Stories tagged with: 4th of July

July 6, 2015 - 6:09pm
13 weeks 19 hours ago

The 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reminded impaired motorists not to get behind the wheel this past holiday weekend.

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but the festivities can turn tragic due to drunk-driving. State troopers were out in full-force over the weekend in an effort to keep roads safer, and crack-down on impaired drivers.

"It was pretty effective over the weekend, we arrested five people for OVI in the Zanesville area,...

July 3, 2015 - 5:49pm
13 weeks 3 days ago

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River 4th of July celebration kicked off Friday.

The two-day festival started with a bang, complete with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Attendees can expect games, rides and a wide variety of different food for their enjoyment.

Jaycees President Nick Roberts explained, "I think we have a great event this year, we have a lot of vendors coming down, we have two bands tonight, three bands tomorrow that are going to play, we...

July 1, 2015 - 4:59pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

A two day festival at Zane's Landing Park will celebrate the 4th of July before the bang. 

Of course, the bang comes Saturday night with the annual fireworks show, but Zanesville Jaycees Vice President, Sean Brady, said the two day event on Friday and Saturday will prep people for the grand finale Saturday night. That show will be launched from the Y-Bridge. Brady says, even though the launching point will change, you'll still be able to view the show from Zane's Landing. ...

June 30, 2015 - 3:43pm
13 weeks 6 days ago

The 4th of July means fireworks and holiday parties, but unlike people, pets don't always enjoy the loud noises associated with these celebrations.

Animal Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray said pet owners should always take proper precaution when it comes to their fury friends.

"Fireworks and pets just don't mix, so don't take any of your pets to fireworks outings or anything like that," Murray said. "In fact, take some precautions of keeping them inside, if...

June 24, 2014 - 7:46pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The Fourth of July holiday is not far away and if you like to run there's 5K is just for you.

The Muskingum Recreation Center Executive Director, Beth Chapman says the Red White and Run Five K will take place at the OUZ-Zane State Campus on the Fourth of July.

" The Five K really encourages families not just individuals to get out and get active and do something, so it's a good opportunity to really promote health and wellness in our community and being active, "...

July 4, 2011 - 5:18pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Fourth of July liquor sales may have been the highest in years for one local store.

Winerack owner in Zanesville, Mike Alfman, said he hasn't had a chance to look at the numbers yet, but predicts sales will be the highest he has seen in the past ten to fifteen years. The nice weather could be one factor but Alfman contributes the spike to the holiday falling on a Monday.

"So people are celebrating on Saturday and Sunday having that license on Sunday really made it busy,...

July 3, 2011 - 6:32pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The celebration of Independence rang true for a number of Veterans on the form of music.

Sunday afternoon The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band took to the Secrest Auditorium stage to play a number of patriotic tunes. But for Band Members who have served, such as Veteran, David Shroder the day had a deeper meaning.

"What if we never had declared our independence from England?" expressed Shroder. "July 4th 1776 is a great day in out nation's history and...

July 2, 2011 - 6:10pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

One small village hasn't forgotten the meaning behind this Independence day and put on a big celebration to prove it.

The Village of Somerset stepped off their early holiday celebration with a parade followed by festivities including of course, fireworks. Chairman, Dennis Kessler said this is the 27th year the village has put on their parade. He himself, has been apart of the parade committee since the beginning with attendance always being high but one change he's noticed is funding....

June 30, 2011 - 5:31pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The upcoming holiday weekend officially starts at midnight Friday and local law enforcement want to remind residents if you drink, you drive, you lose.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be increasing patrol units and putting in overtime this weekend as many celebrate their fourth of July festivities, which will most likely include alcohol. Troopers say the fourth is one of the busiest holidays for them and remind residents to use common sense.

"So if you'...

June 29, 2011 - 4:35pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The 4th of July is just around the corner and it's time to make your holiday plans.

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River event will be held at Zane Landing Park. Festivities will kick off at 3:00PM on Sunday. There is also an evening concert and carnival rides. Plenty of non profit organizations and food vendors will take part.

"I believe some of the other non-profit vendors may have some face painting or some things like that for some of the kids," said...

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