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 February 2010
Every year at Ohio State University, an estimated 225 faculty members complete the extensive process of applying for tenure.
It’s been legal in Ohio for six years now to carry concealed weapons….and new numbers — just released — show a record-high number of concealed carry PERMITS were issued last year.
While California mostly likely comes to mind first when you think about earthquakes in the U.S., Ohio has its fair share – only less strong. Just Thursday night a town northwest of Findlay had one. WOSU reports it wouldn’t be improbable for earthquake-prone areas to experience one as high as six points on the Richter scale.
Ohio’s ban on smoking in public places has taken a hit. The Franklin County Common Pleas Court has ruled in favor of a Columbus bar owner who’d been suing the state over the $30,000 in fines he’s accumulated since the ban was put in place.
There’s good news and bad news for customers of Columbia Gas of Ohio…and their monthly fuel bills.
Opponents of a proposal to phase out Ohio’s graduated state income tax had a big platform to make their case Wednesday. It was a hearing of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee. Supporters of the measure charged they were short-changed.
The State Inspector General wants to know what happened when troopers warned off a woman who they suspected planned to drop off a package of contraband for her husband at the Governor’s residence. The woman’s husband, a prison inmate, was working a dinner party inside the house. And Senate Republicans have opened their own investigation.
The recession has taken a huge toll on the job market – hundreds of thousands of Ohioans became unemployed. A local agency is using stimulus dollars to help those out of work gain new skills to help them find jobs in the community. WOSU has this report in its series called Following the Stimulus Money.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman reflected on how far the city has come and where he wants to take it during his 11th State of the City address Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre.
Columbus Police says an 88-year-old East Side man who had been missing was found dead.