Ending a marriage doesn't have any direct impact on a person's credit score. However, Ohio residents and others who have recently gotten divorced may see their credit score go down after doing so. This could occur because an individual has closed joint credit accounts or has removed his or her name from those accounts. A person may also experience a reduced credit score if a former spouse fails to pay down a joint debt as ordered in a divorce settlement.
Police in Ohio say that a 54-year-old woman had a blood alcohol concentration of .32% when she was involved in a minor traffic accident on Aug. 26. That is four times the state's .08% legal driving limit. The accident took place near the intersection of Columbia Road and Center Ridge Road in Westlake. The woman was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.