‘Wings and Wheels’ to Honor Bethany Root

WARREN, Ohio – The Ernie Hall Aviation Museum will host its fifth annual Wings ‘N’ Wheels festival Sunday. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., supports the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County and Northeast Ohio Adoption Services.

Among the food vendors at the festival are Vernon’s meatball truck and The Italian Marketplace. More than 750 cars will be on display at the museum grounds, 4033 N. River Road, with aerial displays of biplanes and World War II-era planes.

A ceremony will be held to honor Maplewood High School graduate Bethany Root, who was killed July 16 while a passenger in a World War II P-51 Mustang. She was one of four female crop dusters in the United States. She will be inducted into the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum Hall of Fame during the event and honored with a flyover in the missing man formation at the SLOAS Airfield at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For more information, contact museum chairman William Griffin at 330 207 9859, by email at erniehallaviationmuseum@gmail.com or visit ErnieHallAviationMuseum.org.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to contain accurate information about the death of Bethany Root and how she will be honored at the event.

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