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: December 28, 2006
Members of Columbus’ Somali community today are commemorating the one-year anniversary of a controversial shooting. 23-year-old Nasir Abdi was shot and killed by a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy last year while officers where trying to take him for treatment. Deputies say he was armed. But some witnesses say they did not see a weapon and the shooting was unnecessary.
2006 saw Ohio put in place new rules for how people cast their ballots and how activists could get their issues before voters.
Ohio Lawmakers passed many significant pieces of legislation during 2006. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen has a review of the bills that became law during the past year.
Ohio’s contest for governor this year was remarkable for many reasons. Among them the Republicans nominated an African-American&and Democrats nominated a congressman from Appalachia.
There were many changes in Ohio business this year. Two of central Ohio’s largest companies saw changes at the top, downtown development advanced and 2 transportation initiatives began.
The Delaware County Commission has fired a children’s services supervisor after the death of an 11-month old baby.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sometimes, when workers cause their OWN on-the-job injuries, they can be denied workers compensation benefits. An attorney who often represents injured workers says it is a terrible new precedent. A business group says it is not but it is still a good ruling.