The full article explains how the breed-specific language was adopted by the Ohio legislature decades ago, and is recommended reading.
Ohio’s ‘pit bull’ law sticks despite tries for change
By JIM PROVANCE
BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
Article published December 06, 2009
COLUMBUS – […] The law has firmly stuck despite multiple attempts to repeal the language. Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Sylvania) has launched the latest offensive. Her bill would simply pull references to the “pit bull” from the definition of vicious dog. It has received its obligatory first hearing, but there’s been no action since.[…]
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