The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
WOSU News Archives For: November 28, 2006
Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say they’re studying service improvements now that a new source of revenue is on the horizon. Voters narrowly approved a quarter-percent tax levy that begins in January 2008.
People who want to be foster parents should be prepared for more background checks, more training, and more visits from social workers.
Governor Elect Ted Strickland has appointed his lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, to lead the Ohio Department of Development.
The city of Columbus has placed pedestrian countdown timers at four of the city’s busiest intersections. The timers work with the common walk/don’t walk signs to show exactly how much time pedestrians have to cross the street before the light changes. The timers are part of a test program the city hopes will cut down on confusion and accidents at intersections.
The Richland County Prosecutor will decide whether to press charges in hunting accident.