Ohio State Fair

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.


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. 


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.

Ohio Public Radio

Attendance at this year's Ohio State Fair fell to its lowest level in 13 years.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio State Fair ride operator is behind bars after a confrontation with Ohio Highway Patrol troopers. 


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."


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.

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.

U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press

Authorities have identified the person killed in Wednesday night's ride accident at the Ohio State Fair.

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. 


One person was killed and seven others injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart last night.


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.


Ohio State Fair organizers say an estimated 921 thousand people attended the event this year, 61 thousand short of the record set last year.

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.

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.

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

Aug 7, 2015

The Ohio State Fair concludes this weekend. 

Ohio State Fair officials say vendors will not be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event that starts July 29.

Ohio State Fair organizers say good weather led to record attendance this year.

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year. 

State Spending Millions To Help Horse Show

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.

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

Nov 15, 2013

Public records show the Ohio State Fair made a 400 thousand dollar profit this year.

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

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

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

Jul 25, 2013

The recent heat wave let up for yesterday's opening of the Ohio State Fair.

Security preparations are under way at the Ohio State Fair.

Columbus police are investigating the director of the State Fair's youth choir.