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July 29, 2021

OSHP OVI Checkpoint

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Madison County. Drive sober!

July 27, 2021

OSHP posts join forces in effort to curb fatal crashes

From WTOV - There's an increase in fatal motorcycle crashes in the Ohio Valley, and a 16 percent increase throughout the state of Ohio compared to last year. More.

July 22, 2021

Meth and Marijuana

Troopers seize $70,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana in Pickaway County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a stop in Pickaway County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 7 pounds of methamphetamine and 290 grams of marijuana worth approximately $70,000. More.

July 22, 2021

Cruiser

Patrol enters nationwide "Best Looking Cruiser" contest

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has entered the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. More.

July 22, 2021

OSHP OVI Checkpoint

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct OVI checkpoints in Medina and Stark counties. Drive sober!

July 19, 2021

Multi-state highway patrol program urges drivers to move over for disabled vehicles

From Athens Messenger - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on “Move Over” enforcement, according to a release. More.

July 13, 2021

After nearly a decade, man gets stolen classic car back

From WJW - It was hard for Tom Laskowski to stop smiling. And that smile only grew bigger, when he opened the driver's side door of his 1968 Pontiac Tempest, for the first time in nearly a decade. More.

July 8, 2021

Video: Trooper saves man choking on baggie of marijuana

From WKBN - Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol do a lot every day to save lives on Ohio’s highways, and they also stop a lot of criminal activity. More.

July 8, 2021

Meth and Gun

Troopers seize gun and $16,800 worth of methamphetamine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a loaded Glock 9mm gun and 168 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $16,800. More.

July 6, 2021

Deadly Fourth of July weekend on roadways

From WKEF - It was a deadly Fourth of July weekend on the roadways. Ohio State Highway Patrol reporting 16 deaths in 15 crashes between Friday through Monday. Five of those crashes were caused by impaired driving. More.

June 23, 2021

State creates new College to Law Enforcement Pathway Program

From WTVG - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has launched a new pilot program to help local law enforcement agencies recruit and retain a diverse workforce. More.

June 21, 2021

Marla Gaskill: 'You will never know if you can do it unless you try'

From the Times Reporter - While it may sound like a cliche, it's the literal truth: The career of Lt. Col. Marla Gaskill has taken flight. More.

June 19, 2021

Buckeye Girls State's 2021 patrol class graduates

From Canton Repository - Dressed in black caps and gray T-shirts, 10 cadets marched into McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex at the University of Mount Union. More.

June 11, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol launches new Distracted Driving Dashboard

From WKYC - The dashboard shows drivers a detailed list of crashes and violations related to distracted driving across Ohio. More.

June 2, 2021

Various Drugs

Troopers seize $30,000 worth of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl tablets and gray death powder in Pickaway County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan women after a stop in Pickaway County uncovered various drugs, including a dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil often referred to as “grey death.” During the traffic stop, troopers seized 235 grams of methamphetamine, 165 grams of heroin, 54 grams of gray death powder and 48 fentanyl tablets worth approximately $30,000. More.

June 1, 2021

Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduates

The eighth Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduated 31 law enforcement leaders today after 10 weeks of accredited, college-level training through a partnership with The Ohio State University. More.

May 28, 2021

Keeping the roads safe on Memorial Day weekend

From WLIO - Last Memorial Day, if you can remember, there was a record low number of travelers on the roads for the holiday weekend. It wont look like that this year, though. More.

May 26, 2021

Gun and Cocaine

Troopers seize $7,150 worth of suspected cocaine and marijuana in Butler County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Georgia man after a stop in Butler County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 49 grams of suspected cocaine and 215 grams of marijuana worth approximately $7,150. More.

May 25, 2021

Ohio state troopers increasing visibility this week to crack down on seat belt use

From WLWT - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with troopers in six other states to crack down on seat belt safety. More.

May 19, 2021

Teen drivers earn lunch for seat belt safety at Wadsworth High School

From the Medina Gazette - Student drivers pulling into Wadsworth High School on Tuesday morning were greeted by local law enforcement ready to hand them coupons for a free burger — as long as their seat belts were fastened. More.

May 18, 2021

Ohio state troopers seize 5 times as much meth and heroin as last year

From WOIO - Weapons and drugs seized off our streets have skyrocketed compared to the last several years, 19 Investigates has uncovered. More.

May 17, 2021

Ohio Highway Patrol warns steady warm weather means motorcycle crashes could increase

From the Columbus Dispatch - Several close calls and one bad crash prompted Zach Lacey to give up motorcycle riding in 2015. More.

May 11, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol issues reminder about motorcycle safety awareness

From the News-Herald - May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorcyclists to ride trained and sober and motorists should be aware of an increase in motorcycles on the roadways. More.

May 10, 2021

Studies seek safer roads for Boardman pedestrians

From the Vindicator - A series of studies is underway in Boardman Township on pedestrians and vehicle traffic. More.

April 29, 2021

ODOT and Ohio State Highway Patrol team up for National Work Zone Awareness Week

From the times Bulletin - For the annual spring campaign, National Work Zone Awareness Week, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) came together recently to urge drivers to use extra caution in work zones, out on U.S. 30 where Van Wert crews were crack sealing pavement. More.

April 24, 2021

Troopers, YPD cracking down on distracted driving along I-680

From Mahoning Matters - State authorities on Friday unveiled a new Distracted Driving Safety Corridor along an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 680, intended to discourage drivers from taking their eyes off the road and cut down on crashes. More.

