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Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office Continues High Visibility Enforcement

A grant that was written earlier this year has been approved for the cost of overtime for extra patrols on local roadways, with the goal of making Pickaway County fatal-free. Over the past three years, the average number of motor vehicle crash fatalities has increased slightly. The Sheriff’s Office hopes that the county can improve this number by continuing to add extra law enforcement patrols to major highways and roadways throughout Pickaway County. By increasing law enforcement’s presence, it is believed that there will be less impaired driving incidents, speed limits will be observed, and seat belt use will increase. All of which are major factors in motor vehicle crashes and deaths. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office has received a High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant (HVEO) over the past several years, and has seen many successes as a result of the program. This year, the grant has been divided to specifically attack those areas of traffic enforcement that need to be addressed such as an Impaired Driving Enforcement Program (IDEP) and a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The total amount of monies to be received is $30,621.25.

The grant is provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Sheriff’s Office will use the funds to add extra patrols to local highways during holidays, specific high traffic events, and national campaigns such as “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.

“The funds from these grants are extremely important to our goal of making our highways and roadways safer through enforcement”, noted Sheriff Robert Radcliff. “Without these funds, we would have to be much more creative in our efforts, and we may not be able to have the number of patrols that we feel are needed to assist in the overall safety of our citizens and visitors that travel in and through our community.”

The Sheriff’s Office will work diligently through the month of October with the pending Circleville Pumpkin Show and the Halloween Enforcement period to keep local roadways safe. The Sheriff’s Office is the holder of the Safe Communities of Pickaway County program that works to promote and provide education of traffic safety. Through enforcement and education, the Sheriff’s Office hopes to reach the goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities in Pickaway County.

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

Football, Homecoming, and Safe Driving Are a Winning Combination

A winning idea for this football and homecoming season is to combine these two favorite activities with safe driving. Whether it is the local high school games, your favorite college team games, or the professional team games, this sport seems to bring out the fans in droves. Many will watch and celebrate by attending the game, watching at home, visiting a local hot spot, or attending a great party. Whatever your plans may be, and if those plans include alcohol, make sure you remember that if you don’t “Drive Sober”, you will get “Pulled Over”.

Teens should also remember that as they plan for Homecoming dances or other activities surrounding this time of year, they need to make safety to and from the event as important as all the other plans for the event. Please remember that it is illegal to drive and use any type of electronic device in the state of Ohio. But more importantly, the message to “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” should be a habit used every day. Also, by “Buckling Up Every Trip Every Time”, you can improve your chances of surviving a crash by 50%.

Parents need to be involved in their teen’s driving habits. Talk to your teen, set rules for the use of a motor vehicle, and remind them that their safety is a priority to you, and needs to be a priority to them. Find ways to talk about traffic safety to your teen at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

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

Traffic Safety Program Renewed for 2015 Fiscal Year

A traffic safety program has been renewed for a fifth fiscal year. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office announced today that a grant written in April has been approved, and the funds will go to the continued efforts of the program to work toward the goal of a fatal-free year on our local highways.

“I am pleased to announce the renewal of our Safe Communities of Pickaway County program for 2014-2015”, stated Sheriff Robert Radcliff today. “The Safe Communities program has continued to work toward the goal of keeping our citizens and visitors safe as they travel in our community through awareness and education on traffic safety issues.”

This program is funded by a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The grant of $42,000 is a slight increase from the past fiscal year due to the increase in the average of fatalities over the past three years. The program was designed to promote specific traffic messages, and to focus on problems identified through a variety of data sources. The program is mandated to follow the criteria provided by NHTSA, and to use countermeasures that will work to combat specific issues that are identified as contributing factors for motor vehicle crashes and deaths in Pickaway County. The issues identified for 2015 are specifically seat belt use, younger driver safety, and motorcycle safety awareness. Other issues of concern for traffic safety advocates include speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving. The program has a variety of community partners, and a Coalition to assist in the overall review of the program.

Safe Communities of Pickaway County continues to look for new Coalition members, new agencies and businesses to partner with, and extends their services to organizations that want to learn more about traffic safety, or work with them to promote traffic safety awareness. For more information contact Director Teresa C. Carper at tcarper .

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

Drive Safely to Work Week is October 6-10, 2014

Driving Your Safety Culture Home!

