Stories tagged with: spring

April 17, 2014 - 6:42pm
12 weeks 10 hours ago

Most everyone welcomes the warmth of spring after a long winter, but this year may be tough if you suffer from allergies.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says that studies suggests that the delayed winter has caused the pollen counts to rise in our area.

" Not only are the trees budding and putting out pollen but also the grasses are sort of all happening at once," said Dr. Whitacre.

Luckily for allergy sufferers there are a...

March 21, 2014 - 4:24pm
15 weeks 6 days ago

Employment opportunities are in abundance in Muskingum County and the staff at Ohio Means Jobs is teaching the public how to land their dream job.

Ohio Means Jobs Supervisor, Julie Metzger says that there are a variety of positions opening up this spring. Employers are looking to hire in many different career fields.

"We actually have a lot of job openings right now. We have employers that are looking for welders, machine operators, we have some landscaping companies that...

March 15, 2014 - 3:49pm
16 weeks 4 days ago

Shoppers flocked to Frazeyburg Elementary School on Saturday for their 2nd annual Spring Bazaar.

More than sixty vendors were set up throughout the school selling a large variety of items to visitors. Members of the Parent Teacher Organization hope to use the fundraiser to benefit children that attend the school.

"A shelter we want to put a new shelter in and it's also a nice fundraiser that we can do that the kids don't have to go out and sell something. We can actually...

March 10, 2014 - 4:12pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

The turn of the season has many thinking about their lawns and what to plant in their gardens this Spring.

Harsh Winter weather takes a toll on outdoor plants and gardens. At this point in season,  snow melt still has the ground soaked in areas. Our region is also still susceptible to an occasional freeze.

"Dont work soil yet, it's still too wet, so we need to let that soil dry out," said Mark Mechling, Extension Educator of Muskingum County. "Don't plant...

June 21, 2013 - 4:10pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Chuck Archer, a psychologist for Zanesville City Schools, is enjoying his break from school and spent his afternoon riding his bike all around Zanesville, trying to make up for the long winter we had and all of the time spent indoors.

"I just got into biking. I bought a bike at the end of last summer and really am enjoying it. This bike has way more speeds than what it used to last time I rode a bike. But it's still a whole lot of fun," said Archer.

Jim Loye, who...

March 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

During the cold winter season, the green grass becomes dormant and stops growing.

Once spring is in full bloom and it warms up to around 60 degrees, the grass will start to grow and anyone with a lawn will be dusting off the mower. Now is the best time to prep lawn care equipment.

Ryan Dodson, President of American Pride Power Equipment said, "Last year was a drought also people didn't put a ton of hours on their mower but that would be a key reason to do the service because...

April 2, 2010 - 5:25pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

With the sun out and shining this afternoon temperatures reached more than 80 degrees.

Many residents took advantage of the great weather by getting outside and having some fun.

"By picking flowers!" tells Emma Hooper as she picks flowers with her sister, Lauryn.

"Just getting out of the house, doing a little walking, just trying to get back into shape," tells Brittney and Robert Spangler.

"It is a lot of fun, especially after all...

March 14, 2010 - 7:27pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

With last week's warm weather and now the rain, it has many residents feeling like spring is finally here.

But others say April may have some tricks up its sleeve.

"Yea don't be tricked by the nice weather, early March, cause there is still some nastiness in there I am sure," says Chris Joseph.

"The almanac says we will have another snow storm coming so we will wait and see. We hope that almanac is wrong that is all we can hope for,"...

March 9, 2010 - 6:30pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Spring is almost here, and it's time to get your yard ready.

Timber Run Gardens says more people prune this time of year, so they can shape trees, bushes, and plant and help tame their growth, but you need to be careful how you go about pruning.

"Of course all those flower beds are out there on the flowering are out there on the flower shrubs. So, if you do any pruning, you're going to probably sacrifice some of the bloom. So, just be careful on what you're pruning, "...

March 6, 2010 - 7:39pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A vibrant flower is the first sign of spring.

It was flowers as far as the eye could see Saturday at the 7th Annual 'Spring Fever' Home Gardening Symposium. The event is put on by the Muskingum Valley Garden Society. There were more than 300 displays and organizers say the event was about education for interested gardeners rather than just selling. One of the symposium's speakers, Melinda Myers, has some tips for first time gardeners.

"When spring comes and it has...

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