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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ohio Senate passes bill to name March as 'Ohio Maple Syrup Products Month'

The Ohio Senate has approved legislation to designate the month of March as “Ohio Maple Syrup Products Month.”

Not your most Earth-shaking news, perhaps, but there may be some interest to people who love the sweet-tasting topping and especially to folks who live in Geauga County, where maple syrup production is serious business.

The legislation will need to clear the Ohio House of Representatives before it would move on to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

State Sens. John Eklund, R-Munson Township, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, each represent portions of Geauga County in the Ohio Senate and they jointly sponsored the legislation - Senate Bill 272.
John Eklund

Capri Cafaro
In a news release, the legislators said the bipartisan bill intends to recognize Ohio for its rich maple syrup history dating back to the early Native Americans.

Eklund said Ohio is one of the top five maple producing states in the country and in 2013, the 100,000 gallons of maple syrup produced in Ohio contributed $5 million to the state’s economy.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?
There is NOTHING pressing in Education, Pension funding, Mental Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Taxes or Energy that the Senate could be working on ! ? ! ?
Both Eklund and Cafaro should be removed from office.

May 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM 

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