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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 1:22 PM
LEBANON — About 450 horses stabled at the Warren County Fairgrounds are under a quarantine declared on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The quarantine is one of a handful around the state declared because horses have tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV).
Still, Miami Valley Gaming in Warren County is expected to hold racing, beginning tonight using horses from other locations in the region not under quarantine.
“You’re not going to get it under control unless they shut down Miami Valley for 21 days,” owner James Schulte said during a meeting Friday at the fairgrounds in Lebanon. “This is a major epidemic.”
State officials advise against moving horses because of the growing number of horses testing positive.
“We want owners to move their horses as little as possible,” said Mark Bruce, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “Every time you do you’re putting your horse at risk.”
However, Bruce said the state could not prevent the movement of horses and people necessary to pull off the harness racing meet at the track at the racino in Turtlecreek Twp., just east of the Ohio 63 interchange at Interstate 75.
“Our actions are in step with those taken in nearby states, especially for a virus that does not pose a threat to human health,” Bruce said in an email.
Last week, the state said positive tests had been done on four horses at separate locations around the state, including Endeavor’s Pride, which had raced at Miami Valley Gaming in Warren County twice in January.
The quarantine in Lebanon was called this week after another horse at the fairgrounds, “Believe in the Spirit,” tested with a score high enough to indicate it was “shedding” the virus, Bruce said Friday.
”It’s producing virus that can be contracted by other animals,” he said.
This brings to six the number of quarantines due to positive tests for the virus.
Horses at the University of Findlay farm are under quarantine, but not due to exposure to the horses from Pennsylvania believed to have originally carried the virus into Ohio.
In addition, horses were in quarantine at a building at the veterinary college at The Ohio State University in Columbus, a stable in Ross County and the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Bruce said.
In addition, the Larry Finn Stable outside Xenia, where Endeavor’s Pride was stabled, remained under quarantine, he said.
However, Bruce said there had been “no other serious clinical signs.”
EHV can spread quickly from horse to horse and can cause three different forms of disease: rhinopneumonitis (a respiratory disease of mostly young horses), abortions in pregnant mares, and the neurologic disease EHV-1 myeloencephalopathy, which can be fatal to horses.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:01 PM
Tonight: More dry time and clearing is expected overnight tonight, though a stray shower can’t be ruled out. Temperatures overnight will drop into the lower 60s.
Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.
Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:50 PM
— Singers, songwriters and recording artists were awarded at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas.
Billboard Chart Achievement Award
//Access Granted: [#BBMAs] ICON AWARD UNLOCKED_— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
There is no doubt that @JanetJackson is an absolute ICON. Congratulations on your ICON Award, @JanetJackson! #ICON_JANET #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/lEzjWKOPO0
Top Country Song
Top Selling Album
Top Rap Song
Top Social Artist
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Top Female Artist
Top Hot 100 Song
Top New Artist
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:23 PM
— In a moving and somber start to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson called attention to the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas that left 10 dead and another 13 wounded.
Instead of a moment of silence, however, Clarkson, who said no one should be in fear to go to school called on the crowd, and viewers, to honor the victims with a moment of action.
"Once again we're grieving for more kids that have died ... I'm so sick of moment of silences ... it's not working," an emotional Clarkson said. "Mommies and daddies should be able to send their kids to school."
Our hearts go out to all the victims in the Santa Fe community and their families. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ejLAd8nKk— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:18 PM
TROY — UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.:
A car rolled over multiple times, ejecting a rear passenger during a single-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78, Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.
The person was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Police are currently investigating what caused the accident.
The northbound center and left lanes are closed, but should reopen within the next half hour, OSP said.
An accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78 has caused at least one person to be ejected, Miami County dispatch confirmed.
Scanner reports indicated the car rolled over several times and injuries could be fatal.
We are working to learn more and will update this story with more details as they become available.
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