Plus, the new Superman movie is being filmed in Cleveland.
 
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Keep your dog safe with these tips from the local shelter. | Photo via Pexels
Fireworks can be fun — but not for everyone.

If your dog gets skittish during fireworks, the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center wants to help. While no solution is perfect, the local service offered a handful of ways to keep the scaries away.

Easy, simple solutions

The biggest piece of advice from the shelter? Leave your dog at home. It’s an overwhelming atmosphere that is not suited for pups. Keep your windows closed, too.

Get prepared, stay prepared

The best plan is a proactive plan, and that’s why you should update your dog’s microchip information if needed. This ensures lost dogs can be identified, and owners can be contacted. It’s also helpful to make sure collars are secure, and there aren’t any escape points (think: broken fence in the backyard).

In the thick of it

When all else fails, sometimes you need to drown out the noise. Vets recommend soothing and relaxing music to help balance out the chaos.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, July 4
  • Doo Dah Parade | Thursday, July 4 | 1 p.m. | Starts west on Buttles Avenue | Free | This one-of-a-kind parade is back, poking fun at anything and everything, all in good humor.
Friday, July 5
  • Vintage Market | Friday, July 5 | 5-10 p.m. | Taft’s Brewpourium, 440 W. Broad St., Franklinton | Cost of purchase | Shop 30+ vendors offering a curated collection of vintage clothes and home decor.
Saturday, July 6
  • Patio Yoga | Saturday, July 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Jackie O’s On Fourth, 171 N. 4th St., Downtown | $15-$20 | Ease into your weekend with a relaxing outdoor yoga session that ends with a cold beer.
  • Gallery Hop | Saturday, July 6 | 4-8 p.m. | Short North Arts District | Free | Shop and visit local businesses, artists, and restaurants during this once-a-month highlight of the Short North offerings.
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News Notes
 
Today Is
  • Independence Day. America has been celebrating this day for 248 years since the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted on July 4, 1776. Round up the kids, friends, or just yourself and head to one of the many community celebrations.
Film
  • The new Superman movie called “Genesis” is being filmed in downtown Cleveland. The film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, but until then, check out some photos of the set. (614now)
Community
  • A new Asian elephant named Johnson has joined the herd at the Columbus Zoo. The 11,500-lb gentle giant came from the African Lion Safari, and you can now visit him at your next trip to the Asia Quest region.
Sports
  • Senior City Editor Mitch is headed to Cincinnati this weekend to watch a Reds game, and Locked On is his go-to source. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Reds with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
     
     
    The Buy
     
    Reusable grocery cooler bags. If you’ve been rocking the same tired grocery bags for a while now (guilty), investing in some sturdy, insulated bags makes transporting groceries comfortable and more convenient.
     
     
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    Happy Fourth of July, CBUS. Stay safe out there, and keep your cooler full of local beer.
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