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.
Ohio’s Senator Portman Praises Ryan Choice
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman calls Rep. Paul Ryan “a great choice” for the Republican running mate spot Portman was believed to be a top contender for.
Portman says the Wisconsin congressman is among his best friends and a leading voice on pressing issues. Romney was introducing Ryan as his vice presidential choice Saturday.
Portman says in a statement that as Romney campaign chairman in Ohio, he will work hard to make sure the ticket carries the pivotal state.
Ohio tea party leaders and the Hamilton County Republican Party leader also are praising the choice. While Portman was the home-state favorite, Ohio activists say Ryan will bring energy and focus on the nation’s fiscal issues.
Ohio still has a tie to the national ticket – Ryan is a Miami University alumnus.