Staying cool may seem like common sense, but often times the effects of heat can catch you by surprise.
When conditions are particularly humid, our bodies can't sufficiently cool off, and that's when we need to take precautions. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross urges you to stay inside, but here are some tips for those that are required to be in the heat.
"If you have things you have to do around the house, mow the lawn or whatever, do that really early morning or late...
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.