How big of a deal is the total solar eclipse in Ohio? It could bring millions to the state’s economy

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The total solar eclipse passing through Ohio next year on April 8 could bring $100 million into the state’s economy, experts say.

Michael Zeiler, a geographer who co-publishes with his wife, Polly White, estimates 139,000-556,000 people will travel within or from outside of Ohio to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

The total solar eclipse, the first in Ohio in hundreds of years, will cross the state from southwest to northeast, passing over a 124-mile-wide band just to the north and west of Columbus. The viewing band includes Dayton, Mansfield, Akron and Cleveland.

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