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.
WOSU News Archives For: September 15, 2006
The Columbus Public Health Department is warning residents about the recent E-Coli outbreaks. Six people in central Ohio and one person in southwestern Ohio have been infected with E-Coli. Authorities have linked other E-Coli outbreaks to bagged fresh spinach. Grocery stores and restaurants are removing fresh spinach from their shelves.
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney says he’s made serious mistakes and is sorry for the pain his wrongdoing has caused. Ney’s statement follows news that the 18th district congressman has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges connected to a probe of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But reaction in parts of the 18th district is muted.
75% of classrooms in the United Kingdom are using multi-media computer technology to help teach students. In Ohio that number is only 2%. At John Sells Middle School in Dublin teachers have begun incorporating digital instruction into their lessons. School officials say they don’t yet have concrete data to gauge the effectiveness of digital learning. But they say they’re encouraged by what they’ve seen so far.
The Franklin County Health Department has confirmed several cases of E-Coli infection in Central Ohio. Authorities have linked other E-Coli outbreaks to bagged fresh spinach. Grocery stores like Kroger are tossing out all fresh spinach products.
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty to charges including making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud. The Republican has been under scrutiny because of his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and announced this summer that he would not seek re-election.