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.
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Ohio regulators have rejected requests by two power companies seeking to withhold information on how new rates would affect customers.
The state Senate has passed a bill to ban Ohioans from acquiring new exotic animals and regulate the current owners of tigers, lions and other creatures.
The plan does not include a measure to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood, or the Govenror’s signature plan to increase taxes on oil and gas drillers to allow income tax relief for most Ohioans.
The female deputy who reportedly had an inappropriate relationship with now-former Delaware County Sheriff Walter Davis has been fired.
The non-profit has been criticized for providing abortions, but supporters say abortions represent just three percent of Planned Parenthood services.
Members of an Ohio House committee considering a mid year budget adjustment have stripped out a controversial part that would have cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Members of Ohio’s largest anti-abortion group were disappointed, but not discouraged.
Gov. John Kasich and some of his staff were involved in a car crash on a Columbus freeway yesterday. But thatâ€™s not the most unusual thing about this story.
Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.