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Springfield to again host Miss Ohio pageants


Springfield has been selected to host the Miss Ohio USA and Miss Ohio Teen USA pageants for the second straight year.

The pageant will be held Nov. 12 and 13 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau submitted the successful bid in partnership with Clark State and the downtown Courtyard by Marriott.

With its location near the interstate and updated facilities, CVB Director Chris Schutte believes the city can continue to host the event for years to come.

“(Clark State and the Marriott) performed at such a level that the ability for us to keep the event is there,” Schutte said. “That’s the exciting thing for us. We execute at a high level locally and our facilities are top notch. Once people see that, then we definitely have a leg up bringing them back.”

The event is expected to bring about 2,000 people to the area with an economic impact of about $500,000, Schutte said. Contestants and their families typically stay in Springfield for four to five nights.

“It’s a very real impact,” Schutte said. “They’re not only staying in the hotels, they’re also eating out, spending money at retail stores, filling up gas tanks.”

The city has hosted several other large events recently such as the Ohio State Youth Convention, which brought 1,000 people to Springfield last year.

“We’ve shown the ability to be a good host city,” Schutte said, “and that’s why we’re getting some of them back.”

Proctor Productions, the pageant’s production company, was pleased with Springfield and notified the CVB it would host again.

“They were really, really pleased with everything they saw here,” Schutte said.

The show will prominently feature Miss Ohio USA 2016 Megan Wise, who was crowned in Springfield last year.



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