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.
Storms Knock Out Power For 50,000 Ohio Customers
Strong storms rolling through Ohio knocked out power for at least 52,000 customers in central and southwest parts of the state.
American Electric Power says about 14,000 customers were still without power early Friday.
Duke Energy said late Thursday a little fewer than 3,000 customers were without power, and Dayton Power & Light said at least 2,000 customers were in the dark.
The storm temporarily shut down operations at the annual State Fair as visitors were asked to take nearby shelter. Spokeswoman Alicia Shoults says rides reopened, and events and concerts were resuming as scheduled.
The storms come just weeks after other storms moving through the state left thousands in the dark.