Almost half the population of the Village of Crooksville is without heat.
With around 1,000 Crooksville residents without natural gas service, Crooksville Mayor Darrell Lantz declared the village under a state of emergency. Crooksville Fire Chief Ralph Hill says the department was notified of the outage around 7:30 Wednesday morning.
"We had hundreds of calls saying their gas was out. So we internally contacted Columbia Gas and the corporate office contacted...
With temperatures in the 90's and a heat advisory in effect, the Zanesville Fire Department makes sure they keep hydrated, look for signs of heat stroke or exhaustion while out on fires and they try to limit non-emergency activities.
"It's not just for the fires. Anything outside obviously is going to create that," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas. "So we're always constantly looking to make sure were all ok, looking at each other, making sure we stay hydrated. Trying to...
There are some alarming new statistics out that you might want to pay attention to ...especially during this heat wave.
David Davis, the Director of Emergency and Trauma Nursing at the Genesis Good Samaritan campus, says in 2013 alone, 20 children have died from being left in a car in the United States. And with the heat advisory in our area, he wants to remind everyone not to leave their children in the car.
"Weather like this, a closed car gains 15 degrees in 10 minutes...
One of the things you should do with the summer months coming is to take your pet to the vet and get them a complete exam. Since it's flea and tick season, it's also a good idea to make sure you have treatment ready.
"Other things are, if you're dog travels with you, it's never a good idea to leave them in the car. Your car gets really hot very quickly and you make think you're going into the store for just a couple minutes and before you know it, you've been in their 15 minutes...
Temperatures around our area prepare to soar during a summertime heat wave.
Over the next four days temperatures are set to move into the 90's. One local organization is trying to help those suffering the heats affects by giving them a temporary place to cool down.
"We're going to be providing water in our entryway that individuals can come in and have a glass of cold water and just sit down for a moment and get out of the heat," said Shelter Manager Karen Shelter.
The hot weather continues this week which is cause for concern for upcoming high school football practices.
Two-a-day practices will begin in August for local high school teams. Medical Director of the Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said the youngsters practicing any sport in the heat need to stay hydrated. She suggests, at minimum, drink twice as much liquids during extreme heat that you would during a typical practice.
With rising temperatures many families are desperate for relief.
The Salvation Army of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties offer Emergency Housing for families and individuals in need. Director Karen Walker said often times during the extreme summer months and winter months she will see a rise in those seeking services.
"You know when it gets this hot outside it's very difficult for anybody to be out in the elements," said Walker. "It's not safe for...
The dog days of summer are upon us and the Red-Cross wants to remind you to stay cool.
Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red-Cross Marlene Henderson wants to remind you the dangers of heat can be deadly and you need to take precaution.
"The dangers are very serious, heat stroke is extremely serious and that can happen so quickly," said Henderson. "If you feel your self starting to get really flushed, really over heated get inside immediately."...
In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.
Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.
"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...