Stories tagged with: Winter

April 15, 2014 - 8:32pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

The Roseville Community Center not only serves as a meeting place for the community, but also as a facility to provide free health screenings for seniors, a voting precinct, an emergency shelter and much more. But with last winter's harsh temperatures, the facility's 20-year-old furnaces took a beating.

"During the winter time it was horrible. So since December, we've been down one furnace and they're not very efficient so we need to replace those as soon as possible," said...

April 14, 2014 - 12:35pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

Wintery weather is coming back to Zanesville and the rest of Ohio.  Following a warm, sunny weekend and mild start to the work week, temperatures are expected to drop sharply on Tuesday and bring a chance of snow to many parts of the state.  The National Weather Service expects highs to stay in the 30’s Tuesday, with lows dipping into the 20’s.  A wintery mix of rain and snow is expected to greet commuters.  Many parts of the state could get an inch of snow,...

March 26, 2014 - 6:20pm
21 weeks 6 days ago

Chances are this past winter took a toll on your car battery.

According to AAA Auto Club Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, there were a record number of vehicle breakdowns due to drained batteries last winter. Schwind says about half of those breakdowns could have been prevented with routine maintenance. With the warmer temperatures just a few months away, Schwind suggests preparing your car for the hot summer months.

"Over the winter, the biggest problem that we saw was...

February 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
27 weeks 1 day ago


The brutal winter weather around the state could affect local farmer's fruit crops in the upcoming growing season.

Marvin Paul from Paul's Farm Market on State Route 60 South says that peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries are most affected . He says that anytime the temperature dips below ten degrees, it's a serious danger for the plants and production yields.

" As it gets colder, they say that every degree below 10 degrees that you are going to lose crops and every...

February 13, 2014 - 6:17pm
27 weeks 6 days ago

The warmer temperatures sure felt better on Thursday, but all the ice and snow in our area is still a big problem and needs to be removed from sidewalks and driveways.

The Do-It Center's, Dayle Bailey says that it's important to use the right equipment when removing large amounts of snow and ice.

"Best thing to do is use a heavy flat point shovel rather than a snow shovel because it's a lot sturdier and you can use it to chip away at the ice. You can use it to shovel either...

January 27, 2014 - 10:20pm
30 weeks 2 days ago

Instead of potentially being put on a waiting list like many other cities across the state, where Public Service Director James Sawyer says "demand is high and the supply is low," the city of Zanesville can now get a head start on the process of ordering more salt to keep roads clear.

"We're looking at about maybe 1,800 tons of salt," said Sawyer. "But we have storage for only so much so we have to buy in increments. We can't put it all in one unit that we...

January 25, 2014 - 11:14am
30 weeks 4 days ago
***Update*** I-70 reopens in both directions after being closed for 5 hours near Ohio 37 exits in Licking County due to several accidents.

An accident has closed a portion of I-70 in our area. 

According to the Granville Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol I-70 is closed near the Lancaster exit on both the east and westbound lanes.

Trooper Ferguson reports that several people are sliding off of the roadway and several accidents have been reported.

The Ohio...

December 30, 2013 - 6:45pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

During the winter months blood donations are at their lowest levels and the Red Cross is working to improve that number.

The Red Cross held its annual winter blood drive at Secrest Auditorium on Monday. One pint of donated blood can be used to save up to three lives. Blood can be used for its various properties and can improve the lives of people suffering from severe injuries or diseases.

"Blood is obviously used for trauma it is also used for treatments of cancer, cancer...

December 21, 2013 - 6:38pm
35 weeks 4 days ago

It's officially the first day of winter and temperatures reached the mid fifties. Locals are having mixed feelings about the uncharacteristic start to winter.

Bryn Bird is a mother and farmer from the Granville area and she says that she enjoys having a break from the snow, but is not a fan of one other thing.

"I would rather it be cold at least so the ground is frozen. Right now my husband is tracking in mud and I'm mopping the floors like four times day so it would be nice...

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