Circus performance in South Russell canceled over threats of gun violence

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SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio- A performance by the Kelly Miller Circus in South Russell has been canceled because of threats of gun violence.

The Chagrin Valley Jaycees, which sponsors the event, said ticket sales representatives received multiple threats about the July 27 event.

"As fellow residents of the greater Chagrin Valley, we consider the safety and security of our families, the community, and our visitors to be of the utmost importance.  The Officers and Board of Directors, in concert with local law enforcement, felt that these threats of violence were sufficient to jeopardize the safety of the event, warranting the cancellation," the Chagrin Valley Jaycees said in a news release.

The Kelly Miller Circus, which features tigers, acrobats and zebras, has been touring the country with its big-top act since 1938.

Anyone who purchased tickets can receive a full refund by emailing

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