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4th of July Fireworks Around Ohio

The 4th of July is right around the corner, meaning fireworks take place all weekend. Below is the list of displays throughout Ohio for the whole family to enjoy! Location Date(s) Avon Lake July 1, 2022 (Rain Date: July 5) Bainbridge July 1, 2022 (Rain Date: July 3) Columbus July 1, 2022 Gahanna July...

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Graduation & Underage Drinking

With the Class of 2022 graduating, the summer's celebratory parties are in full swing. While commemorating these exciting moments, parents may feel more inclined to allow or even provide their children with alcohol. The unfortunate reality is that this decision can lead to tragic consequences. Current Ohio Law Consequences Underage drinking can result in...

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What Cities are Opting Out of the New Fireworks Law in Ohio?

As of July 1, 2022, Ohioans can legally set off consumer-grade fireworks on private property. The law specifies that fireworks only be set off on certain holidays, about 20 days a year. The permitted days include: New Year's Eve New Year's Day Chinese New Year Diwali Cinco de Mayo Juneteenth Memorial Day weekend Labor...

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Understanding an Air Quality Alert

Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here's a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one.   Types of...

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GivingTuesday

Each year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is dedicated to giving back to the community in a way to kick off the holiday season. Whether in a big city or small town, everyone has the opportunity to do their part in helping others. What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous cars are vehicles made to drive on their own in the absence of a standard driver. These vehicles were created to prevent human error while driving, which makes up around 94% of serious accidents. Since the start of 2021, 970 accident fatalities have occurred in Ohio compared to 864 in 2020. Weighing the...

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9/11 Remembrances Around Ohio

As the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we've decided to compile a list of events happening around Ohio that pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11.   Event Name Time City Memorial Stair Climb 8:46 AM Akron Commemoration 8:30 AM Beavercreek Ceremony 8:30 AM Bowling Green Memorial Service 12:00 PM...

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What To Do If You’re Hurt at an Amusement Park

Going to an amusement park can be a fun-filled day with the family, but what happens if someone gets hurt? The Global Association for the Attractions Industry reports that 1 in 15.5 million rides taken result in severe injuries. So while there is a slight chance of injury, there is always a possibility of...

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Major Kidney Transplant Error at University Hospitals

What happened at UH? After a major medical mistake, two University Hospitals (UH) "caregivers" are on leave pending an investigation. On July 2, there were two kidney transplants taking place at UH. A kidney meant for one patient was negligently given to and transplanted into the wrong person. Now the other patient has to...

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Pedestrian Safety: Statistics & Tips – 2021 Update

Despite fewer cars on the roads last year, pedestrian fatalities increased. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a nearly five-percent increase from 2019. Per mile driven, pedestrian fatalities increased just over 20% in the first half of 2020 with risky driving to blame. Pedestrian fatalities have...

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