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State Fair Closes With Sale Of Champions

The 2014 Ohio State Fair closed Sunday. Fair managers say they should come close to or exceed previous attendance records.
August 4, 2014

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, and while final attendance figures aren’t in yet, the fair did bring in some big numbers with the Sales of Champions.

The 161st Ohio State Fair Opens

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens.
23, 2014

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.

Hundreds Attracted To Job Fair

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

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

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

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

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.
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.
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.
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.