Ohio State Fair photos

Many politicians and political hopefuls were walking the State Fairgrounds on Aug. 6. Here, former Ohio Governor and soon-to-be retiring U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, poses with his wife, Janet, U.S. Senate candidate and Voinovich's potential replacement Rob Portman of Cincinnati, a number of Ohio Farm Bureau state fair interns, and OFBF Vice President Steve Hirsch (far right), Chillicothe.
auren Ott, Norwalk, finished fourth in the 12-year-old Market Beef Showmanship class on Aug. 6. She also helped handle a hazardous situation when a steer got loose from another exhibitor and was running around the ring. It stopped by Ott, and she calmly grabbed its halter and handed it over to a ringman.
Evan Smith, Fairfield County, does a little touching up on his steer under the watchful eye of judge Dale Rains of Mercer, Pa., during 12-year-old Market Beef Showmanship.
Sarayna Russell,7, from Lucas County holds her Mini-Rex rabbit.
Joseph Marshall, 11, from Delaware County looks at his sister's Standard Rex rabbit.
Kalie Bodey, from Sandusky County, competes in the Junior Duroc Market Show.
Kaylee Swartztrauber, from Darke County, lets the judge get a better view of her Yorkshire barrow.
Tyler Clark, from Miami County, won this class in the Junior Market Duroc Show.
Lindsay Binegar, 19, from Highland County, competes in Senior Market Showmanship.
Nick Brautigam, from Shelby County, watches the judge in the Junior Market Yorkshire Show.
Tyler Grove, From Richland County competes in Senior Market Showmanship.
Lance Utt, 15, from Portage County, works to identify the organs of a beef animal in the beef skillathon.
The top three poultry Outstanding Market Exhibitors are Sarah Lewis, from Wyandot County, Kristina Corcoran, from Greene County, and Emily Myers, from Montgomery County.
Trevor Greiwe, Quincy, and Mikayla Jodrey, Winchester, received first and second, respectively, with their calves in the spring calf class of the Junior Jersey Show.
Whitley Gross, 9, of Casstown places bottles of feed ingredients on labels containing their appropriate nutritional purpose during the Swine Skillathon on Aug. 5.
Levi Stauffer, 12, of Forest identifies the internal organs of a plastic pig model for the feeds and nutrition stage of the Swine Skillathon.
Judge Keith Bramwell, Fayetteville, Ark., evaluates the birds of Brad McConnell, 17, of Bloomville during the sixth and final class of the Junior Market Chicken Show, Aug. 5.
Chris Hickman, 13, of London feeds his chickens after the Junior Market Chicken Show. He finished fourth in his class, which he said is “not the best, but I did better than last year.”
Tyler Parker, West Jefferson, took second in the aged cow class of the Junior Guernsey Show with Parkers Rudy Flutie, born March 6, 2000.
Judge Bernie Heisner, Hilliard, talks with Deanna Langenkamp, St. Henry, during selection for senior champion during the Junior Guernsey Show, Aug. 5. Langenkamp was exhibiting the junior 2-year-old cow class winner, Dales G Hawk Gem, born March 3, 2008, which Heisner eventually named honorable mention senior female.
This photo shows the grand and reserve senior champions from the Ohio State Fair Junior Jersey Show, Aug. 5. From the left, are: Heather Davis, Ohio Jersey Princess, Sidney; Calla Mazzaro, Williamsfield, with her reserve senior champion, Marhaven Justice Sugar, the senior 3-year-old class winner; Erin Williams, McConnelsville, with her senior champion, Indiana Veda, the 4-year-old class winner; judge Josh Gordon, Warsaw, Ind.; and Meghan Thurston, Ohio Junior Jersey Queen, Delaware.
Austin Harmon (left), 16, represents Noble County during 4-H Woodworking Day in the Youth Center on Aug. 2. This is Harmon’s fifth year doing woodworking at the state fair, and here he is demonstrating dove-tailing to judge Ethan Vandette, Columbus.
These Polypay triplets belonging to Don Van Nostran, Athens, were a hit with fairgoers on Aug. 2 in the OVMA Veterinary Education Center. Zach Tournoux, Canton, is an Ohio State University student in his fourth year of taking care of the animals in the OVMA animal birthing area. He is at the fair 24 hours a day for the entire event, typically sleeping on a cot near the pens.
Violet Cummings with School House Jams markets her more than 40 jam varieties to fairgoers at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Proud Farmers Market tent on Aug. 2 at the Ohio State Fair. This is her fourth year selling at the fair. Throughout the year, she sells more than 3,000 jars of jam to customers at Delaware County farmers markets.
The folks with Wally’s Great American BBQ, from Tiffin, serve up their Grand Champion ribs at the 14th Annual Ohio State Fair Pork Rib-off. Reserve Champion honers for ribs went to Smokin’ Joe’s Ribs, Columbus. Other winners were: Grand Champion Pulled Pork -- Hickory River Smokehouse, Tipp City; Reserve Pulled Pork -- Smokin’ Joe’s Ribs, Columbus; People’s Choice Award Winner -- Tony’s Restaurant, Findlay; Best BBQ Sauce containing Soy -- Tony’s Restaurant, Findlay.
Morgan Melvin, from Fayette County, was selected as the 2010-2011 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen.
Delaney Moore, from Fairfield County, competes in the Gals Age 5 and 6 Class in the 2010 Guys and Gals Lead.
Natalie Lauren Lindsey, from Fayette County, competes in the 5 and 6 year old class of Guys and Gals Lead.
Audrey Layne Craig, from Fayette County, studies the judges in the Guys and Gals Lead Contest.
Natasha Holloway, from Fayette County, woos the judges in the 15 and 16 year old class of Guys and Gals Lead.
Lea Kimley, form Clark County, had the champion Hampshire gilt.
Rochelle LeFever shows her Duroc gilt in the junior show.
William Rice, from Madison County, shows his Duroc gilt in the junior show.
Twins Rachel (left) and Elizabeth Lozowski, 13, of Coshocton are waiting to show in the All Other Breeds yearling ewe class during the first session of the Junior Breeding Sheep Show at the Ohio State Fair, July 31. Rachel is holding a Shetland ewe, while Elizabeth has an Icelandic.
Will Harsh, 15, of Radnor sets up his heifer during Intermediate Showmanship of the Junior Angus Show at the Ohio State Fair, July 31. Harsh finished second.
Caroline Miller, Lindsey, participates in Intermediate Showmanship as part of the Ohio State Fair Junior Angus Show.
Ashley Osborne, 10, of Berona, Ky., turns up the water pressure outside the Voinovich Livestock Center for her dad, Todd. They were washing the family’s Santa Gertrudis cattle, which they had just taken off the trailer in preparation for showing at the Ohio State Fair. Ashley’s grandfather, Larry Osborne, Dayton, has shown cattle at the fair for years.
From the left, Adelee Ekleberry, 17, of Upper Sandusky, Brooke Rehus, 17, of Findlay, and Andrey Frey, 18, of Upper Sandusky keep an eye on the judge during the spring ewe lamb class of the Junior Natural Color Show at the Ohio State Fair, July 31. Both lambs belong to Ekleberry.
Ariel Watson, 13, and Jacob Fowler, 11, of Salesville set up for the judge during the yearling ewe class of the Ohio State Fair Junior Hampshire Show. The ewe placed fifth in the class.
Tanner Topp, Wooster, exhibits Toppglen Conn Susanna during the 2-year-old cow class of the Ohio State Fair Junior Ayrshire Show. They placed second.

