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.
Republicans Question Ohio Redistricting Petitions
The Ohio Republican Party is questioning the validity of some signatures gathered by a voter group that’s pushing a fall ballot proposal aimed at taking away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.
The state alters legislative and U.S. House district boundaries every 10 years to reflect population shifts. New maps were put in place for this year’s elections.
The Voters First coalition has submitted more than 430,000 signatures to get its constitutional amendment before voters in November. It needs more than 385,000 valid signatures.
Among other issues, the GOP claims a paid circulator was found lying about the number of signatures.
Voters First said in a statement that two circulators were removed after the group learned of problems. The group also described the GOP’s accusations as desperate.