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 passage of the state budget is forcing the Columbus Metropolitan Library to make cuts across the board. The system is dealing with a 31% reduction in funding – and library officials say both patrons and staff will feel the impact.
With the state facing a $3.2 billion deficit and Governor Strickland suggesting deep cuts, groups are mobilizing their supporters. The state library fund stands to lose more than 100 million dollars. But as WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports, library supporters have quickly mobilized to fight the proposed cuts.
The CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is defending the demolition of the City Center Mall as the best option for the site. Guy Worley spoke Wednesday to the Columbus Metropolitan Club
One organization that’s seeing an increase in business during this downturn is the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Circulation is up, and branches are seeing more and more job seekers using their computers. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.
Columbus Mayor Coleman’s streetcar proposal was debated today at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Coleman wants to build a 103-million-dollar line that would connect downtown with Ohio State University along North High Street.
Energy, imagination and sex appeal– these are all terms used to describe Columbus’ identity. Last night at a Metropolitan Club forum city residents and young professionals debated Columbus’ image and how it should be marketed to attract more business and culture.