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.
O.U. Dorm Fire Ruled Arson
Arson investigators say they’ve determined that a fire at an Ohio University dormitory was deliberate.
No injuries were reported in the fire that broke out Wednesday morning at True House on the Ohio campus in Athens. The state fire marshal’s office says in a statement that everyone was able to get out safely.
With the investigation still ongoing, authorities aren’t saying how the fire was set. They say it was confined to the first-floor room where it started. Other rooms sustained heat and smoke damage.
The fire marshal’s office says a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to those responsible for the fire.