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.
Cold Temperatures Force School Delays
Some area Schools delay start times this morning. Teays Valley 2-hour delay North Union Schools 2-hour delay Bloom Carroll 2-hour delay Walnut Township Schools 2-hour delay
The first significant winter storm of the season dumped up to five inches of snow on parts of Ohio Tuesday night and Wednesday bringing rush hour traffic to a crawl, causing numerous accidents and closing schools. Forecasts call for mostly dry conditions today, with a chance of snow tonight into tomorrow. Highs are forecast to barely reach the 30s today, with warmer temperatures and rain forecast for the weekend, beginning Saturday night.
Winter officially arrives on December 22nd.