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2022 Allen County crash report available for comment

LIMA--The 2022 Allen County Traffic Crash Report is currently available for public review and comment.


The DRAFT 2022 Allen County Traffic Crash Report provides insight into the general state of local roadway safety, identifies high hazard crash locations and examines systemic contributing causes of crash incidents.

ODW field reports for Sept. 19

Reports from the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two 
State Wildlife Investigators Brian Bury and Travis Abele observed two men trolling with eight rods from a boat on Lake Erie. In Ohio, anglers are permitted to use up to three rods per person. The boat’s captain initially misled the officers into believing a third angler was asleep in the boat, but Investigator Bury discovered there was not a third person, and the anglers were using too many rods. Each angler was issued a summons for fishing with more than three rods. Both men were found guilty in Ottawa County Municipal Court and paid $145 in fines and court costs. 

Quarry Farm Fall 2023 newsletter

The Quarry Farm News/Fall 2023 is ready to read HERE.

Details include registration for the annual 5K Walk/Run on October 7 and other scheduled events. Anne Coburn-Griffis invites all to email if interested in setting up a program.

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Overdose reversal drug to be provided at Ohio rest areas

COLUMBUS—On Sept. 21, Governor Mike DeWine announced a partnership among the RecoveryOhio initiative, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Health’s Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) to install lifesaving Naloxone kits at rest areas across the state.

Homecoming season increases law enforcement presence on roads

Homecoming season is a cherished tradition bringing together high school students, families and alumni to celebrate school spirit and unity. The Lima/Allen County Safe Community Coalition reminds citizens that while these festivities are eagerly anticipated, they also come with concerns about driving safety, particularly in the context of post-game and dance celebrations and gatherings, much of it being done by youthful drivers.

Rail Safety Week: Be alert at rail crossings

Every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. Crashes at rail crossings can be more severe than other collisions and are more likely to result in death and injury.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation are promoting Rail Safety Week, September 18-24. The week is dedicated as a reminder to Ohioans to practice safety around all rail crossings. This year’s awareness campaign focuses on the safety of pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists.