(ONN) – Ohio’s governor and department of transportation director say their vision for the state’s rest areas are the opposite of what Ohio’s former governor set forth to accomplish.
Cleveland.com reports that Gov. Mike DeWine described Ohio’s rest areas as “sorry” during the winter conference of the Ohio Contractors Association.
The director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jack Marchbanks, said efforts to use Ohio’s rest areas as a means to promote “all that’s good about Ohio” are “a 180-degree turn” from the administration of John Kasich, who proposed privatizing the state’s 84 rest areas and suggested selling off naming rights for each rest area to corporate sponsors.
Renovation work on three rest areas, which began under Kasich, has been completed.
And the DeWine administration has plans to rebuild at least four rest areas.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a suspect with a felony warrant led troopers on a pursuit through three counties in northwest Ohio.
At about 10:50 Tuesday night troopers from the Bowling Green Post responded to Interstate 75 after being notified that the Toledo Police Department had been in pursuit of a Hurricane RV and had terminated their pursuit.
Troopers took over the pursuit, which ended up spanning 62 miles through Wood, Hancock and Allen Counties.
Most of the tires on the RV were deflated by spike strips put out by troopers from the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The driver pulled over near Lima and was taken into custody after a brief standoff.
The suspect was identified as Larry D. Keith Jr., 38, of Maryville, Tennessee.
He’s facing charges of failure to comply and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.