Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn has announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $64,449 in federal traffic safety funding to his office for federal fiscal year 2023.

“These funds are critical in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our local community safe,” Wasylyshyn said. “Speed, impaired driving, restraint use are a priority for Wood County and we are committed to working with our partners at the state level to address this safety issue.”

The sheriff’s office will be conducting high­ visibility enforcement, working overtime hours funded by the grant funds for 2023.