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 28, 2009
It’s been a tumultuous year for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. It nearly went bankrupt; lost its popular conductor Junichi Hirokami; and musicians for a time refused salary and benefits concessions.
Senator Sherrod Brown wants to encourage the nation to use a clean energy program being used here in Central Ohio. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, or SWACO, is converting the methane from its landfills into natural gas fuel for some city vehicles. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports.
A pair of Ohio students remain after two semifinal rounds at the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.
Delaware County Commissioners Thursday are expected to approve money to study the feasibility of building a hotel at the Columbus Zoo. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium wants to break new ground in the industry. It’s director thinks the zoo, water park and golf course could be more than just a day trip – rather it could be a family resort. The zoo hired a consulting firm to find out if a hotel would be a practical addition.