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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, August 6:

Summertime is prime time for amusement parks, zoos and other venues. But the months of shutdown and the limits on operations – plus safety concerns from consumers – are all having a big impact on communities that rely on tourism dollars.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 20:

Neighbors concerned about loud roller coasters running late at night at Kings Island may be getting some relief. Parent company Cedar Fair tells the group it will add sand to the tracks of the Orion and Diamondback roller coasters.

Cedar Point Set To Open Indoor Sports Center In January

Dec 18, 2019

Updated: 4:45 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019

The newest attraction in Sandusky doesn’t feature a zero-gravity roll, but it is expected to draw thrill enthusiasts from across Northeast Ohio and beyond.

The indoor facility at the Cedar Point Sports Center, which began construction in summer 2018, is set to open next month featuring ten full-size basketball courts specifically designed to host tournaments.

The 145,000 square foot facility can be altered for volleyball, wrestling and futsal – a variation of indoor soccer.

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Here are the morning headlines for Monday, Oct. 7:

The "corckscrew" rollercoaster at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio.
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Theme park operator Six Flags has approached Cedar Fair, owner of the Cedar Point amusement park, with a potential merger, according to a story released by Reuters.

Dennis Speigel, president of the consulting firm International Theme Park Services, says a merger would be momentous.

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