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Hummm

Groveport, OH

#23 Jul 24, 2011
bosco wrote:
The fair hasn't been that great in the years after Gov Rhodes. Gov Rhodes was the fair. He talked Ohio and was Ohio. He was personally involved. Those days were great. Free concerts by major acts, The grandstands , the racetrack. the atmosphere, the food. It was all great.
(Those were the days, my friends, we thought thry'd never end...)
Since the man did not move into the mansion, do you expect him to sleep in a barn? That too degrading for him.
Hummm

Groveport, OH

#24 Jul 24, 2011
aEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust wrote:
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A good place for the fair might be in London or in Jeffersonville. I know this is a longshot, but I wonder if the defunct mall can be repurposed into buildings that can be used for the fair? The current fairgrounds should be bulldozed and redeveloped.


And this is coming from a person who lives out of state. Not your concern. When a person who ACTUALLY lives in Ohio makes that comment, then the idea is worth looking at.
Hummm

Groveport, OH

#25 Jul 24, 2011
aEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust wrote:
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Funny you should mention this.
Most people don't want to live in an old house if they can afford a new one. Your typical artsy person likes old houses and poor people have no choice, but the rest of us like living in a newer house and being in the suburbs. At the same time, I agree with the anti sprawl people to an extent.
But I don't you will get most people back in the city unless yu can give them what they can get in the suburbs. There are a lot of houses that can be had for $5,000 right now. The city should buy as many of them up as it can and demolish them. If you can just sweep things hundreds or thousands of acres clean, I'm sure developers (maybe Nationwide) could be talked into doing for housing in the city what Nationwide did for the arena district.
Lots of advantages for developers, too. Since roads and infrastructure are already there. The fairgrounds could be a starting point.
And again this comes from a person who DOES NOT LIVE in the state of Ohio.
willyjb1

Columbus, OH

#26 Jul 24, 2011
Back when I was young here in Columbus, fair admission got you in, entertainment at grandstand was included, rides included and the good old horse racing and tractor pulls in the infield were great. By the way, how much are the beers gonna be? 10 bucks I bet, greedy bastards!
Bulldoggirl

Reynoldsburg, OH

#27 Jul 25, 2011
Kasich continues to be a jerk and an embarassment to our great state. Is he even going to attend the fair or bring his own children to learn about agriculture?? Probably not. Cannot stand this guy- how did he ever get elected?!!!! Maybe in three more years Ohio can hold it's head high again. I'm sure this won't be the last selfish or ignorant thing he does. Too bad for us....:(:(:(
jfr147802

United States

#28 Jul 28, 2011
QUOTE who="WK Mom "My son wants to go to the fair, but I am afraid to take him, it is a scary place.
Just what are you trying to say?
jason

Cincinnati, OH

#29 Jul 28, 2011
Hey I am comeing to the state fair with a group of 30 people from my church we been here before are church has been comeing for the last 6 years also has th boy scouts

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