Stories tagged with: travel

June 28, 2010 - 6:06pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching, and that means lots of time in the car. Here are some things to look out for when you're heading to those family barbecues.

While speeding is always a concern, the State Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for aggressive driving.

"When people are driving, what we ask them to do is especially when you're on the interstates, give yourself some room in front of you with the volume of traffic, there's a lot of jockeying around,"...

June 17, 2010 - 5:50pm
6 years 5 weeks ago

The commute from Granville to the Columbus area just got shorter. Today the 170-million dollar phase two of State Route 161 opened and

If life is a highway, this one's looking pretty nice.

Phase two of the widening and relocation project runs through Licking County, but people from all over southeast Ohio are benefiting already.

"This completion of this portion of this interstate really helps us out, because I've been here on these mornings on this two lane...

May 7, 2010 - 12:18pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

National Tourism Week starts May 9th and it focuses on local tourist attractions and emphasizes that people in the community can enjoy entertainment right here in Muskingum County. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says it's time to get to know our area.

"It's time to explore your own back yard and get out there and take advantage of National Tourism Week. There are $2.00 off admission at the National Roads and Grand Museum and...

January 7, 2010 - 8:54pm
6 years 28 weeks ago

The snow is coming down, and it's providing a challenge to crews that are trying to treat roadways.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says employees are scheduled on 12 and 16 hour shifts, and crews have been monitoring the storm for several days.

"We have a great weather system we use through our central office. They monitor the system as well as our county managers at every county garage. They monitor the systems. Their transportation managers monitor it, " says Stickle...

November 30, 2009 - 12:41am
6 years 34 weeks ago

The Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend is wrapping up.

AAA estimates that close to 38 million people will have traveled across the US to spend time with family and friends, which is higher than last year's total.

WHIZ's Emily Baird rode with an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper to see how his post was making that trip safer for you this year.

The Zanesville Post has been monitoring travelers closely during the holiday weekend.

"Travel has been very busy, the...

November 25, 2009 - 6:47pm
6 years 35 weeks ago

If you still haven't figured out where to go this holiday season, have no fear. It's still not too late.

WHIZ reporter Audry Kensicki has the details on where you can go and still save money.

Whether it's months, weeks, or even days before a holiday, there is still time to find a holiday destination at a decent price.

"The good news for holiday travelers is that it's never too late to book your holiday trips," said Joanna Herncane of AAA.

Deals are just one...

November 25, 2009 - 6:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago

Nearly 12-percent of Americans will travel this holiday season.

That leaves 88-percent opting for the ever-popular staycation.

WHIZ's Audry Kensicki takes a look at where you can go during the holidays that is right under your nose.

While some people will be traveling with standstill traffic and full airplanes, a good portion of Americans will be comfortable in their homes. And, making your staycation doesn't have to be boring.

"It's really important for ohioans...

November 23, 2009 - 6:05pm
6 years 35 weeks ago

When it comes to holiday travel, how late is too late to plan?

Whiz reporter Audry Kensicki takes a look at the 2009 holiday season travel outlook in the first part of her series, "Deciphering the Holiday Travel Season."

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy. A time to see family and friends.

So why is it when it comes to holiday travel, it's anything but joyful?

"It's busy," said Zanesville resident Marlene Gentile. "Especially...

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