Ohio Department of Agriculture

Black Walnut Quarentine Called For Southwest Ohio County

Dec 24, 2013

State agriculture officials are trying to keep a deadly walnut-tree disease from spreading from a southwestern Ohio county.

Emergency crews need to be ready for all types of situations… and that requires thorough training.

A state panel has approved spending up to $3.5 million for a facility that could temporarily hold dozens of exotic animals confiscated under a new Ohio law. 

The state wants to build a zoo like facility that would temporarily house the exotic animals that will be confiscated under a new state law that is about to take affect. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Erika Pitchford of the Ohio Department of Agriculture explains why the state is looking at this option.