April 21, 2021

OSHP: Distracted Driving Safety Corridor Is Working

From WFIN - The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation gave an update on the effectiveness of the Distracted Driving Safety Corridor that was implemented on Interstate 75 in March of 2020. More.

April 20, 2021

Ohio Turnpike, highway patrol focus on aerial enforcement of extreme speeders

From WJW - As construction season begins, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is already sending a message about safety, eyes in the sky will be working to catch extreme speeders. More.

April 15, 2021

Ohio troopers issue 557 citations in a week as part of distracted driving crackdown

From WLWT - The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued 557 citations across the state for distracted driving last week as part of a six-state trooper initiative. More.

April 14, 2021

VIDEO: Local state trooper praised for bringing missing teen with autism home safely

From WXIX - An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper is being praised for his quick actions in bringing a missing teen with autism home. More.

April 14, 2021

Ohio State trooper stops man from jumping off bridge

From WKYC - The trooper says he just wanted to help the 18-year-old in any way he could. More.

April 12, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol creates online OVI dashboard with real-time updates

From WNWO - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a new tool to outline the frequency of impaired driving. More.

April 9, 2021

Fentanyl Pills

Troopers seize $60,000 worth of fentanyl pills in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a New York man after a stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 3,000 fentanyl pills worth approximately $60,000. More.

April 9, 2021

Cocaine

Troopers seize $90,000 worth of cocaine in Sandusky County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a stop in Sandusky County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $90,000. More.

April 5, 2021

Cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine

Troopers seize $26,750 worth of suspected cocaine, suspected heroin, and crack cocaine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 100 grams of suspected cocaine, 100 grams of heroin, and 14 grams of crack cocaine worth approximately $26,750. More.

March 30, 2021

Patrol saw less activity during COVID

From Sandusky Register - State troopers in Erie and Ottawa counties pulled over several thousand fewer vehicles in 2020 compared to the year prior. More.

March 25, 2021

Warm weather brings reminder for motorcycle safety

From WTOL - A warm, spring day, and another serious crash at Millbury and Woodville roads. More.

March 23, 2021

Ohio State Patrol ramps up speeding enforcement efforts

From Dayton Daily News - As the weather begins to warm up this spring, and you have an urge to put the pedal to the metal, there may be some flashing blue lights in your rear-view mirror on interstates highways, state routes and county roads in southwest Ohio. More.

March 19, 2021

Ohio Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be aware of motorcyclists as spring approaches

From HometownStations - The Ohio Highway Patrol is reminding residents to stay cautious on roadways, especially with more motorcyclists expected on the roads in the coming months. More.

March 19, 2021

Meth and Fentanyl

Troopers seize $7,325 worth of methamphetamine and suspected fentanyl in Jackson County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 87 grams of methamphetamine and 8 grams of suspected fentanyl worth approximately $7,325. More.

March 17, 2021

Multistate drugs, weapons crackdown yields 616 arrests

From the Toledo Blade - Marijuana busts last week on I-75 in Hancock County and on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County were part of a multi-state crackdown on illegal drugs and weapons, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Wednesday. More.

March 13, 2021

Tri-state police cracking down on criminal activity on roadways over holiday weekend

From WXIX - Tri-state police are teaming up to crack down on criminal activity on roadways during the holiday weekend. More.

March 12, 2021

Don't Press your Luck this St. Patrick's Day

During the next week, St. Patrick's Day celebrations will be taking place throughout Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging those who are planning on celebrating St. Patrick's Day to designate a sober driver. More.

March 11, 2021

Meth

Troopers seize $220,000 worth of methamphetamine in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against three Arizona men after a stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 22 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $220,000. More.

March 9, 2021

Heroin

Troopers seize $50,000 worth of heroin in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against an Arizona man and woman after a stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 2 pounds of heroin worth approximately $50,000.

March 4, 2021

'Smooth and painless': OSHP superintendent gets COVID-19 vaccine on first day of law enforcement eligibility

From WBNS - Ohio members of law enforcement are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On Thursday, Col. Richard S. Fambro, Superintendent of Ohio State Highway Patrol, got the Moderna vaccine. More.

March 1, 2021

OSHP trooper goes extra mile, helps save life of local hero Jeremy Ganger

From WKEF - What originally was a going to be a speeding ticket from an Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) trooper turned into a heartfelt conversation about mental health that might have saved the life of local hero Jeremy Ganger. More.

February 26, 2021

Patrol Announces 2020 Leadership Awards

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the recipients of their 2020 Leadership Awards today in a virtual ceremony. More.

February 24, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol officer uses his lunch to rescue stray dog from traffic

From WBNS - An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer had to use his own lunch to help lure a stray dog that was running in and out of traffic. More.

February 22, 2021

Ohio man builds snow creation of Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, cruiser

From WLWT - A northern Ohio man got creative with the recent snowfall and built a snow creation that's sure to stop you in your tracks. More.

February 18, 2021

OSHP trooper provides compassion, empathy to children after high speed chase

From WEWS - After a Cleveland man led police on a harrowing, high-speed chase with three kids in the backseat on Wednesday morning, an Ohio state trooper provided comfort in a time of chaos. More.

February 13, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol enforcement impacts highway crime

From the Times Leader - Through effective traffic enforcement, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is significantly impacting criminal activity on the state's roadways. More.

