A newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals has set temporary rules for cage sizes and caretaking of the dangerous wildlife.
The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board met for the first time Wednesday to establish interim housing rules for regulated animals, such as alligators, cougars and lions. A legislative panel would have to approve the rules.
A meningitis case in central Ohio increases the state's total to 14 illnesses linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday the additional case involves a 39-year-old Union County woman. Cases of rare fungal meningitis also have been reported in Clermont, Crawford, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow and Warren counties.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled campaign events Tuesday in Ohio, but he still made an appearance in Kettering. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, the focus was on disaster relief.