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Ohio veteran cited for ducks has hearing postponed

Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 07:49 AM EDT

   COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) -- A court hearing is postponed for an Army veteran cited for violating an Ohio village ban by keeping ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder.

   Darin Welker and his attorney say the Wednesday hearing was postponed while West Lafayette officials consider negotiating a new ordinance covering therapeutic animals.

   Welker says his 14 ducks are therapeutic. He was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in the village about 80 miles east of Columbus.

   Welker says he's hoping for a new law letting him keep his ducks.

   Village Council member Ron Lusk says village officials are trying to work out a solution and will look at the ordinance to see if it needs changes.

   Coshocton Municipal Court officials say Welker's hearing is continued for 60 days.

Ohio veteran cited for ducks has hearing postponed


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