For most, it might best have been described as the surprise in the sky.
But for those attending the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association s Rock The Boat 2006 conference at the SeaGate Centre, it was all part of the program.
A spectacular fireworks display, set off at International Park, lit up downtown about 9 last night as part of the four-day conference.
Zach Bohn, manager of Cousino s Navy Bistro at the Docks, said the restaurant was told about the fireworks ahead of time, but he could understand how it might have startled people. It sounded like World War III was going through the downtown area, he said, laughing.