The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

August 13, 2009

Zipper ride closed after incident at fair

JEFFERSON — Lisko Amusement Co. officials closed down the Zipper ride late Wednesday afternoon after a teenage girl appeared to be injured, officials said.

The girl was treated by the Jefferson Rescue Squad at the scene but was not transported to a hospital, fair officials said. Her parents had signed a release form, Lisko officials said. The girl’s name was not released because she is a minor.

Witnesses said the girl was disoriented and dizzy from having ridden the Zipper, and some adults nearby feared she had received an electrical shock. Her friend suffered a bloody nose when her shoe flew off during the ride and hit her in the face. Both teens were treated at the scene, witnesses said.

Lisko officials corroborated the story but shut down the ride for more than two hours, checking it for any problems. None was found, and the ride was running again by 7:30 p.m., officials said.

Lisko Amusement Co. has provided the midway rides at the county fair for the past nine years, according to the fair board’s records.

Darla Vargo, Ashtabula County Fair Board secretary, said she didn’t know the details of what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Zipper.

All other fair board members were unavailable for comment Wednesday night.

Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'