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: June 13, 2007
Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher has been under fire about how he handled a payroll scandal at the Department of Development. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s wife, Frankie Coleman, was hired in February for a mid-level managerial position at the department. Mrs. Coleman’s work attendance was questioned following a co-worker’s allegations the mayor’s wife was not working full days.
The Ohio Inspector General says that Frankie Coleman, the wife of Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman, filed time sheets which included hours she did not work and then lied to investigators.
A downtown Columbus church will again feature the silhouette of Jesus familiar to nighttime drivers along the Interstate. A steel cutout that was used to cast the image on the front wall of Livingston United Methodist Church disappeared earlier this month. But the figure was found outside the building Tuesday morning.