MANCHESTER, Vt. — A Vermont country fair that uses the same ride provider that was involved in a fatal accident in Ohio is planning to open its rides as part of its weekend run in Manchester.

Nick Demauro is executive director of the group sponsoring the Green Mountain Fair at Manchester that opens Thursday and runs through the weekend. He said he has the highest regard for Amusements of America, the company whose ride was involved in the Ohio accident.

On Wednesday, an 18-year-old man was killed and several injured when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. The Ohio fair is scheduled to open Thursday, but the rides will be closed.

Demauro says the Fire Ball ride is not among the 15 offered at the Manchester fair.

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