Artifact hunting is a pastime for many people in rural Ohio. The state is home to the oldest and largest archaeological society in the United States with about 1,900 members, and the reason is simple, Schneider said. Ohio is a major source of flint, which prehistoric Native Americans used to create tools and weapons dating back 14,000 years. The state also has many rivers and streams that flow through it, transporting artifacts.
Matthew Dowling used to cover his face with dark sunglasses and a beard, the epitome of what he called a “big, bad veteran.” He didn’t want people to look at him. He was in his 30s, with a wife and two kids. But despite the 17 medications he was on, he was nearing a decision that too many veterans consider: suicide.
Instead of pesticides and chemicals, Canal Winchester is using a more-natural approach to get rid of pesky mosquitoes for the summer. Members of the city’s urban forestry department released 11,000 fathead minnows into five wetland areas and ponds around the city this week in hopes of decreasing the mosquito count during a particularly wet and hot season.
The legislation requires that every Ohio public school educates students on the positive effects of organ donation. It was an amendment added to House Bill 438, which outlines public school appreciation week.