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.
Officials in the city of Ontario say they’ve reached an agreement to sell the plant GM shuttered nearly three years ago.
No nuclear plant has been built in the U.S. since the 1979 partial meltdown at the 3 Mile Island Plant in Pennsylvania…..but plans were unveiled Thursday to research the possibility of building one in Southern Ohio. The proposed site is near the grounds of a former uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon. That’s where utility and government officials announced details of the project.
Nuclear Power is drawing mixed reviews among residents of Southern Ohio Governor Strickland and other officials Thursday are expected to announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon. Some residents welcome the thousands of jobs the plant would create; others worry about the health risks.
The United Auto Workers says members nationwide have approved a new labor agreement with auto parts maker Delphi.
Development officials in northwest Ohio say plans for a new ethanol plant in Defiance County are on hold.<
Spectators will have to find their own vantage points if they want to watch officials demolish three smokestacks in Columbus this morning. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and others are expected to help detonate charges on each of the 272-foot-tall smokestacks at 10:00 am.
A trio of smokestacks have been turned to rubble today as crews began the demolition of a trash-burning power plant on the south side of Columbus.
A group of prisoners at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient has started training as meat-cutters at a new slaughterhouse and processing plant on prison grounds in Orient. Its part of a plan by the Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Corrections to save taxpayers millions of dollars annually and give inmates a marketable job skill. But, inmates with knives? The head of the state prison system says not to worry.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections anticipates savings for taxpayers and job training for inmates as new meat processing plant begins production.
The board of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)unanimously Tuesday defeated a resolution authorizing a tire processing plant to move into the city’s southside.