Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
WOSU News Archives For: November 19, 2007
The FBI reports the number of hate crimes in Ohio dropped 32 percent last year. However, an official at the anti-defamation league says these statistics should be viewed with caution.
Ohio is one of 40 states that use sobriety checkpoints to screen for drunk drivers. But a group representing the restaurant industry says Ohio’s sobriety checkpoints are ineffective. The American Beverage Institute says checkpoints caught fewer than one percent of people driving under the influence. They say saturation or roving police patrols are far more efficient.
A tough job market, high gas prices and the rising price of groceries have brought more and more people to Ohio’s food banks and pantries, especially in the days before the Thanksgiving holiday.