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Defiance County Safe Communities Hosting Safety Town

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEFIANCE COUNTY SAFE COMMUNITIES COALITION HOSTING FREE SAFETY TOWN FOR KIDS AGE 4-6 YEARS OLDDefiance County Safe Communities Coalition is hosting a FREE Safety Town for area youth ages 4- 6 years old to prepare them for going to school. Registration for Safety Town is open now through June 3rd and can be done online at defiancecohealth.org or by calling 419-784-3818. The purpose of Safety Town is to teach basic safety education ...

Defiance County Safe Communities Kicks-Off Click It or Ticket Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEFIANCE COUNTY SAFE COMMUNITIES COALITION KICKS-OFF THE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGNOne of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. Ohio's annual seat belt survey, conducted by The Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) shows Defiance County’s current seat belt usage rate is 89.8%, which increased from 87.2% in 2022. In collaboration with Coffee with a Cop, Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition is conducting ...

Defiance County Safe Communities Traffic Fatalities Update

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Traffic Fatalities Defiance County Safe Communities Update January 3, 2024 Defiance County Safe Communities Traffic Fatalities Update The Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition reports zero traffic crash fatalities from October 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. This compares to two fatal crashes in Defiance County during the same months in 2022. As of January 2, 2024, the Ohio Traffic Safety Office reports 1,247 confirmed traffic crash fatalities for 2023 as ...

Defiance County Safe Communities Traffic Fatalities Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Traffic Fatalities Defiance County Safe Communities Update October 12, 2023 The Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition reports one traffic crash fatality from July 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023. This compares to one fatal crash in Defiance County during the same months in 2022. As of October 2, 2023, the Ohio Traffic Safety Office reports 927 confirmed traffic crash fatalities for 2023 as compared to 963 fatalities in 2022. More information ...

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Forces to Prevent Teen Drinking September 27, 2023 The Defiance County Drug Free Coalition and area school districts have joined forces to prevent adult hosted drinking parties in Defiance County using the Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Underage Drinking campaign. Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a community effort that alerts parents to the legal and health related consequences of purchasing, providing or pouring ...

Mosquito Surveillance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Defiance County August 24, 2023 The Defiance County Health Department has been notified by the Ohio Department of Health that one mosquito sample pool collected in the county has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The sample was collected on August 10, 2023. Mosquitos that carry the West Nile Virus are common in Ohio in the summer and fall months. This is the first ...

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sober Driving Matters on Labor Day and Every Day August 15, 2023 During the Labor Day holiday period, including the end of summer and the busy holiday weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be working alongside the law enforcement community in Defiance County to decrease impaired driving. In 2021, there were 13,384 people killed in drunk-driving crashes that is one person every 39 minutes. Drinking ...

Crash Fatalities Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defiance County Safe Communities Traffic Fatalities Update The Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition reports zero traffic crash fatalities from April 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023. This compares to two fatal crashes in Defiance County during the same months in 2022. As of July 3, 2023, the Ohio Traffic Safety Office reports 582 confirmed traffic crash fatalities for 2023 as compared to 580 fatalities in 2022. More information on traffic safety ...

Northtowne Estates Nuisance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTHTOWNE ESTATES PUBLIC NUISANCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCE June 21, 2023 The District Board of Health Defiance County met in Emergency Session on Tuesday June 20, 2023. After being advised that several samples from Northtowne Estates and nearby areas tested above the nuisance threshold for E. coli, the Board passed a resolution declaring Northtowne Estates to be both a public nuisance and a public health nuisance as an emergency caused by conditions ...

Northtowne Sewage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sewage at Northtowne Estates Mobile Home Community June 16, 2023 Defiance County Health Department and Defiance City are currently investigating a sewage and water leak at North Towne Estates, in Defiance. Testing has indicated the presence of E.coli. E. coli in water is a strong indicator of sewage or animal waste contamination. Sewage and animal waste can contain many types of disease causing organisms. Residents are advised to avoid Northtowne Estates ...

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Jessica West
Health Promotion Specialist
jwest@defiancecohealth.org

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