The day after Christmas is not a day of rest, it is a day of shopping.
Many shoppers hit Colony Square Mall Saturday to return items and get great deals on leftover Christmas merchandise.
"The return lines were relatively short, we didn't have to wait very long and its been good, found good bargains," says Amy Wilson while she shopped with her daughter, "I had my receipts so no problems what so ever."
A local organization is making sure everyone in the community has a warm meal for Christmas.
Christ's Table volunteers served around 250 Christmas meals this morning for anyone who walked through their door. They also served 135 meals to people who were home bound. The turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, salad and dessert were all donated by people in the community. Assistant to the kitchen coordinator, Betty Madinger, says Christmas is a time of giving and many who eat Christmas...
Last minute shopping isn't just for mall shoppers.
At Riesbeck's Pick & Save off Underwood in Zanesville, many people are stocking up for their Christmas dinners.
"They are grabbing a lot of the last minute things, a lot of the perishables the celery, milk, fresh bread, just about everything they can do to finish up their meal with," says Rich Daughtery the store manager.
Daughtery says Bloomer's Baskets, ham and turkeys and fresh cookies are...
For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate faith.
Area churches will be packed over the next two days as people gather for holiday masses.
"You've got a lot of college kids who have been away. Now they're back in town and they come back with their families. You have a few people who don't come to mass every Sunday but still feel the need to come on Christmas Day, " says Father Pius Pietrzyk.
Father Pius says sometimes there's standing room only in the...
Christmas shoppers are taking over the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.
If you were driving anywhere near the mall this afternoon, you probably ran into some traffic.
"Driving sucks. People run out in front of you, and you pretty much almost run into them....Was it hard to get a parking spot? Did you have to walk far?... No, I have to drive up and down the aisles a couple times though," says local shopper Bree Brown.
About 60 area students are getting some early Christmas presents this year.
The Zanesville Kiwanis Club held its annual Kids Christmas Party this afternoon.
The Kiwanis Club sent invitations to every elementary school in the county, asking them to choose five to six less fortunate children, and members picked up the kids and drove them to the Welcome Center for pizza, music, gifts, and a visit from both Santa Clause and one of his reindeer.
Christmas is traditionally a time of over consumption for many families. While many may splurge on toys and clothes, you can save money and give back to mother nature by going green this holiday season.
Now going green is all about saving energy. So Tip #1 Use LED Christmas Lights.
LED Christmas lights can save you around 30% on your Christmas electric bill and they are brighter than regular lights.
Rain and cold weather couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of hundreds of people at the Miracle on Main Street celebration.
This is the 16th year for Miracle on Main in downtown Zanesville. Sixty-one local businesses opened their doors to greet the crowds of people and some offered snacks and hot chocolate. The Zanesville High School Blue Knights also entertained the eager crowd with Christmas carols. For many families, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season....