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.
Left And Right Battle Over Budget
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If Gov. Ted Strickland and lawmakers do as expected and go to the rainy day fund to plug a $900 billion deficit in the current state budget, that will open up a $3 billion hole in the next spending plan, and more trouble for the budget after that. Advocates and political operatives have some ideas on how to balance the budget. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two policy watchers to hear their proposals.