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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nice weather and record attendance helped this year's Ohio State Fair turn a profit of $400,000.

Fair records show that higher revenue from ticket sales, entry fees and attractions more than made up for lower revenue from sponsorships and entertainment. Total fair revenue through October was $8 million.

It's the sixth straight year the fair has made money, with profits ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.

Thanks to the sunny skies, the fair had an attendance of 903,824, the most ever during a 12-day run.

Officials say profitable years make up for the years when attendance isn't so good.

Finance director Doug Smalley tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1e7pRwg) that the fair is in "an excellent cash position" and in good shape heading into next year's event, which will be July 23-Aug.3.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch

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