Stories tagged with: safety

January 17, 2015 - 5:16pm
15 weeks 16 hours ago

The third annual Health, Safety, And Wellness Expo took place earlier today at Kids America in Coshocton.

The expo was free to the public and featured over 50 exhibitors, kids activities, numerous health screenings and a plethora of wellness and safety information. Executive Director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, Amy Stockdale, says there are many participants each year.

"Last year for our second annual we we had over 500 participants," said Stockdale....

December 4, 2014 - 7:27pm
21 weeks 2 days ago

For those of you who are trading in your synthetic tree in favor of a live one, there are some things you need to know.

Once you've measured the height of your ceiling and decided the size of tree your home can handle, according to Bob Daniels, the owner of Bob's Tree Farm, transportation is the next important step.

"If they're going to get a live tree, and they're going to go to a tree farm and get it cut, obviously they have to have some way to secure it when they pick it...

November 27, 2014 - 3:22pm
22 weeks 2 days ago

 Unfortunately, tragedies don't always stop for holidays, and the firefighters at the Zanesville Fire Department are always ready in the case of an emergency. That doesn't mean, though, they can't enjoy a delicious meal for the holiday.

Those working at the Zanesville Fire Department today sat down at Noon, on Thanksgiving, to enjoy some time with their families.


John Rodman, a firefighter at Zanesville Fire Department told us, "Well usually on the holiday's we...

November 18, 2014 - 4:21pm
23 weeks 4 days ago

The winter months are upon us and while you may think staying warm is a difficult task, it's even harder for your pet.

Jody Murray, executive director of the Animal Shelter Society, took some time to share with pet owners changes they need to make to their fury friends routines in the cold weather.

"The first thing is, when it's as cold as it's been the last couple of days, limit the time outside, just like yourself you have to take the time to get used to that. If you have...

November 17, 2014 - 3:47pm
23 weeks 5 days ago

All it took was a quick look out the window Monday, November 17th, to see that Jack Frost had arrived. For students in the area the snows arrival meant school closing and delays, for others the white powder meant spending extra time in the morning to shovel that dreaded driveway.

We caught up with Pat Wishoven as he was shoveling his driveway, “My sidewalk is a corner lot, it takes me about 30 minutes to really get it all cleaned.”

Shoveling the driveway may not seem...

May 23, 2014 - 4:46pm
49 weeks 1 day ago

The first long holiday weekend of the summer means fun, food and extra law enforcement officers.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz says his office has received a traffic safety grant to allow them to put more deputies on the roads during the holiday. They will be looking for drunk and distracted drivers and seat belt violations through the Click It or Ticket campaign.

"it's a program where they want extra law enforcement to be out on the street and they want law...

May 22, 2014 - 6:03pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

An educational class was held on Thursday at the health department to teach local water departments how to properly test a special water safety device.

Back flow is the reversal of water flow in piping and without the installation of prevention devices, dangerous chemicals and substances could potentially get into the city's water supply. Experts use a chemical plant as an example.

"If you have like a chemical plant or something and they had something happening in their...

April 7, 2014 - 4:24pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

With the weather finally beginning to warm up, the State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to watch out for motorcyclists on county roads.

Lt. Matt Boyd says last year in Muskingum County there were 42 motorcycle crashes and of that number five were fatalities. He says some of these accidents can be prevented by looking out for riders.

" People traveling in cars need to pay attention to motorcycles. It seems as though they don't get the recognition or respect on the roadway....

July 1, 2013 - 12:33pm
1 year 43 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...

March 6, 2013 - 4:58pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system.  The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally.  Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October. 

"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...

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