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.
Hospital workers and other emergency response personnel along Interstate 70 in Ohio soon will receive training on what to do in the event of a radioactive spill. The preparation comes as Japan tries to control radiation seeping into the atmosphere. But nuclear power plants are not the reason for the training in Ohio.
On Wednesday, the COTA Board of Trustees enthusiastically ratified a new 3-year labor contract that bus drivers and mechanics approved last weekend. Company president Bill Lhota said today that he could never have anticipated the agreement would take almost a year to negotiate. As WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports, COTA administrators believe today’s action could be a positive first step to the bus company’s restructuring.