Ohio State Fair State Won't Fine Thrill Ride Operator Following Fatal Fair Accident By Associated Press • Dec 2, 2017 amusementsofameria.com The Ohio Department of Agriculture has decided not to fine the operators of a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair last summer, killing one person. Crews Begin Dismantling Fire Ball Ride By Associated Press • Sep 17, 2017 Associated Press Crews have begun dismantling the thrill ride involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. The removal of the Fire Ball ride at the state fairgrounds began with a final inspection Saturday. State Tort Reform Law May Shield Maker Of Ohio State Fair Ride From Liability By Jim Letizia • Sep 14, 2017 kdvr.com Attorneys for some of the victims of the fatal ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair in July say a state law may protect the ride's maker from liability. No Criminal Charges Planned Following Fatal Ohio State Fair Thrill Ride Accident By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 1, 2017 kdvr.com The people riding a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair last July have told investigators operators had trouble latching the safety harness on one of the riders who was ejected. Ride Accident Blamed For Drop In State Fair Attendance By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 9, 2017 Ohio Public Radio Attendance at this year's Ohio State Fair fell to its lowest level in 13 years. State Fair Ride Operator Charged With Trying To Punch OHP Trooper By Jim Letizia • Aug 8, 2017 Franklin County Sheriff's Office An Ohio State Fair ride operator is behind bars after a confrontation with Ohio Highway Patrol troopers. Thrill Ride Maker Blames Corrosion For Fatal Accident At State Fair By Associated Press • Aug 7, 2017 kdvr.com The Dutch manufacturer of the thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man at the Ohio State Fair says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a "catastrophic failure." Co-Owner Of State Fair Rides Provider Thinks Mechanical Failure Caused Fatal Accident By Associated Press • Jul 30, 2017 amusementsofameria.com A co-owner of the company providing rides at the Ohio State Fair thinks a mechanical failure caused a thrill ride to break apart Wednesday night, killing an 18-year-old man. Family Of Teen Killed In State Fair Ride Accident Plans Lawsuit By Associated Press • Jul 29, 2017 U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press The family of a teen killed when a spinning and swinging amusement park ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair and threw people to the ground says it has retained a law firm to file a wrongful-death suit. Authorities ID Victims Of State Fair Ride Accident By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Jul 28, 2017 U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press Authorities have identified the person killed in Wednesday night's ride accident at the Ohio State Fair. Investigators Check Out Fair Ride; Manufacturer Calls For Shut Down By Associated Press & Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) • Jul 27, 2017 Ohio Public Radio State investigators are continuing to examine the Ohio State Fair ride that broke apart on Opening Day, killing one person and leaving several others seriously injured. State Fair Ride Accident Kills One Person And Injures Seven Others By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 27, 2017 kdvr.com One person was killed and seven others injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart last night. Butter Sculpture Touts Chocolate Milk By Associated Press • Jul 26, 2017 clevescene.com This year's Ohio State Fair butter sculpture includes the traditional cow and calf along with four student-athletes and a 6-foot-tall bottle colored to look like chocolate milk. State Fair Falls Short Of Hitting Record Attendance Mark By Associated Press • Aug 9, 2016 ohiostatefair.com Ohio State Fair organizers say an estimated 921 thousand people attended the event this year, 61 thousand short of the record set last year. Kasich Still Won't Endorse Trump By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 28, 2016 Ohio Public Radio Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he's focused on backing his party's congressional candidates this fall and won't talk about supporting a presidential candidate. Ohio State Fair Opens Today; New Butter Sculpture Unveiled By Jim Letizia • Jul 27, 2016 American Dairy Association Midwest The 163rd annual Ohio State Fair opens today in Columbus. Musical acts, agricultural displays, information booths, rides and food are among the offerings. State Fair Sets Attendance Record By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 11, 2015 Ohio State Fair organizers say a record of more than 982 thousand people attended the event this year, up 7 percent from the record set last year. Sounds From The State Fair By WCBE Intern Anne Guttridge • Aug 7, 2015 The Ohio State Fair concludes this weekend. Confederate Flag Merchandise Will Not Be Sold At Ohio State Fair By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 17, 2015 Ohio State Fair officials say vendors will not be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event that starts July 29. State Fair Again Sets Attendance Record By Jim Letizia • Aug 5, 2014 Ohio State Fair organizers say good weather led to record attendance this year. Ohio State Fair Closes With Record Bids At Sale Of Champions By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 4, 2014 The Ohio State Fair is over for another year. State Spending Millions To Help Horse Show By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Apr 22, 2014 Organizers of the All American Quarter Horse Congress have decided to stay in Ohio after the state committed 38 million dollars for upgrades at the state fairgrounds. State Fair Seeks Students For Choir And Band By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Feb 24, 2014 Officials with the Ohio State Fair say high school students have until the end of March to apply for participation in either group. State Fair Posts Sixth Consecutive Yearly Profit By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 15, 2013 Public records show the Ohio State Fair made a 400 thousand dollar profit this year. Police Say Choir Director Failed To Report Abuse By Jim Letizia • Aug 15, 2013 Columbus Police say the director of the Ohio State Fair Youth Choir failed to report sexual abuse allegations involving his assistant and choir members last year. State Fair Sets Attendance Record By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 6, 2013 Ohio State Fair organizers say a record 900 thousand people attended this year's event. 4-H Projects At The State Fair Go Beyond Livestock By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 29, 2013 When you think about 4 H projects at the Ohio State Fair, you probably think about livestock and the sale of Champions. State Fair Opens By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 25, 2013 The recent heat wave let up for yesterday's opening of the Ohio State Fair. Enhanced Security At State Fair By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 22, 2013 Security preparations are under way at the Ohio State Fair. Youth Choir Director Placed On Leave By Jim Letizia • Jul 19, 2013 Columbus police are investigating the director of the State Fair's youth choir.