CANFIELD -- Fair police and the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department are investigating a report of an attempted abduction. An 11-year-old New Buffalo Road girl told her mother that a man grabbed her from behind around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as she left her trailer in the fair's trailer park area. The girl said a muscular white man with hairy arms covered her mouth with his hand then let go when she bit his hand, according to the sheriff's department.
The girl said she walked from the trailer park to the 4-H area, where she found her mother.
The mother contacted a fair police officer.
The girl described the man as 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing faded blue jeans and a white T-shirt with black lettering on the back, pointed cowboy boots and a dark mask with eye slits, the sheriff's department said.
Milking for all it's worth
CANFIELD -- One hundred fifty-two dairy cows are milked twice a day on the fairgrounds, the most ever, said Howard Moff, fair director who oversees cattle.
Milk production records for each exhibitor are kept so farmers can be paid for the milk collected from their cows during the six-day run of the fair.
Daily milk collection averages 7,500 pounds, or 900 to 1,000 gallons, Moff said.
Fike Dairy, Pittsburgh, collects the milk.
Fairgoers can observe the process at the milking parlor located at the corner of Goshen Drive and Groves on the south side of the fairgrounds.
Going, going, …
CANFIELD -- The trailer park at the fairgrounds is "almost full," reported Joe Dickey, fair director.
All of the lots with electric hook-ups have been rented, and only a few lots remain for self-contained campers with generators, Dickey told his fellow directors during the daily board meeting Thursday.
He suggested board members consider expanding the trailer park for next year's fair.