Media Contacts

For questions regarding the investigation:
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Robert G. Sellers
Office of the Superintendent, Public Affairs Unit
Phone: (614) 752-2792

For questions regarding ride safety and inspection:
The Ohio Department of Agriculture
Office of Communication
Phone: (614) 752-9817

For questions regarding the Ohio State Fair:
The Ohio State Fair
Media Center
Phone: (614) 644-4434


Ohio Department of Agriculture

*Documents: Please be aware that a portion of these records have been redacted, as indicated in black. The redacted information contains personal information which is not considered a public record pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 149.43(A)(1)(v) and 1349.17.

Ohio State Fair

Additional information and statements



June 26, 2017 News Conference

(Video courtesy of YouTube/WCMH-TV)

July 27, 2017

(Video courtesy: YouTube/WKYC-TV)

Video of Department of Agriculture Amusement Ride Safety Inspectors performing inspections at the Ohio State Fair on Thursday, June 27. Video provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.