COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor supports efforts to increase the number of state amusement ride inspectors.
WOSU Public Radio reports that Republican Mike DeWine says he supports Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda's request for more funding in the new budget for her department's ride safety division. That would pay for more ride inspectors for the fairs, carnivals and amusement parks.
DeWine says he understands concerns about ride safety. He says safety "is the essential function of government."
The annual state fair runs July 24-Aug. 4.