Stories tagged with: Fourth of July

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

While many will be busy with holiday travel plans this weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be busy trying to keep the roadways safe.

Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they will have all troopers out on the roadways and putting in overtime.

"We have all the troopers at the post scheduled out to work this weekend as well as the supervisors," Boyd said. "In addition to that, we have several hours of overtime that we got...

July 4, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

A father daughter duo will put on the fireworks show for the city of Zanesville on Thursday.

Stephen and Amelia Vincent are licensed pyrotechnicians who are planning two different shows for the holiday.

"I am doing the downtown show for the Zanesville Jaycee's right across the river from the park," said Pyrotechnician, Stephen Vincent. My show is at the Zanesville Country Club tonight," added Pyrotechnician, Amelia Vincent-Lepi. "

Between the two shows...

July 2, 2013 - 4:11pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The day following the Fourth of July, animal shelters see an influx of lost pets because they get scared of the fireworks and usually take off. If you plan on going to Zane's Landing or any other location to watch the fireworks, it's advised that you keep your pets at home.

"Dogs have a lot better hearing than humans do, so it kind of impacts them more. The noises and it can even be something that you might only hear a little bit but think about that being 10 times greater...

July 1, 2013 - 12:33pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

With the holiday quickly approaching more people are expected to be traveling on major interstates and highways.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that they are prepared for the influx of people.

"So what we've done is posted some overtime for our guys to come out and work those two days Wednesday and Thursday. It will be high visibility and strict enforcement, " said Sargeant, Clark Felix.

Last year during the Fourth of July holiday there...

July 4, 2012 - 5:29pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

A lot of people took a dive into the pool on this July 4th looking to declare independence from the heat.

Lifeguards at the Muskingum Family Y Pool prepared for a large turnout Wednesday.

The lifeguards were kept busy with all of the extra people in the water.

"There's a lot of camps that come here, like there's a day camp, latchkey, science camp. So yeah, it's pretty busy, and I think it's probably going to be busy again today because its pretty warm out," said...

June 19, 2012 - 12:30pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

The Fourth of July may still be weeks away, but AAA Auto Club is already predicting a record amount of cars on the roads in Ohio.

From July 3rd to July 8th, 1.75 million Ohioans are expected to travel 50 miles or more, up 4.4% for the state in comparison to last year.

"This is great for the economy and great for the travel industry." explained Kimberly Schwind, AAA Spokesperson. "It's really a testament to the fact that Americans are still really wanting...

July 5, 2011 - 5:10pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports less drunk driving arrests this Fourth of July.

Trooper Stephen Williams of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says locally they had around 600 stops, 400 of which were for speeding and other offenses. 75 were seatbelt violations, and only 5 were DUI arrests.

"Zero is, in today's society, is unrealistic." said Trooper Williams. "But 5, that's a low number.

Trooper Williams says they had only two crash-related...

July 4, 2011 - 5:07pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Last minute shoppers were out Monday getting items for their Fourth of July celebrations.

Riesbeck's Pick N Save parking lot was packed Monday morning with shoppers scrambling to get last minute deals. Assistant Store Director, Steve Fusner, says the store was busy keeping shelves stocked. He says the rush of people wasn't unusual, because many people come back in the evening to watch the fireworks from their parking lot

"We've had a lot of folks coming in yesterday (Sunday...

July 4, 2011 - 5:03pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

While many are out enjoying the holiday weekend, maybe in excess...those in the medical field know where they are needed.

Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department in Zanesville said during holiday celebrations, like the 4th of July, it's not uncommon to see a spike in the number of injuries...resulting in a need for more employees. Registered Nurse, Corisa Vesecky said weekends overall tend to be quiet, but holidays are always the exception.

"No one wants to be...

July 5, 2010 - 4:18pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

People lined up along Main Street in Thornville to get a good seat for the show today.

The village started its Fourth of July celebration with a parade Monday morning that traveled from the elementary school down Main Street. Everyone has their favorite parts.

Joseph Ortman's says his favorite part is "squirting all the gymnasts."

"The fire trucks because everyone holds their ears because it gets really loud and they squirt us which cools us off a...

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