Stories tagged with: safety

May 22, 2014 - 6:03pm
2 years 13 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
2 years 19 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
3 years 7 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
3 years 24 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,...

August 16, 2011 - 5:05pm
5 years 1 week ago

Summer break is coming to an end, and kids will be going back to school soon.

That means drivers will need to share the road with school buses again.  Zanesville Highway Patrol Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine said the law requires cars to stay ten feet from a stopped school bus.

"During the beginning of the school year, we do increase our enforcement efforts," said Rine.  "We'll stay pretty vigilant through the year on school zones and school...

August 16, 2011 - 10:04am
5 years 1 week ago

Parents can feel some relief this school year as statistics show a decrease in Ohio school bus accidents.

The State Highway Patrol shows a decline in crashes from 1,671 in 2006 to 1,579 in 2010.

The patrol wants to remind drivers to be cautious as kids go back to school.

The agency will be doing safety inspections on area school buses throughout the state to ensure students have a safe ride to and from their school.


August 15, 2011 - 5:17pm
5 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Fair always draws a big crowd, and with all those people, safety is a top priority.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office communicates with the Fair Board to determine where security is needed. Sheriff Matt Lutz said it takes about 25 people to secure the fairgrounds.

"We have officers that work the grandstand during concerts, during truck and tractor pulls, during rough trucks, providing security to make sure the crowd stays back," said Lutz.

May 16, 2011 - 5:23pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum River Advisory Council held a meeting on Monday at the Yacht Club in Zanesville.

Area Supervisor Cathy Janosko with Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft spoke about national safety boating week, which begins this Saturday. Events will be taking place throughout the state including vessel safety checks at ramps here in our area.

"Just to make sure all the equipment is in good working order and that it got back on the boat after winter storage so we just want to...

April 18, 2011 - 5:38pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The devastating storms that took the lives of more than 45 victims across six states over the weekend is grabbing the attention of local officials.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck said it's not if a severe storm or tornado will hit our area, it's when. He said they do have a plan in place to ensure they are prepared for any major disaster.

"We are going to have a tornado event, whether this year, next year, or ten years from now we're going to...

November 30, 2010 - 8:21pm
5 years 38 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...

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