See where Stark County communities stand with new fireworks law

Many folks in Stark County should soon start noticing some more boom, pop, sparkle and sizzle around their neighborhoods.

Most local governments are following Ohio’s lead and permitting residents to legally set off consumer fireworks. Even larger municipalities — like Canton, Alliance and Massillon — have not opted out of the state law, and for now are allowing the use of fireworks.

Meanwhile, Jackson, Lexington and Perry townships have set their own hours on days approved by the state.

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Last fall, Ohio legalized the personal use of fireworks. The new law kicks in Friday. It allows folks to set off fireworks starting Sunday on their own property or another’s property with permission.

The state is allowing communities to set some restrictions, or opt out by a vote of council. For instance, communities can decide not to allow fireworks. Or they can restrict them to certain hours or days.

Rayna Keller, a lead cashier at Phantom Fireworks in southwest Canton, dons a

North Canton has endorsed the state fireworks law.

“We’re not opting out, but encourage all our citizens to think safety first,” Mayor Stephan Wilder said.

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Alliance, Massillon and Canton, for instance, have no fireworks restrictions at least through the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

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