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.
Investigators Get Break In Hit-Skip Case
Investigators looking into a hit-skip accident that killed a Central Ohio high school teacher say they have a break in the case.
Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators say they have a suspect in the hit-skip bike accident that killed long-time DeSales High School teacher and coach Bob Lennon.
Lieutenant Anne Ralston speaks for the Highway Patrol.
â€œItâ€™s a female suspect; however, we have not arrested her. No charges have been filed at this point. Weâ€™re working very closely with the prosecutorâ€™s office there in Delaware County,” Ralston said. “â€œWe got two big pieces to the puzzle we think, [Thursday] night, with being able to identify the vehicle. And also we have a suspect. But the investigation is going to move forward, and when we get it to a point where we present it to the prosecutor at that point in time it will be considered for charges.â€
Ralston said a family member of the suspect notified authorities about a grey car with severe damage matching police description. The car was taken from a residence on Miller-Paul Road. Lennon was struck from behind and killed on the same road in southeastern Delaware County Sunday.