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Hundreds Attracted To Job Fair

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

With unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent in Ohio, thousands are looking for work. A job fair attracted hundreds of Central Ohioans.

Fair Fun Includes Fine Arts

12:00AM
August
2, 2010

Farm animals and fun rides may be what most people look for at the Ohio State Fair, but for those searching for an alternative there are two buildings on the fairgrounds filled with fine arts.

4H Welcomes New Members to State Fair

12:00AM
July
27, 2010

The Ohio State Fair opens this morning for its 157th run. Participants of the 4H club are a long-standing tradition at the fair and but, today many new members are not from the farm.

Employee Background Checks Common

12:00AM
March
10, 2010

The pre-employment background check has become more and more common – especially after the attacks of September 11th 2001. Most employers and workers see the value of the checks.

Job Fair at Rickenbacker Draws Hundreds

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12:00AM
August 27, 2008

Hundreds of job seekers attended a job fair at Rickenbacker Airport on Wednesday.

State fair vendors’ profits affected by rising fuel and food costs

An Ohio State Fair concessions stand advertises cheaper lemonade. Many vendors have increased prices due to rising fuel and food costs.
12:00AM
July 30, 2008

Although gas prices have decreased after hovering at the $4 mark for weeks, food prices continue to rise. As the Ohio State Fair opened its doors Wednesday WOSU found out how rising fuel and food costs affect carnival vendors’ bottom lines.

Ohio State Fair Stirs Concern Over “Cow Town” Image

Ohio State Fair 11th Avenue entrance.
12:00AM
July 29, 2008

The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday in Columbus. One of the most recognizable and longest-running major events in Columbus, the fair attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Ohio’s Zack Space: The Accidental Congressman?

Rep. Zack Space meets with hospital officials in Nelsonville, OH. Space represents the 18th congressional district.
12:00AM
August 16, 2007

First term Rep. Zack Space is back home in Ohio’s 18th District making the rounds while Congress is in summer recess. Some critics call him ‘the accidental congressman.’ Space, a Democrat, is the first to admit he would not be in office today had it not been for the downfall of his predecessor, Republican Bob Ney. Even though the next election is more than a year away, Space is already campaigning. And so is the opposition.

People and animals beat the heat at State Fair

A horse cools off at bath time at the Ohio State Fair.
12:00AM
August 6, 2007

With the heat index pushing 100 degrees in Columbus, the allure of state fair can also be a risky one. Today alone, the fair’s first aid staff has tended to 18 heat-related incidents. Fair participants and visitors are taking extra precautions to keep themselves and their animals safe.

State Fair Officials May Tear Down Historic Building for New Multi-Purpose Facility

The Cox Fine Arts Building just north of the state fair's Ohio Gate may be replaced with a mammoth, multi-purpose building.
12:00AM
April 10, 2007

Swine, sheep, beef, poultry and horse exhibitors met Tuesday with Ohio Expo Center officials to give their input on where a new state fairgrounds building should be located. The legislature allocated $14 million during the last session to construct a new building. Now the Expo Center must decide what kind of building it should be and where it should go.