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Kasich kicks off Ohio State Fair
Governor relishes his role in state's signature summertime celebration

Andy Chow
The state's signature summertime event kicks off this week. The Ohio State Fair celebrates the Buckeye State's diversity and traditions.
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Today marks the start of the 161st Ohio State Fair which features new attractions and some big-name musical acts.

Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was there with Gov. John Kasich who kicked off the festivities and went on his traditional tour where he’s been known to brainstorm ideas for future fairs.

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After cutting the ceremonial ribbon with the Ohio State Fair commission, Kasich walked around the fairgrounds and talked to vendors about how they think the event could improve.

Ideas included bringing back the Grandstand concert venue and tractor pull competitions. The governor says he wants to keep developing the fair without changing it’s core.

“The fair is part of Ohio’s DNA—you don’t want to mess with the DNA but you want to do what you can do to look forward and capture some of the great things we’ve had in the past,” says Kasich.

Planting more trees along the midway and creating an agriculture art contest are some new additions brought-in by Kasich.

The Ohio State Fair runs through August 3.


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