June is proving to be a hot month across the state, with most days recording a temperature of 80 degrees or higher, and that's been great news for local pools, including the Dresden Swim Center.
"We've been very busy. As far as for the month of June, for the first couple weeks we've had a record June. Pool memberships are up as well as punch card and daily admission, " says Swim Center Manager, Lindsay Conley.
People aren't just coming out to get in the water though....
Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed five people over the weekend left behind an area that looks like a war zone. The damage is estimated to be a cost of at least $100,000,000.
The storms hit at a time when many people were unprotected, in their sleep.
"Unless you have those weather alert radios, those ones that come on automatically, no, there's not much you can do unless you're a light sleeper and here the noise. But from what I heard, they didn't even have...
Players may be going home a little soaked tonight.
Despite the weather, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament continued in downtown Zanesville.
"This is the most sustained bad weather we've had. We've had lightning and had to clear the court, but to come in here and have rain for the opening ceremony, lightning, and then clearing...we survived it, and we're ready for another day, " says Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz.
Plants across Southeastern Ohio are experiencing all kinds of weather this week.
Severe storms this weekend dropped pea size hail in Zanesville, which could potentially have minor damage on the hay crop or vegetable crops, such as rhubarb and asparagus.
"Probably the biggest damage potentially would be to fruit. We see the fruit crop just beginning at this point. So, if you get some nicks and cuts on the fruit at this stage, it can be very devastating to a fruit crop,...
Local fire departments are going on more runs, dealing with brush and grass fires.
Firefighters have not only been battling these blazes but the hot weather conditions too..
"We've just had this ongoing situation here where we really haven't had a lot of rain in the immediate past. We got some pretty good heat, a lot of wind, and low humidity, " says Fire Chief, Dave Lacy.
The wind seems to be the worst enemy of the three.
Local authorities are blaming weather as the cause of an array of accidents that occurred throughout Licking County this morning.
The Licking County Sheriff's Office is reporting a total of six crashes, none of which it says caused major injuries.
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it handled six accidents as well. It says most of those occurred along US 62, around the Johnstown area, and along State Route 13 near Utica. Out of those six crashes, only two people...