Stories tagged with: AAA

February 19, 2015 - 3:55pm
1 week 1 hour ago

Just one step out the door and it's easy to see why people might be thinking about heading south for a much needed escape from the cold.

For AAA January and February are typically the busiest months of the year when it comes to booking vacations, and this year is no exception.

"Right now a lot of our members are coming in and they're wanting to get away and either go on a Caribbean cruise or they're driving south for the winter. Just trying to get out of the freezing...

January 2, 2015 - 4:19pm
7 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio State Buckeyes have punched their ticket to the National Championship, and thanks to AAA, you can get your ticket too!

We spoke with AAA Travel Agent Lucy McCallister who told us about all of the different package deals being offered.

"We have 3 packages. One is an air land package for three nights that goes out on the 10th, back the 13th and with hotel accommodations and a chartered air flight--game tickets. It starts at $2,965. And then we also have a three night...

January 1, 2015 - 9:33am
8 weeks 10 hours ago

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Drugs in Muskingum County

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office, crime rates dropped slightly in 2014, but, drugs remain the number on problem. Sheriff Matt Lutz says the drugs that typically keep deputies on the run in this area are cocaine and marijuana as well as an increasing presence of prescription pills, methamphetamine and heroine.

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December 31, 2014 - 10:39am
8 weeks 1 day ago

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released its survey findings about driving while impaired.

The survey showed that people have a "do as I say and not as I do" mentality about alcohol. 91% of Americans feel it is not OK to drink and drive, and 92% believe driving and driving poses a threat to their safety. A large 12% believe that they have drank and drive in the past year. We spoke to Kimberly Schwind, Spokesperson for AAA who told us a little bit more about driving...

October 21, 2014 - 4:54pm
18 weeks 2 days ago

AAA was stationed in the parking lot at Zanesville High School Tuesday for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

AAA along with the State Highway Patrol and Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition inspected students cars during the lunch hour.

"Our automotive technicians will go to the students cars, they will check light, belts, hoses, tires all of that kind of thing and the kids get to take home the inspection sheet to talk with their parents" said Emma Lindholm,...

June 11, 2014 - 4:21pm
37 weeks 1 day ago

Proper vehicle maintenance is always important, but that's especially true following a harsh winter.

AAA offered free vehicle inspections to drivers at the Northside Pharmacy on Maysville Pike Wednesday. Kimberly Schwind with AAA said a lot of vehicle breakdowns could be prevented with proper maintenance check-ups.

"People all too often will neglect their maintenance of their vehicle because they want to save money, but what they don't realize is that could really...

May 19, 2014 - 3:03pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

 This year AAA is expecting the highest Memorial Day travel since the recession began in 2007.

With an improving economy and more families wanting to get out of town after a long and harsh winter, AAA says the travel volume in Ohio compared to last year is expected to increase.

"We're asking people if they're road trip ready," said Kimberly Schwind, AAA spokesperson. "Make sure that you are ready for that summer road trip. Whether it's getting your maps and...

April 16, 2014 - 3:19pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

In celebration of Earth Day this April 22nd, AAA and NAPA Auto Parts are gathering and recycling old batteries for the "Great Battery Round Up".

More than a million lead-acid batteries are left in garages, backyards, or dumped illegally each year. From April 20th to the 26th, any motorists who bring their old batteries to participating NAPA Auto Parts or AAA Car Care Plus Centers will receive a free $10 store credit to that location (up to $20 per customer).

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April 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
47 weeks 2 hours ago

As a part of the OUZ- Zane State Public Safety Week , students and faculty had the chance to get their vehicles checked for free.

AAA provided a free vehicle maintenance inspections for visitors to the campus. Technicians checked each vehicle for potential red flags.

"We are having technicians check their belts, their tires, their lights, their hoses, their fluid levels. All of the components of their car that could be a big safety issue," said AAA Youth Traffic Manager...

March 26, 2014 - 5:20pm
48 weeks 2 hours 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...

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