Rear car seats are traditionally safer than front seats, but in the face of recent car safety improvements, rear-seat safety is now lagging. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been making efforts to raise awareness of this fact, developing a series of crash tests to illustrate its safety concerns. Ohio residents should know that improving rear-seat safety comes with several challenges.
Mount Carmel Grove City, located just outside Columbus, is presently the epicenter of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. The Franklin County Public Health reports ten confirmed cases, one of which has resulted in death. The hospital is working in conjunction with Franklin County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify the source of the outbreak.