county fairs

DeWine vetoes bill removing Ohio county fair restrictions

BY: - January 13, 2021

For the third time, Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed a bill from the Ohio legislature targeting the state health department’s ability to respond to a pandemic. This latest veto rejected a bill approved last month which sought to void a health order limiting activity at Ohio county fairs. There are no county fairs scheduled until […]

Ohio legislature votes to rescind health order limiting county fairs

BY: - December 18, 2020

Ohio lawmakers did not take a vote Thursday to override a gubernatorial veto on a health department pandemic authority bill. But they did vote to void one health order in particular — one issued this past summer limiting county fairs held in the state. Senate Bill 375 passed the Ohio House on a party line […]

Two county fairs report COVID-19 outbreaks

BY: - July 26, 2020

The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks.  The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18.  A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing.  The […]