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Athens 2nd Annual Bike to Work Day


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ATHENS, OHIO—GET PUMPED! and ride your bike to work on National Bike to Work Day, Friday May 17, 2019. This FREE event to celebrate the occasion is again planned for Athens County this year, organized by Ohio University Office of Sustainability, OU Transportation and Parking Services, OU Police Department, OU WellWorks, HAPCAP, Athens Public Transit,… Read More

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses on Distracted Driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses. Ohio troopers issued 271 citations in the initiative that began April 14 at 12:01 a.m. and continued through 11:59 a.m. on April… Read More

Senator Proposes Prepaid Gas Taxes As Way To Avoid Increase

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Senators have said they’re going to change the 10.7 cent gas tax increase that the House passed in the transportation budget. Gov. Mike DeWine says that’s too low, and the state needs an 18 cent hike. But one Republican senator has an idea that he says would eliminate the need for a tax increase. Sen…. Read More

Toyota Revs Up Hybrid Vehicle Production In Ohio Valley

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The automaker Toyota announced Thursday major new investments in facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia to increase production of hybrid vehicles. Toyota plans to invest about $750 million in facilities in five states with almost half of that going to its plants in Kentucky and West Virginia. Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, already the largest… Read More

Conservative Group Wants Offset To Possible Gas Tax Hike

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A conservative think tank is calling on lawmakers to make changes to counter an increase to the gas tax by making cuts elsewhere in Ohio’s tax structure. Greg Lawson with the Buckeye Institute says there is merit to the gas tax since revenue is strictly tied to infrastructure projects. Lawson says maintaining the state’s roads… Read More

Group Says No Money For Road Projects Means Gas Tax Hike Could Possible

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A coalition of business leaders and local elected officials say there’s no money for big road construction projects in the transportation budget that will come out next month, so lawmakers have to at least consider the possibility of raising the gas tax. Spokesman Curt Steiner said the group Fix Our Roads Ohio is worried about a projection… Read More