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Fireworks explode over the pond outside the front of Hocking College. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Slideshow: Thunder In The Valley Fireworks Spectacular

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NESLONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Hundreds filled the parking lot at Hocking College and even more poured into surrounding neighborhoods to watch this year’s Thunder in the Valley fireworks festival in Nelsonville. The event drew people from ten minutes up the road to three hours away and further. “I’ve been coming down to this area for… Read More

Health Experts Urge COVID-19 Caution For Unvaccinated People This Fourth Of July

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – People in the region are getting ready for the Fourth of July as the nation falls short of President Biden’s 70% vaccination goal. Michelle Barnhart, a resident of Syracuse, Ohio, said she’ll be marching down the street in Racine, Ohio, this Fourth of July, and afterward going to a barbeque. Even… 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

AAA Predicts Record Traffic for 4th of July Holiday

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The Ohio Automobile Association (AAA) predicts a record 49 million people will be traveling for the 4th of July holiday. That includes 2.1 million Ohioans. Drivers are likely to face a little frustration because there’s a lot of constructions on Ohio’s roadways right now. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Press Secretary Matt Bruning says there… Read More

Patrol Warns Against Drinking and Driving Over Holiday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol warns it will be cracking down on motorists in Ohio who drink and drive during the Fourth of July holiday reporting period. The reporting period beginning at midnight Wednesday continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The patrol’s zero-tolerance policy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get… 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