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With temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s, showers and thunderstorms are more likely – 80 percent - overnight Saturday into Sunday with as much as a half inch of rain possible throughout the day, according to the forecast.
Projected to provide a $14 million economic boost to the region, Hamvention will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Peak traffic hours, officials said, will be from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as people make their way to the fairgrounds, and from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as they leave.
Green County Sheriff Gene Fischer said state troopers and Xenia police officers have joined deputies if traffic-control efforts.
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“We anticipated we were going to have backed up traffic and we were right on par.,” he said Friday morning. “It is still backed up right now and we’re trying to get everybody in as fast as we can.”
Kalter said this year will undoubtedly leave officials with “learning experiences that the community will have for next year.”
“Hamvention is a big deal and we want them to work” with local officials “because it’s really a boon for the county and the city,” he said.
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