Lakewood Cancels Fireworks After 4th of July Computer Glitch

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood’s Mayor says that the city has canceled its fireworks display for this year following a computer glitch that shut down Wednesday night’s show.

Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers says that the city and the fireworks vendor, Pyrotecnico, based in New Castle, Pa., were unable to agree on a date and time for a possible rescheduled display.

Thousands gathered at Lakewood Park on the 4th of July in anticipation of the spectacular fireworks show over Lake Erie but it never happened.

An “electrical malfunction” with a computer system forced the city to cancel the event, leaving thousands of attendees disappointed.

“We are exploring all our options with our vendor, including a full refund and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses associated with the event,” Summers said.  “We will continue to work with Pyrotecnico until these issues are resolved.”

If you were one of the people let down by the fireworks cancellation, there are options for another viewing: several cities in northern Ohio are hosting fireworks displays after the 4th.

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