The Village of Somerset hosted its 29th annual Community Celebration on Saturday.
A small group of committee members from the community come together every year to make this event special for the town.
"We started about 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning and we ran until late at night to get ready and well be here today until well after midnight until everything is over. Then well be back tomorrow night to clean everything up," said Celebration Committee Member, Deb Studer....
A father daughter duo will put on the fireworks show for the city of Zanesville on Thursday.
Stephen and Amelia Vincent are licensed pyrotechnicians who are planning two different shows for the holiday.
"I am doing the downtown show for the Zanesville Jaycee's right across the river from the park," said Pyrotechnician, Stephen Vincent. My show is at the Zanesville Country Club tonight," added Pyrotechnician, Amelia Vincent-Lepi. "
The day following the Fourth of July, animal shelters see an influx of lost pets because they get scared of the fireworks and usually take off. If you plan on going to Zane's Landing or any other location to watch the fireworks, it's advised that you keep your pets at home.
"Dogs have a lot better hearing than humans do, so it kind of impacts them more. The noises and it can even be something that you might only hear a little bit but think about that being 10 times greater...
Days of work are about to be put to the test for Stephen Vincent and his daughter, Amelia.
"For every minute of fireworks you see in the air, we have one hour of work and preparation on the ground," said Vincent.
For the last several years, Vincent has been the man behind the scenes of, "Stars & Stripes on the River" at Zane's Landing Park. About 15 years ago, Vincent said he gave a ride to a man doing a local fireworks show, and the rest...
As you enjoy the firework display this year downtown....here is an inside look at what's going on behind the scenes.
The art and science behind a fireworks show is no small task. Pyro Technician and Zanesville Fire Fighter, Stephen Vincent, has been setting off the Stars and Stripes on the River Fireworks in Zanesville for about 15 years. He said, for every minute you see in the air, is about an hour of preparation that took place on the ground. Vincent's interest in fire began as a...
Fourth of July celebrations may be fun for everyone...except your pet.
Animal Shelters throughout the country are accustom to receiving, what they call 'July Fourth Dogs' these are dogs who run off and become lost during firework celebrations. Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter said loud noises on the Fourth of July can be a very traumatic time for pets and he advises to leave all pets at home.
We all enjoy a good fireworks show, but do you ever wonder who's behind the big booms.
Stephen Vincent is a pyrotechnic, and has been setting off fireworks for a long time. He knows all that goes into make a great show.
"About 15 years we've been doing it, it started out i gave a guy a ride and started talking and said that sounds like something fun to do so we became friends and I've been shooting ever since and I've passed it on to some members of my family," says...
It's time for Stars and Stripes on the River, and this year, the event is geared toward families.
Stars and Stripes kicks off at Zane Landing Park this Saturday night at 6p.m. and will have something to make everyone in your family happy.
"We have live entertainment with Rif Raf, we'll also have beverages and food for purchase down here. We also have got a new thing we brought in for some of the kids to try and make it more family-oriented. We have some amusement rides that...
While they may seem harmless, the fireworks that you pick up at your local convenience store could cause some damage.
While the Zanesville Fire Department discourages using fireworks all together, many children like playing with sparklers and fire crackers around the fourth. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that kids need supervision.
"We also recommend that if you do use them, that you keep a bucket of water nearby and once the thing has been ignited and done its thing, that you...