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Political corruption, moneyed influence, and Cedar Point are all part of a new documentary about one of the Great Lakes’ worst maritime disasters, which happened 105 years ago today.

Eastland: The Shipwreck That Shook America” is about the ship that capsized in Chicago in 1915, killing 844 people. Prior to that, it was used for many years as a ferry between Cleveland and Cedar Point.

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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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With Governor Mike DeWine's announcement that larger entertainment venues can begin to reopen, Cedar Point has announced plans to welcome back visitors next month.  

The park will open initially to season passholders, then resort guests and visitors who pre-purchase tickests. 

Season, Gold and Platinum pass holders will be able to enter the park July 9 and 10. Cedar Point Resort guests will be admitted beginning July 11. 

The park is instituting safety rules including required reservations, health screenings and social distancing. 

Cedar Point and Kings Island weren’t included in the list of entertainment venues that can reopen on June 10. The parks have filed a lawsuit in Warren County, demanding to be allowed to open as well.  The Kalahari Resort and water park is also part of the lawsuit.

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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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Cedar Point has big plans for new attractions and features coming in 2020, when the Sandusky, Ohio-based amusement park will celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Starting in February, the park will give away 150 special tickets that grant free admission and parking, along with three guests, beginning on the 150th anniversary -- and lasting their entire lives.

Guests can enter a contest for a "Ticket of a Lifetime," and winners will be chosen throughout the year.

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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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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 26:

  • Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance;
  • Cedar Point fined for safety violations;
  • Cleveland agrees to pay $3.7 million to family of Euclid man shot by off-duty officer;
  • University of Akron receives grant for sexual misconduct prevention programs;
  • Advocates raise concern over now-closed psychiatric unit Aultman Hospital in Stark;

Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 4:

  • University of Akron's cancelled football opener puts money in limbo;
  • Heat closes dozens of NE Ohio schools;
  • New Columbus entertainment complex sparks debate;
  • Toledo Zoo plans to revive a nearly-extinct species;
  • Lorain teen sentenced to 30 days in jail for bringing gun to school;
  • Columbus to host 2020 Gay Softball World Series;

University of Akron's cancelled football opener puts money in limbo

Steel Vengeance is the world's tallest hybrid roller coaster.
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In Sandusky, Cedar Point has started construction on a new indoor sports complex. Officials hope it will draw in large youth sports tournaments.

Steel Vengeance is the world's tallest hybrid roller coaster.
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