Stories tagged with: Holidays

November 9, 2010 - 6:01pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

When you think of the holiday season, most of us envision a feast, time with the family, or a chance to relax. But for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it means overtime and making more contacts with drivers.

Thanksgiving is considered a highly traveled holiday. So, to keep you safe on the roadways, the Zanesville Post is taking part in a two-week enforcement initiative. It starts this Thursday and will last through the end of the month.

"We just want to try to increase...

December 30, 2009 - 4:43pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Your holiday shopping may be over with, but the bills for the items you purchased are on their way.

It can lead to a stressful start of the new year, but United Way Financial Stabilization Partnership Coordinator, Amy Davis, says don't panic. She says sit down with your family to discuss your expenses versus your income and start a spending diary.

"Write down everything that you spend. All the bills that you pay, even the little things from buying a pack of gum on your way...

December 25, 2009 - 7:11pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The holiday season brings about many family traditions that are near and dear to our hearts.

Whether they be old or new, these rituals bring comfort to us.

Many involve spending time with family and friends. Craig Thorne says he's visiting family from Huron, Ohio.

"We rarely see each other since we're so far apart, and we just like to get together every now and then, " says Thorne.

Or some can be as simple as wrapping gifts together, listening to Christmas...

December 24, 2009 - 3:35pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

Many people will be traveling this holiday season, and some family pets will be going along for the ride too.

"I travel with my pets all the time. They like to go, but some pets are really uncomfortable riding in the car. So, you base it on the animal, " says Animal Shelter of Muskingum County Executive Director, Larry Hostetler.

Hostetler wants to make sure the pets that are left behind this holiday season aren't neglected.

"If it's a few hours, most of the...

December 20, 2009 - 7:11pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

Vendors at the collectibles show said the Colony Square Mall was the busiest they have ever seen for the holidays.

They say waiting til the last minute to shop has made many of the shoppers very stressed.

"Some people tend to be stressful because they are getting that last moment gift idea and some of them are finding it, some are not finding it, but there is a lot of different stuff here at the mall this weekend so they should be able to find anything," says Tony...

December 15, 2009 - 10:13am
5 years 10 weeks ago

This is the season of giving, and many of us will be receiving an array of gifts as well.

So, Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says once the holidays are over, it's a great time to take a home inventory.

Writing down serial and ven numbers found on products and then storing then in a safe place will save you heartache in the long-run if someone were to steal items from your home.

"That way, if we come to the scene, you can give that information to us. We have a...

December 14, 2009 - 4:36pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

The YMCA is trying to help working parents this holiday season.

It will be offering two three-day camps. The first will take place December 21st through the 23rd and the second will be December 28th through the 30th

"We thought here's an opportunity to provide the parents and their families with an opportunity for their kids to come to a program that's first of all safe, structured, and they'll have a lot of fun, " says YMCA Executive Director, Craig Miracle.

The...

December 2, 2009 - 8:38pm
5 years 12 weeks ago


Rain and cold weather couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of hundreds of people at the Miracle on Main Street celebration.

This is the 16th year for Miracle on Main in downtown Zanesville. Sixty-one local businesses opened their doors to greet the crowds of people and some offered snacks and hot chocolate. The Zanesville High School Blue Knights also entertained the eager crowd with Christmas carols. For many families, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season....

December 1, 2009 - 4:07pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

When you are heading out to shop this holiday season, many of you will be thinking about what to get your spouse, parents, and siblings.

However, some are thinking about their pets.

"I think they think of them as children, and to some of them, they are their children. So, I think they're up there, number one on the list, " says We Lov Pets District Manager, Christine Moore.

There's plenty of gifts out there too for pets.

"This year, it's been a lot of...

November 30, 2009 - 5:27pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

Secrest Auditorium is gearing up for some upcoming holiday performances.

They are designed to not only spread holiday cheer but to help some local organizations.

"It's what the holidays are all about. It's what you do. You give, and we're very proud of that, " says Secrest Auditorium Director, John Kunkle.

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra is having a concert this Thursday at 7 p.m., which is free to the public.

"It's always been a dream of Dr....

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