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.
Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.
South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.
Ohio health officials report the number of abortions performed in Ohio has dropped to a 31 year low. About 30,860 were performed last year – the fewest since the State Department of Health starting keeping track in 1976.But while the overall number of abortions are down, one segment of the population – teenage African Americans – is seeing a rise in the number of abortions.
Barack Obama’s historic victory has African Americans around the nation celebrating. WOSU went to the King-Lincoln District, an historically black neighborhood, to gather the thoughts and emotions of Columbus’s African-American community.
5,000 poll workers will be on hand across Franklin County tomorrow to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. By tomorrow, more than 273,000 residents of the county will have voted early. Twice as many voting machines will be available this year. And voters have the option to use a paper ballot. Still some voters are skeptical about the possibility of an problem-free election.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Tuesday on a rate increase request by American Electric Power. The company wants to raise electric rates 45 percent over the next 3 years.
The 45th Annual Islamic Society of North America convention is estimating a total of 30,000 American Muslims to attend their three-day convention.
Women voters are getting more attention in this presidential season than ever before. In Ohio 59 percent of the electorate was female and the overwhelming majority voted for Hilary Clinton. For African American Ohio women the choice between Clinton and Barack Obama may have been more difficult.
Bill Clinton today campaigned for his wife in Southern Ohio. The Former President made stops in Portsmouth, Athens and Lancaster. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports on Bill Clinton’s visit to Chillicothe.
The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.