Stories tagged with: Summer

September 5, 2014 - 6:27pm
51 weeks 6 days ago

It has been a cooler than normal summer for the Zanesville area through the June, July and August months.

The recent rise of heat and humidity has left many area residents wondering just when relief will be on the way. We visited the Morgan county fair Friday afternoon, and many people feel that the sticky weather is poor timing for the festivities. Linda Drake came to visit the fair and explained the weather isn't ideal.

"It's pretty bad for September. Much more pleasant...

January 9, 2014 - 6:53pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Planning for the 6th annual Y Bridge Arts Festival is already underway and organizers need your help.

This year the festival will take place downtown at Zane's Landing Park on August 1st and 2nd. There will be 60 artists, local bands and food vendors throughout the event and volunteers are needed to provide the best experience for locals and visitors.

"I'm looking for chairs. We have some in place. I'm hoping to get more on the website there is a list of things we need we...

September 2, 2013 - 3:58pm
2 years 1 day ago

For some people, Labor Day is another day off work. But for the Edwards family, it's the perfect opportunity for a family reunion.

Larry Edwards and about 65 of his relatives spent the holiday at their family reunion held at Dillon State Park. Edwards says it's been a while since the entire family got together and from now on, he's hoping to make it a tradition.

"Today we are celebrating five generations of Edwards' who had their beginning in Perry County," explained...

August 28, 2013 - 4:32pm
2 years 6 days ago

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, summertime and summer holiday's are the peak season for accidents, speeding and drunk driving. This Labor Day weekend, drivers will see an increased presence of troopers.

"We try to have at least 80% of our people out over the holiday weekends in the summer time," said Sgt. Chuck Merryman. "Such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day weekend. We also have overtime that we post for our troopers to even increase our presence...

July 19, 2013 - 3:01pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

With temperatures in the 90's and a heat advisory in effect, the Zanesville Fire Department makes sure they keep hydrated, look for signs of heat stroke or exhaustion while out on fires and they try to limit non-emergency activities.

"It's not just for the fires. Anything outside obviously is going to create that," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas. "So we're always constantly looking to make sure were all ok, looking at each other, making sure we stay hydrated. Trying to...

June 21, 2013 - 4:10pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Chuck Archer, a psychologist for Zanesville City Schools, is enjoying his break from school and spent his afternoon riding his bike all around Zanesville, trying to make up for the long winter we had and all of the time spent indoors.

"I just got into biking. I bought a bike at the end of last summer and really am enjoying it. This bike has way more speeds than what it used to last time I rode a bike. But it's still a whole lot of fun," said Archer.

Jim Loye, who...

May 28, 2013 - 4:59pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

One of the things you should do with the summer months coming is to take your pet to the vet and get them a complete exam. Since it's flea and tick season, it's also a good idea to make sure you have treatment ready.

"Other things are, if you're dog travels with you, it's never a good idea to leave them in the car. Your car gets really hot very quickly and you make think you're going into the store for just a couple minutes and before you know it, you've been in their 15 minutes...

May 17, 2013 - 4:39pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The hallways were filled with neon streamers, palm trees and other beach themed decor for Jimmy Buffet Day.  "Paradise" cheeseburgers and root beer were served for lunch and the students even had a dance party to help start their summer.

"We started it because I'm a huge Jimmy Buffet fan and if you are, you're a parrot head, hence the hat and it's just kind of the end of the year party that we have that's easing into summer. We're almost finished with the...

July 18, 2011 - 3:43pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.

Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.

"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...

July 8, 2010 - 7:32pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Once school lets out for the year, children have a higher risk of becoming injured from taking part in different summer activities.

The top injury medical professionals deal with are falls, and most of those stem from trampolines and playground incidents.

"One way to prevent serious injuries with playground equipment is to choose playgrounds where the surface is cushioned because serious head injuries occur when children fall on hard surfaces, " says Gloria Kieffer of...

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