Neighboring Ross County has been one of the deadliest in the area with five fatals thus far this year.
(AP) Ohio is more dangerous for motorists this year than last. In 2011 the state recorded its lowest total for traffic deaths in 76 years.
So far this year, nearly 800 people have died in crashes across the state - that's a 16-percent increase over the same stretch last year. It's also a higher number than 2009 or 2010.
The reasons are hard to pin down. Ohio isn't the only state to see increased deaths. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston said traffic-crash deaths are also up nationally this year.