The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
Exotic Animal Regulations Clear Ohio Legislature
Proposed regulations on exotic animals in Ohio are now headed to the governor for his signature.
Efforts to strengthen the state’s law took on new urgency in October, when a suicidal owner released dozens of exotic animals from his farm near Zanesville in eastern Ohio.
The Ohio House passed the measure on an 87-9 vote Tuesday. And the Senate then agreed to the House’s changes. Those revisions included lower permit fees and liability insurance requirements than the version that state senators passed last month.
The measure would ban new ownership of exotic animals, while allowing current owners to keep their pets by obtaining a new state-issued permit by 2014 and adhere to strict new caretaking standards.
Owners would be required to post signs alerting people to dangerous animals on the property.