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 board that oversees Nationwide Arena has approved the facilityâ€™s 2015 budget. Recent media reports say the arena is struggling financially but the facilityâ€™s chief operating officer disagrees.