OVI checkpoint tonight on South Avenue in Boardman

CANFIELD — The Ohio Highway Patrol, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and Youngstown Police Department have announced an OVI checkpoint from 10 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday on South Avenue north of Indianola Road.

The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers. In conjunction with the checkpoint, there will be patrols nearby as part of the agencies efforts to combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

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