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.
A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis who want to use it for something else.
The Franklin County Land Bank has received an $8.2 million grant to help buy and tear down or refurbish nuisance properties. But administrators still aren’t sure when work will begin.
Ohio communities with blighted neighborhoods have until Monday to apply for grants to fund the demolition of vacant, abandoned properties.
As some residential neighborhoods in Columbus and Franklin County sink from the effects of abandoned properties, local governments are turning to land banks to stop the decline. But, limited resources means the land banks cannot help all blighted properties.