Any business in our community will have a list of safety rules and regulations that they expect their employees to follow while on the job. Some companies or business may be more stringent of their policies than others. But every business knows the liabilities surrounding the issue of safety, and realize that their employees are their best asset to their business. If attendance of employees is low due to injuries sustained on the job, the cost to that business can be enormous. Also, many places of business simply value those people as a type of “family”, considering the number of hours they are with each other each week. For these reasons, safety is an issue that should be a priority of every business.

But did you know that driving is likely the riskiest activity an employee will do all day? Consider the statistics: Every 12 minutes a person will die in a motor vehicle crash ; Every 10 seconds a person will be injured in a motor vehicle crash; Every 5 seconds, a motor vehicle crash will occur. This is why the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is asking all businesses to recognize “Drive Safely to Work Week” October 6-10, 2014.

Adding traffic safety to your list of items to discuss with your employees is a great start to this effort. If part of your employees’ job description is to drive a motor vehicle for their job, insist they “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time”, and prohibit them from texting and driving while on the clock. But more importantly, establish a culture of safety by encouraging your employees to follow these simple rules of safety every time they are behind the wheel. Some companies consider driving records when hiring and retaining employees. But making sure your employees know the risks, your concerns, and your expectations, will go a long way to making safety a habit your employees can embrace.

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has more information on what employers can do to encourage traffic safety to their employees at www.trafficsafety.org . The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also has plenty of information on the various areas of traffic safety at www.nhtsa.gov . Safety is a great way to do business before, during, and after the work day…every day!

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: General News|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2012CI0455

Auction Date & Time:  October 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2012CI0455
Address:  683 E. Mound Street
City:  Circleville
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43113
Parcel Number:  A05-2-059-00-006-00, A05-2-059-00-007-00
Appraised Amount:  $40,000.00
Start Bid:  $26,667.00
Attorney Name:  Craig J. Spadafore
Attorney Phone:  614-220-5611
Purchaser:  Plaintiff
Purchase Amount:  $26,667.00
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE – WITHDRAWN

2013CI0380

Auction Date & Time:  October 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2013CI0380
Address:  9398 State Route 56 E
City:  Circleville
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43113
Parcel Number:  J24-0-002-00-190-00
Appraised Amount:  $115,000.00
Start Bid:  $76,667.00
Attorney Name:  David F. Hanson
Attorney Phone:  614-220-5611
Purchaser:
Purchase Amount:  
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2013CI0119B 

Auction Date & Time:  October 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2013CI0119
Address:  105 N. Reddiing Street
City:  Tarlton
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43156
Parcel Number:  K26-0-004-00-058-00
Appraised Amount:  $13,000.00
Start Bid:  $8,667.00
Attorney Name:  John E. Bowers
Attorney Phone:  740-477-1361
Purchaser:  Harry B. Clifton
Purchase Amount:  $17,000.00
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2014CI0030B

Auction Date & Time:  October 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2014CI0030B
Address:  5735 Winchester Southern Road
City:  Stoutsville – Fairfield County
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43154
Parcel Number:  002-00684-10 (Fairfield County)
Appraised Amount:  $57,000.00
Start Bid:  $38,000.00
Attorney Name:  John E. Bowers
Attorney Phone:  740-477-1361
Purchaser:  Plaintiff
Purchase Amount:  $60,000.00
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2014CI0030A

Auction Date & Time:  October 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2014CI0030A
Address:  75 N. Redding Street
City:  Tarlton
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43156
Parcel Number:  K26-0-004-00-053-00
Appraised Amount:  $45,000.00
Start Bid:  $30,000.00
Attorney Name:  John E. Bowers
Attorney Phone:  740-477-1361
Purchaser:  Scott Cox
Purchase Amount:  $30,000.00
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

OCTOBER 21, 2014 SHERIFF’S SALE

2013CI0216

Auction Date & Time:  October 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Case Number:  2013CI0216
Address:  15923 London Road
City:  Orient
State:  Ohio
ZIP:  43146
Parcel Number:  H18-0-001-00-213-00
Appraised Amount:  $150,000.00
Start Bid:  $100,000.00
Attorney Name:  David F. Hanson
Attorney Phone:  614-220-5611
Purchaser:  Plaintiff
Purchase Amount:  $167,488.64
By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sheriff Sales|Tags: |0 Comments
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