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: January 17, 2008
State lawmakers and bank executives are reviewing a taxpayer-subsidized plan to encourage Ohioans to save money. Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray’s plan would give Ohioans higher interest rates. The program is meant to attract and educate new savers, and reverse a trend of increasing debt and overspending.
A private Ohio ambulance company says every time it transports a medicaid patient to a hospital or dialysis session, it loses money because the state reimbursement payments are so low. The company is asking a judge to order an increase in state payments to medicaid providers, but state officials say that’s nearly impossible, especially because of a looming state budget crunch.