February 12, 2021

Woman shares how she survived devastating crash

From WTOV - Last month, an Edison High School senior walked away from a crash that could have killed her. More.

February 11, 2021

Fentanyl Pills

Troopers seize three guns and $45,000 worth of suspected fentanyl pills in Richland County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Cleveland man after a traffic stop in Richland County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized approximately 1,500 suspected fentanyl pills worth $45,000, a hand gun and two AR-15 pistols. More.

February 7, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol initiatives aimed at service, saving lives

From the Columbus Dispatch - What if I told you an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper picked up a homeless man out of a driving rainstorm, took him to a local restaurant and bought him a meal — with money out of his own pocket? More.

February 5, 2021

Meth

Troopers seize $67,950 worth of methamphetamine in Jackson County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 906 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $67,950. More.

February 2, 2021

OSHP: Driver crashes into ambulance while trying to grab dropped phone, injuring himself, 2 others

From WJW - A man was cited after reportedly crashing his vehicle into an ambulance while distracted, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. More.

January 29, 2021

Troopers confiscated more guns and drugs on state's roadways in 2020 than previous year

From WOIO - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says their traffic enforcement activity is having an impact on criminal activity on the states' roadways. More.

January 26, 2021

Meth

Troopers seize $140,000 worth of methamphetamine in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against two California men after an encounter in Madison County. While interacting with the suspects, troopers seized 14 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $140,000. More.

January 25, 2021

I-Team: Video shows trooper, officers save man in wheelchair from raging fire

From WJW - Video released to the FOX 8 I-Team shows a local state trooper and Cleveland police officers rush into a burning home to save a man in a wheelchair. More.

January 22, 2021

Marijuana

Troopers seize $1 million worth of marijuana in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Colorado woman after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 750 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $1,050,000. More.

January 14, 2021

Ohio troopers, Indiana State Police partner to curb distracted driving

From WKEF - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Indiana State Police are partnering to reduce distracted driving. More.

January 11, 2021

Ohio State Highway Patrol taking guns off streets

From Fox8 - More.

January 9, 2021

'Books with Badge' founder Watts receiving MLK Award

From the Times Leader - A St. Clairsville resident is being honored for his commitment to equality by the Martins Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee in Wheeling. More.

January 5, 2021

Meth and Cocaine

Troopers seize $102,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine in Meigs County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two North Carolina men after a traffic stop in Meigs County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 3 pounds of methamphetamine and 30 grams of suspected cocaine worth approximately $102,000. More.

January 4, 2021

Patrol Releases New Year's Holiday Report

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 10 deaths on Ohio's roadways during the 2020-2021 New Year's holiday according to provisional statistics. More.

January 3, 2021

'I've seen lives that have been ruined': Patrolman warns against drunken driving

From Mansfield News Journal - Records show 42% of 2020 Richland County traffic deaths tied to alcohol or drugs. More.

December 28, 2020

Patrol Releases Christmas Holiday Report

Provisional statistics released today show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio's roadways this Christmas holiday, as compared to the two previous years. More.

December 23, 2020

Troopers urge sober driving for Christmas

Even though holiday celebrations will look different this year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive sober. More.

December 21, 2020

Meth and Gun

Troopers seize a loaded handgun and $6,000 worth of methamphetamine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory XD handgun, a digital scale and 60 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $6,000. More.

December 15, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol unveils new Work Zone Dashboard

In an effort to curb work zone crashes and further empower the public, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a new dashboard devoted to work zone safety. More.

December 14, 2020

Highway Patrol is targeting drunk or drugged drivers throughout December

From WTRF - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) cases account for 40% of all fatal crashes in Ohio for the past five years. More.

December 11, 2020

OSHP Trooper Honored For Saving Woman's Life

From WFIN - A Trooper with the Findlay District of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been honored for saving a woman's life who was suffering a mental crisis. More.

December 10, 2020

OSHP awards 2 men who rescued couple from October plane crash in New Carlisle

From WDTN - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) gave two men an award for saving the lives of a couple stuck in a Fox Class kit plane that crashed and caught fire at New Carlisle Airfield in October. More.

December 8, 2020

Various Drugs

Troopers seize $3,500 worth of cocaine, heroin and marijuana in Sandusky County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Sandusky County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 50 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of heroin and 7 grams of marijuana worth approximately $3,500. More.

December 4, 2020

6-State Trooper Project to Target Impaired Driving

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to enforce and raise awareness on impaired driving. More.

December 1, 2020

Ohio Highway Patrol will increase presence during December

From WTAP - Tis the season to celebrate, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol says it's important to be aware of the consequences of drunk and drugged driving. More.

November 30, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol opens new Toledo Post

From WTOL - A new safety center is complete in west Toledo, moving the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Toledo post from Swanton to across the street from the University of Toledo. More.

November 24, 2020

Patrol warns against drinking and driving this Thanksgiving

While this Thanksgiving may look different, the Ohio State Highway Patrol expects many motorists to travel on Ohio's roadways for the upcoming holiday. More.

November 21, 2020

Hebron's Ellsworth goes the distance as Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inductee

From Newardk Advocate - All you need to know about the Rev. Richard D. Ellsworth, World War II Army veteran and recent inductee into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, can be summed up in a trip he made about four years ago. More.

