Ohio State Fair

Jim Rhodes, the late four-term governor of Ohio, could be a real pain in the neck.

He could also be a very funny man, in a Rhodesian, Southern Ohio kind of way.

I remember two days, both at the Ohio State Fair, where I experienced both Jims.

The first time was in 1994 and the second in 1998, long after Rhodes left office. Rhodes was getting up in years and couldn't walk the fairgrounds the way he did in the old days, when he was the grand poobah and chief architect of the annual summer event in Columbus.

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The company that made the ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, killing one man, says "excessive corrosion" is to blame.

Dutch manufacturer KMG says in a memo the corrosion on a support beam led to a "catastrophic failure."