State fair officials work to reassure visitors about safety


COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials are working to reassure visitors the 2018 Ohio State Fair will be safe after a catastrophic ride failure left an 18-year-old dead and seven others injured last year.

Yet The Columbus Dispatch reports little has changed since last year. Amusements of America is still the ride vendor and Ohio still employs eight inspectors for 3,700 rides statewide.

The Ohio Agriculture Department says inspectors will do more this year, including daily spot-checks and supplemental inspection

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