COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu. Ohio's Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from Franklin County's fairgrounds on Wednesday. Fair officials say livestock areas have been disinfected and no swine flu was present on the fairgrounds. State officials last week ordered 300 hogs slaughtered after at least two swine flu cases were found at the Clinton County Fair.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them. The Coshocton Tribune reports the West Lafayette Village Council this week granted Darin Welker a variance to an ordinance prohibiting farm animals in the village, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) east of Columbus. Welker was convicted in 2014 of a misdemeanor for violating the ban. Welker declined to comment on the decision.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse coach Dino Babers has tabbed two of his former stars at Bowling Green as Orange assistants. Trent Greene will serve as a defensive graduate assistant, while Matt Johnson will work as the team's offensive quality control assistant. Both players helped the Falcons win the 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship.
(AP) - A former Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House has died at the age of 92. Family members say Republican former congressman Ralph Regula died Wednesday. Regula was dean of Ohio's congressional delegation and a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee before retiring in 2008.
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