The Kings Island amusement and waterpark outside Cincinnati says it plans to hire 4,000 workers to fill seasonal positions. The park says it is accepting applications online for the 2012 season that starts April 28.
Open positions are in various areas, including admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, lifeguards, rides and security.
Applications are open to those 15 and older. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.
Democratic local officials opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike have announced they'll do their own study of whether it's a good idea.
The leaders from counties across northern Ohio said at news conferences in Cleveland and Youngstown yesterday that they're skeptical of an analysis planned by the state. They expect it will favor leasing, as proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti predicted that privatizing the turnpike would be a "total nightmare" resulting in potholes and dangerous lapses in plowing and maintenance.