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: April 23, 2012
For Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and other supporters of President Barack Obama’s re-election drive are planning several campaign events this week at Ohio auto factory sites. They want to celebrate the President’s backing of the bail-out. But Republican are deriding the campaign.
Columbus city leaders spent the morning talking to landlords and civic groups about new federal rules on housing discrimination against gay and transgender residents.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority faces a potential strike by its drivers and maintenance workers. Union membership has given its leaders authorization to call a strike pending the outcome of a contract vote later today.
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A state veterinarian has cleared the animals of the infectious diseases for which they were quarantined last year, but they’ll stay under state care out of concern for possible rabies infections.
Forecasters expect a rare late-April snowstorm to cover the shores of Lake Erie with up to eight inches of snow beginning late Monday.
Organizers say it’s the state’s largest environmental education event and is believed to be the longest running Earth Day celebration in the country.
Layoffs caused by the recession sent thousands of Ohio workers in search of new employment. In many cases people were forced to take jobs during non-traditional work hours causing a hardship for parents of small children. As a result more Central Ohio daycare centers offer nighttime care.