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.
RNC Panel Chooses Cleveland For 2016 Convention
A Republican National Committee panel has chosen Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.
The Republicans’ site selection committee was to met Tuesday to review bids from Cleveland and Dallas. The full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month.
Paying for the convention remained the top criterion for the 12-member site selection committee. The previous two GOP conventions have sapped party dollars during election years.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has insisted the host city not leave the central party picking up the tab, which is expected to be around $60 million.