News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Security preparations begin for Ohio State Fair
Highway Patrol will use metal detectors, watch towers to boost security
Story by ANDY CHOW


 
The Ohio State Fair opens on Wednesday, but security preparations are already underway.
Courtesy of Ohio State Fair
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Security preparations are under way at the Ohio State Fair and the Highway Patrol is adding some new tools to ensure safety for fairgoers.

LISTEN: CHOW ON FAIR SECURITY

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:17)


High-tech metal detectors are up and running on the Ohio State Fairgrounds as safety officials prepare for the festivities that begin Wednesday.

Along with screenings at every entry, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says another key security measure is to make sure troopers are present throughout the fair.

Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston says more than 100 troopers will be on duty at any given time and she hopes fairgoers will utilize those troopers when needed.

“If there’s a problem, an issue, an illness, you need help, assistance, there’s a lost child or you see something that’s just not right, we want you to use that state trooper as a point of contact," Ralston says. "We want you to go up there and tell them what you need or what you’ve seen.”

Ralston says there is a heightened sense of awareness this year given the Boston Marathon Bombing in April. So she urges fairgoers to speak up and report any suspicious activity.

New this year will be two sky-watch towers. Troopers will be perched at the top of these towers to get a better look at the fairgrounds and survey more space. Ralston hopes that will deter crime, especially possible theft from vehicles.


Related Links & Resources
Ohio State Fair Schedule of Events

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
Great article ... important perspective.

Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
"the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University