Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
State To Stop West Nile Testing
The Ohio Department of Health will no longer test mosquitoes for West Nile virus.
An ODH spokeswoman says the testing program had a yearly budget of about $265,000, but Ohio is stopping that work because of a federal funding cut.
Some local agencies trapped mosquitoes and used the state to conduct or confirm initial tests.
Now, Columbus plans its own testing to guide efforts to contain the virus and the mosquito population. Surrounding Franklin County plans to use a less accurate test, and the Delaware General Health District plans to have its mosquitoes tested in Pennsylvania.
Licking County’s health commissioner says it can’t afford testing and will rely on educated guesswork about where to spray to kill the pests.
Some counties don’t test for West Nile virus.