Stories tagged with: Fireworks

July 4, 2011 - 5:13pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

As you enjoy the firework display this year is an inside look at what's going on behind the scenes.

The art and science behind a fireworks show is no small task. Pyro Technician and Zanesville Fire Fighter, Stephen Vincent, has been setting off the Stars and Stripes on the River Fireworks in Zanesville for about 15 years. He said, for every minute you see in the air, is about an hour of preparation that took place on the ground. Vincent's interest in fire began as a...

June 28, 2011 - 4:35pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Fourth of July celebrations may be fun for everyone...except your pet.

Animal Shelters throughout the country are accustom to receiving, what they call 'July Fourth Dogs' these are dogs who run off and become lost during firework celebrations. Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter said loud noises on the Fourth of July can be a very traumatic time for pets and he advises to leave all pets at home.

"You never know when...

July 4, 2010 - 6:39pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

While most people enjoy fireworks from a distance, those who put on the show put a lot of work into lighting up the sky...

In Zanesville, it's not as easy as pushing a button. Each boom is the result of a hand-lit firework. Hours go into setting up for the big Fourth of July display.

"There will be six of us and we'll be loading for about two hours. So it's a total of about 12 man hours just loading the show," says pyrotechnic, Stephen Vincent.

Vincent says that...

July 2, 2010 - 6:33pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

We all enjoy a good fireworks show, but do you ever wonder who's behind the big booms.

Stephen Vincent is a pyrotechnic, and has been setting off fireworks for a long time. He knows all that goes into make a great show.

"About 15 years we've been doing it, it started out i gave a guy a ride and started talking and said that sounds like something fun to do so we became friends and I've been shooting ever since and I've passed it on to some members of my family," says...

July 2, 2010 - 6:16pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

It's time for Stars and Stripes on the River, and this year, the event is geared toward families.

Stars and Stripes kicks off at Zane Landing Park this Saturday night at 6p.m. and will have something to make everyone in your family happy.

"We have live entertainment with Rif Raf, we'll also have beverages and food for purchase down here. We also have got a new thing we brought in for some of the kids to try and make it more family-oriented. We have some amusement rides that...

July 2, 2010 - 6:05pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

While they may seem harmless, the fireworks that you pick up at your local convenience store could cause some damage.

While the Zanesville Fire Department discourages using fireworks all together, many children like playing with sparklers and fire crackers around the fourth. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that kids need supervision.

"We also recommend that if you do use them, that you keep a bucket of water nearby and once the thing has been ignited and done its thing, that you...

June 30, 2010 - 5:52pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

With the Fourth of July comes fireworks, but do you know which are legal to use. WHIZ has useful tips that will keep you out of trouble.

In the state of Ohio there are three types of fireworks, but there's only one kind that are legal for personal use.

"Essentially we're back to novelty fireworks and that's the only thing that's really legal to use in the state," says Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department, Dave Lacy.

Chief Lacy says that novelty...

June 30, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

$15,000 worth of illegal fireworks is found at a business in Gallia County.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says Brown Brothers Lawn and Garden in Gallipolis was selling these fireworks to the public without a license. The store owner has been charged with illegal possession of fireworks. If convicted, the owner could face up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine.

The State Fire Marshall's Office wants to remind everyone as we head into the holiday weekend that while you can still buy...

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