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.
Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors says they have enough signatures to block the law from taking effect.
Elections officials say the petition to move Columbus to a ward-based council system fell woefully short, with some pages not containing a single valid signature, hundreds of signatures not matching those on voter registration cards, and many signatures appearing to be in the same hand writing.
If a conservative citizens groups gets it way, Ohio voters will face a ballot issue that proclaims the state constitution and state law are sovereign over federal laws. Ohio’s attorney general and elections officials have given the group the green light to try to collect 402,000 petition signatures to put the measure onto the ballot this November or next year. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.