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 October 2007
The United States House of Representatives passed a measure today that could help Ohioans who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and trade policy.
Several counties are trying to bring convenience and health care together, as flu season gets underway.
A man targeted in an online child-sex sting has been arrested at the Ohio Statehouse at the same time as a hearing on whether to increase penalties for such crimes.
Preventing Ohioans’ monthly electric bills from soaring. That’s a major goal of a complex measure that state senators passed Wednesday. If state representatives go along with the senate action, it will reverse a move that lawmakers made eight years ago, when they voted to phase out government control of electric rates.
American Electric Power’s Ohio division wants customers to sign up for its optional Green Power Pricing program. By paying extra, consumers support the production of electricity from renewable, environmentally -friendly sources such as wind, methane and solar energy.
For two years, some Ohioans have used a check-off box on their state income tax form to donate part of their refund to a special new fund to help injured Ohio war veterans.
Though the state has slowed down the loss of farmland in recent years, prime farming properties are still being eaten away.
A woman and her two daughters in Marysville were attacked during an over night home invasion. The burglars are still at large.
A security breach at Hartford Life Insurance in Connecticut involves more than 9,000 Ohioans. Hartford says it’s already contacted the 9,200 Ohioans who are affected by the security breach and offerred them the free identity theft protection.
Imagine buying a new computer, a used car, or some new clothes – and not having to pay Ohio’s 5.5 percent sales tax. That’s what one state legislator is calling for – at least for one weekend each year.