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Ed FitzGerald visits Ottawa County Fair

Ed FitzGerald with members of the Ottawa County Democratic Party.

On Friday, July 18, Ed FitzGerald, who is running to replace John Kasich for Ohio Governor, visited the Ottawa County Fair. FitzGerald met with Ottawa County Auditor Larry Hartlaub, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, Lorrain Croy, who is running for Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge, Robert Fry, who is running for the Ohio District 5 Congress seat and many constituents of Ottawa County.

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COSI joins the 2014 Ottawa County Fair

A mobile science spot from COSI Columbus joined the 2014 Ottawa County Fair on Sunday, July 20.  This was the first time COSI was involved with the fair.  The completely mobile operation consisted of self-led kiosks highlighting brain teasers, laws of science, and scientific methods.  COSI staff was also in attendance to assist children with the kiosks and other activities throughout the space.

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Antique tractor display and games at the Ottawa County Fair

Chris Brandt with his co-pilot during the box the chain competition

Joe Hartlaub securing Adam Gyde’s blindfold for the obstacle course

Byron Cook and Sheldon Miller ready for the blindfolded obstacle course

On Saturday, July 19, the old tractors in the antique tractor display got a chance to have it out at the tractor games. 

There was a slow race where tractors would see how slow they could go without stalling out. In addition to the slow race, there was a fast race where the driver has to start their tractor, hop on and fly to the finish line. The fast race sounds easy, but not all of the old tractors are easy to start. There was also a barrel push where the tractor and driver roll a barrel from one line to another measured by speed.

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