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Festival marks region's prominence in pottery

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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - The region along the Ohio River, once known as the Pottery Capital of the World, is celebrating its rich history.

The Tri-State Pottery Festival is underway in East Liverpool.

The area is still home to Homer Laughlin China, the largest pottery left in the U.S., that produces the popular Fiesta ware line.

To celebrate their heritage, residents have everything from the ceramic doorknob toss to a plate setting contest.

Ruby Weymouth, a festival committee member, said "I think it brings the community together and reminds them of what our town was brought up on and that is the pottery industry."

There are the traditional festival foods, rides and even a book sale.

Events continue Saturday with a race, parade and fireworks.

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