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.
Ohio State and Children’s Hospital combined will receive more than $4 million in recently announced federal stimulus money. The funds are designated for biomedical research.
Tonight, the City of Columbus begins enforcing its curfew. Last year, about 60 teens were picked up for violating the city’s curfew ordinance. This year, there are a few changes. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.
After more than a dozen years at the helm of a statewide program to feed children in need, Bill Dolan has announced he will retire in March.
Computer systems experts today are working with county children’s services agencies to eliminate glitches in a critical data-sharing program. At stake: the safety of thousands of abused or neglected children.
Franklin County Children’s Services investigates 12,000 child abuse or neglect complaints each year. But, in some cases, the abuse and neglect investigations prompt additional allegations of civil rights abuses. So, Children’s Services is now working with the Columbus chapter of the N-double-A-C-P to resolve those disputes.
Last January two central Ohio babies became the youngest in the world to undergo a heart “domino” transplant. It’s a transplant where organs from one patient are transplanted to another patient, and then organs from the second patient are transplanted to a third. But on Monday one of the patients died after an extended hospital stay.
Depending on their experience, young people can earn anywhere from three to fifteen dollars watching other people’s children.
Franklin county social workers are on strike after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the county. The two sides remain committed to their positions. The pickets went up at 7:00 in the morning as some 500 case workers and other children services employees walked off the job.
Unionized workers at Franklin County Children Services have authorized a strike if the union fails to reach an agreement management. The union has rejected a state fact-finder’s report which was requested after a breakdown in contract negotiations.