New Ohio Experiences Provide Excitement, Wonder and Relaxation in 2017

New Ohio Experiences Provide Excitement, Wonder and Relaxation in 2017

From the wonder of nature and blood-pumping excitement of thrill rides to the anticipation of new craft brews and joy of 50-year-old music and memories, there is no better place than Ohio to connect with the people who mean the most to you in 2017.

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Zip Line and Aerial Park Coming to Tampa Bay

Zip Line and Aerial Park Coming to Tampa Bay

Clearwater-based Empower Adventures Tampa Bay has approvals to build a zip line and aerial adventure park on Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, which will cross waterways and provide open water views of Tampa Bay. Scheduled to open in May 2016, the addition of EATB to Tampa Bay bolsters Oldsmar’s reputation as one of the regions most progressive sports cities with an internationally known BMX park.

The park will feature a 55-foot-tall start tower, five zip lines of varying lengths, a 100-foot suspension bridge as well as other adventure park elements such as log bridges, catwalk bridges, steps, tires, and poles. Professional guides will lead groups through the course, which will take approximately an hour and a half to complete and will run at varying times during the day. Work on the park will start this month and take approximately 8-12 weeks to complete with an anticipated mid-May Grand Opening.


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Introducing The 2016 Florida State Fair

Introducing The 2016 Florida State Fair

The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4 – 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there are seemingly endless activities to discover and enjoy including rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping. The Florida State Fair offers non-stop fun AND an excellent value with more than 112 free things to do and always free parking.

This year, music lovers will tap their toes to headliner concerts by 1960s sensation Gary Puckett; up-and-coming country singer Colt Ford; jazz and blues artist Robert Cray; and Dove Award-winning group Tenth Avenue North. Other concerts include the harmonies of Matt’s Family Jam and Indie artist Aranda. Lazy Bonez, an ‘80s tribute band, is back for their second Florida State Fair, along with Beatlemania Live. The always-popular Elvis Extravaganza and Fair favorite Dennis Lee will be back to please fans. Some of the concerts have a new home on the Coca Cola Headline Music Stage located in the Equestrian Center. Other artists will perform on the Tampa Bay Times or Sleep Number Stages.


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One of the most popular Fair concerts, Country Gold, returns to the Entertainment Hall on Feb. 9 and 10. Tickets for this concert are always a sell-out and can be purchased online at www.FloridaStateFair.com. Prices are $20 for reserved floor seating and $10 for general admission.

Family fun is at its finest at the Florida State Fair with comedy shows, stunt divers, amazing animals and livestock, as well as the Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country and other exciting entertainment throughout the 12 days of the Fair.

It wouldn’t be the Florida State Fair without outrageously delicious food and exciting rides. This year, Fairgoers once again will vote for the People’s Choice Burger from a selection of new and returning burger favorites. Daredevils won’t want to miss a ride on the Super Cyclone Roller Coaster, just one of the new attractions on the Florida State Fair Midway.

“There is truly something for everyone at the Florida State Fair,” said Charles C. Pesano, Executive Director of the Florida State Fair Authority. “This is a great year to explore all there is to offer, while having fun on a budget.”


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I-75 Construction Activity in Tennessee This Week

I-75 Construction Activity in Tennessee This Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following construction activities on Interstate 75 this week:

Bradley County: I-75 grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving at Exit 25 (State Route 60) interchange in Cleveland, including the installation of traffic signals: Work on this project continues. Estimated project completion is spring 2016.

Bradley County: U.S. 74 (SR-311, APD-40) construction of a new interchange between I-75 (Exit 20) and U.S. 11/64 (SR-2) at Stone Lake Extension in Cleveland: Work on this project continues. Traffic has been shifted onto the right shoulder on APD-40. The speed limit on SR-311 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH. Traffic needs to be aware of trucks entering and exiting on the southbound lanes of APD?40. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is October 2016.


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I-75 Bridge Work in Ohio Requires Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

I-75 Bridge Work in Ohio Requires Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that various lane and ramp closures will be in place on Interstate 75 at the State Route 562/Norwood Lateral (mile marker 7) this week.

Northbound I-75: Single lane closure at 8 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 11 p.m.; ramp to SR 562 closed at 9 p.m., with all lanes reopened by 6 a.m. the following day, Monday, Feb. 1 through Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Southbound I-75: Single lane closure at 8 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 11 p.m.; ramp from SR 562 to southbound I-75 closed at 9 p.m., with all lanes reopened by 6 a.m. the next day, Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road and lane closures.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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