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- Neal McCoy gives parking lot performance at Jamboree
- Fans enjoy Jamboree at annual watch party
- Video: Joe Zelek talks about Friday's performance
- Video: Katie Ohh ready to take the main stage
- Assisted living facility throws Jamboree party for residents
- Veteran group controls crowd at Jamboree
- Redneck Run the official start of Jamboree in the Hills
- Jamboree features people from all walks of life
- VIDEO: Local talent hits Jamboree main stage
- Businesses prepared for Jamboree in the Hills
- Medical staff ready for Jamboree in the Hills
- Ohio State Highway Patrol to be out in full force for Jamboree
- Law firm offers ultimate JITH experience
- Fans set up early for this year's Jamboree in the Hills
- Update: Borrowed Blue added to JITH Sunday lineup; times change
- David Lee Murphy to play at Jamboree Wednesday night
- Lineup finalized for Jamboree in the Hills, times set
- Thursday lineup
- Friday lineup
- Sunday lineup
- Saturday lineup
- Saturday lineup cont.
- Videos coming soon!
Ohio State Highway Patrol to be out in full force for Jamboree
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio – It’s the third week in July in the Ohio Valley, and that means one thing: Jamboree in the Hills 2014.
While some are putting on their party hats, others are suiting up to tackle the massive job of police enforcement. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement with 250 federal hours of overtime.
“We have people coming from all over the country, all walks of lives, that are going to be attending this event," said Lt. James Faunda of the St. Clairsville Post of the OSHP.
While most people let down their hair during the third week in July, others ramp up efforts to have eyes virtually everywhere. Faunda is part of the latter group, tasked with overseeing a diligent team of troopers from all over the state for a mission, a shared cause, and a purpose.
"One of the things we're looking to prevent this year is fatal crashes,” Faunda said. “You remember a couple years ago we had the vehicle that went into the pond and one person died. That's our big reason for using the overtime and for the increased presence."
Of course, this enforcement isn't about preventing a good time. It's more about promoting a life-saving message.
"Our message is constant. If you're going to consume alcohol, do not travel on the roadways," Faunda said.
The patrol will also be scouting out intoxicated pedestrians and those using illegal narcotics as troopers gear up for a week-long increase in arrests.
Faunda says the Post is prepared for an all-time high as far as the number of people attending Jamboree this year. That's another reason the patrol has increased the number of troopers on the road.