November 17, 2020

3,504 People Cited for Failing to Wear a Safety Belt during 6-State Trooper Project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. More.

November 12, 2020

K9 Officers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol sniff out crime

From WTOL - Officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol explain the role that K9 officers play, with a knowing nose to find criminal activity otherwise undetected by humans. More.

November 10, 2020

State trooper saves Cleveland woman's life during routine stop

From WKYC - An off-duty highway patrol sergeant saved a Cleveland woman's life after stopping to check on a stopped car on I-480. More.

November 9, 2020

Fentanyl

Troopers seize $60,000 worth of suspected fentanyl in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Illinois man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 4 pounds of suspected fentanyl worth approximately $60,000. More.

November 5, 2020

Prescription Pills and Marijuana

Troopers seize weapons and $18,600 worth of marijuana and prescription pills in Richland County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Oklahoma man after a traffic stop in Richland County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 6 pounds of marijuana and 100 prescription pills worth approximately $18,600. More.

October 22, 2020

Oxycodone

Troopers seize $30,600 worth of oxycodone pills in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,020 oxycodone pills worth approximately $30,600. More.

October 21, 2020

Ohio heads into peak time for deer-related crashes

The Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and AAA want to remind motorists of the increase in deer-related traffic crashes this time of year. More.

October 21, 2020

Meth

Troopers seize $7,750 worth of methamphetamine in Wyandot County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wyandot County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a pound of methamphetamine worth approximately $7,750. More.

October 19, 2020

DeWine: 'Ohio drivers need to watch for school buses'

From WCMH - This week, you may see more state troopers on the road as they take part in National School Bus Safety Week. More.

October 19, 2020

National School Bus Safety Week is October 19-23

The week of October 19 through 23 has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. More.

October 13, 2020

419 People Cited with Distracted Driving During 6-State Trooper Project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. More.

October 8, 2020

Troopers seize $24,000 worth of heroin in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan woman and an Ohio man and woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 240 grams of heroin worth approximately $24,000. More.

October 5, 2020

Troopers conducting distracted driving blitz

From the Toledo Blade - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting a distracted driving education and enforcement blitz this week. More.

September 29, 2020

Lima Trooper named Top Cop by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

From Hometown Stations - With more than 100 impaired driving arrests, a trooper at the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is recognized for his efforts. More.

September 28, 2020

ODOT Teaming up With Ohio State Highway Patrol on Work Zone Safety

From Mount Vernon Grapevine - With more than 6,500 work zone crashes in Ohio last year and increasing numbers this year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is collaborating with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) to make work zones safer. More.

September 28, 2020

Patrol reminds drivers to keep focus on the road

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and their focus on the roadway while driving. More.

September 23, 2020

Cocaine

Troopers seize $7,800 worth of cocaine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Wisconsin woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 80 grams of cocaine worth approximately $7,800. More.

September 18, 2020

Patrol Reminds Drivers to Properly Secure Child Safety Seats

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of ways to keep their children safe on our roadways. More.

September 15, 2020

Ecstasy pills and Promethazine

Troopers seize $158,000 worth of ecstasy pills and promethazine cough syrup in Wyandot County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Wyandot County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,300 dose units of ecstasy pills and 120 bottles of promethazine cough syrup worth approximately $158,000. More.

September 14, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol and ODOT set up distracted driving corridor on SR 309

From Hometown Stations - If you've driven down State Route 309 lately, you may have seen the new signs - and now, drivers will be seeing more state troopers and ODOT signage in an effort to lower the number of crashes in the area.More.

September 9, 2020

Pandemic speeding: Ohio state troopers seeing spike in speeding above 100 mph

From WKRC - Trooper Jessica McIntyre of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was monitoring drivers on I-75 near West Chester. More.

September 9, 2020

OSHP reports decline in Eastern Ohio OVI arrests during the Labor Day weekend

From the Times Leader - There was a slight decrease in OVI arrests during the Labor Day weekend compared to last year, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More.

September 8, 2020

Patrol Reports Ten Fatalities During Labor Day Weekend

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting eight fatal traffic crashes which claimed 10 lives over the Labor Day Holiday according to provisional data. More.

September 3, 2020

Patrol, ODOT announce Distracted Driving Safety Corridor

From The Times Bulletin - The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation, will be launching a distracted driving safety corridor on U.S. 30 in Van Wert County. More.

September 2, 2020

OSHP urging motorists to drive sober

From The Times Leader - As Labor Day approaches, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in an effort to deter intoxicated and distracted driving. More.

August 31, 2020

OSP Gives 7 Year Old Bentley Parade Before 5th Open Heart Surgery

From The Scioto Post - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is proud to have collaborated to make a Newark, OH boy's day a little brighter yesterday. More.

August 28, 2020

Wood County safety advocates remind drivers that school buses are back on the roads

From WNWO - As some kids still begin to head back to school for in-person learning, local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to make sure they stay safe. More.

August 28, 2020

VIDEO: Troopers credited for saving man's life after he had heart attack while driving

From WJW - While his body is still recovering, Gerald Ellis, says his heart is full of gratitude for two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers that helped save his life last week. More.

August 27, 2020

OSHP cracking down on distracted driving in Clark County

From WDTN - The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Thursday it will launch a distracted driving safety corridor on I-70 in Clark County. More.

August 21, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol stepping up drunk driving enforcement as Labor Day approaches

From WCMH - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to drive sober. This is all part of their annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. More.

