ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
High: 46 Winds: NW 10-20 mph
Tonight: Increasing Clouds
Low: 39 Winds: Light Var.
Saturday: A Few Early Flurries, Windy & COLD!!!
High: 42 ...
Why Ohio Drivers Shouldn't Complain; Comparing Ohio Roads to Rest of Country
FRANKLIN -- This winter it seems Ohio drivers have a lot to say about the roads.
"Right now they seem pretty rough," said driver Liz Mazzae. "I have a one hour commute to work everyday. Potholes on the highway seem pretty bad. A lot of people with tire damage."
So how do Ohio's roads compare to those in other states? We went straight to an expert. A man who spends most of his life on the road.
"I've driven all the lower 48 states," said truck driver Rusty James.
The truck drivers we spoke with say we complain about Ohio's road because we drive them every day, but they drive through several states and believe Ohio is actually not that bad.
"It's not," said James. "It probably seems that way right now because the ground is freezing and thawing and freezing and thawing. You're getting a lot more buckling in the road so the potholes that seems to be doing well in June are now spitting out the patches that were on them and we go back to having a big hole in the ground."
James and his dog Gizmo are heading to Michigan to pick up a load and take it to Tennessee. As someone who is well traveled he can think of many places worst than Ohio.
"If you were driving around Los Angeles on the 405 it feels like they just had an earthquake yesterday. The road is constantly rippled. Oklahoma City is another example. When you're driving around the truck is constantly shaking."
And closer to home, we also heard many complaints from truck drivers about Indiana and Michigan, so it turns out even though we have our problems, maybe we don't have it that bad.
"You are not alone," said James. "Plenty of other states are in the same boat. Most of these roads have been in need of repair for a while not just in Ohio but all over the country.
Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
Know Your CandidatesLearn about the candidates running for office near you!
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's expected to be one of the top movies of the year.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Michael Vick?
IN THE NEWS: APPLE'S CEO COMES OUT AS GAY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's Tim Cook says it wasn't an easy choice to come out as gay.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Last Man Standing
8:30 pm ..... Cristela
9:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:15 pm ... Football Friday
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline