(Washington, D.C.) – Former congressman Ralph Regula was recognized by the OARDC Friday, June 8, 2012 by having its Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR) facility named in his honor.
“Ralph Regula was always a champion, not only for his state, but for his home district in particular,” OARDC Director Steve Slack said. “Recognizing his continued contributions to OARDC, as well as assistance with this facility, makes this naming event extremely appropriate. We are honored as well.”
Congressman Regula represented Ohio’s 16th Congressional District for 18 consecutive terms starting in 1972. He was instrumental in acquiring federal funding for the PAAR facility’s design, engineering, and construction.
"I’m pleased to have this facility named the way it is…I really have a special kinship to this facility."