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Authorities say the multi-jurisdictional task force deployed to address the reckless operation of ATVs and dirt bikes in Columbus and Franklin County made 11 arrests, impounded 11 vehicles, and recovered five guns last weekend.

The city of Columbus plans to increase the penalties for illegal and dangerous ATV and dirt bike riding and work with other Franklin County jurisdictions on enforcement. Columbus City Council members say they've received hundreds of calls about reckless activity on city streets and in neighborhoods.

The 100 people who attended a meeting this week about how to revitalize the struggling Burr Oak State Park near Athens were evenly split over a a plan to turn the park into a haven for ATV enthusiasts.