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.
Debate #2- Governor candidates split on schools
In their second debate, Ohio’s candidates for governor have clashed over how much to support alternative types of schooling over traditional public schools.
Republican Ken Blackwell talked about the importance of spending education dollars so they follow children to the schools they choose.
Democrat Ted Strickland said Ohio is not even meeting its obligations to traditional public schools yet. He strongly criticized charter schools, saying they were making some people rich and ripping off taxpayers.
Blackwell charged that Strickland was more interested in protecting teachers and their unions than in helping to improve education. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)