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Bill To Legalize Fireworks In Ohio Implodes As DeWine Vetoes It

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COLUMBUS (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed a bill that was passed by a large majority of legislators that would have allowed Ohioans to set off the big fireworks they can legally purchase here in Ohio. The bill would have allowed Ohioans who now must promise to take fireworks out of state to… Read More

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Despite Attempts From Some Ohio Lawmakers, Backyard Fireworks Are Still Illegal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Sales of backyard fireworks are booming, at least partly because the pandemic has canceled public fireworks shows. But it’s still technically illegal to set them off here because a bill has stalled in the Senate. Ohio law requires people who purchase fireworks here to transport them out of the… Read More

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Where To View Fireworks On Independence Day Weekend In Southeast Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many fireworks celebrations and festivals have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but a number of communities still have fireworks shows on the schedule for this weekend or next weekend. Here is a list of fireworks shows we found across southern and eastern Ohio: Athens County ATHENS The City of… Read More

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Group Urges People To Avoid “Backyard Fireworks”

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A coalition of health and safety organizations is urging people to stop shooting off fireworks and to leave the festivities to the professionals. It’s legal to buy fireworks in Ohio, but it’s illegal to set them off here. And Sherry Williams, with Prevent Blindness, says it’s also dangerous. She notes a report saying more than 9,000 people went… Read More

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The Legal Lowdown On Fireworks In Ohio

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Ohio’s laws on fireworks can be confusing. You can legally buy products in Ohio that you cannot legally use here. Lawmakers have debated bills to change that but, so far, they haven’t made it through the full legislative process. Here’s the lowdown on what’s legal and what’s not. You can buy the big boom fireworks in Ohio,… Read More