Some rides reopen at Ohio State Fair

Some rides reopen at Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Rides in the children's area are among those that reopened Friday at the Ohio State Fair.

According to the Agriculture Department the fair's Kiddieland and other similar rides were cleared to resume operations.

Wednesday, the fair's opening day, a ride called the Fire Ball malfunctioned, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injured seven other people. Gov. John Kasich immediately shut down all the rides and ordered them to be re-inspected.

Inspection records and state officials say the Fire Ball had been checked several times and a state permit was issued on Wednesday.

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