The governor supports efforts to increase the number of state amusement ride inspectors. Ride safety has drawn increased attention after a 2017 accident at the Ohio State Fair killed a young man, thrown from a ride. A young woman who was among the injured died more than a year later. Governor, DeWine told reporters he supports Agriculture Director, Dorothy Pelanda’s request for more funding in the new budget for her department’s ride safety division. That would pay for more ride inspectors for the fairs, carnivals and amusement parks.