MENTOR, Ohio — There will be no fireworks this year in the city of Mentor.
The city made the announcement to its residents Tuesday afternoon saying, "we cannot reasonably manage social distancing guidelines as prescribed by the State of Ohio."
Mentor isn't the first city to make this difficult decision, all across the state, fireworks displays and Independence Day events have been canceled over fears of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Last week, the city of Akron announced that they would not be holding their own display this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"We encourage our residents to observe the Fourth of July holiday safely and responsibly, and we look forward to celebrating again in 2021," Mentor said on Facebook.