Stories tagged with: Winter

March 5, 2015 - 6:38pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

After Wednesday nights snow fall and another snow day for local students, it's clear that most people are just sick of winter.

During bad weather drivers must spend extra time on their morning commute and schools, already having used up all of their calamity days, may have to take another day away from spring break.

With the cold weather and snow many have been forced to stay indoors for the better part of two months, leaving them with a terrible case of cabin fever. Unable to...

January 31, 2015 - 6:05pm
22 weeks 1 day ago

Riesbeck's grocery store was packed with shoppers Saturday as everyone prepared for incoming winter weather.

During bad snow storms it's always a good idea to stay inside. So, what exactly should you buy early to stay prepared?

Non-perishable canned goods are always a smart choice. Not only are easy to grab, but they don't require refrigeration making them easy to stock.

During bad weather there is always the possibility of electrical outages. For times like these it's...

January 7, 2015 - 4:44pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

With the temperatures reaching unbearably low numbers most people are planning to wait out the cold indoors. However, if you're a firefighter, staying in isn't always an option.

The winter months can be a particularly tricky season for the Zanesville Fire Department. Firefighters are often out in freezing temperatures dealing with water, but the cold water doesn't just cause problems during a fire, it makes clean up particularly tricky.

"Basically as long as water is flowing...

December 22, 2014 - 11:35am
27 weeks 6 days ago

 Sunday, was the first day of winter. Whiz's Kaitlin Busch took a trip to Colony Square Mall to find out your favorite thing about winter. Whatch the full video above. 

April 15, 2014 - 8:32pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The Roseville Community Center not only serves as a meeting place for the community, but also as a facility to provide free health screenings for seniors, a voting precinct, an emergency shelter and much more. But with last winter's harsh temperatures, the facility's 20-year-old furnaces took a beating.

"During the winter time it was horrible. So since December, we've been down one furnace and they're not very efficient so we need to replace those as soon as possible," said...

April 14, 2014 - 12:35pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Wintery weather is coming back to Zanesville and the rest of Ohio.  Following a warm, sunny weekend and mild start to the work week, temperatures are expected to drop sharply on Tuesday and bring a chance of snow to many parts of the state.  The National Weather Service expects highs to stay in the 30’s Tuesday, with lows dipping into the 20’s.  A wintery mix of rain and snow is expected to greet commuters.  Many parts of the state could get an inch of snow,...

March 26, 2014 - 6:20pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

Chances are this past winter took a toll on your car battery.

According to AAA Auto Club Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, there were a record number of vehicle breakdowns due to drained batteries last winter. Schwind says about half of those breakdowns could have been prevented with routine maintenance. With the warmer temperatures just a few months away, Schwind suggests preparing your car for the hot summer months.

"Over the winter, the biggest problem that we saw was...

February 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The brutal winter weather around the state could affect local farmer's fruit crops in the upcoming growing season.

Marvin Paul from Paul's Farm Market on State Route 60 South says that peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries are most affected . He says that anytime the temperature dips below ten degrees, it's a serious danger for the plants and production yields.

" As it gets colder, they say that every degree below 10 degrees that you are going to lose crops and every...

February 13, 2014 - 6:17pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The warmer temperatures sure felt better on Thursday, but all the ice and snow in our area is still a big problem and needs to be removed from sidewalks and driveways.

The Do-It Center's, Dayle Bailey says that it's important to use the right equipment when removing large amounts of snow and ice.

"Best thing to do is use a heavy flat point shovel rather than a snow shovel because it's a lot sturdier and you can use it to chip away at the ice. You can use it to shovel either...

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