Deputies promise increased security at Darke County Fair

Darke County Fairgrounds. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Darke County Fairgrounds. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is increasing safety initiatives at the Darke County Fair.  Deputies unveiled their plans Thursday on the eve of opening day.

Sheriff’s deputies will announce how they plan to keep fairgoers safer at this year’s event.

The plan includes better practices at the fairgrounds entrance where people walk across the street to enter the fair.

There will be increased visibility of the crosswalk outside Gate 1 and well marked lanes for traffic pattern changes in front of the fairgrounds.

Several state and county departments are working together to increase safety at the fair.

More safety plans will be announced Thursday morning.

The fair begins August 15 through August 23. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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