Stories tagged with: Summer

July 5, 2010 - 3:22pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

They don't call them lazy summer days for nothing.

In the heat of the Summer it seems like people gravitate to the water and today was no different at Putnam Landing Park. Eight-year-old Macy Wilson was spending her time in the shade.

"It's a hot day, we were relaxing," says Wilson.

Scott Nichols and his family were on their way home from visiting family members over the holiday. They stumbled across the park and thought it looked like a good place to stay cool....

June 23, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

In this kind of weather, it's easy to succumb to heat exhaustion, and everyone's body reacts differently to the heat.

"Heat problems kind of sneak up on you. People don't realize they're getting in trouble because they aren't paying attention to their surroundings. It's the person who is hot to the touch and isn't sweating that's the one you really need to worry about," says Julie Davis of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Sweating is your body's way of cooling off,...

June 21, 2010 - 4:33pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

Well, it's going to be a really long day, literally.

Monday is officially the first day of Summer, and the longest day of the year. Many kids were out today at the Village Pool in South Zanesville enjoying the extended day of sunshine.

"We have a lot of people coming out here to swim. We have a good, good pool. We've been having a good time, so far it's been getting hot so everyone needs to come out here and swim," says lifeguard Zack McPeak.


June 8, 2010 - 5:52pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

More than 150 students will have the opportunity to work with employers in Muskingum County.

It's part of a new Subsidized Summer Youth Employment Program that the Muskingum County Opportunity Center is able to offer.

The funding for it is made possible thanks to a $530,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Any employer can take part, as long as it doesn't receive federal funding.

"With the economic times, some of the city is just not able to hire...

June 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band is kicking off its summer series at Zane Landing Park.

It had a special treat for those attending tonight. The concert featured an honors band made up of local high school students from the area.

"There's just a lot of energy and excitement...a love of music in these students. It's great to be able to work with them outside of school, " says artistic director, Jeff Roquemore.

Roquemore says they try to keep people coming back...

May 31, 2010 - 4:27pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

Many community pools across the area are opening their doors for the summer, including the Dresden Swim Center.

People weren't lining up, waiting to get in the water because of a rainy start to the day and Memorial Day services, but they were trickling in by the afternoon.

"Because it's the first day of the pool opening, and I usually go on the first day just to swim, " says swimmer McKensea Pape.

"I just wanted to come out and swim. It's like my favorite...

May 30, 2010 - 8:35pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Whether your'e swimming, working in the garden, or playing ball, it's important to protect your skin.

Most people have had a sunburn, and the more often they do, the more crucial it is for them to lather up.

The Medical Director of the Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre says, "The risks for not protecting your skin, well first sunburn which can make you very very uncomfortable, be painful. Three sunburns that peel double your risk for skin cancer, too much sun ages your...

May 24, 2010 - 4:21pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

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...

May 18, 2010 - 4:23pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

When school doors close for summer vacation in less than a month, what will your children be doing?

The 211 Call Center for Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties wants to help you keep your kids active.

"We've had calls in regard to summer camps or maybe the time the Y pool will be open this summer...say something for children with disabilities or adults with disabilities, there's the Echoing Hills Camp, " says 211 Call Center Manager, Audrey Foster.

The 211 Call...

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