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Ohio waves white flag in ash borer battle
Destructive bug is now statewide
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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The destructive ash borer is now -- or soon will be -- in all 88 Ohio counties.
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Ohio has lost the war against the tree-killing pest, the Emerald Ash Borer. For years, the beetle was just in the Northwest part of the state and there was a quarantine on moving firewood out of that region. But now, agriculture officials are saying the bug has invaded virtually every county or soon will. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen has this report on the ramifications.
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