CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga County and Lake County Fair organizers released statements Thursday morning in response to the deadly amusement ride accident at the Ohio State Fair.
"The reported amusement ride incident at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday is currently under investigation. This incident is a heavy burden for the entire Ohio Fair Industry. The Cuyahoga County Fair will continue to follow strict procedures in our cooperation with State, Local and Ride Companies to inspect and enforce all rides and fair activities. The State Inspectors provide the utmost caution with inspections that enforce all regulations. Cuyahoga County Fair will always do what is required and will monitor day by day throughout fair week to ensure we provide a safe family-friendly atmosphere. Until such time that accurate details can be shared as they pertain to this incident, the heartfelt thoughts and prayers of our Fair Board are extended to all individuals involved including the State Officials as they continue to investigate this tragedy at the Ohio State Fair."
Tim Fowler, Cuyahoga County Fair President
We follow the advice of ODA and the state inspectors. Our rides have been thoroughly inspected and are deemed safe. our sympathy goes out to the families and all those involved in this tragic incident. Lisko Amusements provides the rides for the Lake County Fair.
Michelle Byram, Secretary-Treasurer Lake County Fair
LAKE COUNTY FAIR July 25th -30th 2017
1301 Mentor Avenue
Painesville Township, OH 44077
?Fair gates open at 8:00 a.m. daily
?Exhibit Buildings open at 12:00 noon daily
?Exhibit Buildings close at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday
?Exhibit Buildings close at 9:00 p.m. Sunday
?Midway opens at 12:00 noon daily
?Midway closes at 11:00 p.m. daily
SUMMIT COUNTY FAIR July 25th-30th 2017
Summit County Fairgrounds
229 E. Howe Road
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Thursday - Gates open at 8am, Concessions and Rides open at 11am, Fair closes 10pm
Friday - Gates open at 8am, Concessions and Rides open at 12 noon, Fair closes 11pm
Saturday - Gates open at 8am, Concessions and Rides open at 12 noon, Fair closes 11pm
Sunday - Gates open at 8am, Concessions and Rides open at 12 noon, Fair closes 7pm
The Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea begins next month.