Stories tagged with: safety

February 11, 2016 - 5:51pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

The coldest temperatures this winter could sweep through southeast Ohio this weekend and with such frigid air, children and elderly adults are especially at risk.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre at the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department said the elderly have a harder time regulating body temperature meaning the best place for them this weekend is indoors.

"The elderly are particularly susceptible to getting loss of body heat and not being able to make enough energy to keep...

February 1, 2016 - 4:42pm
20 weeks 5 days ago

This Sunday the Carolina panthers will go head to head with the Denver broncos in Super Bowl 50. Its a big party weekend.

Many of you will be watching for the football and others may watch just for the commercials. Whatever the reason Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz wants you to keep a few things in mind while you are on your way a Super Bowl party.

"Texting is such a big thing in the forefront now. Just pay attention to what you're doing. I have a new driver in my...

August 25, 2015 - 5:16pm
43 weeks 4 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
1 year 3 weeks 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
2 weeks 2 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
1 year 29 weeks 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
1 year 30 weeks 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
1 year 31 weeks 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
1 year 31 weeks 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
2 years 4 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...

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