Community News August 08, 2018

Adena and Ross County Safe Communities Kick off Drive Sober Campaign

For a third consecutive year, Adena Health System will continue its partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to showcase the importance of traffic and motorcycle safety, and how it relates to the overall health of our region. 

The ODPS’s Ross County Safe Communities uses local partnerships, like the one with Adena, to deliver traffic safety messages and programs throughout the year.

As Labor Day approaches and families hit the road, this festive time is also a dangerous time on America’s roadways, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. 

Because accidental death is one of our region’s top health threats, Ross County Safe Communities and Adenaare reminding motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Adena and Ross County Safe Communities will host the 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overkick-off event during the Ross County Fair.

         When: Friday, August 10, 2018

                     6:45 pm

          Where:Ross County Fair Grounds 

                       Grand Stands 

The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August –September. During this period, local and state law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with sobriety checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to reduce drunk driving in Ohio, and on our nation’s roads.

For more information on Ross County Safe Communities, contact Paige Holdren at 740-779-8594 or

For more about Adena Health System and Ross County Safe Communities visit adena.orgor follow us on FacebookInstagram,or Twitter @adenamedicaland @RossSafeCommunities