Stories tagged with: Dillon State Park

September 7, 2015 - 5:12pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer.

We caught up with locals at Dillon State Park to see how they're celebrating the holiday and enjoying the day off of work and school. People were swimming, boating, having picnics and even just simply reading under the trees. Melanie Richert explains how she and her family spend the holiday:

"We still always got together but at my mother's home and she chose to come back here just because when you come here you feel like you don'...

January 26, 2015 - 6:46pm
37 weeks 1 day ago

The snow started late Sunday night and continued into the mid morning here in Zanesville. 

It even canceled schools across the area Monday. It led to a massive clean-up with people needing to be out shoveling and state and local crews out plowing. It even caused some difficulties for our Sunrise crew Monday morning. 
"It looks like we're in for a snowy morning today. There was already another layer on my car after I got here," Stephanie...
January 20, 2015 - 4:19pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

As winter seems to drag on and on you may develop a sense of cabin fever.

But Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said Muskingum County is waiting for you. Ashby said even in the winter months there are plenty of things to do around the county. Those willing to brave the could can experience the two area state parks.

"There's fun things to do in the outdoors," Ashby said. "Lots of things to do at our state parks, so...

September 7, 2013 - 6:00pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Girl Scouts took over Dillon State Park for their 2013 Friends and Fun Day.

Girls were able to try their hand at archery while others sampled items from their food catalog. There were different activities going on throughout the park for the community to get involved in.

"We also have these things called swaps where they do little activities for everybody. We also have field day games like egg carry, three legged race, ring toss and then we also have a first aid skill-a-...

September 4, 2013 - 10:46am
2 years 5 weeks ago

If you enjoy nature, fishing, and arts and crafts, then there's an event for you and your family this weekend.

The Girl Scout Center in Zanesville is hosting the "Girl Scouts and Friends Fun Day" at Dillon State Park. Organizers said there will be plenty for girls, boys, and families of all ages to do.

"They can come out at anytime," said Event Coordinator Kymm Stone. "We're going to have all different kinds of events going on, like archery, we're going...

September 2, 2013 - 3:58pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

For some people, Labor Day is another day off work. But for the Edwards family, it's the perfect opportunity for a family reunion.

Larry Edwards and about 65 of his relatives spent the holiday at their family reunion held at Dillon State Park. Edwards says it's been a while since the entire family got together and from now on, he's hoping to make it a tradition.

"Today we are celebrating five generations of Edwards' who had their beginning in Perry County," explained...

May 8, 2013 - 5:31pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

A local park is the host for the largest rowing championship in Zanesville history.

The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship will take place at Dillon State Park May 11th and 12th. The regatta will host 48 teams from 7 states across the Midwest. Chamber Vice President,Kelly Ashby says this event will have a positive impact on local business.

"The businesses that will be impacted are certainly our hotels. Most of our hotels are booked for the whole weekend, the restaurants...

April 30, 2013 - 6:56pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

People all over the area were taking advantage of the sunny and warm weather and WHIZ's Katie McGraw talked to a few of those people this afternoon to see what they had in store for the beautiful day.

Fifty Two. It's the number of days until the calendar date of June Twenty First. which happens to be the first day of summer. But, Mother Nature could have fooled the residents of Muskingum County, who were soaking up every ray of sunshine.

“Love it,” said Lisa Mitchell...

June 27, 2012 - 8:34pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

A scary situation unfolded Wednesday afternoon at Dillon State Park.

Around 5:30, first responders from Falls and Licking Township Fire Departments were called to the beach after a one-year-old boy was pulled from the lake and was not breathing.

"The parents already had CPR administered, they already got the child back. When we got him in the back of the truck, we got a pulse, and the kid was breathing all right," says Cpt. Trevor Starling, Licking Township EMS....

May 21, 2011 - 2:53pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

Warm weather had boaters flocking to the water Saturday.

At Dillon State Park some even took advantage of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Safety Boat checks.

"One of the main things that we look at is the boat has to be registered," said State Watercraft Officer. "The registration paperwork that comes with boat needs to be carried on board," said State Watercraft Officer Jason Altchic. "We're checking to make sure everyone has life jackets and...

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