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: July 18, 2012
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has ruled that Columbusâ€™ new Hollywood Casino can open Monday, October 8th. Thatâ€™s several weeks earlier than previously announced. The casinoâ€™s owners might be trying to cash in on the success that Scioto Downâ€™s so-called racino has experienced.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says supporters of a constitutional amendment to change the way Ohio draws its legislative districts have fallen short of the number of valid signatures needed to get the issue on November’s ballot. Husted says the group Voters First Ohio has fallen about 131,000 signatures short.
Ohio’s third casino is scheduled to open by early October in Columbus.
The auto manufacturer that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says it’s on pace to top 2011 production by 75 percent and could build as many as 1.7 million vehicles this year.
An Ohio woman ousted as a den mother because she is a lesbian has delivered a petition with 300,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters urging the organization to reinstate her.
Health officials say an E. coli outbreak that began with people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic has reached 68 cases, and three people are in serious condition.
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