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: December 3, 2010
Congressional earmarks have come to symbolize a bloated federal government and out-of-control spending. Earlier this week the Senate rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice. Despite their bad rap, Central Ohio earmarks are welcomed by local officials.
Dozens of state agencies are telling Ohio legislative leaders and Governor-Elect John Kasich that they will have to order drastic layoffs and other cuts in services if the looming state budget crisis forces them to trim their spending by 10%. The scenario from the corrections department is especially startling.