August 21, 2020

167th Academy Class Graduation

167 Academy Class

Today, 42 new troopers officially joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Congratulations to the #167Class. More.

August 20, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists to Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

From WHIZ - The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists to move over or slow down when they see a stopped emergency vehicle. More.

August 18, 2020

Heroin

Troopers seize $51,175 worth of heroin Hancock County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against men from both Michigan and Texas after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 455 grams of heroin worth approximately $51,175. More.

August 18, 2020

Patrol to Focus on Impaired Drivers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to drive sober. During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs from August 19 to September 7, troopers will focus enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from Ohio's roadways. More.

August 13, 2020

Cocaine and Heroin

Troopers seize $10,825 worth of heroin and cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 55 grams of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine worth approximately $10,825. More.

August 12, 2020

Cocaine

Troopers seize $90,000 worth of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Wisconsin man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $90,000. More.

August 6, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On January 10, the use of a safety belt saved Cheryl Keith, Milford, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on Roundbottom Road in Clermont County. She joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club today when Lieutenant Robert Hayslip, Batavia Post commander, presented her with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

July 26, 2020

OHP urges motorists to drive safely

From The Daily Jeffersonian - In addition to alcohol, speed and distracted driving, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) troopers are now finding slow driving to be a safety hazard on the roadways. More.

July 24, 2020

143rd Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

144 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #144class! More

July 21, 2020

Cocaine and Fentanyl

Troopers seize $44,200 worth of cocaine and fentanyl in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan women after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 202 grams of suspected cocaine and 240 grams of suspected fentanyl worth approximately $44,200. More.

July 17, 2020

ODOT and OSHP partner up for new distracted driving safety corridor on US 33

From the Lancaster Eagle Gazette - The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have partnered to caution drivers to drive safely in Fairfield County. More.

July 17, 2020

6-State Trooper Project to focus on Move Over

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project are collaborating to focus on education and enforcement of the Move Over law. More.

July 16, 2020

Heroin

Troopers seize $15,800 worth of methamphetamine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against an Ohio man and woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 158 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $15,800. More.

July 13, 2020

Heroin

Troopers seize $27,000 worth of heroin in Erie County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a New York and a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Erie County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 500 grams of heroin worth approximately $27,000. More.

July 9, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol needs help reclaiming "best looking cruiser" title

From WCMH - The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to cruise their way into victory in the American Association of State Trooper's 2020 Best Looking Cruiser Contest. More.

July 6, 2020

Patrol Releases July Fourth Statistics

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 22 people lost their lives in 21 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Thursday, July 2 and ended Sunday, July 5. More.

July 4, 2020

Ohio authorities make arrest in Paulding County manhunt

From WANE - The Ohio State Highway Patrol have ended a manhunt in Paulding County Saturday that led to one arrest. More.

June 30, 2020

Marijuana Products

Troopers seize $14,000 worth of heroin in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 140 grams of heroin and 2 grams of marijuana worth approximately $14,000. More.

June 26, 2020

Lima Patrol commander instills leadership skills among troopers

From LimaOhio - Among the elements of his job that provide great satisfaction, high on Lt. Tim Grigsby's list is molding law enforcement officers into community leaders. More.

June 22, 2020

Marijuana Products

Troopers seize $2.5 million worth of marijuana products in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a California man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 592 pounds of THC infused products of marijuana worth approximately $2.5 million. More.

June 20, 2020

Ohio Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be alert when sharing the road with motorcycles

From WTRF - There have been a few serious crashes in the past few days involving motorcycles. There are some important tips on what bikers and drivers need to know when sharing the road. More.

June 15, 2020

Ohio State Patrol to crack down on 'Drugged Driving'

From WFMJ - According to The Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 3,915 drugged driving crashes in Ohio during 2019, which is why troopers are cracking down on violators. More.

June 11, 2020

Cocaine

Troopers seize $12,500 worth of crack cocaine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Georgia men after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 125 grams of crack cocaine worth approximately $12,500. More.

June 10, 2020

Meth

Troopers seize $105,000 worth of methamphetamine and crack cocaine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan woman after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 2 pounds of methamphetamine and 2 ounces of crack cocaine worth approximately $105,000. More.

June 10, 2020

Ecstasy Pills

Troopers seize firearm and $3,000 worth of ecstasy pills and marijuana in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a firearm, 189 ecstasy pills and a gram of marijuana worth approximately $3,000. More.

June 9, 2020

Heroin

Troopers seize $50,000 worth of heroin in Preble County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against an Arkansas man after a traffic stop in Preble County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a pound of heroin worth approximately $50,000. More.

June 4, 2020

Highway Patrol Reminding Motorists to Stay Alert in Construction Zones

From WHIZNews - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to stay alert in Construction Zones. They said even if a driver may be in a hurry, it's important to remember that the work zone posted is not an inconvenience but a service. More.

May 29, 2020

Various Drugs

Troopers seize $101,200 worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan men and one West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized four bottles of promethazine, 700 grams of cocaine, 200 grams of marijuana, 170 grams of heroin, and 40 grams of fentanyl worth approximately $101,200. More.

May 29, 2020

Heroin

Troopers seize $6,500 worth of heroin in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 65 grams of heroin worth approximately $6,500. More.

