ride safety

Gov. DeWine signs the bill into law
Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a bill that strengthens rules for amusement rides in Ohio. 

Gov. Mike DeWine meets Amber Duffield during a chance encounter at the Ohio State Fair nearing the two-year anniversary of the death of her son, Tyler Jarrell.
Andy Chow

Mike DeWine’s first tour of the Ohio State Fairgrounds as governor was mostly a festive affair. But an unplanned encounter brought DeWine face-to-face with the mother who lost her son to a fair ride malfunction in 2017. 

Gov. Mike DeWine talks to reporters after a meeting of the Ohio Expositions Commission.
Karen Kasler

The opening of the Ohio State Fair next week will mark two years since a fairgoer died when a ride fell apart.

Karen Kasler

A year ago this week, an 18-year-old Columbus man was killed on a thrill ride on the first day of the Ohio State Fair. There’s been legislation proposed to strengthen ride safety since then, but the law named for Tyler Jarrell hasn’t passed.