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: May 5, 2009
As some lawmakers have been questioning the numbers in the upcoming state budget – especially in light of the huge hole in the current spending plan – hundreds of high school students came to the Statehouse to present 10,000 signatures of support to the debate about education reform. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
The state Health Department said Tuesday the new cases were in northeast Ohio’s Portage and Holmes counties. Both involved 39-year-old women.
Another bombshell has hit on Ohio’s budget front. After three rounds of state government spending cuts, officials have announced another gigantic money shortfall – and it’s a gap that must be closed in the next 8 weeks. In the long run, the devastating news means there could be more cutbacks in many government programs over the next two years. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explains.