Stories tagged with: Winter

February 17, 2010 - 7:20pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

Most local residents say they're sick of the snow, and it's even causing people to develop "cabin fever."

Yet, conditions like these can also bring about more cases of domestic violence.

"People are cooped up. The kids are home from school and tempers flare a little easier. It's not like you can go outside and garden or go outside and take a walk. So, they might have to do some more creative activities to reduce that, " says Response Victim Assistance program...

February 16, 2010 - 6:55pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

Farmers are finding it difficult to manage their property with all this snow, but they still have to find a way to dig out and to get food and water to livestock.

Tractors are able to handle the fresh snow. Yet, snow piles are growing and becoming hard.

"If we get on some frozen ground, it can be a safety issue. Tractors can skid on icy conditions. Right now, with all that snow, it's not as grave of an issue, " says Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Program.


February 10, 2010 - 5:59pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Zanesville's current financial situation has many people watching the 2010 budget closely.

Mayor Howard Zwelling says the city has a goal of cutting overtime in half this year, but the street department is racking up overtime trying to fight this winter's snow.

"We know we can't cut it out all together because then we would not be clearing the streets after hours. We would not be doing a lot of things, " says Zwelling.

Zwelling says he's not concerned right now....

February 3, 2010 - 4:32pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon according to the National Weather Service.  Click on our "weather link" on this website to learn more from Whiz  Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass' exclusive forecast.

January 20, 2010 - 7:21pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

Dry skin is a pesky irritation that, for many, signals winter is well under way.

But Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department said it can also make you sick.

"You want to avoid a lot of cracking," she said. "You can get an infections and get into real problems with infection in your skin if you don't take care of it."

During cold and flu season continous washing of hands or using hand sanitizer can also dry out hands...

January 10, 2010 - 8:36pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

The snow and the cold weather are having a major presence across southeastern Ohio and much of the US this winter.

In fact, weather experts say it could be the worst winter the country has experienced in more than 25 years, but Ohio University-Zanesville Dean James Fonseca says you need to look at the overall picture.

"This has been a relatively cool year overall. If you remember back to summer, i think we set some type of record for fewest number of days above 90, "...

January 9, 2010 - 7:13pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

The cold winter has Jack Frost nipping at the nose of many residents in our area.

With last week's heavy dose of snow, many residents have mixed opinions about the winter season.

"Oh it is not too bad, I don't mind it, I think it is pretty," says Ruth Thompson.

"Well it has, it has good points and it's bad, but I will be glad when summer is back," tells Tery Callihan.

Kenny Hill says when he was a kid he loved the...

January 7, 2010 - 6:53pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

With winter firmly set in, your car may need some up keep to make it through the frigid months. WHIZ's Katie Jeffries has more.

Scraping the snow off your car is a pain, but it is not the only thing you need to do to keep your car running in freezing weather. Braden Gibbs, a Commercial Specialist with AutoZone on Maple Avenue says the cold weather can harm several different parts of your car.

"The cold weather takes a big toll on the battery, batteries do have some...

December 23, 2009 - 2:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The cold, winter weather is affecting more than just snow and ice on the roads, but pipes underneath the roads.

City of Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims says the colder weather can seriously affect water lines, especially older ones.

"The problem we get into is we have some of our water lines that are 50 years old or older," he said. "The older lines are cast iron and the cast iron is very brittle."

Sims says cuts in next year's...

November 12, 2009 - 11:25am
5 years 47 weeks ago

The winter season is almost here and that means cold temperatures and snow could soon be affecting residents.

Snow, ice, and frigid temperatures usually make some residents cringe, but to some retail stores, its white gold. The Sunrise Do it Center in Zanesville says they're stocking up for their customers to combat whatever this winter may produce. Heaters, shovels, and salt are sitting on the shelves now, but will soon disappear once the first prediction of snow is in the forecast....

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