Ohio Highway Patrol

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 26:

Ohio's State Highway Patrol says early data shows 15 people were killed on the state's roadways over this year's Thanksgiving holiday period.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 28:

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Jo Ingles

The Thanksgiving holiday was deadly on the state’s roads.   

The Highway Patrol reports at least 16 people were killed in 11 fatal traffic accidents across the Buckeye State. Seven of those who died in crashes during the five-day holiday reporting period -- from Wednesday through Sunday -- were not wearing seat belts. One of those killed was a pedestrian.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, November 28th:

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The state’s battle against drug addiction takes place in venues ranging from homes to schools to major highways.

Once again, state troopers set a record for finding drugs on Ohio’s roads last year.

Highway Patrol Lieutenant Robert Sellers says the amount of drugs seized by the agency in traffic stops has increased every year since 2011. Last year alone, Sellers says the patrol seized over $50 million worth of drugs.

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Ohio’s traffic deaths are up nearly 10 percent over this time last year, and the state is trying to curb the numbers heading into the holiday-driving season. 

  The  Ohio Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation planted 1,070 chairs on the department’s Columbus lawn today to commemorate those who have died. 

Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul Pride says he and his officers a have had to notify too many families of such deaths.