State of Ohio auctions jewelry, exercise equipment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Administrative Services says gold jewelry, exercise equipment and two 17-foot canoes are up for bid at an auction of state property.

The Saturday auction at a department office in Columbus also was slated to include office and electronic equipment, a tractor and a snow thrower.

Minimum bids were set only for the jewelry. The state said 13 rings and four pendants were for sale.

This type of public auction can include surplus state property and items seized by law enforcement agencies. The state says it raised $3.9 million from its property and vehicle auctions during the 2013 fiscal year.