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New law allows fireworks to be set off in Ohio on holidays

New law allows fireworks to be set off in Ohio on holidays

Jack McLaughlin

A new piece of Ohio legislation could have explosive implications.

Literally.

That’s because on Nov. 8, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 172 into law. It will allow Ohioans to light explosive fireworks such as bottle rockets and Roman candles on select holidays.

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Previously, state law mandated many fireworks (outside of sparklers and smaller pyrotechnic pieces) must leave the state within 48 hours of purchase, and could not be set off in Ohio.

The new law, which will go into effect July 1, introduces a slate of holidays and weekends where fireworks can be legally set off in Ohio. These days include:

New Year’s Day

Lunar New Year

Cinco de Mayo

Memorial Day Weekend

Juneteenth

July 3, 4, and 5, and the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays before and after July 4

Labor Day Weekend

Diwali

New Year’s Eve

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