Rain date is July 6.
UPDATE: As of 9:30 p.m. July 4, the fireworks were still set to take place. We will post updates as they become available. The city's annual fireworks display is set for 9:30 tonight at the soccer fields on Foltz Parkway. The show is expected to be bigger and better than ever. The display is made possible by donations from sponsors. To see a list of all this year's sponsors, click this link to the city of Strongsville's website. The fireworks are listed under Upcoming Events. Rain date is Friday, July 6. City Hall, the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center and the Strongsville Libarary are all closed today for the holiday.
If the kids are going to burn sparklers, make sure they don't toss them on the lawn, fire department says
On Saturday, someone riding a motorcycle was seen throwing a smoke bomb near SouthPark Mall about 6 p.m. Within minutes, the grass was on fire. The fire department was called to put out the blaze, which burned at least 200 feet of grass on a hillside, a report said. This year, the danger of backyard fireworks goes beyond personal injury. With the drought-like conditions, a spark is apt to easily set the dry, crispy grass on fire -- and the culprit could face an arson charge. "People need to just use common sense," Detective Lt. John Janowski said. "With as dry as it's been, nobody should be doing any kind of fireworks right now." Still, at least six fireworks complaints came in Saturday night -- from Willow Circle, Jonathan Drive, North …