Huron, OH (WKYC) - The ground shook from an explosion over the weekend in the northern Ohio city of Huron as a city-owned grain mill was demolished to pave the way for new development along the river front.
Blowing up the building turned out to be a wish come true.
Unlike the other onlookers who snapped some photos, 7-year-old Maxwell Hinton was poised for a special honor.
He would pull the switch and launch the explosion.
It was a request the young cancer patient made with the "Make-A-Wish" foundation.
"I watch 'Myth Busters', and they inspired me to want to blow up a building," he explained.
Suffering from neuro-blastoma, a cancer of the nerve tissue, this little boy had a big wish.
When the moment arrived, the historic buildings were history, and cheers from the crowd arose with the dust.
"I had a great time," Maxwell said afterward.