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.
Demolition has begun of a central Ohio veterans memorial ahead of the creation of a statewide veterans memorial on the site.
The Franklin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a firm that will draw up plans to raze the 60 year old building.
For decades, the Franklin County Veterans Memorial complex has been a popular venue for all sorts of cultural performances and sporting events such as The Arnold Classic. But now that county commissioners plan to demolish the building to make way for a smaller memorial, regular patrons are looking for alternative spaces.
Franklin County Commissioners have cleared the way for demolition of Vetâ€™s Memorial. Itâ€™s part of a project to spruce up the west side of the Scioto River. But some veterans are not happy, and at least one group may still try to stop it.
A group of veterans opposed to the demolition of Vets Memorial said it may try to stop the re-development plans by taking the issue to voters.