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Ohio Gov. Kasich opens the 160th Ohio State Fair with a list of bargains
Fair remains open until Aug. 4
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Gov. Kasich gives the fair equipvalent of "Play Ball."
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The recent heat wave let up for the first day of the Ohio State Fair. Statehouse Correspondent Andy Chow was there to cover the opening day festivities.

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“Good luck. God bless you and let’s open the fair.” And with those words -- and to applause -- Gov. John Kasich opened the 160th Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

Kasich joined the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir along with other organizers to kick off the festivities.

Following the opening ceremony, Kasich took off on a tour of the fairgrounds and met the Johnsons, a sheep-farming family. Allen Johnson pulled out a newspaper article with a picture of him and then-Congressman John Kasich.

“Oh my," responded the governor, who's rarely at a loss.

"When you were a congressman you bought my champion lamb in — I think — 1989,” Johnson recalled.

“You see this, look at that handsome young man there,” Kasich responded.

After trying out the ice cream, racing his family down the giant slide, and visiting the Natural Resources Park, the governor gave a first-hand account at how much the fair has to offer, especially for the younger fairgoers.

“What kid doesn’t like to go on a ride? What kid doesn’t like going down a slide? What kid doesn’t want to go on a merry-go-round? The greatest thing is that families can come here and have a great time. It’s affordable and that’s what it’s all about.”

This year’s fair will be open through Aug. 4th.

 

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