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Westfall High School Location for Click It or Ticket Kick Off 2014

Westfall High School Wins Seat Belt Challenge 2014

The nationally known campaign for seat belt use was the highlight of an awards ceremony held at Westfall High School on May 20, 2014. “Click It or Ticket”, the National Enforcement for seat belt use runs now through June 1, 2014. The campaign includes law enforcement and increased patrols to enforce seat belt laws, as well as traffic safety advocates promoting the safety benefits of “Buckling Up Every Trip Every Time”. In Pickaway County, the Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement, and use the High Visibility Enforcement grant to add extra patrols to promote seat belt use. Also, Safe Communities will work with local schools and area agencies to note the importance of seat belt use, and safety for drivers and passengers inside a motor vehicle.

“The use of a seatbelt is the number one way you can increase your safety while driving or riding in a motor vehicle”, stated Sheriff Robert Radcliff. “We applaud our younger drivers for their continued efforts to be safer on our roadways, and recommend that all drivers follow their lead and ‘Buckle Up Day and Night’. We also thank Westfall High School for allowing us to use their location for our kick-off event for this mobilization.”

Westfall High School was chosen for the location of the kick-off event due to their win of the annual “Seat Belt Challenge”. Each year, all Pickaway County schools compete to win the overall title through three seat belt surveys, the schools involvement in traffic safety education, and the overall improvement of seat belt use. If students are seen using a cell phone during the survey, the school loses points toward the overall points in the contest.

“We are pleased to announce that Westfall High School is our overall winner this year. This school was in last place for our survey in 2010, but they have made great strides to promote safety, and have steadily increased their seat belt use”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Director for Safe Communities of Pickaway County. “We hope we see our students to continue to encourage others to buckle up, and applaud their efforts to stay safe on our roadways.”

Survey results this year show an overall increase of 28% in use rate among local teens since the first survey taken in November 2010. Logan Elm came in second place this year, followed by last year’s winner Circleville High School, and two time winner Teays Valley High School.

For more information on “Click It or Ticket”, and the importance of seat belt use, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |May 20th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

New Website Feature “Calls For Service”

As an ongoing effort to provide the best services to the citizens of Pickaway County; we have deployed a new feature on our website that displays calls for service information in near-real-time. You can filter by call types and retrieve up to 2 week prior records on all calls for service to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office. Look for the new tab on our site labeled Calls For Service on the top navigation bar or under Public Services tab. This feature is laptop, tablet and smart phone screen viewing friendly.

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By |May 16th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Tornado Watch for Pickaway County, OH

Issued by The National Weather Service
Cincinnati/Wilmington, OH

Wed, May 14, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 155 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA

DEARBORN OHIO SWITZERLAND

IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY

LEWIS MASON

IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

BOONE BRACKEN CAMPBELL CARROLL GALLATIN GRANT KENTON OWEN PENDLETON ROBERTSON

IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL OHIO

DELAWARE FAIRFIELD FAYETTE OH FRANKLIN OH HOCKING LICKING MADISON PICKAWAY ROSS UNION OH

IN MIAMI VALLEY OF OHIO

CHAMPAIGN CLARK GREENE MONTGOMERY

IN SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO

ADAMS BROWN HIGHLAND PIKE SCIOTO

IN SOUTHWEST OHIO

BUTLER CLERMONT CLINTON HAMILTON WARREN

IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO

HARDIN LOGAN

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… ALEXANDRIA… BATAVIA… BELLEFONTAINE… BROOKSVILLE… BURLINGTON… CARROLLTON… CHILLICOTHE… CINCINNATI… CIRCLEVILLE… COLUMBUS… COVINGTON… DAYTON… DELAWARE… FALMOUTH… GEORGETOWN… HAMILTON… HILLSBORO… KENTON… LANCASTER… LAWRENCEBURG… LEBANON… LOGAN… LONDON… MARYSVILLE… MASON… MAYSVILLE… MOUNT OLIVET… NEWARK… OWENTON… PIKETON… PORTSMOUTH… RISING SUN… SPRINGFIELD… URBANA… VANCEBURG… VEVAY… WARSAW… WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE… WEST UNION… WILLIAMSTOWN… WILMINGTON AND XENIA.

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Pickaway County 2014 Electronics Recycling Day

2014 Electronic Recycling

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

The 2014 Jeff Ankrom Memorial Golf Championship

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By |May 9th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Pickaway County was Fatal Free in April

Pickaway County breaks a long streak of traffic fatalities with no crashes ending in a death for the month of April. Safe Communities of Pickaway County tracks trends and statistics throughout the year on the number of crashes, causes for crashes, and how traffic deaths can be prevented. Although Pickaway County saw a decrease in traffic crash related deaths just over a year ago, the numbers have unfortunately risen over the past year. The last time Pickaway County had a month without a recorded fatal was in November of last year. Furthermore, Pickaway County had 5 fatalities as of this time last year as compared to three this year.

