Stories tagged with: Beat the Heat

July 6, 2016 - 2:43pm
3 weeks 7 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Already this summer 16 children nationwide have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers.

Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly and anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat related illnesses or even death.

"Young ones are the most vulnerable one because, is their a baby they can't really escape the situation. Their body surface allows them to...

July 15, 2013 - 4:17pm
3 years 1 week ago

Children were outside and finding ways to beat the heat on Monday at the Muskingum Family YMCA pool.

The pool can have as many as 200 to 300 people throughout its gates when temperatures reach the 80 to 90 degree mark. Lifeguards say that to ensure the safety of children they take extra precautions.

"We always make sure that we have water available for them. They have shade available for them. We have our umbrellas up around the pool that give them a little bit of...

July 17, 2012 - 5:33pm
4 years 1 week ago

The unbearable heat continues to keep staff members of the Muskingum Family Y busy.

The pool on Adams Lane was not as busy as it has been in days past, but that didn't stop dozens of area children from enjoying a dip and a swim.

Lifeguards say there is never a day where it's too hot to jump in and relax.

"The hotter it is outside, the more cool it feels in the pool, even thought he pool is not that cold at all. It's just a trick of the mind," said lifeguard...

July 17, 2012 - 3:51pm
4 years 1 week ago

Those looking for a break from the heat and humidity had many options available to stay cool.

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl, a staple in the Zanesville community, was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday afternoon with patrons enjoying their favorite cold treats.

Customers old and young took a load off while they enjoyed everything from hot fudge sundaes to sorbets and even classic cones.
Owner Bill Sullivan said the heat definitely brings a big boom to business.

"The heat...

July 16, 2012 - 4:16pm
4 years 1 week ago

"Hazy, hot and humid" will be the phrase to describe the weather for the next couple of days, and health officials at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department are urging people to keep cool.

Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said children and the elderly are the most at risk for heat-related ailments.

Whitacre said those who are outdoors and participating in strenuous activities should be drinking water frequently.

"The idea is to keep the urine...

June 20, 2012 - 2:26pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Despite the recent unseasonably warm weather, Wednesday marks the official first day of Summer.

We found around 100 area kids Monday at the Muskingum Family "Y" pool on Adams Lane who were busy swimming, playing and trying to find some relief from the hot weather.

Executive Director Craig Miracle said the pool keeps busy with a mixture of kids from the Y's summer day camp and other area programs.

"I think we're seeing an increase in the number of...

June 19, 2012 - 4:04pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is urging the public to be prepared for the summer heat.

With temperatures expected to be in the 90s this week, the agency is reminding people to take extra precautions to avoid falling victim to the heat and humidity.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said it's best to keep a close eye on those who are susceptible to heat-related ailments.

"Any time it gets this hot and the humidity is this high, the elderly...

July 24, 2011 - 7:21pm
5 years 5 days ago

With a heat index well into the upper 90's it didn't stop some local residents trying to beat the heat.

The heat was motivation for many families to come splash around at Lake Isabella in East Fultonham, but for others it may have been the opposite. Board of Trustees President Allen Reed said although the lake seemed full it was not nearly the crowd he would expect in this type of weather. The camp features playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts...all of which seemed empty compared...

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