Columbiana Co. fairgoers struggle to stay cool in 90-degree heat

The fair has two first aid stations stocked with ice packs and water, ready to treat people

LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) – People at the Columbiana County Fair on Wednesday had to find ways to stay cool in nearly 90-degree weather.

The misted fan was a popular stop all day. Cheri Unkefer, of Fairfield, brought her kids there to cool down in the evening.

“We keep stopping off in front of the fans with the mist, lots of the drinks, catching the shade when we can,” she said.

No sleeves and shorts were the preferred clothing choices. There were also plenty of places to rehydrate.

It was even hotter inside the food stands with grills and fryers that run all day at over 300 hundred degrees.

Just above the grill inside Deano’s Delights it was 185 degrees and where the workers stand, it was a little under 115 degrees.

“Our way to beat the heat is definitely staying hydrated, wear loose clothing so you have air running through your body and, of course, we’ve got the coolers for when it gets real hot,” Richard Dean said.

The fair has two first aid stations stocked with ice packs and water, ready to treat people struggling in the heat.

“We have the first aid, we have air conditioning. We try to get them cooled down, give them ice, ice water, try to get them rehydrated,” Karl Griggs said.

The animals at the fair are treated just like humans when it comes to heat-related issues. They are sprayed with cold water and given plenty to drink.

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