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City of Youngstown cancels July 4th fireworks celebration

Under Gov. Mike DeWine’s guidelines, fireworks shows are allowed to proceed, but large gatherings are still prohibited.
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(Photo by William D. Lewis | Mahoning Matters)

YOUNGSTOWN — The City of Youngstown announced today that it has canceled its July 4 fireworks celebration. 

“Although we are saddened to have to cancel this year’s firework display, we believe the health of the citizens of Youngstown is of the utmost importance,” city officials stated in a news release.

Under Gov. Mike DeWine’s guidelines, fireworks shows are allowed to proceed, but large gatherings are still prohibited. “Spectators are encouraged to find ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in small groups such as by watching displays from their porches, backyards, or cars,” the governor’s website states.




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