Local woman honored for rail safety efforts


Jacqueline Bain of Delaware was among those volunteers honored by Ohio Operation Lifesaver at a recent luncheon at Mozart’s Cafe in Columbus.

Bain is an employee of the Delaware General Health District and is being recognized for her efforts in organizing the First Annual Chalk One Up for Safety Event in Delaware.

In her efforts for this event, Bain helped almost 400 individuals receive the rail safety message.

Ohio Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting public awareness of safety on and around railroad tracks. In 2015, Ohio had a 200 perecent increase in fatalities from vehicle/train collisions.

In addition, Ohio was a Federal Railroad Administration top 10 state for fatalities of pedestrians and via vehicle/train collisions.

“OHOL recognized its volunteers and partners who help support its mission of ending these fatalities,” Gena Shelton, state coordinator for Ohio Operation Lifesaver, said. “Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.”

The guest speaker at the awards luncheon was Dina Lopez, principal planner for transportation systems and funding at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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