminal activity, such as evidence of drug use.

Statewide News
9:32 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Patrol: Most Ohio Counties have Fewer Crash Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The State Highway Patrol says most Ohio counties have seen a drop in crash deaths so far this year compared to this point in 2010.

A map posted on the patrol's website shows that 50 of 88 counties in Ohio saw at least one fewer fatality by Aug. 8 than during the same period last year. Thirteen counties have seen no change, while 25 have had more traffic deaths.

Cuyahoga County has seen the biggest decline. The patrol says the county that includes Cleveland has had 19 fewer fatalities than during the first seven months or so of 2010.

Statehouse News
3:29 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Abandoned Cooler Causes Bomb Scare at Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, OH - An abandoned item at the Ohio State Fair led authorities to close the Skyway ride and a section of the fair on its opening day.

Multiple media outlets report that the Columbus fire department bomb squad was called Wednesday afternoon to detonate the item, a soft-sided cooler. The contents were found to be water bottles and food bars.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pushed crowds back while firefighters used a device called a disrupter to detonate the cooler.

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