- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials planned to have the Ohio Statehouse buzzing, and not just with activity from lawmakers.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board planned to celebrate Earth Day Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse by dedicating a beehive and planting a sourwood tree on Capitol Square.

Students from Westerville City Schools planned to join the Ohio State Beekeepers Association, Central Ohio Beekeepers Association and representatives from local bee and tree businesses at the event.

Several state lawmakers also planned to participate in the Earth Day ceremony, including House Majority Whip Mike Dovilla, House Assistant Majority Whip Dorothy Pelanda and Rep. Anne Gonzales of Westerville.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board says more than 100 plant species are already maintained on the 10 acres of Statehouse grounds in downtown Columbus.

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