The bill also provides clarity for homebrewers and expands designated outdoor refreshment areas, or DORAs.
Starting July 1, Ohioans can own and purchase consumer-grade fireworks and set them off on specific holidays. Local governments will be able to restrict the dates and times people can set off consumer-grade fireworks, or ban them completely.
Gov. Mike DeWine also signed legislation to legalize sports gambling in Ohio at the end of year, allowing people to place bets online, at casinos and at stand-alone betting kiosks in bars, restaurants and professional sports facilities.
It will likely take months for the Ohio Casino Control Commission to formulate rules and regulations. Ohio’s legislation requires that sports betting be available by Jan. 1, 2023.