Newton Falls residents may hear the sound of explosions and gunfire on Wednesday and Thursday, but the Ohio National Guard is assuring these residents there is no need to panic.

According to a press release, residents and business owners near the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center may hear an increase in blast noises Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 due to explosives training conducted by the Ohio National Guard on those dates.

Sounds from the explosions may be heard from farther away than what is heard during normal operations. There will be intermittent explosions and gunfire during this annual training season which typically runs through September.