State commission selects new fair ride company

COLUMBUS -- A state commission has completed a more than six-month process to select a ride provider for the Ohio State Fair. That group announced Friday the commission selected Talley Amusements from Fort Worth, Texas. It will work under a four-year contract beginning in 2019.

“Talley Amusements is a rising star in the amusement business,” said Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler. “Talley’s commitment to safety, ride maintenance and quality, and professionalism contributed to the company receiving the highest score in our robust selection process.”

Amusements of America provided rides at the Ohio State Fair the previous 26 years, with the most recent contract ending with the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

Amusements of America operated the Fire Ball ride which broke apart in 2017. Two of the victims died.

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