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Ohio Highway Patrol is increasing security after Boston bombings
Patrol leader says similar security measures were employed after 9/11
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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The Boston Marathon bombings are prompting one of Ohio’s top cops to order beefed-up security at some big public events. Col. John Born heads the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Ohio Highway Patrol is increasing security after Boston bombings

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"We are stepping up our presence at certain key locations and facilities, and you'll likely see a greater presence of troopers, whether that's a uniform presence or maybe  our special response team. ... We did that after Sept. 11th on a sustained, for example at Ohio State football games. So we will be at some areas where maybe you haven't seen us before."

Born says the Boston Marathon bombings are just the latest evidence of how important it is for the public to report suspicious packages and suspicious people.

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