Ohio State Fair vendors sad but understanding of cancellation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Karen Rutana knows fairs and festivals. She and her family have been mainstays at them for decades.Their business, Rutana Concessions, serves up apple dumplings topped with ice cream, along with soda floats."Ohio State Fair is one of our favorite fairs, it’s like coming home," Rutana said. "We get the same amount of people every year, whether it’s sunshine or rain, which is wonderful, and that’s very, very rare for a fair to be that way, so it’s just great. It’s one of the best ones around."Rutana's first year at the fair was back in 1976. These days, she and her family travel to between 40 and 50 events, from April through the end of October. So, as the coronavirus cancels more and more events, it takes a toll."Well, it’s a pretty...

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Ohio State Fair vendors sad but understanding of cancellation

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