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 [...]
Ohio Falls Into Bottom Third In Health Rankings
Ohio has fallen to 36th in an annual health ranking of the states.
The United Health Foundation says Ohio slipped three places from its No. 33 spot in 2010 as smoking and the percentage of children in poverty increased.
The study says the state’s challenges include high levels of air pollution and relatively low spending on public health programs. Ohio’s strengths are said to include widespread immunizations, a low rate of deaths on the job and a moderate level of students completing high school.
Vermont topped the list as the healthiest state for the third straight year.
For the 10th year in a row, Mississippi ranked as the least healthy state.