Stories tagged with: Labor Day

September 2, 2013 - 3:58pm
47 weeks 17 hours ago

For some people, Labor Day is another day off work. But for the Edwards family, it's the perfect opportunity for a family reunion.

Larry Edwards and about 65 of his relatives spent the holiday at their family reunion held at Dillon State Park. Edwards says it's been a while since the entire family got together and from now on, he's hoping to make it a tradition.

"Today we are celebrating five generations of Edwards' who had their beginning in Perry County," explained...

September 5, 2011 - 11:01am
2 years 46 weeks ago

For many of us, Labor Day is part of a three day weekend, but some people are still working on Monday.

Employees at the Zanesville Olive Garden are serving up lunch at the Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital.  Service Manager Emily McGath said the meal will feed about 20 hospital employees.

"We're serving lasagna, spaghetti with marinera, jumbo salad - which is everyone's favorite from Olive Garden - and breadsticks," said McGath.

McGath said Olive Garden...

September 5, 2010 - 10:36pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September.

The holiday was put in place to celebrate the country's work force and their achievements. While the job sector may have expanded over the years, Johnstown resident Paulette Ivan says she feels workers deserve recognition for their continued hard work just as they did back in the day.

"It may not be as hard in terms of physical labor, but I think in terms of stress and the amount of hours people put in, it certainly is as...

September 3, 2010 - 7:07pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

As Summer begins to wind down, an expected 34.4 million travelers will be making their way from point A to point B this holiday weekend.

Ohio auto club AAA has some travel tips that will keep you safe, and sane. According to AAA, the majority of travelers, 91% to be exact, will be on the roadways, up more than 10% from 2009.

Ohio AAA public relations manager, Kimberly Schwind says numerous factors could cause some travel delays, so take your time.

"Be patient, and...

September 1, 2010 - 4:38pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Around 34 million people are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday weekend.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's preparing for a higher volume of traffic, especially on Interstate 70. Starting Friday night, troopers say they will be looking for crash-causing violations.

"That's really what we plan for, to be out in numbers and to watch for that. (We) try to keep traffic slowed down so we can keep people a little safer traveling through the area...

August 26, 2010 - 4:56pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Good news for those planning to travel on Labor Day.

According to AAA and the Oil Price information Service, regular unleaded gas is $2.51 per gallon in central Ohio, which is the lowest average price since May. While some drivers appreciate the drop in prices, other's don't care.

"I don't like the prices going up and down especially with everything that has been happening in the gulf," said Driver John Pennington.

While another driver, Reubin Morgan said,...

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