Safety a concern for Ohio Freeway Patrol at Ohio State Truthful

Consumers will be capable to convey hid or open-carry guns when the Ohio State Truthful opens Wednesday and runs thru Aug. 7, however simplest in outside spaces and truthful and police officers say guests must nonetheless really feel protected.

“As guests come to the Ohio State Truthful this yr, they will see numerous soldiers which can be going to be in all places at the state fairgrounds,” stated Sgt. Brice Nihiser, public affairs officer for the Ohio Freeway Patrol. “If you happen to see one thing that you just suppose is suspicious or one thing you suppose that wishes consideration, there shall be a state trooper close to you — touch them.”

The facility to convey hid or open-carry weapons to the fairgrounds is not anything new underneath Ohio legislation, consistent with Alicia Shoults, assistant common supervisor of the Ohio Expo Middle and State Truthful.