The common raven (Jim McCormac photo) Birding experts told Dispatch science writer Kevin Mayhood some really geat news: The common raven is back after 150 years. [Story] [Info] Activists, outdoorsmen and executives celebrated the opening of a 6.8-mile multi-use trail in Lancaster. It was funded in large part by the Clean Ohio Fund. Nice work. Gotta check that one out. Clintonville Outfitters seeks daring Columbus residents looking for kayaking and rock climbing adventures. The Michigan islands trip sounds like a total blast. Spots are limited and going quickly. Don't forget to make plans to attend the Columbus River Festival, which will take place on the banks of the Scioto River at Genoa Park on May 31.