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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.