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’s anti-gambling movement is divided. Gambling opponents disagree on how to deal with those electronic gaming machines that pay cash or gift cards to winners.
On Thursday, President George W. Bush will be sworn in for another term. Many political observers say that he has Ohio to thank for that. Certainly few other states got more attention leading up to the election than Ohio. The political divisions ran deep, and three months later, for many people, they still do.