Stories tagged with: safety

August 25, 2015 - 5:16pm
6 weeks 2 days ago

K through 12 students aren't the only ones going back to school this week.

Colleges and Universities are now buckling down for the school year. Senior Public Relations Manager for AAA Ohio, Kimberly Schwind told us about some safety tips to keep in mind if you are commuting back and forth to school this year.

"Put an emergency roadside kit in your car." Said Schwind, "Make sure that there are things like water, non-perishable food items, a simple tool kit. Jumper...

May 30, 2015 - 5:05pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

Helicopters flew onto Liebs Island at Buckeye Lake today... all in preparation for the possible dam failure.

The Ohio National Guard teamed up with Ohio Task Force One to complete the safety presentation.The event featured a two-helicopter demonstration where both land and water rescues took place. Search Team Manager Gene Thomas said that the community can count on these rescue teams to take action in case of emergencies.

"We train a lot," said Thomas. "We're good...

January 17, 2015 - 5:16pm
37 weeks 5 days 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
44 weeks 12 hours 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
45 weeks 12 hours 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
46 weeks 2 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
46 weeks 3 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
1 year 19 weeks 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
1 year 19 weeks 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 26 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....

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