Keaton Topp, 10, from Shelby County shows in the Junior Holstein Show.
This Jersey calf, just hours old, explores its new surroundings at the Ohio State Fair birthing tent

This year's butter cow display offers a tribute to the Bengals and Browns professional football teams. he sculpture also features an anti-obesity initiative between the NFL and the Dairy Association to encourage children to "PlaThis year's butter cow display offer a tribute to the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. More than 2,000 pounds of butter were used in the sculpture, which took nearly 400 hours to complete.

Larry Green, from Greenville, competes in the shearing contest.
Mickayla King, from West Liberty, competes in the Junior Holstein Show.

Hannah Rhoades, Greenville, shows her class-winning heifer during the summer yearling class of the Milking Shorthorn Show, held July 29. The heifer, Spring Meadows Kourt Dre, was born Aug. 7, 2009.
Judge Jeff Ziegler, Ostrander, congratulates Ashley Hawvermale, 9, of Wooster for having the champion junior heifer of the Junior Ayrshire Show at the Ohio State Fair, July 29. Her heifer, Germinaecho Poker Dottie, born Sept. 19, 2008, first won the fall yearling heifer class.
Alex Weiss of Weissway Farms, Arcanum, was the first place junior exhibitor in the spring yearling heifer class of the Milking Shorthorn Show at the Ohio State Fair, July 29. His heifer, MPS Coyote Red 188, was born March 1, 2009.

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