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Government Shutdown Could Impact Local Marathon

fox8.com

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CLEVELAND–The federal government shutdown is having an impact in Northeast Ohio.

“It impacts a lot more people than you’d understand,” said Tim Donovan.

Donovan is hoping the federal government shutdown does not last long. In less than two weeks, he hopes to put on the annual Towpath Marathon which has taken place in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for more than 20 years.

“We’re expecting people from 35 states to come here. We also get people, foreign visitors from other countries that come to this event and now we’ll be told to hold our breath,” said Donovan.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along with most other federal installations are closed because of the government shut down, which went into effect October 1st.  Public Information Officer Mary Pat Doorley spoke to Fox8 before beginning her furlough.

“Our visitor facilities, like our trail heads, all of our restrooms, all of our visitor…

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