Bat in flight

A rabid bat (not the bat pictured here) was recently identified in Jefferson Township.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP – A bat in Jefferson Township of Richland County was submitted for rabies testing and was confirmed positive with the disease by the Ohio Department of Health on Friday night, according to a press release from Richland Public Health.

The last confirmed case of rabies reported in Richland County was also found in a wild bat in 2020.