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.
A report released this morning on Ohio’s charter schools finds that many continue to struggle with performance, despite their growing number.
Governor John Kasich’s call for a new task force on community-police relations gets support from a Columbus office already working to bridge gaps between law enforcement officers and citizens.
Parking fines in Columbus will increase next year, if some city officials get their way. A public hearing will be held tonight at city hall on the proposal to raise fines.
Grove City police confirm that a local Army soldier has died in Kabul in eastern Afghanistan. Joseph W. Riley was one of two soldiers who died in the attack when a bomb attached to a bicycle exploded near a military convoy in the capital of Kabul.
Some immigrant families in Central Ohio are celebrating the President’s executive order, but hoping Congress will do more in the New Year.
More universities in Ohio seek to implement a campus-wide tobacco ban. Akron and Kent State want to join Ohio State which started its tobacco ban nearly a year ago. University officials monitor progress in several ways according to Dr. Peter Shields with the James Cancer Hospital.
Hilltonia Middle School and West Mound Elementary School will be closed today due to a power outage.
Ohio State University students and other volunteers have launched a greenhouse garden that will provide some fresh produce for student dining halls when it’s most needed.
Adults with autism struggle to find medical professionals who understand their needs. And the demand will continue to grow. That’s why some in the Central Ohio health care community direct their expertise to helping autistic adults.