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.
Funeral services are scheduled later today for 14 year old Jon Fowler. Fowler is the first Ohio child to die of swine flu complications. He attended Holy Spirit school in Whitehall.
State Sen. Jon Husted has filed a lawsuit asking the Ohio Supreme Court to order the dismissal of a compliant alleging he does not live in the Dayton-area city where he votes in elections.
Seven former executives of a bankrupt Dublin firm will be arraigned this morning in federal district court in Columbus. The charges include conspiracy, securities fraud and money laundering. They’re accused of participating in a $3 billion accounting scheme at the now-defunct National Century Financial Enterprises.