Trees en Ohioans Often Take Double Hit From Tree Pest <p>The invasive emerald ash borer is spreading across Ohio, ruining trees and costing taxpayers.</p><p>The exotic Asian beetle has been in Ohio nearly a decade, and Ohio State University expert Joe Boggs says it is spreading like a wild fire.&nbsp; The toll is mounting, too.&nbsp; Besides causing local governments to divert funds for eradication efforts, homeowners are paying for treatments and private contractors, and the loss of ash trees.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 26827 at