Ohio Highway Patrol

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the Ohio House Chambers.
Ohio House

Two-term African-American state Rep. Emilia Sykes says she's been talking for more than a year about being discriminated against by Statehouse security. 

Activists for the Poor Peoples Campaign protested at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Advocates for low-income Ohioans continue what they are calling the “Poor People’s Protest.” And this latest one at the Statehouse culminated with some activists being removed from the premises without a struggle.

Charles Krupa / Associated Press

The Ohio State Highway Patrol uses drug-sniffing dogs on stops involving black drivers at a disproportionately higher rate than stops involving whites, according to records reviewed by the Associated Press. Black drivers account for 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 stops where dogs were used from 2013 to 2017.

Jason Delcol
Ohio Highway Patrol

Records show an Ohio trooper accused of selling drugs in Delaware County, giving an accomplice a bulletproof vest and lying to police had been fired twice before for drug-related offenses.

Ohio Highway Patrol trooper Jason Delcol was charged with distributing controlled substances, distributing human growth hormone and witness tampering, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbus said Tuesday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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The state’s battle against drug addiction takes place in venues ranging from homes to schools to major highways.


The owner of a skydiving company says a man has died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late during a jump at a southwest Ohio airport.

Jail cell
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The State Highway Patrol reports an inmate beaten to death at a state prison in southwest Ohio was struck multiple times in the head with a concrete block.

Nora McDonald, WOSU

The Ohio Highway Patrol has switched to buying and training its own canines instead of using a contractor. The program's first graduate is an 18-month-old male German Shepherd named Fox.

Ohio Patrol, 5 Other States To Target Impaired Driving

Dec 3, 2015
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The State Highway Patrol in Ohio will participate in a crackdown on impaired driving in a multi-state enforcement effort this week. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified the 13-year-old boy who died in a crash on an icy road in Circleville. Troopers say Zachary Mans was a passenger in the car driven by his mother, 36-year-old Kristy Stone. The car slid left of center and hit another car Sunday morning in Circleville. Zachary died at a hospital. His mother and 4-year-old brother were treated for minor injuries and released. Zachary was a seventh grader at Circleville Middle school.

Ohio Troopers Will Work Overtime In Bid To Reduce Drunk Driving

Dec 27, 2011

With the New Year Holiday this week-end, the Ohio Highway Patrol says it will again work its troopers overtime to combat drunk driving. Lieutenant Anne Ralston says with a successful anti-drunk driving enforcement, Ohio could set a record low this year for the number of traffic fatalities. Ralston tells WOSU News Ohio highways will be constantly patrolled during a week-end when alcohol consumption increases. Ralston says in 2009 Ohio recorded 1,022 highway fatalities. So far, this year, the patrol counts 1,010 highway deaths.