More than two dozen people were injured when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into a crowd at an annual 4th of July show northwest of Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.
AVON LAKE, Ohio - The skies over communities across northeast Ohio will be filled with fireworks over the Fourth of July, but that can be a problem for many pet owners.
According to Pet Finder , this holiday is the number one week for lost pets.
"There will be pets lost and people out there searching for them. Dogs can cover so much ground quickly because of the panic, it's like a panic attack," said Dr. Frank Krupka of the Avon Lake Animal Clinic.
Linda Thomas knows that all too well. Her golden retriever, Abby, was so scared one Fourth of July that she took off running.
"She just bolted. She just got out of his hand and we couldn't find her for hours. We were devastated," Thomas said. "We've tried for the last three years with the Fourth of July; it's too much for the dogs."
This year, Thomas took her two dogs to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic. Krupka prescribed medication to help keep them calm. The veterinarian said prevention is key.
"If we have them outside, have them on a collar and leash that way they can't get away. Don't leave pets unattended outdoors where they can climb a fence or go underneath it. If you know your pet is destructive in the house, don't leave it running loose to tear up the house," Krupka said.
Other than medication, there are training products that will help dogs with anxiety according to veterinarians.
Pet Finder advises owners to make sure dogs are wearing up-to-date ID tags and take a current picture of your pet, just in case they go missing. They also suggest walking your dog early in the day, before parties begin, and keep dogs inside during fireworks.
Distracting dogs can help. Give them a special treat and play soft music to cover up the firework booms.
Akron's Rib, White and Blue Festival in downtown Akron.
Joey Chestnut has downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the annual hot dog eating contest.
Cleveland police will issue citations for the use of illegal fireworks. Violators can be arrested for the first violation, and could face jail time.
Ohio's Department of Transportation is warning motorists to be on the lookout for impaired drivers as many are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.
The skies over communities across northeast Ohio will be filled with fireworks over the Fourth of July, but that can be a problem for many pet owners.
If you plan on going to Lakewood Park to watch the concert which starts at 7 p.m. or catch the fireworks, you should be prepared to get your bag searched.
If you're hitting the road for Fourth of July holiday, a retail chain wants to help save you some money.
Cleveland police and the Division of State Fire Marshal are warning residents about using dangerous and illegal fireworks.
An estimated 10,000 people turned out in Downtown Cleveland Monday to see the Cleveland Orchestra's 24th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular.