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.
State labor officials say the county had a February jobless rate of 3.6 percent, just below northwest Ohio’s Mercer County.
Abe Weinrib spent the last several decades of his life telling local students about the Nazi occupation of Europe and his time in concentration camps. He died last week at the age of 102.
The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit Central Ohio late Monday and early Tuesday, with a cold front tracking closely behind the storm.
The goal of the new Columbus program is to link people who need extra food with underused food pantries in their neighborhoods.
Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.
Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.
Central Ohio home sales hit a record high, last month, despite fewer people buying.
Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention.
The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.