May 29, 2020

Watch woman's harrowing I-77 drive when SUV won't slow down or brake

From Akron Beacon Journal - A North Carolina motorist made a harrowing drive through portions of southeastern Ohio when a mechanical malfunction prevented her from slowing or stopping her vehicle while traveling north on Interstate 77. More.

May 28, 2020

Meth

Troopers seize $43,125 worth of methamphetamine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 575 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $43,125. More.

May 28, 2020

Various Drugs

Troopers seize $60,212 worth of marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl pills in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a pound of marijuana, 136 grams of heroin, 60 grams of methamphetamine and 300 suspected fentanyl pills worth approximately $60,212. More.

May 26, 2020

Ohio state trooper escorts family of geese across I-75

From the Cincinnati Enquirer - Ohio state troopers in Findlay, Ohio, got an unusual call but still performed with flying colors when rescuing a family of geese from the interstate. More.

May 22, 2020

Memorial Day Travelers Asked to Renew Focus on Traffic Safety

During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will collaborate to ensure the safety of Ohioans by having officers highly visible on Ohio's roadways to promote traffic safety. More.

May 20, 2020

The Autobahn in Ohio? Highway patrol sees spike in 100-mph speeding tickets

From Norwalk Reflector - There was much less vehicle traffic this spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, but Ohio's open roads led to dramatic increase in speeding tickets issued to the state's most aggressive drivers. More.

May 19, 2020

Marijuana

Troopers seize firearms and $10,900 worth of marijuana and methamphetamine in Brown County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Brown County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a .22 long rifle, a 20 gauge shotgun, several pieces of drug paraphernalia, 1,050 grams of marijuana and 3 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $10,900. More.

May 16, 2020

Can the Cruiser event called 'more than generous'

From WOIO - Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers collected hundreds of canned goods Saturday for the annual "Can the Cruiser" event. More.

May 15, 2020

State troopers bring music, food, and support to Akron senior care facility

From WKYC - Seeing so much law enforcement parked in front of Akron's Rockynol Elder Care facility, one might think there was something wrong. In fact, this was something right. More.

May 15, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol and Kroger team up to make donation to Gospel Mission Food Pantry

From WTAP - The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has partnered with the Kroger store in Marietta to donate more than $400 to the Gospel Mission Food Pantry. More.

May 10, 2020

OSHP reminds drivers and riders to be cautious during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

From NBC24 - After a cold winter, motorcyclists across Ohio are finally bringing their bikes back out, but more riders on the roads again, means more risks. More.

May 8, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol finds new way to honor their fallen during COVID-19 pandemic

From WBNS - Many central Ohioans are making purchases to show their blue for law enforcement. More.

May 7, 2020

Hundreds registered for Cleveland food bank distribution

From WJW - The Greater Cleveland Food Bank says nearly 1,500 people have registered for Thursday's food distribution. More.

May 6, 2020

Patrol focuses on motorcycle safety in May during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

From Times Bulliten - May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol would like to remind motorcyclists to ride trained and sober. As summer approaches, motorists should be aware of an increase in motorcycles on the roadways. More.

May 4, 2020

Lake County cracks down on illegal use of off-road vehicles after property, railroads suffer damage

From News5Cleveland - Lake County is cracking down on illegal ATV and off-road vehicle activities that have caused damage to railroads and private property. More.

April 30, 2020

Drive through food pantry helps hundreds

From Galion Inquirer - Once again, hundreds of people from Crawford County lined the parking lot at Bucyrus High School on Thursday to pick up food donations provided by the Second Harvest Food Bank. More.

April 30, 2020

K-9 units pay a visit to Covington

From The Review - The guests of Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation and The Meadows at Covington were greeted outside their windows with a surprise visit from the East Palestine Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol K-9 Units. More.

April 28, 2020

OSHP: 100-mph speeders taking advantage of less traffic

From WDTN - Have you noticed less traffic? Since Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued the COVID-19 stay-at-home order in March, the amount of cars on the road has fallen considerably, but some drivers are taking advantage. More.

April 25, 2020

OSHP continues to assist the community amid COVID-19

From Van Wert Times Bulletin - As the coronavirus continues to have an impact on the community, The Ohio State Highway Patrol has been working around the area to be visible and to help where needed. More.

April 23, 2020

ODOT and law enforcement express importance of National Work Zone Awareness Week

From Hometown Stations - It's National Work Zone Awareness Week and it's just as important than ever for Ohio. More.

April 23, 2020

Highway patrol officers host blood drive to help combat blood shortages due to COVID-19

From WSYX - At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a severe blood shortage across the United States. To help combat any future shortages, The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is hosting a blood drive for all law enforcement officers and their families. More.

April 22, 2020

Ohio troopers transporting N95 masks to be sanitized in Columbus

From WKYC - With personal protective equipment in short supply, Ohio has started sanitizing N95 masks in an effort to get repeated use. More.

April 21, 2020

As traffic violations plummet, people driving 100+mph increase on Ohio roadways

From Dayton Daily News - Speeding citations have fallen dramatically in Ohio since the state issued a stay-at-home order that has led to much less traffic on state roadways, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol data. More.

April 16, 2020

Sinclair Cares: State troopers help deliver food to those who can't pick it up

From Local12 - The Salvation Army in Batavia has a food pantry that offers a no-touch pickup and there are some who stepped up to help those who can't pick it up. More.

