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: September 24, 2013
County Commissioners approved a sales tax hike this morning that puts Franklin County at the top in the 18-county central Ohio region. They say it is necessary due state funding cuts and more demand for services. But as WOSU reports critics say the move could have been avoided.
A Central Ohio jeweler who prosecutors say was the victim of a casino robbery last year has been charged with stealing precious metal from the store where he worked.
Faced with cuts in state aid and the need for new facilities, Franklin County officials Tuesday voted to increase the county’s portion of the sales tax. By unanimous vote commissioners raised the rate point-5 percent.
If you’ve tried to get an appointment with a dermatologist or neurologist lately, you may have experienced a four- to six-week wait. That’s because these are two of the most in-demand specialists, and there aren’t enough of them. The specialist shortage could be affected if Medicaid expansion in Ohio moves forward.
A Republican Senator wants new rules for minor party candidates that would take effect for next year’s big statewide elections. But one of the parties that would be affected says it’s a strategy to keep its candidates out of next year’s tough elections.