Stories tagged with: Fourth of July

July 4, 2010 - 6:43pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

It's deja-vu from 200 years ago.

Governor Ted Strickland proclaimed Zanesville the honorary capital of the state on this Fourth of July in celebration of the city's history as the seat of Ohio from 1810 to 1812. The mayor and commissioners unveiled a memorial outside of the courthouse which was the site of the capitol building. State Senator Jimmy Stewart says it's a big deal that the former capital is in the district he serves.

"This is one of the reasons that makes...

July 2, 2010 - 6:33pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

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...

July 2, 2010 - 6:05pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

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...

June 30, 2010 - 5:52pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

With the Fourth of July comes fireworks, but do you know which are legal to use. WHIZ has useful tips that will keep you out of trouble.

In the state of Ohio there are three types of fireworks, but there's only one kind that are legal for personal use.

"Essentially we're back to novelty fireworks and that's the only thing that's really legal to use in the state," says Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department, Dave Lacy.

Chief Lacy says that novelty...

June 29, 2010 - 5:15pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

While family picnics may be at the top of your "to do" list for the holiday weekend, we can't forget about our four-legged friends.

If your pets aren't fond of thunderstorms, there's a good chance they won't like fireworks either. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants people to take proactive steps in preparing their animals.

"The Fourth of July holidays can always be a stressful time for your pets especially with my personal animals I have a couple that...

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