The 4th of July is the one day of the year where fire fills the sky, and people don’t run the other way. But in the state of Ohio, setting off fireworks in your own backyard is illegal.
Local authorities would like to caution residents who are thinking of having a personal fireworks display tonight. Captain Kenneth Miller of the Zanesville P.D. says the only legal fireworks area sparklers and smoke bombs. Setting off anything else comes with a high price to pay.
The heat didn’t keep anyone away from the Junction City Annual Holiday Festival.
This years festivities began with the 4th of July parade, an annual event Mayor Ed Keister says the entire community looks forward to. “Everybody puts a lot of work and time into it and it’s all greatly appreciated by myself and council. It’s a great day for everyone.”
Besides eating at the numerous concession stands, festivalgoers played games, watched live entertainment and got to peek...
Classmates of Steele Cooper made suds to gather funds for their friend.
This afternoon, friends of the injured Zanesville boy gathered at the Maysville Pike Duke and Duchess to hold a carwash. Kim Morris, the organizer of today’s event said that the kids were happy to help. “I think that it’s just something that they’re doing and they feel like they are actually doing something. And you know, once he gets better, he’ll know that they’ve done something to help.”
The community of Somerset knows how to celebrate! And they proved that fact again this year with their annual parade.
More than one hundred units marched through downtown Somerset today, a tradition James Monty of American Legion Post 58 says has been going on since before World War II. “This town is packed and pretty much blocks traffic for an hour. It’s hard to get around, but everyone’s really patient.”
Monty has been involved in the parade for more than fifteen years...
Some people began their holiday weekend a little differently. They gave blood.
The bloodmobile was stationed at South Zanesville United Methodist Church and Colony Square Mall today with the hopes that people would donate blood to the dwindling banks.
According to Belinda Sowers, a volunteer with the American Red Cross, it is a crucial time to donate. “Right now, the blood supplies are very low. We started out the summer with low supplies and we just can’t get caught up...
A steamy day got even steamier for members of the local fire department as they were called to the scene of a house fire Friday afternoon.
Zanesville fire crews responded to 723 Brighton Boulevard around 3 o'clock, where heavy smoke was reportedly visible from the road.
Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the two story frame duplex was billowing smoke as soon as firefighters arrived on scene. Lacy says the fire orginated in the basement but was contained quickly. ...