This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Roads Safer For Ohio Cyclists In 2013
Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured and killed riding in the state last year compared with the previous year.
The agency says more than 1,500 bicyclists were injured statewide last year, down from about 1,900 in 2012. Last year, 19 riders were killed in crashes in Ohio, compared with 18 in 2012.
Bike advocates say they’re gaining strength in numbers. With more bicycles on the road, motorists may become more comfortable riding alongside them.
But bicyclists still want more protections – including a state rule requiring cars to give bicyclists a 3-foot cushion when they pass, and stiffer penalties for hit-skip drivers.