Tenn. man gets 6 months in deadly Logan Co. crash
(from News Sun, Bellefontaine) A Knoxville, Tenn., man will have to serve six months in jail, pay a fine and be prohibited from driving for four years for his role in a two-vehicle wreck last August that left two people dead and three others injured.
Matthew Gilman, 23, had pleaded no contest in Bellefontaine Municipal Court on two counts of vehicular homicide in a crash on U.S. 68, north of Township Road 30 last August.
Gilman’s passengers, Matthew B. Stewart, 19, of DeGraff and Megan R. Smith, 19, of West Liberty, died at the scene. Gilman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Gilman was driving north on 68 when he lost control of the vehicle near Oakhill Medical Center after he drove to the right of a vehicle that had stopped to make a turn into a business.
Gilman drove into a ditch, over-corrected, then crossed the center line and into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Jarrad Parker, 36, of Marysville.
The sheriff’s office concluded that the speed of Gilman’s vehicle likely was a major factor in the accident.
Parker and passenger Steven Curtis, 36, of Sardinia, were taken to area hospitals.
STATE OF OHIO GETS AN F GRADE FOR SMOKING PREVENTION
The American Lung Association on Wednesday once again hammered Ohio for failing to spend any state funds on anti-smoking programs, giving the state failing grades for smoking prevention efforts and insurance coverage of cessation programs.
In its annual State of Tobacco Control report, the association gave Ohio a grade of “F” for relying solely on federal money for its $3.3 million annual anti-tobacco program. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio should be spending $145 million to implement best practices. Ohio also got an “F” for its insurance coverage of smoking cessation programs, and a “D” for its relatively low cigarette tax of $1.25 per pack, the 28th highest tax rate among the states and the District of Columbia. The tax hasn’t been raised since it went up 70 cents in 2005. Experts say higher taxes help smokers to quit and discourage youths from picking up the habit.
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