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: September 2, 2009
A Westerville teenager recently ran away to Florida because she fears for her life. The girl converted to Christianity from Islam. She said her family will kill her if she returns. The mosque that the teen sometimes attended with her family opened its doors to the media Wednesday after it came under fire by community members and religious groups.
Seven years in federal prison is ending for a former Northeast Ohio Congressman famous for his rough and tumble style, even more tumbled toupee, and for being only the second member expelled from the House of Representatives since the Civil War.
The Ohio Supreme Court tried to zero in on legal questions as lawyers debated whether Ohio voters should have a chance to overturn newly authorized racetrack slots.
Flu season is approaching and Ohio colleges and universities are watching for outbreaks of swine flu. Several schools already report cases. Here in Central Ohio, schools say they are making contingency plans in the event of a campus-wide outbreak.