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FedEx driver injured PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:12
WAYNE - One woman was taken to the hospital following a Dec. 19 crash on Ohio 199.
The Wood County Sheriff's Office reports that at 5:20 p.m., Erica Brizzi, Fostoria, was southbound on Route 199 in the 7000 block behind a FedEx truck driven by Lisa Trumbull, North Baltimore.
Trumbull stopped or slowed to turn into a driveway at 7600 Route 199, and Brizzi began to pass Trumbull as she turned.
Brizzi subsequently struck Trumbull as she was turning.
Both vehicles came to rest off the east side of the roadway.
Trumbull was taken to Fostoria Community Hospital by Pemberville EMS with possible injuries.
Brizzi was cited for passing a motor vehicle in the same direction.
Local Briefs: 12-26-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:59
State patrol collects guns, drugs, cash
TOLEDO - From Dec. 16  through Dec. 19, the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted an operation on the Ohio Turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland aimed at removing criminals from Ohio communities and roadways.
The agency utilized personnel and resources from around the state for the detail.
During the operation troopers made a total of 238 traffic stops despite inclement weather from snowfall. From those stops, troopers made seven felony drug arrests, two felony weapon arrests and three misdemeanor drug arrests.
The following contraband, with a street value of $218,557.00, was seized by troopers:
•    2,983 grams (just over 6 1/2 pounds) of marijuana.
•    1,020 grams (just over two pounds) of heroin.
•    1 gram of cocaine.
•    209 prescription pills.
•    2 semi-automatic handguns
•    $29,487 in U.S. currency.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:58
Investigative Unit celebrates 80 years PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:09
The men and women of the Ohio Investigative Unit on Monday celebrated 80 years of service to Ohio.
While prohibition ended on Dec. 5, 1933, General Code of Ohio 6064 did not become effective until Dec. 23, 1933.
Included in the code was the creation of the Ohio Department of Liquor Control to oversee the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. The enforcement division fell under then Department of Liquor Control and was charged with conducting investigations of licensed and unlicensed liquor sales locations throughout the state. The agents were also tasked with stopping illegal sales, distribution and manufacturing of beer, and alcohol for public consumption.
In 1995, the enforcement division was transferred to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Over the years more enforcement efforts have been added including food stamp and tobacco enforcement. In 1999, the enforcement division was renamed the Ohio Investigative Unit. On January 1, 2013, OIU was integrated into the structure of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
PRIZM is offering fused glass class PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:47
PRIZM Creative Community is offering a workshop to explore new and innovative ways of creating glass using warm techniques, often referred to as “fused glass.”   The class will be held Jan.  9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the studio of Ellen Rubin 8751 Big Cypress Cr., in Sylvania.
Cost will be $25 for PRIZM members or $35 for guests. Up to 30 participants can be accommodated with small groups overseen by instructional helpers.
Participants will learn many different warm glass techniques from one of the most accomplished glass artists in the area.  Ellen Rubin has  an education degree in Art Therapy, and a master’s degree in art education & glass, with many years of instruction at The Toledo Museum of Art.  Her studio contains many different pieces of equipment geared to help the artist accomplish various techniques in their projects.
Impaired drivers target of OHP PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:12
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in full force this holiday season removing dangerous and impaired drivers in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes.
Last year in Ohio, seven people died in OVI-related crashes between Christmas and New Year's.
"The holidays can be one of the most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in impaired driving," said Col. Paul A. Pride, patrol superintendent. "Drivers need to designate a sober driver, buckle-up and keep their focus on the road to ensure that everyone celebrates the holidays safely."
Last year the patrol arrested 92 drivers for OVI during the two-day Christmas holiday.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.
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