Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
State Begins Gypsy Moth Treatment Program
The sounds of low-flying planes above Central Ohio today are part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s attempt to reduce the gypsy moth population.
Department spokesman Brett Gates says the planes, flying at one to two hundred feet above the treetops are spraying a treatment that prevents the moths from mating.
“The gypsy moth is an invasive insect that is non-native to the country. it feeds on the leaves of more than 300 different tress and shrubs and is especially fond of oak. A healthy tree can usually withstand two years of defoliation before it is permanently damaged or dies,” explained Gates.
Gates says the gypsy moth is harmful to more than 300 specials of trees and shrubs. The Agriculture Department plans to spray more than 46-thousand acres in Franklin and Delaware counties by tomorrow.