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.
2 Columbus Men Dead, 2 Injured In Shootings
Columbus police are investigating a rash of shootings over the long holiday weekend that left two men dead and two injured.
Authorities say they found an unidentified 21-year-old man shot to death around 3:15 p.m. Friday. He was lying in the middle of the street near Windsor Avenue and Wentworth Road. A motive is being sought.
At about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Mikal J. Kirkland died of gunshot wounds near Kimball Place and East Fulton Street. A second unidentified victim in that shooting was transported to a local hospital. He was listed in critical condition.
Police report Ahman Suliman, a 20-year-old clerk at a store on Courtright Road, was shot around 5 p.m. Friday as he broke up a fight in the parking lot. He was reported in stable condition.