The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

November 19, 2012

Spike for the economy

MAC volleyball championships at Spire bring tourists, money to county

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP —

Clutter said the sports complex is bringing in people from across the region and across the country to Ashtabula County. “I would say 95 percent of the people who come through these doors for events and tournaments and training are not local,” he said.

Clutter said the MAC championships is one of the biggest events of the year for Spire. The championship is broadcast on ESPN. “I can tell you the players and their families were out at many local restaurants and wineries over the last few days,” he said. “I was at Ferrante’s last night and I saw a lot of familiar faces from the championships. It’s good to see people enjoying what this county has to offer.”

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