“Although the decrease is at two fatalities so far this year, traffic safety advocates always have a goal of zero fatalities”, noted Director for the Safe Communities Program Teresa C. Carper. “We always remember that a loss of a life on our roadways is a loss to family, friends, and the community.”

Safe Communities of Pickaway County reminds parents that with the summer months approaching, and graduation season just around the corner, our younger drivers will be at the greatest risk for crashes during this time of year. Furthermore, warmer weather brings the reminder that drivers need to “Watch Out for Motorcycles”. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Finally, the National Mobilization for seat belt enforcement known as “Click It or Ticket” will begin on May 19th, and will run through June 1, 2014.

For more information on traffic safety/enforcement mobilizations, and advice on how to stay safe while behind the wheel, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |May 7th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

“Touch-A-Truck Kids Fest!”

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By |May 6th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Share the Road with Motorcycles! May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As warmer weather finally becomes more frequent here in Ohio, we will also see an increase in the frequency of motorcycles sharing the road with other drivers. For this reason, May is designated as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness” month. Safe Communities of Pickaway County asks all drivers to “Watch Out for Motorcycles”, and asks riders to plan to “Ride S.M.A.R.T.”. Teays Valley High School recently held the kick off for Motorcycle Awareness Month, and brought this important message to younger drivers and potential motorcycle riders.

“Motorcycle Safety has been promoted in Pickaway County for the past several years, and we have always focused on the adult rider”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Director for Safe Communities of Pickaway County. “This year, we decided to take our message to our younger adults, and promote this type of safety to our teens.”

As a part of the Student Mentor Program, Carper and her Mentor Student Cody Redman worked to promote motorcycle safety to potential new riders and drivers who will share the road with motorcycles at an event that included the American Motorcycle Association, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, and other local law enforcement. At the event, students were given information at an assembly, and met with Safe Communities representatives during their lunch period to pledge to “Watch Out for Motorcycles” and to “Ride S.M.A.R.T.”.

“The purpose of the event was to remind drivers that motorcycles do share the road with other vehicles, and that all of us need to be aware of their presence in order to keep their safety in mind. Furthermore, all riders have the opportunity to take a cost effective course in motorcycle riding through Motorcycle Ohio, and improve their overall riding skills.

The “Ride S.M.A.R.T.” program stands for riding “Sober”, “Motorcycle endorsed”, “Alert”, with the “Right equipment”, and “Trained”. For more information on this program, visit the Motorcycle Ohio website at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov . For more information on the importance of motorcycle safety, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |May 5th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Este Cinco de Mayo! Remember “Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving this May 5th

Every May 5th, many people nationwide get together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lots of festivities, food, and alcohol. What also happens every year is a tragedy as a result of drinking and driving. If you plan to celebrate with alcohol this Cinco de Mayo, plan NOT to drive.

Statistics show that in 2012, a person was killed every 51 minutes as a result of a drunk driving crash. Many of the victims of this preventable tragedy were innocent victims. Designate a driver, plan to stay with friends who are hosting the party, or celebrate with non-alcoholic beverages if you plan to enjoy this popular celebration where alcohol is served.

“We at the Safe Communities Program encourage drivers to remember that ‘Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving’, and that one day of celebrating is not worth a lifetime of regret”, stated Teresa C. Carper of the local program. “We also encourage anyone who sees someone that they believe to be impaired on the road, to call local law enforcement or 9-1-1.”

With Spring and Summer, many special events, festivals, and parties will be held right here in our own community. Plan ahead, and plan for safety, when it comes to alcohol and driving. Local law enforcement will be out this Cinco de Mayo, and with other upcoming events, to make sure drivers and passengers remain safe in Pickaway County.

“Don’t Let the Fiestas become Fatalities” this Cinco de Mayo! For more information on this and other traffic safety issues, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |May 5th, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments

Submit A TIP About A Crime Anonymously

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office provides a unique service to the citizens of Pickaway County by providing an anonymous outlet to report a crime or suspicious activity. Unlike a phone number tipping line, this service creates a 3rd party connection over secure servers that allows two-way communication between our office and the person reporting the crime without giving away your personal information. This allows the person reporting the crime to remain completely anonymous at all times. Look at the following images to know where you can access our secure online anonymous tipping service.

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By |May 1st, 2014|Categories: General News||0 Comments
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