A multicar pileup that happened on U.S. 50 in Clermont County on Jan. 24 most likely resulted from inclement weather leading to hazardous road conditions according to police. The series of car accidents shut the highway down for hours and resulted in two motorists losing their lives.
The Ohio State Patrol has reported the details of a fatal accident that occurred in Athens on Old Route 33 on Jan. 16. At about 10:20 a.m., a 1997 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound near the intersection with Laughlin Hill Road when the driver reportedly lost control on a curve. The motorist is believed to have overcorrected in an attempt to regain control of the vehicle, and this allegedly resulted in the SUV crossing into the oncoming lane. At the same time, a 1997 Buick LeSabre was traveling westbound, and the two vehicles collided head-on.
Marlyce's Butterballs are being recalled by L.M. Noodle Company because it did not declare milk, whey, wheat flour and soy flour allergy warnings on the packaging. If residents of Ohio have traveled to Colorado, Wyoming or Nebraska recently and bought a package of these butterballs, they need to check whether there is an allergy warning. Each plastic bag of 12 frozen butterballs has a white label with black lettering with a UPC of 094219-21708.
Two men are dead after a serious accident that occurred in Monroe Township on Jan. 2. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on U.S. Route 52.
On Dec. 28, supermarket chain Giant Eagle released an allergy alert via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website. The release pertained to Candy Place Chocolate Santas products sold in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland beginning on Oct. 1, 2013. Although Giant Eagle didn't produce the candies, the manufacturer, George J. Howe Company, also released a contact number for consumers with problems. In addition, the chain said that customers would receive complete refunds upon returning the candies to any Giant Eagle market.