Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
WOSU News Archives For: September 29, 2004
In Ohio, farmland is being converted to other uses at a rate of 100 acres a day. Typically rows of corn and soybeans are replaced with homes, business parks or shopping centers, urban influences extending further and further into rural areas.
Ohio is losing farmland at a rate of nearly 100 acres a day and much of the most rapid urban expansion is happening in Central Ohio. One state pilot program is working to stem the trend by encouraging farmers to sell the developments rights to their land, keeping it in agriculture indefinitely.
Delaware County has the fastest growing population in the state. Oftentimes, subdivisions are built right next to fully functioning farms. The close quarters have led to some unique neighborly relations.