Stories tagged with: Fourth of July

July 2, 2013 - 4:11pm
1 year 42 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
1 year 42 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
2 years 42 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
2 years 44 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
3 years 42 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
3 years 42 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
3 years 42 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
4 years 42 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...

July 4, 2010 - 6:47pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

In coordination with the city's celebration, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band entertained community members with music to go along with the holiday.

In front of the courthouse, the band played tunes that struck a note with many in the audience.

"We love to play on July Fourth, it gives us a chance to feature some of our patriotic music. We have a wonderful medley of all the Armed Forces songs that we play and have the veterans stand up in the audience," says Jeff...

July 4, 2010 - 6:43pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

It's deja-vu from 200 years ago.

Governor Ted Strickland proclaimed Zanesville the honorary capital of the state on this Fourth of July in celebration of the city's history as the seat of Ohio from 1810 to 1812. The mayor and commissioners unveiled a memorial outside of the courthouse which was the site of the capitol building. State Senator Jimmy Stewart says it's a big deal that the former capital is in the district he serves.

"This is one of the reasons that makes...

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