DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE WLWT.COM. KATIE DONOVAN, WLWT NEWS 5. KELLY: TODAY IS THE DAY, OHIO’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW IS NOW IN EFFECT. COLIN: OHIOANS CAN NOW LEGALLY FILL THE NIGHT SKY WITH CERTAIN FIREWORKS. WLWT NEWS 5’S MIANA MASSEY IS HERE WITH WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU, AND THE RULES YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW. MIANA: WE’VE ALL HEARD THE FIREWORKS ON HOLIDAYS IN THE PAST, BUT UNTIL NOW, IT WAS ILLEGAL FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE TO SHOOT THEM OFF. OHIO NOW HAS A NEW LAW, LETTING CITIES DECIDE WHETHER TO ALLOW THEM OR NOT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST HALFACENTURY THAT OHIOANS, 18 AND OLDER CAN LAUNCH WHAT ARE CALLED CONSUMER FIREWORKS INTO THE AIR DURING CERTAIN HOLIDAYS, INCLUDING INDEPENDENCE DAY. IN THE PAST, IT HAS ONLY BEEN NOVELTY ITEMS, LIKE SPARKS, SNAPS AND SNAKES THAT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED. BUT BEFORE YOU STOCK UP ON THOSE ROMAN CANDLES, REMEMBER, JUST BECAUSE OHIO ISN’T BANNING FIREWORKS, DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN START SHOOTING THEM OFF. SOME CITIES, INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN CINCINNATI AND CLEVELAND, ARE HOLDING ONTO A BAN ON IGNITING CONSUMER-GRADE EXPLOSIVES WITHIN CITY LIMITS. CRITICS SAY MORE EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS, COULD LEAD TO MORE INJURIES, BUT ADVOCATES SAY IT SETS UP A SAFETY WAY FOR PEOPLE TO RESPONSIBLY CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY. YOU CAN FIND MUCH MORE INFORMATION ON THIS WEEK’S CHANGE BY SCANNING THIS Q.R. CODE ON YOUR SCREEN. IT’LL TELL YOU WHERE FIREWORKS ARE STILL ALLOWED IN OHIO AND WHERE THEY ARE BANNED. WE ALSO HAVE THE COMPLETE BREAKDOWN ON OUR WEBSITE WLWT.COM. KELLY AND COLI

Ohio’s new fireworks regulation: What spaces nonetheless limit fireworks regardless of new regulation

A brand new regulation is going into impact this week, permitting Ohioans to legally spark off fireworks on positive vacations.The law lets in Ohio citizens to spark off shopper grade fireworks on positive vacations, together with New 12 months’s Eve and Day, Chinese language New 12 months, Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth, days on and round July 4, Hard work Day, and the Hindu competition of Diwali.Alternatively, no longer all towns are adopting the statewide law.As a part of the brand new regulation, any political subdivision would possibly opt-out of permitting the power to discharge.A majority of our native municipalities are permitting the regulation to face untouched. One notable exception is the town of Cincinnati, which has an ordinance that prohibits fireworks that may stay in impact. Simplest fireworks designated as “trick or novelty” can be allowed. Those come with: smokes, sparklers, snaps and snakes.Underneath are a couple of others that experience native ordinances banning fireworks:The town of Oxford has additionally introduced fireworks are nonetheless prohibited inside town limits. Oxford Town Council has made up our minds to proceed the ban on fireworks inside town limits, which contains ownership, sale and discharge of fireworks.In Fairfield, fireworks are nonetheless prohibited underneath a town ordinance.In Dayton, fireworks are nonetheless prohibited and police will proceed to put into effect efforts associated with fireworks proceedings.If of every other municipality that has a prohibit on fireworks as soon as the regulation is going into have an effect on, e mail us at [email protected] HERE TO VIEW A FULL BREAKDOWN OF THE NEW FIREWORKS LAW

A brand new regulation is going into impact this week, permitting Ohioans to legally spark off fireworks on positive vacations.

The law lets in Ohio citizens to spark off shopper grade fireworks on positive vacations, together with New 12 months’s Eve and Day, Chinese language New 12 months, Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth, days on and round July 4, Hard work Day, and the Hindu competition of Diwali.

Alternatively, no longer all towns are adopting the statewide law.

As a part of the brand new regulation, any political subdivision would possibly opt-out of permitting the power to discharge.

A majority of our native municipalities are permitting the regulation to face untouched.

One notable exception is the town of Cincinnati, which has an ordinance that prohibits fireworks that may stay in impact. Simplest fireworks designated as “trick or novelty” can be allowed. Those come with: smokes, sparklers, snaps and snakes.

Underneath are a couple of others that experience native ordinances banning fireworks:

  • The town of Oxford has additionally introduced fireworks are nonetheless prohibited inside town limits. Oxford Town Council has made up our minds to proceed the ban on fireworks inside town limits, which contains ownership, sale and discharge of fireworks.
  • In Fairfield, fireworks are nonetheless prohibited underneath a town ordinance.
  • In Dayton, fireworks are nonetheless prohibited and police will proceed to put into effect efforts associated with fireworks proceedings.

If of every other municipality that has a prohibit on fireworks as soon as the regulation is going into have an effect on, e mail us at [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A FULL BREAKDOWN OF THE NEW FIREWORKS LAW