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Ben Logan grad to return to Ohio with Cirque du Soleil

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When Craig Jennings left Ohio 27 years ago, he never expected he would have 5,000 performances with an internationally-acclaimed circus troupe under his belt by age 50.

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Craig Jennings, a 1982 Benjamin Logan graduate, performs the part of the Patriarch in Cirque du Soleil’s Varenkai, which will make a rare stop in Ohio this week at Youngstown State University’s Covelli Centre. (PHOTO | CIRQUE DU SOLEIL)

But that has proved to be the case for the 1982 Benjamin Logan High School graduate who is making a rare stop in Ohio this week as part of the Cirque du Soleil performance of Varekai at Youngstown State University’s Covelli Centre.

“I got a bachelor’s degree (from Ohio State) and I got on a plane to New York,” Mr. Jennings, who turns 50 in March, said in a telephone interview Monday. “I didn’t have any plan and it was random and scary.”

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