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 group “Let Ohio Vote” now does not want Ohioans to vote on whether to allow slot machines at horse race tracks.
Monday’s state supreme court ruling has clouded a proposed Grove City downtown redevelopment project a little further.
A coalition of powerful business groups has thrown its support behind Gov. Ted Strickland’s embattled plan to expand gambling to balance the state budget. Restaurant owners, grocers and beer and wine wholesalers joined the Harness Horsemen’s Association on Thursday to back Strickland’s plan to allow slot machines at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks.
More than 300 Ohioans who breed, feed, and race horses rallied at the statehouse in Columbus today, proclaiming that legalizing slot machines at race tracks was the best way to save their sinking industry in the Buckeye State. Correspondent Bill Cohen was there too. Here is his report.
Local voting officials throughout Ohio are telling Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner they aren’t concerned about the security of voting systems in their counties.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is meeting with elections officials and concerned voters in the near future to discuss her recommended changes to the voting process in November.
Ohio’s top elections official says all you’d need is a magnet and “smart phone” like the Palm Treo to tamper with Ohio’s electronic voting machines. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is reporting today on the findings of a $1,900,000 study of electronic voting systems in the state.
A crackdown on electronic gaming machines that look and operate a lot like slot machines has just taken effect across Ohio.
Governor Ted Strickland is expected to sign into law a bill aimed at ridding Oho of electronic video games.
Two Ohio racetracks are installing controversial electronic video games.