Stories tagged with: Stephen Vincent

July 4, 2016 - 5:24pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Thousands will gather in downtown Zanesville Monday night for this year’s fireworks display. While most will have their eyes glued to the skies, a group of five workers and one pyrotechnician will be focused on the Y-Bridge.

Stephen Vincent has been working the Zanesville fireworks for the better part of two decades. It’s his job to set off the fireworks from the Y-Bridge and make sure everything runs smoothly. Vincent works as a...

July 1, 2016 - 3:14pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Organizers are working hard to ensure the 4th of July fireworks show in downtown Zanesville is one to remember.

Stephen Vincent, the Pyrotechnician of Record for the show has been setting off fireworks for over two decades. Vincent said this year the fireworks have moved to the middle of the Y-Bridge for safety purposes.

"Part of the reason we switched to the Y-Bridge is safety. You have to have a 7-foot circumference for every inch...

June 27, 2016 - 3:48pm
8 weeks 5 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Fourth of July is less than a week away.

With the upcoming holiday it would not be an Independence Day celebration without fireworks. The Zanesville Jaycess will be holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks display downtown.

"9:45 p.m. is when the shells are going to go off. You really should be in place by 9 o clock," Zanesville Fire Department Firefighter Stephen Vincent said.

ZFD wants you to keep some key things in mind in regards to...

June 29, 2015 - 6:07pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The Stars and Stripes on the River will be moving the fireworks display to a new location in town this year.

Fireworks will not be lit across from Zane's Landing as they have in the past, but rather from the Main Street leg of the historic Y-Bridge. Pyrotechnician of Record, Stephen Vincent told us more about the reasoning behind the move.

"It's a safety issue, no buildings in the fallout zone, no people in the fallout zone." Said Vincent, "A little easier to...

July 4, 2014 - 5:42pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Many have seen the beautiful fireworks display at Stars and Stripes on the River, but are unaware of the hard work and family tradition behind it.

For the last 20 years, the Vincent Family has been lighting fireworks for many displays around the area, including the display at Zanes Landing. Stephen Vincent, Pyrotechnician of Record for Friday's show, says a lot of hard work goes into preparing the Fourth of July fireworks.

"Thousands of shells obviously, we start at 2"...

July 4, 2013 - 4:37pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

A father daughter duo will put on the fireworks show for the city of Zanesville on Thursday.

Stephen and Amelia Vincent are licensed pyrotechnicians who are planning two different shows for the holiday.

"I am doing the downtown show for the Zanesville Jaycee's right across the river from the park," said Pyrotechnician, Stephen Vincent. My show is at the Zanesville Country Club tonight," added Pyrotechnician, Amelia Vincent-Lepi. "

Between the two shows...

April 29, 2013 - 4:08pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Organizers are calling the 27th annual Carr center cake auction a huge success.

The two day event last week at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville raised more than 130,000 dollars for the Carr Center.

"We raised more per cake than we did last year, so we had to be pleased and like every year we never set a goal.Were just tickled to death to get whatever we can and this year was no exception, " Bucci said.

Auctioneer Stephen Vincent says that the event is a...

July 4, 2012 - 5:07pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Days of work are about to be put to the test for Stephen Vincent and his daughter, Amelia.

"For every minute of fireworks you see in the air, we have one hour of work and preparation on the ground," said Vincent.

For the last several years, Vincent has been the man behind the scenes of, "Stars & Stripes on the River" at Zane's Landing Park.
About 15 years ago, Vincent said he gave a ride to a man doing a local fireworks show, and the rest...

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