It's Christmas and the Emergency Department at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital is ready in full force for whatever may come their way.
Registered Nurse Jason Wells says the weather brings patients in who are involved in car accidents caused mostly by snow and slick roads. Shortness of breath due to the weather is also a common occurence. And with relatives and friends in from out of town, there are more people who may need to get checked out.
Locals came together at Christ's Table for a warm holiday meal today.
Christ's Table began in 1986 in response to the need for a warm meals program in Zanesville and Muskingum County. The operation is supported by individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations throughout the community. Kitchen Coordinator Tina Adolph says today's meal lets people know that they are not alone this holiday.
"I think it's very important for the community to have things like...
Christmas is a time of celebration and brings many families together.
WHIZ asked locals what Christmas means to them and here's what they had to say...
"Christmas means the time of year of giving to the needy people and for joy and its a special time of year to get to know your family members and a lot of them you haven't seen in a long time," said Bruce Machem.
"Happiness, joy, peace and spending it with family and friends and church and things like...
Some locals are also finishing up their last minute grocery shopping too.
Shoppers swarmed the Northside's Pick 'N Save this morning as they finished their holiday meal planning. Store Manager Rich Daugherty says Christmas Eve is one of the store's busiest days where people will buy all of their perishable items like milk, bread, and fresh produce.
"We have a pretty loyal base. Most of them shop here on a regular basis two or three times a week, sometimes two or...
The holidays are here but so are the hazards that come along with the season.
According to The American Red Cross, 38 percent of home candle fires start in bedrooms with this holiday season being no expection. While company occupies your home this Christmas weekend, safety issues are always important...candles being a major concern.
"When you are opening presents Christmas Eve or Christmas day, people are throwing wrapping paper around like crazy, the kids get...
A local school is helping bring Christmas to families in need.
Misty Miller, a mother of seven, says she is extremely thankful to have Foxfire Center for Student Success help her out this holiday season. Two of Misty's children attend Foxfire School where they submitted requests to help their family with food and gifts for Christmas.
"I didn't have money this year to buy Christmas because I have a boy that has a lot of medical problems," said Miller.
The countdown to Christmas is just days away and shoppers at Colony Square Mall mean business.
As soon as the mall opened its doors, shoppers had their minds set on one goal; to finish Christmas shopping once and for all. But to Norval Camp, today was just like any other day. Camp has been watching shoppers every morning for the past ten years. And with his people watching skills, Camp says he has noticed a big turn out this past week.
The 20th annual Angel Tree Benefit performed its last Christmas show for the season this afternoon. The benefit raised money for The Salvation Army serving Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties. Under volunteer effort, Director Rich Tolliver says over 60 people took the stage to perform.
"Well when they come to audition, basically the different thing about the Angel Tree, I cast everybody who wants to be a part of it,...
Every year, The Salvation Army provides Christmas baskets for families around the holidays. And this year, they are welcoming your non-perishable food donations more than ever.
"Our greatest need, what we would like to do, is to make sure they have a Christmas dinner, so you know to be able to fill those baskets. We would like to be able to have enough food," said Salvation Army Christmas coordinator, Joyce...