April 13, 2020

Patrol seeks public assistance in locating vehicle and driver involved in serious injury hit-skip incident

(WEST JEFFERSON) - The West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in identifying a hit-skip driver who caused a serious injury incident on Thursday. More.

April 13, 2020

Blessing of the Badges held for first responders on Good Friday

From Mansfield News Journal - More than two dozen Richland County first responders gathered in their respective vehicles at Richland Aviation on Good Friday for a Blessing of the Badges ceremony. More.

April 10, 2020

This week honors dispatchers, the 'unsung heroes of safety and law enforcement' for help they're providing

From News5Cleveland - Their jobs have changed so much in just a matter of weeks. More.

April 7, 2020

Ohio state troopers shift to community response during COVID-19 pandemic

From WKYC - Like nearly everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement officers are shifting the way they do business. More.

April 6, 2020

Ohio State Troopers visit seniors at nursing homes

From Parkersburg News and Sentinal - Members of the Ohio State Patrol's Marietta Post have begun visiting local nursing care facilities and visiting with residents through the windows while maintaining safe social distancing, said Lt. Chris Chesar of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Patrol. More.

April 3, 2020

Ohio State Highway Patrol steps in to help deliver Meals on Wheels

From WBNS - LifeCare Alliance, which operates Meals on Wheels, says there is an increase in demand right now but there are fewer volunteers. More.

April 2, 2020

OSHP troopers making sure kids don't go hungry: 'We still need to be here for each other'

From Fox19 - With schools in Ohio closed until at least May 1, per Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's order Tuesday, not all kids around the state have access to the school meals they once did. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are taking time out of their days to make sure that's not a problem for children in Clinton County. More.

March 31, 2020

Food distribution planned for April 1 in Elyria

From The Morning Journal - Cars are expected to line Oberlin Street in front of Ely Stadium, 1915 Middle Ave. in Elyria on April 1 as Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio hosts a mobile food pantry. More.

March 29, 2020

Ohio State Patrol troopers visit residents at nursing homes amid COVID-19

From WLWT - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers went the extra mile Saturday to check in with residents at local nursing homes that are closed to visitors amid COVID-19. More.

March 27, 2020

State delivers protective equipment

From the Bryan Times - The Ohio Department of Health delivered a shipment of face masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Williams County Health Department on Friday. More.

March 27, 2020

Van Wert OSHP Post lights up blue in honor of Officer Grant

From the Times Bulletin - In honor of Springdale Police Department Officer Kaia Grant, the Van Wert Ohio State Highway Patrol has placed blue lights outside their post. More.

March 23, 2020

Man apprehended after abduction of child

From the Logan Daily - A man was apprehended Monday evening after he abducted a one-year-old child from her home earlier Monday morning. More.

March 20, 2020

Flooding impacts northwest part of Belmont County

From WTOV - The northwest part of Belmont County has been impacted by flooding. More.

March 12, 2020

35 arrested in federal drug sweep in Mansfield area

From the Mansfield News Journal - State and federal traffickers and those who supply them were targeted Thursday in a drug sweep with 35 of 39 arrests made in and around the Mansfield area, according to Justin Herdman, U.S. attorney for the northern district of Ohio. More.

March 12, 2020

Meth, Heroin, Gun

Troopers seize a loaded handgun and $48,600 worth of methamphetamine and heroin in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man and a West Virginia woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 458 grams of methamphetamine and 28 grams of heroin worth approximately $48,600. More.

March 11, 2020

Cocaine, Ecstasy, Pills

Troopers seize $12,500 worth of cocaine, ecstasy and prescription pills in Stark County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio woman after a traffic stop in Stark County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 180 grams of cocaine, 100 dose units of LSD, 11 ecstasy pills and 5 prescription pills worth approximately $12,500. More.

March 5, 2020

ODOT, Patrol announce distracted driving safety corridor

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol held an event today to announce the establishment of a distracted driving safety corridor on Interstate 75 in Allen and Hancock counties. More.

March 3, 2020

Lima man joins patrol's 'Saved by the Belt' Club

From LimaOhio - Lima resident Joshua C. Fultz has joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" Club after his vehicle's seat belt saved him from sustaining life-threatening injuries. More.

March 1, 2020

2020 Auxiliary Graduation

2019 Auxiliary Graduation

Help us congratulate the 2020 Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary Class. The OSHP Auxiliary is an all-volunteer force which provides assistance to troopers in the course of their duties. Among the duties of an Auxiliary officer are crash scene and traffic stop assistance, traffic control, disaster relief and special detail support.

February 28, 2020

15 arrested in Gallia County warrant sweep

From WSAZ - A warrant sweep spearheaded by the Gallia County Sheriff's Office netted 15 arrests Wednesday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, The Rio Grande Police Department, the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force, the United States Marshals "SOFAST" Task force all assisted the Gallia County Sheriff's Office. More.

February 27, 2020

Ecstasy and Marijuana

Troopers seize $16,360 worth of ecstasy pills and marijuana in Shelby County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Kentucky man after a traffic stop in Shelby County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,000 ecstasy pills and 60 grams of marijuana worth approximately $16,360. More.

February 26, 2020

Cocaine

Troopers seize $50,000 worth of cocaine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 500 grams of cocaine worth approximately $50,000. More.

February 26, 2020

Cocaine and Marijuana

Troopers seize $11,800 worth of cocaine and marijuana in Jackson County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 118 grams of cocaine and 60 grams of marijuana worth approximately $11,800. More.

