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.
So far, state and federal authorities have found no evidence explosive devises in any of the four buildings closed on campus.
State and federal authorities have completed searched of two of the four Ohio State campus buildings that were closed Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat.
It’s only Monday, but it has already been a busy week for the Columbus Division of Fire Bomb Squad after two bomb threats, at two locations, in two days here in Columbus.
People convicted of inducing panic at Ohio high schools and colleges may soon face more time in prison or youth detention centers. That’s because the Ohio Senate today approved a bill, already okayed by the House, that bumps up penalties for bomb threats and violence at educational facilities.
Ohio State students were re-routed on their way to classes this morning. A section of campus was closed off as the Columbus bomb squad investigated a suspicious package reported around 11:00 Tuesday morning.
The Ohio Department of Homeland Security distributed new protective gear to seventeen bomb squads around the state Wednesday. The new gear is versatile and can be used in all bomb squad emergency tasks.
The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward in the investigation of the bombing of a Cincinnati mosque. The Bureau says the reward is payable for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the two Tuesday night explosions. There were no injuries, but a director of an Islamic relations group says the blasts have caused Muslims to be more vigilant.