The heat and humidity that has hit much of the country this summer did not hamper attendance at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, which saw attendance rise about 2.6 percent from last year’s 812,000 to 833,304 during the July 27-Aug. 7 event.

“People are starting to realize how many of the buildings are air conditioned and the livestock barns are well-ventilated,” said GM Virgil Strickler.

Remodeling in the past year included adding ventilation systems in four buildin...

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