Stories tagged with: Winter

January 12, 2016 - 4:22pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

With winter temperatures dropping significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.

On Monday, January 4, 2016, we visited the Zanesville-Muskingum County Public Health Department to talk to Dr. Vicki Whitacre about the first signs of frostbite and how to avoid it.

“Frostbite starts with things turning red on your skin. Your skin becomes very red and it will feel painful. If you felt like your cheeks were feeling painful and then all of a sudden they...

January 3, 2016 - 9:43pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

If you notice that your heating or electric bill tends to rise during the colder months, you may want to winterize your home.

Prepping your home for the winter could seem a little difficult as you try to protect your pipes and conserve your heat. That is why we spoke to Kevin Wiseman, the Hardware Supervisor at Home Depot for tips on how you can keep your heating bill down.

"This is a patio door kit, you basically pull that out, stretch it across your patio door and...

December 18, 2015 - 7:14pm
35 weeks 4 days ago

 As you prepare for the holidays it very important to keep your pets in mind.

The holidays can be a tough time for our furry friends but, registered Veterinarian Tech Brittany Kennedy told us there are ways to ensure safety for your animals.

"Christmas tree is always fun. You have lights, tinsels and ornaments and it's just a playground for cats. I am sure everyone that owns a cat knows that. If you want to make sure that it is cat friendly, tinsel is not a good option...

March 5, 2015 - 6:38pm
1 year 24 weeks 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
1 year 29 weeks 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
1 year 32 weeks 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
1 year 35 weeks 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
2 years 18 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
2 years 18 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
2 years 21 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...

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