Thanksgiving is just three days away, and there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind before firing up your deep-fryer or oven to cook the traditional turkey meal.
When it comes to deep-frying your turkey, you need to make sure the turkey is not frozen. Dropping a frozen turkey into a deep fryer will likely cause an explosion and injury to anyone nearby, but that isn't where the concerns end.
Thanksgiving is over-and those feeling a little plump from the holiday meal hit the gym early.
The Fieldhouse in Zanesville opened at 5 o'clock Friday morning. Director of Operation Jim Fraunfelter said he saw a spike in attendance.
"It always happens through Christmas everybody is trying to get a little weight off before Christmas," said Fraunfelter. "Then there really is nothing they have to worry about until spring so they hibernate and just enjoy life as a...
It's been a busy Thanksgiving for law enforcement and medical responders in Zanesville and surrounding areas.
Trooper Todd Henry of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said the biggest problem is the extra traffic on Interstate 70. He said troopers are assisting drivers of disabled vehicles by taking them to gas stations for help.
"Traditionally, this is the most dangerous holiday to travel," said Henry. "We try to be proactive and stop something before...
The Zanesville Fire Fighters were also on the job Thanksgiving Day.
Firefighter Jeff Ball said each Thanksgiving the crew pitches in to cook-up the holiday feast.
"It's kind of our extended family and we're all giving thanks," said Ball. "If you got to be here at the fire departments you couldn't ask for a greater group of guys to be spending Thanksgiving with."
Thursday's meal would feed 13 firefighters- each crew member brought in their...
Thanks to a hefty donation, those without a meal on Thanksgiving can enjoy turkey and all the fixings at Christ's Table in Zanesville.
More than 20 turkeys were donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation's Y-City Longbeard Chapter. Executive Director Keely Warden said with the help of the donation Christ's Table has met their goal of 25 turkeys to help feed those in need.
"When you start making your grocery list for Thanksgiving, when you're going to serve 200 people you...