COLUMBUS (WCMH) — More Ohio ride owners are coming forward with concerns about the state’s ride inspection program. An Ohio amusement company owner said when it comes to inspections in Ohio, you don’t get much for what it costs. Kevin Wieging has owned UltraSound Special Events based outside of Toledo for 27 years, renting out inflatables and carnival games for events. He said Ohio’s ride inspection program is revenue based, while states like Pennsylvania regulate to educate.
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — NBC4 continues our investigation Who’s Inspecting the Inspectors after demands for change from two brothers who know the ride industry inside out. We promised you answers after the Bates brothers sounded the alarm about what they call a flaw in Ohio’s ride inspection program. They’re the biggest provider of portable rides in Ohio and one of the biggest manufacturers in the state. They said they’re shocked by what we found out. We learned Ohio doesn’t require ride manuals on file.
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — In the wake of the Ohio State Fair accident more people are coming forward with concerns about Ohio’s ride inspection program. They said it’s not keeping up with the ever-changing industry. We first met Lori Pingle, one of the owners of ZipZone Outdoor Adventures in Columbus, at an Ohio Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety meeting last week. It’s a meeting that at times got very heated because she said many in the ride industry don’t feel like they’re being heard.
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