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.
Pedestrian Hit, Killed On Brice Road
Columbus police say a 50-year-old man died when he was hit by a car while trying to walk across a busy road after dark.
Police say Marcus Allen Hughes was hit late Monday on Brice Road by a car that had just exited from Interstate 70.
The driver, 57-year-old Gloria Hector, pulled over afterward, and witnesses said other cars hit Hughes afterward. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
It was the city’s 39th traffic fatality of 2013.