- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) - A county fair board won’t prohibit sales of Confederate flags at the fair in northeast Ohio.

The Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) reports the Lorain County Fair Board’s president told the board this week that the committee overseeing vendors and concessions discussed the flag issue but thinks the current policy allowing sales works.

The local Democratic Party closed its booth at the fair in August because officials wouldn’t ban sale of the flags that party officials said are offensive. Democrat and county Commissioner Matt Lundy is disappointed with the board’s decision and says the flag is a divisive symbol.

The flag’s appropriateness has been questioned more nationally since nine people were fatally shot at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect was seen posing with the flag.

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