While they may seem harmless, the fireworks that you pick up at your local convenience store could cause some damage.
While the Zanesville Fire Department discourages using fireworks all together, many children like playing with sparklers and fire crackers around the fourth. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that kids need supervision.
"We also recommend that if you do use them, that you keep a bucket of water nearby and once the thing has been ignited and done its thing, that you...
A taste of summer-like weather and the approaching holiday weekend means more people will be engaging in water activities, including swimming.
State parks offer about 80 beaches and 20 pools that nearly four-point-five million people visited last year, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation have a few key points to keep you and your family safe.
It's important for parents to keep an eye of their kids. Families should only enter the water in...
Conditions this time of year are prime for severe weather, and some of those severe storms can be capable of producing tornados. Tornados can develop so quickly and are extremely powerful.
"Tornadoes not only will kill you but create enough utter devastation. Your stuff can be in the next county. Your house can be in your neighbor's yard. It's very traumatic seeing everything you own destroyed in a matter of 30 seconds, much different than a flood and much different than a fire...
The warm weather is a huge draw for summer water activities.
That's why the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be offering 70 boating safety inspections across the state through June. Several of those inspections will take place at water sites in Salt Fork State Park, Dillion State Park, and Seneca Lake during the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd.
Inspectors look at the condition of safety equipment on the boats and make sure they are readily accessible in case of an emergency...
You will be hearing more of the phrase "Click It or Ticket" this month.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to make sure people are protecting themselves while driving, but some aren't heeding the warning.
"A lot of the crashes that we show up to, arrive, and investigate, they're still not wearing their seatbelts, which could potentially have saved their lives, " says Zanesville Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine.
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.
It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.
There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...