By Diana McFarland

Managing editor

The Isle of Wight County Fair has for years used Amusements of America for its midway rides — the same company that provided the ride involved in the recent death of a young Ohio man.

“Their track record is one of the best,” said Danny Byrum, chairman of the Isle of Wight County Fair Committee about why Amusements of America has been awarded the contract to provide the rides at the fair.

New Jersey-based Amusements of America has provided the rides for years, with reference to its midway at the fair dating back to the 1990s, according to an old issue of The Smithfield Times. 

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