When To Catch Local Fireworks

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July 1

Columbus: Red White & BOOM! returns this year with a day full of festivities. The BOOM! Street Festival starts at 11 am. and the giant fireworks display happens around 10 p.m. at Genoa Park.

Gahanna: Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Gahanna Municipal Golf Course followed by a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Reynoldsburg: Fireworks "at dark"

July 2

Grove City: 9:50 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from Murfin Fields.

Hilliard: Municipal Park around 9:45 p.m.

Pataskala: 10 p.m. at Foundation Park.

July 3

Johnstown: Fireworks will be set off at dusk.

Whitehall: Whitehall Yearling High School approx 10 p.m.

July 4

Bexley: The city's parade starts at 9:30 a.m. There will be evening celebrations around 6 p.m. with fireworks starting around 10 p.m.

Chillicothe: Toctangee Park. Fireworks will start once it's dark.

Delaware: Fireworks will be launched from the city's Cherry Street property around 10 p.m.

Dublin: The fireworks show starts around 9:50 p.m.

Groveport: The fireworks display begins at dusk.

Lancaster: Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Marion: The Fourth of July will take place during the Marion County fair. The fireworks event will start around 10 p.m.

New Albany: Fireworks will start at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Pickerington: Pickerington High School Central at 10 p.m.

Plain City: UPDATE: Plain City will not be having a fireworks display this year. Officials said the vendors would not be able to provide fireworks due to staffing shortages.

Sunbury: Big Walnut High School at dusk.

Upper Arlington: fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Westerville: Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

West Jefferson: Food and events will take place on July 2 and 3, with festivities happening all day on July 4, including a fireworks show.

Worthington: Thomas Worthington High School. Fireworks are set to start at 10 p.m. 

Charlie Daniels Grave Vandalized

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Charlie Daniels's grave has been vandalized, prompting his family to install surveillance equipment and request police to patrol the gravesite more often.

A sapling was stolen and as well as military paraphernalia that was glued to the marble of the marker.

Daniels passed away in July 2020 and is buried at a cemetery near his home in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. His team says police will also be increasing patrols in the area.

Jimmie Allen's Odd Tour Rider Request

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Jimmie Allen has a bunch of fair and festival dates before he hits the road opening for Carrie Underwood this fall.

Like most artists, Jimmie has a tour rider -- a list of things he would like to have in his dressing room before a show. Among the things on his list are pop tarts, sparkling apple cider, honey graham crackers and one very unusual request -- American Eagle underwear.

He tells Taste of Country, "I like to wear brand new underwear when I go on stage. It's just something that feels good. And I always forget underwear and socks. Always. Those are things you always forget. Last thing I wanna be on stage with leather pants on without underwear. It's just not comfortable."

There ya go, ladies (and some gentlemen)!  Hahaha.  Enjoy that mental image.

Make Your Own Mexican Pizza

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Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza came back but after less than two weeks, it's gone again. It's sold out! They ran out of ingredients because the demand was so high. Taco Bell said they didn't realize just how popular they were. Are you sitting down? The Mexican Pizza might not be back until the FALL. Taco Bell says they're working diligently with their suppliers and hopes it returns permanently by the Fall.

In the meantime you can make your own Mexican Pizza! 
Here's what you'll need:

-Canned Black Beans (lightly mashed with a fork)
-Flour tortillas
-Ground beef cooked with seasoned with taco seasoning
-Mexican style blend shredded cheese
-Diced tomatoes
-Jarred enchilada sauce -Vegetable oil

Instructions:


-Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to hot pan and drop in the flour tortilla
-Spread the enchilada sauce on top, then cover the sauce with shredded cheese (to your liking)
-Top with diced tomatoes
-Put the lid on the pan to let the cheese melt on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
While the cheese is melting, work on the bottom layer
-In another hot pan add another tablespoon of vegetable oil and another flour tortilla
-Spread the mashed black beans and ground beef (already cooked and seasoned) on top and let the sides of the tortilla start to crisp.
-Then, use a spatula to put the first tortilla on top
-Transfer the Mexican Pizza onto a cutting board and cut it into quarters.
-Add any other toppings you want

-Voila!

This should make the wait until the Fall a little more bearable.

Mickey Gilley Celebration Of Life To Air May 27th

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Don McLean Cancels NRA Performance

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Lainey Wilson Performs On "The Today Show"

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