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.
Hailing a cab is no longer the only option for a quick ride in Columbus. A change to the city charter allows black car rides – or livery service – to be available on-demand. Workers in the niche market say it’s what clients want. But some in the taxicab industry say it encroaches on their customers.
You’ve probably been seeing a lot of blue-and-white Smart cars around town. They’re the super-sub-compact two-seaters bearing the logo CAR2GO. They belong to one of North America’s largest car-sharing companies. They’ve been in Columbus for about 3 months and usage is on the increase.
Another band of arctic air is descending into the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week.
Ohio’s top public utility regulator said he won’t seek reappointment when his term expires April 10.
Honda says the turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver’s licenses, this week, are running into trouble because of computer problems.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium wants more money from taxpayers to pay for improvements and expansion. The zoo board voted Wednesday to put a permanent, 1.25-mill property-tax issue on the May ballot.
Local meteorologists predict wind chills early next week, between -20 and -40 degrees, could break some records.
Dredging of the Scioto River started in downtown Columbus last week. It’s part of the Scioto Greenways project that began with demolition of the Main Street dam. Workers have found a lot of man-made debris as the river level falls; and they’re saving some valuable aquatic species.
‘Tis the season when many people choose to do their charitable giving for the year, and an increasing trend is donor-advised funds. They’re basically mutual funds for charity that allow people to donate and have their money invested by a profession.