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.
Columbus Police Chief James Jackson says he’ll retire next month after 18 and a half years as the city’s top cop. Jackson’s retirement comes with a negotiated settlement between the city and Jackson’s attorneys.
A group of unlikely partners in Ohio has come together to support tougher environmental regulations. It urges Congress to pass the Climate Security Act. The group also wants Ohio to become a leader in alternative energy industries.
The Ohio State Buckeyes had a shot at their first national basketball championship in 45 years last night. But the Florida Gators snatched that chance away, just as they did three months ago when the two schools met for football’s collegiate championship. Florida beat Ohio State 84 to 75.