Stories tagged with: drivers

December 27, 2013 - 5:31pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

Last week gas prices in Zanesville and surrounding areas averaged around $3.24 a gallon, according to AAA. On Friday, the average price in Zanesville has increased about 20 cents to $3.42, upsetting many drivers.

Brad Tyo said, "I think the last time I got it, it was $3.10 or $3.11. I'm definitely trying to hold off as long as I can until I absolutely need gas, hopeful it goes back down here in the next few days or the next week."

"We'll I think they're...

November 14, 2013 - 5:59pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville Police Capt. Tony Coury says drivers going south on Maple Ave. will no longer be able to turn left at Bell St. to turn into Walmart. Instead, drivers must turn into the parking lot by turning left at Balls Ln.

Capt. Coury explained, "Any southbound traffic that we have, we would ask that they pay attention when they get to that intersection. If you're going to Walmart, if you're going to the (Genesis) health plex or you're going to any store, retail store in that...

July 21, 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Thousands of people are now following the Ohio Department of Transportation on Twitter.

It set up an account last year for drivers in six major cities, including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, and Dayton. It allows drivers to see road closures, accidents, and detours in 140 written characters or less.

"We're trying to become more competitive with using social networking to let motorists know. Social media is just a quicker means of allowing us to communicate...

February 9, 2010 - 6:54pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says his office is prepared to handle the winter storm.

While a tight county budget does makes things difficult when it comes to overtime, he says his office has enough people on duty to handle whatever mother nature throws our way.

"If we see that we're going to have a bunch of accidents at a certain time, we can hold one shift over while the other shift comes on. That doubles our manpower for that day, " says Lutz.

However,...

January 22, 2010 - 6:11pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

Ohio drivers are not happy with the new vehicle registration and license registration fees.

In the last three months, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have collected $6.4 million in license renewal fees for the Highway Safety Fund. The millions of dollars are revenue from the new $20 late fee for drivers who don't renew their license within seven days of it's expiration date. Prior to October, drivers had an entire month to renew their license. Now...

October 29, 2009 - 7:25pm
4 years 43 weeks ago


Hundreds of local children are out trick or treating tonight and Saturday so drivers need to be on the lookout.

Children are more likely to get hit by a car during Halloween than any other time of the year. It is suggested to give children flash lights so the light will get a driver's attention. Fire officials say light reflectors on costumes are also helpful in keeping chidlren safe.

In addition, parents need to stay close to their children and make sure they stay out...

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