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: March 27, 2009
A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced the founder of Dublin-based National Century Financial Enterprises to 30 years in prison for corporate fraud. Lance Poulsen was convicted in October on 12 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Two other former NCFE executives were also sentenced.
A Franklin County resident pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud Friday. She faces probation and fines.
Wal-Mart announced it will cut more than 600 jobs from an optical plant in Lockbourne.
Governor Ted Strickland announced dozens of highway projects that will get a boost from federal stimulus funds. The new projects are spread across the state and will bring thousands of jobs.
The federal census bureau next week begins training 1,000 neighborhood canvassers. The newly-hired workers will use hand-held computer devices to document an estimated 1,200,000 addresses in Franklin County. The canvassing precedes the 2010 census and for local communities millions of dollars are at stake.