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.
In a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week, Ohio transportation officials opened the Nelsonville Bypass. The 8 ½ mile stretch of 4-lane through the Wayne National Forest relieves traffic congestion in Nelsonville in northwest Athens County. But many residents wonder what impact the bypass will have on the future of their city.
A new bypass road cuts through Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.
Authorities in Nelsonville are still investigating a Saturday night explosion that forced the evacuation of 60 homes in the Athens County community. No one was injured. The driver of a Jeep skidded off a city street and gasoline spread through the city’s storm water drainage system.