February 19, 2020

Cocaine

Troopers seize $9,800 worth of cocaine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 98 grams of cocaine worth approximately $9,800. More.

February 11, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On October 17, the use of a safety belt saved Kayla D. Clark, Flatwoods, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on state Route 93 in Lawrence County. She joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club today when Lieutenant Nicholas A. Lunsford and Trooper Darrin L. Webb, Ironton Post, presented her with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

February 11, 2020

Citation of Merit

Patrol sergeant receives Citation of Merit Award

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Daniel W. Morrison was honored today for his heroic actions while off duty. He was presented with the Superintendent's Citation of Merit award at the Lisbon Post by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Read More.

February 6, 2020

Highway patrol honors Stark County teen for lifesaving decision

From WJW - Several members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol honored a Stark County teen at his school Wednesday for his lifesaving decision behind the wheel one month after a serious crash. More.

February 3, 2020

Promotions 2-3

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. From left: Staff Lieutenant Steven K. Herron, Columbus District Headquarters; Planner Supervisor Jennifer L. Caplinger, Ohio Traffic Safety Office; and Sergeant Robert A. Marshall, Fremont Post.

January 31, 2020

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

Make designating a sober driver your game plan Super Bowl Sunday. More.

January 30, 2020

143rd Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

143 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #143class! More

January 30, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On November 4, the use of a safety belt saved Timothy R. Dennis and Cinthia M. Anderson, Bowling Green, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on Dowling Road and state Route 199 in Wood County. They joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club yesterday when Lieutenant Angel R. Burgos, Bowling Green Post commander, presented him with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Safe Communities of Wood County Coordinator Sandy Wiechman (pictured left) helped Lieutenant Burgos with the presentation.

January 27, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACE/CP

These troopers and dispatchers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

January 27, 2020

Eight K9 officers graduated today from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy

K9 officers graduate

Graduates include: K9 Sahara with Trooper Kyle E. Pohlabel from the Piqua District, K9 Titus with Trooper Matthew D. Boyer from the Warren District, K9 Aira with Trooper Adam J. Hartford from the Findlay District, K9 Robie with Officer Samuel Holbrook from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, K9 Max with Kristy Duke from the Mechanicsburg Police Department and K9 Roy with Officer Shea Adkinson with the Loraine County Sheriff's Office. Not pictured: K9 Cliff with Sergeant Kevin Myers from the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office and K9 Luke with Officer Robert Libscomb from the Napoleon Police Department.

January 24, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On August 26, the use of a safety belt saved Anthony M. Simpson, Lucasville, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on state Route 32 in Pike County. He joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club today when Lieutenant Timothy J. Karwatske, Chillicothe Post, presented him with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

January 21, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On October 11, the use of a safety belt saved Colleen and Austin Restivo, Lewis Center, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash at South Old State and Hollenback roads in Delaware County. They joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club today when Staff Lieutenant David R. Brown, Columbus District Headquarters, and Lieutenant Eric A. Caudill, Delaware Post, presented each of them with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Also included in the presentation ceremony were Delaware County Sheriff's Office Deputy Stephanie Herrington, Delaware City Police Department Chief Bruce Pijanowski and Captain Adam Moore, and SAFE Delaware County Coalition Coordinator Jackie Bain. Always buckle up every trip, every time.

January 17, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On September 2, the use of a safety belt saved the Sheffield family, Amelia, from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on state Route 32 in Pike County. They joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" club today when Lieutenant Timothy J. Karwatske, Chillicothe Post commander, presented them with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Always buckle up every trip, every time.

January 17, 2020

166th Academy Class Graduation

166 Academy Class

Today, 42 new troopers officially joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Congratulations to the #166Class. More.

January 15, 2020

119 Over the Hill

Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol's "Over the Hill" club

On January 15, 2020 the remaining active members of the 119th Academy Class achieved 30 years of service. Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol's "Over the Hill" club. Back row (left to right): Trooper Kenneth T. Worner, Trooper Daniel R. Brown, Staff Lieutenant John S. Carrico, Trooper Rebecca Y. Missig, Trooper Ronald J. Dudley, and Lieutenant Joseph A. Gebhart. Front row (left to right): Trooper Matthew T. Whims, Trooper Todd C. Thomas, Lieutenant Stanley A. Jordan, Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Lieutenant Colonel Marla K. Gaskill, Sergeant Nelson J. Holden, and Sergeant Christopher Colbert.

January 9, 2020

Saved by the Belt

On December 14, Bidwell resident Kyler E. Greenlee's use of a safety belt saved him from being seriously injured or killed in a crash on state Route 325 in Gallia County. Today, he joined Ohio's "Saved by the Belt" Club when Lieutenant Barry L. Call, Gallipolis Post commander, presented him with a certificate on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Always buckle up every trip, every time.

January 7, 2020

Promotions 1-7

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. From left: Lieutenant John D. Westerfield, Wapakoneta Post; Major Chad J. Neal, Office of Planning, Research and Development; Captain Kevin A. Knapp, Columbus District Headquarters; and Sergeant Dustin Payne, Marietta Post.

January 2, 2020

Patrol Releases New Year's Holiday Report

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting four deaths on Ohio's roadways during the 2019-2020 New Year holiday according to provisional statistics. More.

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