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: March 14, 2013
Governor Kaisch has appointed David Goodman to replace Christiane Schmenk as head of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The Columbus Education Commission has released an itemized budget. The commission was appointed by Mayor Michael Coleman to examine challenges facing Columbus City Schools. The 25 member commission budgeted $1 million for about four months of work, including $500,000 allocated from the city’s general fund.
The last of six illegal dumps in Franklin County is now being cleaned-up, but it will cost taxpayers $400,000. The illegal waste is piled about 20 feet high over an entire acre of ground. Heather Robinson of the Franklin County environmental crimes task force says a so called loophole in Ohio law allowed the trash to accumulate.
The U.S. Justice Department is opening a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the Cleveland police department that will focus on whether there are problems with too much use of excessive force.
Police and witnesses from phone service providers have testified about cellphones collected as evidence in the case against two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.
The drilling company that holds the mineral rights to The Wilds animal preserve near Zanesville says it won’t do any deep-shale drilling on the property.
The flap over the state auditor’s authority to look over all of the financial records of the governor’s public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead.