Stories tagged with: Holidays

December 13, 2013 - 5:34pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, in 2013, alcohol contributed to over 12,000 accidents and almost 500 deaths on Ohio's roads.

For the third year in a row and in an effort to encourage people to celebrate the holiday's responsibly, AAA held a Holiday Mocktail Competition at their Zanesville location. AAA Travel Agent, Lucy McCalister, says AAA employees brainstormed together to come up with two different mocktail recipes.

"Our recipe gets put in a...

December 21, 2010 - 5:35pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the upcoming holiday weekend.

According to AAA, nearly 3.5 million Ohioans will travel 50 miles or more during the holidays. To ensure the safety of all drivers, the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be monitoring the roadways more closely.

"We traditionally will make sure that we have a full allotment of troopers on the road specifically what we watch out for is crash causing violations, trying to keep...

December 13, 2010 - 4:27pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Soldiers are being recognized this holiday season.

Operation Spirit of Zanesville is making sure no one is forgotten this Christmas; months have been spent gathering any items that troops might need that aren't readily available to them. From candy and books to simple holiday decorations, owner Melodie Pittman said it's all appreciated.

"They still need our support, they need our support as much today as they did seven years ago eight years ago when this all started, and...

November 30, 2010 - 7:21pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

The holidays are here, but so are the hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year emergency rooms treat about 12,800 patients for holiday-related injuries. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is offering a few safety tips for homeowners to keep in mind as they begin decorating this December.

"When you're plugging in your Christmas lights, don't overload the electrical outlets because that is just, there is going to be a disaster there," said...

November 30, 2010 - 5:04pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

With the holidays upon us, many people searching for jobs look forward to seasonal employment.  But according to Julie Metzger of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center, this year's employment opportunities are becoming more sparse.

"They were extending hours to existing employees, a couple of the retail stores did bring on a few people but that was through their own application process. We didn't actually do anything for them here this year," said Metzger.


November 29, 2010 - 7:24pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

Following the festivities of Miracle on Main Street will be the annual Festival of Trees.

More than 200 trees and other holiday decorations will on display and for sale at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Chamber of Commerce.

"The Chamber of Commerce works with the Port Authority and the city and the county on economic development and our members know that, and our contributors to the Festival of Trees know that, and so they...

November 29, 2010 - 7:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

Some local residents are getting into the holiday spirit.

The public is invited to attend the 17th Annual Miracle On Main Street which marks the official lighting of the courthouse in downtown Zanesville. Not only is it a way to celebrate the start of the holiday season, but it's also a way to attract business to the downtown area.

"It's a great way for people to get out and walk around the downtown, a lot of people drive through our downtown, this is a chance to get out and...

November 26, 2010 - 6:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

The Red Cross is asking you to take time out of your busy holiday schedule to donate blood.

45 people scheduled appointments on Friday to donate at a blood drive set-up inside Colony Square Mall. The Red Cross is always emphasizing its need for blood. WHIZ spoke to a few residents about why donating is important to them.

"To help out people, there's going to be accidents and that, and people are going to need blood, it's basically to help them out," said...

November 26, 2010 - 5:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

If you woke up this morning and stepped on your scale, you might have been a little surprised.

With Thanksgiving over and most bellies stuffed, you would think most people would want to hit the gym to burn off those Thanksgiving treats. But for one local gym, it is anything but.

"The traffic is a lot slower today than normal last 20 years, says Director of Fieldhouse Fitness Jim Fraunfelter.

Fraunfelter says people are either most likely shopping or too lazy to do...

November 17, 2010 - 5:51pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

Santa's getting ready to come into town.

His seat may be empty, but he'll be ready for all the girls and boys next Saturday when he makes his debut at the Colony Square Mall. The facility has transformed just in time for the holiday season. It's taken the maintenance crew about 10 days to put everything together.

"I think the atmosphere is very important to help put folks in the mood. Between the music and the visuals, I think that plays a very important role in it,"...

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