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 August 2007
Governor Ted Strickland’s proposal to boost alternative energy in Ohio is only a few days old. Already, changes are being proposed.
A consultants’ report commissioned by Ohio State says fighting among physicians could jeopardize the OSU Medical Center and the James Cancer Center. The internal rifts have slowed the most expensive project in university history, the $780 million expansion of the medical center.
When congress returns to Washington next week it will face major budget decisions and debate the Iraq War. But, the elected leaders are also set to consider fuel economy standards that one lobby group says help determine what types of vehicles are available in auto showrooms.
The Columbus Division of Police says an investigation into comments made by Officer Susan Purtee is continuing. Purtee and her sister were critical of blacks, Jews, Cubans and Immigrants in videos posted online. Thursday the president of the Columbus Urban League spoke out on the officer’s comments.
Several death row inmates are challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process in federal court.
Ohio’s attorney general is continuing to go after arcades, gas stations, and markets that have electronic games that offer cash prizes.
Protection for consumers and the development of alternative energy sources are at the heart of Governor Ted Strickland’s long-awaited energy plan.
Scores of suspected illegal immigrantshave been arrested in a raid on a southwest Ohio poultry plant.
Tens of thousands of Africans have immigrated to Ohio in the past decade, and some state legislators say it’s time the government set up a special commission to help the refugees settle into their new life.
An off-duty Columbus police officer made online videos insulting Jews, blacks and immigrants. 60-year-old Officer Susan Purtee and her sister who call themselves the “Subie Sisters” on the you-tube videos, blames Jews for the US’s social problems.