In Ohio, the process used to be "those who whine the loudest get the SCS"
It has since moved to the center of the state. I still favor KY over Ohio, but not enough to not pay the $1/tournament.
It makes sense if requests and arrangements have already been made and preparations begun in Cincinnati, but that would imply a process, of which there was none except that quoted above.
Seriously... y'all really screwed the pooch that year and alienated an entire city from the SCS. Annoyance has long worn off, but apathy remains strong