Stories tagged with: holiday

December 16, 2013 - 3:05pm
35 weeks 2 days ago

With the holidays quickly approaching pet owners need to be aware of certain hazards for their animals.

Executive Director at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County ,Jody Murray says that holiday decorations especially trees can cause serious harm to your pets.

"Biggest thing is make sure you get your tree secure with pets and particularly larger animals coming around they can easily knock your tree down. If you are looking at a live tree there are some additives that some...

December 23, 2011 - 11:15am
2 years 34 weeks ago

You can give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood.

A blood drive will be held next Thursday, December 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Red Cross Development Director, Troy Alford, says there is always a demand for blood.

"Five percent of the United States gives blood. 95 percent of the rest of the United States depends on the five percent that give blood," said Alford.

Alford says if you last donated on or before...

November 21, 2010 - 7:20pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Thousands gathered along the Maysville Pike Sunday to watch the annual South Zanesville Holiday Parade.

The Parade highlighted creativity with a variety of uniquely designed floats. This year they even introduced a new theme.

"But this year really seemed to get people going. It was a Wild West Christmas. Almost everybody got into the feel of it. I think everybody likes the country theme, the music, the decorations, the floats, they were absolutely phenomenal,...

December 26, 2009 - 1:20pm
4 years 34 weeks ago


The Ohio State Highway Patrol had troopers out in full force over the holiday to look for drunk drivers.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says since noon on Christmas Eve, they arrested two people for drunk driving. Troopers say, that number is the same as last year. The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says troopers arrested one person drunk driving. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol did not have its DUI arrest total available....

December 24, 2009 - 6:00pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Time is ticking down for last minute shoppers.

For many at Colony Square Mall the hunt was on for the perfect gift, but for some, the crowd was overwhelming.

"It's crazy a lot of people out here, trying to do last minute shopping just like everyone else, so it has just been hectic around here," says shopper Chris Landis

Others say this year's Christmas Eve crowd is not as bad as last year.

"It has been pretty easy going actually, some people but not...

December 23, 2009 - 2:17pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

While some are busy shopping last minute at the mall, others aren't feeling the rush right before Christmas.

Cars packed the Colony Square Mall today -- just two days before the big day -- but for some it was more for fun than needing to get that last minute gift.

"The girls were off from work today," said Joann Bright. "That's the only time we could come and get together when they were off from work."

Tabitha Wollard was at the mall with her...

November 30, 2009 - 12:41am
4 years 37 weeks ago

The Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend is wrapping up.

AAA estimates that close to 38 million people will have traveled across the US to spend time with family and friends, which is higher than last year's total.

WHIZ's Emily Baird rode with an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper to see how his post was making that trip safer for you this year.

The Zanesville Post has been monitoring travelers closely during the holiday weekend.

"Travel has been very busy, the...

November 27, 2009 - 2:54pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

It's traditionally the busiest time of the year and the holidays are notorious for good cheer. But does that good cheer start as early as the busiest shopping day of the year? WHIZ reporter Audry Kensicki investigates.

Shoppers lined the sidewalks early this morning just waiting for their first shot at holiday bargains.

"The early morning crowd looked a little bigger than it did last year, so that's got us optimistic," said Kevin Pinson of the Colony Square Mall. "...

November 25, 2009 - 6:47pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

If you still haven't figured out where to go this holiday season, have no fear. It's still not too late.

WHIZ reporter Audry Kensicki has the details on where you can go and still save money.

Whether it's months, weeks, or even days before a holiday, there is still time to find a holiday destination at a decent price.

"The good news for holiday travelers is that it's never too late to book your holiday trips," said Joanna Herncane of AAA.

Deals are just one...

November 25, 2009 - 6:34pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

Nearly 12-percent of Americans will travel this holiday season.

That leaves 88-percent opting for the ever-popular staycation.

WHIZ's Audry Kensicki takes a look at where you can go during the holidays that is right under your nose.

While some people will be traveling with standstill traffic and full airplanes, a good portion of Americans will be comfortable in their homes. And, making your staycation doesn't have to be boring.

"It's really important for ohioans...

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