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.
Sherrod Brown Wins U-S Senate Seat In Ohio
Republican Senator Mike DeWine thanked his supporters after his loss to Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown last night. DeWine says he’s lucky because the people of Ohio have allowed him to represent them in public office for 30 years. DeWine says he’ll always be grateful.
The two-term senator has also served as a county prosecutor, state senator, U-S House member and lieutenant governor. DeWine scored impressive wins in 1994 and 2000, and last week, fellow Republican Senator George Voinovich begged voters to back his colleague.
But DeWine was undone by state and national scandals and a sour Ohio economy in a race long ago abandoned by the Republicans.