Stories tagged with: Halloween

October 30, 2010 - 5:41pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

Making crafts should be no problem for the art club, and Saturday they shared their talents with young trick-or-treaters.

In an effort to raise funds, the West Muskingum High School Art Club organized a Halloween fun day for kids in the district.

"We've got face painting, and making cookies. We've got pin the nose on the witch, they can paint their pumpkin that they've brought, or make their own little ghost out of paper plates or things like that," says Paul Wilson,...

October 27, 2010 - 4:38pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

With the fun of Halloween also comes things to look out for. We have tips on making this Halloween a spooky but safe one.

It's always important for parents to check their kids' candy, making sure it is sealed. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says it's also vital for parents to know if their kids can handle trick or treating without them.

"If children do leave the home by themselves, it's always good to be in numbers. So we suggest that kids, if they are old enough to go...

October 26, 2010 - 5:15pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

Halloween is this weekend and AAA Ohio Auto Club is encouraging safety for not only trick or treaters, but also motorists.

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motor vehicle fatalities rises about 30% during Halloween on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," said AAA Store Manager Rhoda Collins.

Collins says children are less likely to be paying attention to traffic while they're out and about. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

October 20, 2010 - 8:23pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

One Zanesville family is getting into the Halloween spirit.

Angie McGee and her family take pride in decorating their home for Halloween at 1007 Clay Street in Zanesville. She says the tradition has been around since she was a little girl.

"My dad started it and I started helping him out when I was young, like his age, and we have been doing it ever since, and when my dad passed away I just kind of took over," said Angie McGee

She says the family looks forward to...

October 31, 2009 - 3:49pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

Rain didn't stop ghouls and goblins from enjoying the spooktacular Dresden Halloween Festival.

This is the first year for the festival and residents were invited to dress up, have some treats and play Halloween themed games. The days events included a 5k race, pumpkin pie eating contest and costume contest. Volunteers say it was a great day for the community to come together.

"Yea I really feel it is bringing Dresden back from the slump it was in when the IGA...

October 29, 2009 - 6:35pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

Ghouls, super heroes and exotic animals filled the streets around Zanesville tonight.

Children excitedly ran from house to house to collect as much candy as they could fit in their plastic pumpkins.  Eleven year old Gage says he loves Skittles and Halloween.

"Because trick or treating is fun and cool and it is awesome," tells Gage as he chows down on his Skittles.

Parents kept a close eye on their children and some trick or treaters rode...

October 29, 2009 - 6:25pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

Hundreds of local children are out trick or treating tonight and Saturday so drivers need to be on the lookout.

Children are more likely to get hit by a car during Halloween than any other time of the year. It is suggested to give children flash lights so the light will get a driver's attention. Fire officials say light reflectors on costumes are also helpful in keeping chidlren safe.

In addition, parents need to stay close to their children and make sure they stay out...

October 27, 2009 - 4:15pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

Area kids will be transforming into ghosts and goblins by the end of this week, and well on their way to getting lots of candy that should last them the next couple of weeks.

However, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross wants to remind kids and parents about some safety tips when trick-or-treating.

"We look at parents and say you are the best defense we've got to help your kids, making sure what they get is safe to eat, " says Executive Director, Dan Hartman.


October 25, 2009 - 8:23pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

Don't be suprised if you see a football player, frog or cheerleader walking on four legs this Halloween.

Pet costumes are more popular than ever before and come in a variety styles. We Lov Pets on Maple Avenue says pet costumes are flying off the shelves, but owners need to make sure their dogs or cats fit the costumes.

"They need to be comfy, nice and loose on them, but not too loose, you don't want it dragging on the floor so they can use it for next year," says...

October 18, 2009 - 6:55pm
6 years 16 weeks ago

Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a tradition that many families partake in every October.

With October 31st, being less than two weeks away, people are flocking to farms and stores to make sure they get their pumpkins in time, and WHIZ's Emily Baird is here to tell us how to pick out that perfect pumpkin this year.

"I just gotta go pick the biggest pumpkin I can find, " says pumpkin carver Kendra Tucker.

"You want to look at the size of the...

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