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.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has ruled that Columbusâ€™ new Hollywood Casino can open Monday, October 8th. Thatâ€™s several weeks earlier than previously announced. The casinoâ€™s owners might be trying to cash in on the success that Scioto Downâ€™s so-called racino has experienced.
The range of job skills in Central Ohio includes banking and brewing to making cars and railroad carriages. But, one of the city’s newest employers says it needs workers with other skills and it has turned to several local colleges to give needed training.