Fireworks may be legal in Ohio, but not in the city of Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — With Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, Toledo police are reminding residents that fireworks are off limits in the city.

“The easy way to think about it is, if it goes boom, it’s illegal,” Toledo Police Chief George Kral said.

This comes after Toledo City Council voted to opt-out of a new state law, House Bill 172, which allows Ohioans to shoot off fireworks on certain holidays.

It’s a vote Toledo City Councilwoman Katie Moline said was easy to make.

“I know with Fourth of July especially, fireworks pose such a danger to our community. Not just for our first responders, but for those that suffer from PTSD, our cherished pets in our families, and for all the citizens,” Moline said.

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