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Dog auction to return; protesters, too
Friday, April 06, 2007 John Horton
Plain Dealer Reporter
The on-the-move Buckeye Dog Auction is back in Holmes County, with the next sale - and a sizeable protest - scheduled for April 21.
Auction organizers recently contacted the Holmes County Sheriff's Office to hire an off-duty deputy to work security at the upcoming event, Capt. Dale Renker said. The sale will be in a rural area about 10 miles east of Millersburg, the same site as a February auction.
Originally, organizers intended to sell the auction and move it to Geauga County beginning this month. The deal fell apart, however, amid opposition from Geauga officials and members of the local Amish community who did not want the controversy connected to the event.
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Neither Buckeye Dog Auction co-founder Ervin Raber nor Guernsey County kennel operator Harold Neuhart - who recently informed federal agriculture officials of his intention to purchase the auction - could be reached for comment on Thursday.
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