WOSU News Archives For: July 16, 2009

Thousands Of Speeders Get Tickets In Heath

Duane Goodwin posted a sign along Route 79 to warn drivers about the so-called "speed trap."
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July
16, 2009

Thousands of speeding violations were logged on a three mile stretch of road in Heath during the first week of July. It’s not because police are working a lot of over time. Heath has installed traffic cameras along State Route 79 to catch speeders. Officials say it’s making the town safer, but some residents want the cameras removed.

Prescription Drug Abuse Increases Among Columbus Youth

12:00AM
July
16, 2009

A researcher at the Wright State University School of Medicine says a new report finds a significant increase in the abuse of prescription medications in central Ohio.

Firefighter Who Kills Dogs Is Fired

12:00AM
July
16, 2009

Columbus Public Safety Director Mitchell Brown upheld the fire chief’s recommendation to terminate the firefighter who admitted to shooting his dogs.