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Wed. 1:33pm: Firework safety urged

July 3, 2013

To reduce the number of fires and fireworks-related injuries, the the state fire marshal encourages Ohioans to attend public fireworks displays hosted by local municipalities and licensed exhibitors......

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Jul-04-13 9:30 AM

Hey Trib, you forgot this part...

"Other fireworks, like those sold at fireworks stores around the state, can be legally purchased in the state, but you must agree to take them out of Ohio within 48 hours.

“You must be at least 18 years of age to buy items such as firecrackers and bottle rockets at the store you see along the roadways of Ohio,” Flowers said. “But firing them off within state boundaries is prohibited.”

First time offenders of fireworks laws in the state are subject to $1000 fine and six months in prison."

-State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers

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Jul-03-13 4:48 PM

Many a fireworks accident starts with the phrase "Hold my beer, watch this!".

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