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July 2014 Archives

Economists: Repealing motorcycle helmet law boosts organ harvest

The universal motorcycle helmet law debate has a new talking point after a study concluded that organ donation increases 10 percent after a helmet law is repealed. The motorcycle helmet study reads, in part:

Breath test refusal cases stem from sleeping Ohio drivers

For some individuals, catching a quick nap in their car may not seem like something out of the ordinary. However, if authorities believe that an individual sleeping in their vehicle is suspicious in nature, they could begin to question the individual. Should authorities believe that the sleeping person was under the influence and there is a breath test refusal, that person could face consequences. 

Car accident on Interstate 71 in Ohio claims 1 life

On Friday, July 11, at about 5:52 p.m., a car accident occurred on Interstate 71 in Ohio near the US 36/37 exit. The accident involved three vehicles and caused the interstate to be closed for many hours. While alcohol is not believed to have been a cause of this Ohio car accident, troopers did say that charges are pending against the at-fault driver.

Alarming series of bicycle accidents in Cleveland, Ohio

An alarming trend is happening in Cleveland, Ohio, between motorists and bicyclists. A bike advocacy group called Bike Cleveland has reported that there were eight car versus bicycle collisions in June. The extent of the injuries to the bicyclists ranged from relatively minor to brain trauma and debilitating bone fractures. This recent spate of injuries comes on the heels of a fatal May accident wherein a 36-year-old mother of five kids perished.

Ohio unit targets underage drinking and sales

For underage individuals, alcohol may have some sort of allure because it is illegal for them to consume. Some may wish to just experience it to see what it is like, while others may attempt to consume it on a regular basis with their friends or for other reasons. However, underage drinking is a serious offense, and individuals who are found to be consuming alcohol before the age of 21 -- and parties selling to these individuals -- could face severe consequences.

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