Can you set off fireworks in your city this New Year?

ACRON, Ohio. Ohio’s new fireworks law allows Ohio residents to use fireworks from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day, and some other dates throughout the year. But cities in northeast Ohio still ban fireworks.

At Phantom Fireworks, they sell a wide range of fireworks to people across the state.

“We have everything from your fountains to firecrackers and noise devices,” says James Buckholdt, store manager.

Their fireworks include QR codes that show you what they look like and pamphlets on how to be safe. But before you go all out on your New Year’s art in the sky, make sure it’s allowed in your municipality.

“The state is allowed to set off fireworks on the 31st of this year and the first of next year, but your municipality can also say no,” Buckholdt said.

Fireworks are permitted by Ohio law on New Year’s Eve from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am and on New Year’s Day from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. But many cities have banned them, including the cities of Cleveland, Akron, Mentor, Medina, Oberlin, and others.

As of July, those who allow them include Bath, Copley, Boston Township, and others. A list of cities that allow and prohibit fireworks for the month of July can be found here. Of course, if you’re unsure, check with your local authorities.

Click here to read the state fireworks bill signed by Governor Mike DeWine. Last November, he signed a bill allowing fireworks.

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