We’ve all seen them – distracted drivers using a cellphone. National and state traffic safety officials say it’s a problem. So, The News Outlet decided to find out how much of a problem. Here’s Billy Ludt with the first of a three-part series.
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Despite a state law banning the practice, there are still some Ohioans who text while driving. Even more will talk on their cell phones while behind the wheel. Reporters with The News Outlet wanted to see how many – so, they went on a ride with a driving instructor. Here’s Jay Jackman with more.
Tina Muslovski Yanssens of East Palestine is on a crusade to toughen Ohio’s laws after a texting driver killed her father. Reporters from The News Outlet spoke with her at her father’s business in Campbell. John Veauthier reports.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is tightening rules for doctors and patients regarding hydrocodone-based medicines, such as Vicodin and Norco.
Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination.
Officials with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. attempted to get a youth perspective on the city’s problems by meeting with students at Youngstown State University. While most city residents are concerned by population loss, YSU students are worried about decreased enrollment.
Some sections of Youngstown have about twice the population of 65 and older residents than the national average. While the city must find a way to help these residents on a declining budget, some businesses that cater to this age group are already seeing a spike in revenue.
The population of Youngstown is getting smaller – and older. The percentage of residents who are 65 and older is as high as 20 to 35 percent in some areas. This not only concerns those areas, but the development arm of the city. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will need to focus on bringing younger residents into these areas to keep them stable.