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: April 30, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreports that the number of swine flu cases in the United States has topped 100, with confirmed infections in 11 states. In Columbus, the swine flu scare has resulted in a few more visits to Columbus emergency rooms.
Children’s Hospital said several young people have been placed in respiratory isolation due to the recent outbreak of swine flu. Children’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Lesie Mihalove spoke with WOSU’s Mandie Trimble.
Govenor Ted Strickland is cautioning Ohioans to brace for more budget cuts. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
President Barack Obama is pretty popular in Ohio. And so is Governor Ted Strickland, although his popularity is slipping. Those are the findings of a new poll, just out. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
More than 10, 000 people were expected to show up at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this weekend to take advantage of a host of free medical services. But after reports of swine flu began circulating around the country, and a 9-year old boy from Lorain County, became the State’s first confirmed case of the disease, the Ohio Department of Health recommended that the event be called off. Ideastream health reporter Gretchen Cuda has the story.