(7-4-18) Things to know about fireworks in Ohio, including future changes in their use.

Who can use them…..

Only licensed exhibitors can set off commercial fireworks

Fireworks that are bought into Ohio, including firecrackers, roman candles and bottle rockets, they have to be out of the state within 48 hours of purchase.

A first-time offender faces a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to a thousand dollars and six months in jail.

¬†What you are allowed to use…
  • ¬†smoke bombs
  • sparklers

The future of fireworks…..

An Ohio Senate bill goes to the floor that would change the laws to allow all fireworks for anyone. Although, individual cities and townships could decide to ban fireworks if acted on by city officials. 2020 would be the first Fourth of July is the first time they could legally be set off.