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Ohio fair leaders are one of the latest groups to criticize how Gov. Mike DeWine is handling the state’s reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Paulding County Fair is canceled, due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior and junior fair boards, with the county health department and commissioners, made the decision in a May 11 virtual meeting. 

With many uncertainties remaining around mass gatherings for the summer, the COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting some decisions on the 2020 fair season.

The 2020 Marion County Fair has been canceled, due to public health concerns related to COVID-19. The fair is still planning to hold shows for junior fair exhibitors and will be working with its local Ohio State Extension office to organize those.

The Ohio Pork Council announced that all pigs shown at the Ohio State Fair this year must be ractopamine-free. The product is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is used in feed to increase pigs’ lean growth rates. The new requirement is not related to health risks, but to trade.