Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
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.