95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Columbus City Council to put smoking ban to a vote
Columbus City Council has called a special session for Wednesday afternoon to vote on sending its recently- enacted smoking ban to Columbus voters for a citywide vote. Supporters say the law seeks to protect citizens from possible health risks of second-hand smoking by banning smoking in public places and places of employment.
Opponents, who have collected thousands of signatures, say the ban will hurt bar and restaurant owners.