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Red, White And Boom Postponed Over Permitting Issues

Red, White and Blue fireworks viewed in Columbus' Arena District.
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For the second year in a row, there will not be a Red, White and Boom fireworks display in downtown Columbus in early July.

A statement from the organization’s board of trustees says the July 2 event has been canceled because of permitting issues with the city and they hope to hold it at a later date.

The Red, White and Boom trustees are made up of representatives from WCMH-TV, Pepsi, Encova Insurance and WNCI-FM.

Organizers canceled last year's Red, White and Boom because of the pandemic.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.