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Ohio official says castration comment a joke

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - A county commissioner says she was joking when she told a former county resident she wanted to castrate him and had the tools to do it.

Jeff Davidson said Hancock County Commissioner Emily Walton, who is a veterinarian, made the comment to him during a heated telephone conversation last week over a neighborhood drainage issue.

Davidson says the comment was unprofessional and that Walton should resign as commissioner. Walton says Davidson had been disrespectful on the phone to her and to women working in the commission office several times.

She says the castration comment is one she has used for years and that people with half a sense of humor understand. A message seeking further comment was left for Walton at her home Friday.

-- Information from: The Courier

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