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 Democratic and Republican candidates for Ohio’s 7th Congressional district debated Monday in Columbus. Republican Steve Austria and Democrat Sharen Neuhardt want to succeed David Hobson who is retiring. The two candidates disagreed on economic policies, the war in Iraq, and energy production.
Ohio lawmakers got millions of dollars for their districts in the Labor Health and Human Services bill. Critics say the bill is full of hidden special interests and wastes taxpayer dollars.
The man who served as Delaware Co. sheriff for 15 years was sentenced Friday for two first degree misdemeanors. Al Myers had pleaded guilty to the charges days after resigning from office two months ago.