Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >
The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in the event of a vehicle breakdown or crash.
From December 2012 through March 2013, 18,779 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush-covered roadways killing 42 people and injuring 5,253. Speed-related factors were reported as a cause in 56 percent of these crashes.
In the event of inclement weather, the OSHP is urging motorists to:
-Allow extra time to get to their destination
-Maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the traffic ahead
-Pay close attention to bridges and overpasses, as they are often the first to freeze over
-Drive slowly, as everything, including accelerating, turning and braking, take longer on snow-covered roadways
"In case of a vehicle breakdown, motorists should turn on their hazard warning lights, safely position the vehicle as far off the road as possible, call #677 for assistance and remain in the vehicle until help arrives," explained Lt. William Bowers, commander of the Toledo Post.
Troopers further suggest that if you get stuck in snow, make sure your tail pipe is free of all snow and debris, to decrease your chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Prepare your vehicle for winter driving by ensuring the following are all in working order:
Drivers are also encouraged to carry the following winter car kit items in their vehicle in case of a breakdown:
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryMore >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.More >