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It is Just Plain Scary to Drink and Drive!

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving This Halloween!

You should be afraid of what could happen to you if you choose to drink and drive this Halloween. In Pickaway County, law enforcement will be out stalking the roadways looking for anyone who chooses the scary act of drinking and driving. Halloween is great fun, and it is not just for kids anymore. Great Halloween parties can make great memories if you choose to be safe. Plan ahead, and designate a sober driver before the fun begins.

“Too many individuals may think they are able to drive when often they are not legal to be behind the wheel”, noted Sheriff Robert Radcliff. “When a person drinks alcohol, they may feel fine and decide to drive. As the alcohol metabolizes, the effects of the alcohol may become apparent. Once behind the wheel, the risks to the driver increases, as well as the risk to other innocent drivers on the road.”

Every year in America, thousands of people are killed by the selfish and preventable act of driving drunk. In 2012, drunk driving crashes made up nearly one-third of the total number of fatalities with 10,322 persons killed nationwide. And younger drivers, although alcohol use is illegal under the age of 21, made up the largest group of drivers that were involved in this type of fatal crash. Almost one-fifth of the younger drivers, or 18%, involved in a fatal crash were legally drunk.

As Pickaway County begins a new fiscal grant year, they will join other law enforcement officials in making sure the roadways in our community do not become frightful from drunk drivers. “Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving”, and remembering that “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” can make this Halloween a little less scary on our roadways. For more traffic safety related information, visit the National Highway Traffic Administration at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |October 29th, 2014|Categories: General News|Tags: |0 Comments

Pickaway County Follows State Trend with One Traffic Fatality in Late September

A motor vehicle crash in late September in Pickaway County caused the death of three persons. Unfortunately, this crash follows a state trend for motor vehicle related deaths in late September. Information sent to the Safe Communities program noted that in Ohio, September is an unusually dangerous month for motor vehicle crashes and deaths. As the seasons change, along with weather conditions and Fall activities, Safe Communities notes that this time of year is especially important to remain vigilant while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. They especially want to extend the message of how important it is to plan ahead when attending parties and events that involve alcohol. Also, by limiting distractions, being mindful of speed limits, and “Buckling Up Day or Night”, you can also improve your chances for a safe Autumn season on our roadways.

“Deer crashes increase in Fall, as well as crashes due to weather conditions”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Director for the Safe Communities of Pickaway County Program. “But, the biggest issue is often an increase in our travel to special events, Halloween parties, and other celebrations. If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver long before the fun begins.”

Safe Communities was just awarded an annual grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The program is in its fifth year of existence, and continues to promote traffic safety awareness and education to the Pickaway County Community.

By |October 28th, 2014|Categories: General News|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2013CI0303
Address:  1955 Arapaho Drive
City:  Circleville
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43113
Parcel Number:  A03-0-002-01-040-00
Appraised Amount:  $75,000.00
Start Bid:  $50,000.00
Attorney Name:  Stephen D. Miles
Attorney Phone:  937-461-1900
Purchaser:
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2014CI0004

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2014CI0004
Address:  410 Riverview Road
City:  Williamsport
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43164
Parcel Number:  C11-0-006-00-021-16
Appraised Amount:  $55,000.00
Start Bid:  $36,667.00
Attorney Name:  Stephen D. Miles
Attorney Phone:  937-461-1900
Purchaser:
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2014CI0138

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2014CI0138
Address:  12543 Clark Drive
City:  Orient
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43146
Parcel Number:  B06-0-006-00-158-00
Appraised Amount:  $97,000.00
Start Bid:  $64,667.00
Attorney Name:  Craig A. Thomas
Attorney Phone:  513-241-3100
Purchaser:
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2010CI0316

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2010CI0316
Address:  5525 Liberty Bell Road
City:  Orient
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43146
Parcel Number:  L27-0-015-00-309-00
Appraised Amount:  $100,000.00
Start Bid:  $66,667.00
Attorney Name:  Charles T. Williams
Attorney Phone:  614-228-0207
Purchaser:
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2013CI0292

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2013CI0292
Address:  196 Cherrytree Lane
City:  Commercial Point
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43116
Parcel Number:  L28-0-005-01-059-00
Appraised Amount:  $180,000.00
Start Bid:  $120,000.00
Attorney Name:  Carson A. Rothfuss
Attorney Phone:  513-241-3100
Purchaser:
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2014CI0045

Auction Date & Time:  November 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2014CI0045
Address:  399 N. Scioto Street
City:  Circleville
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43113
Parcel Number:  A05-1-003-00-020-00
Appraised Amount:  $39,000.00
Start Bid:  $26,000.00
Attorney Name:  Maria Divita
Attorney Phone:  513-241-3100
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By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

2014 Safe Bank Project

The 2014 Safe Bank Project was a success and had a good turn out today. Angela An with 10TV was master of ceremonies and a list of speakers for the day included Robert B. Radcliff, Pickaway County Sheriff, Chaplain Ronald Reese, Sheriff’s Office, Judy C. Wolford Pickaway County Prosecutor, Financial Exploitation of Seniors – David Kessler, Investigator Fairfield County, Ken Mammoser F.B.I., Marianne Hemmeter, Deputy Director, Economic Crime Unit Ohio Attorney Generals Office and Philip Gentile, Postal Inspector. Other’s in attendance included Pickaway County Auditor Melissa Betz, and Pickaway County Recorder Joyce Gifford Pickaway County S.A.L.T. and Ross County S.A.L.T. groups.

The outcome in attendance with this years Project Safe Bank has exceeded the previous years and we as a group hope to further training and raise awareness on financial exploitation on elders.

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Angela An with 10TV standing with Robert B. Radcliff Pickaway County Sheriff

By |October 21st, 2014|Categories: General News|Tags: |0 Comments

Parents Need to Talk to Teens About the “5 to Drive”

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25, 2014

The “5 to Drive” is five important rules that teens need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Parents need to be involved in the process, and not be afraid to talk to teen drivers about these five simple rules. Making sure parents set boundaries and expectations from the onset of a teen driving a motor vehicle can mean the difference between life and death. Although this may sound dramatic, the truth is that motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer or persons between the ages of 14 and 18 years. Just five simple rules may make all the difference in the safety of a teen driver. These “5 to Drive” rules are:

*No Drinking and Driving

*Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time-Front Seat and Back

*Put It Down! One Text or Call Could Wreck It All!

*Stop Speeding Before it Stops You

*One passenger at a Time.

Although alcohol is illegal for those under the age of 21, it still play a part in about 28% of motor vehicle crash deaths for this age group. Everyone should realize that buckling up is the easiest way to improve their safety, and distracted driving is becoming a hazard to all those who participates in this activity while behind the wheel . Speed played a role is almost half of the motor vehicle crash fatalities for young drivers in 2012, and having more than one passenger in your vehicle increases your chances of a crash with each person you add to the vehicle.

There are laws in the state of Ohio regarding the number of passengers a teen may have when driving a motor vehicle, as well as laws that prohibit cell phone use by teens while driving.

Parents can join other parents during National Teen Driver Safety Week and make the discussion of “5 to Drive” a priority. Parents can find more information on this program, and how to help their teen become a safer driver at www.safecar.gov/parents . The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the Teen Driver Safety be a priority of parents, traffic safety organizations, and other groups that advocate safety for teens.

By |October 21st, 2014|Categories: General News|Tags: |0 Comments
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