Whitehall Working To Make Fourth Of July Safer
Officials in a suburban Columbus city say are brainstorming ways to make their Fourth of July fireworks show safer after the celebration this year was marred by fights and a stampede.
Police said 16 people were detained and 10 were arrested, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct, at the Thursday event in a city park in Whitehall.
The Columbus Dispatch reports some spectators were injured in the stampedes, and the fireworks show was delayed while order was restored. Reports of a gun may have led to stampedes, but no shots appear to have been fired.
Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard says "we're not going to tolerate people purposely coming to the city to make trouble."