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Free Program Helps Police Find Family Members in Emergency, Not Widely Used
MECHANICSBURG -- Think for a moment if you had a family member who was badly hurt and unconscious, would police be able to notify you? What if it was you, could police contact your family? There is a free program to help with this, and it all got started by a grieving Mom.
It's a blanket filled with precious keepsakes of Carmela Wiant's only son.
"It has so many memories," she remarked as she held it. The memories are all she has since David Money was just 23 when he was killed in a car crash back in 2006.
"He was coming home from work and he hydroplaned and the police did not know how to find me," Wiant explained.
Three hours later, she found out over the phone that her son was gone, and no one was there with him when he died.
"I will never get that back, ever. And I just never want another family to ever hear the way I did or to go through and not be with your family if there is an accident."
So Carmela got a law passed that allows all of us to add two emergency contacts to our license information at the BMV. It's called the "Next of Kin" program where police can immediately find your family in any emergency. It turns seven years old this September; but only about six percent of Ohioans take advantage.
"We don't think about it, it's never going to happen to us," said Carmela who admits she too was guilty of that thinking.
Now she hopes people can learn from her family's tragedy and give the gift of information and knowledge, and in some cases closure.
"That is what I want to see, that is my goal, because I did not get that."
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Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine
LONDON (AP) -- The euro has fallen to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
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