Brooke County Fair under way

Three-year-old Dawson Sullivan of Beech Bottom enjoyed a merry-go-round ride while accompanying his aunt, Samantha Murdock, to the opening night of the Brooke County Fair. The fair continues today at Brooke Hills Park with tug-of-war between fourth graders from Brooke Intermediate North and South schools at noon, a car show by the Ohio Valley Jeep Alliance from noon to 5 p.m., truck mud bog at 1 p.m. and music by The Muddles at 3 p.m. and 40 Plus at 7:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend the fair offers a stunt show featuring high-wire performers and motorcyclists, various history re-enactors, a petting zoo with farm animals and assorted food and activities. — Warren Scott