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.
Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long has confirmed that two pools of mosquitoes collected by health officials have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The Ohio Department of Health is encouraging Ohioans to remain viligant as it relates to the swine flu. W-O-S-U’s Kim Fox has the story.