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.
Year In Review: Ohio’s Budget Battle
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As 2011 dawned, Ohio legislators were facing what was called the biggest state budget crisis in more than a half century. $8 billion in one-time money was about to evaporate, and lawmakers had to fashion a new two-year state budget with the projected money that would be left.
In the first part of our year-in-review series, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reminds us what a turbulent year it was on ohioâ€™s budget front. Click the “play” button at the top of the page to hear Bill’s report.