CLEVELAND, OH - The ash borer insect infestation continues to put ash trees at risk across Ohio.More >>
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For about the past 10 years the Emerald Ash Borer has been killing Ash trees in Ohio. It migrated from Michigan after it was mistakenly brought over to the United States from Asia, probably in shipping materials.
Could this extreme cold weather kill it off?
"They've been around for hundreds of millions of years and they're pretty focused on how to survive. And, they do survive," says Petitti's Horticulturist Paul Mendezoff.
At 20-below actual temperature, it's believed about 50-percent of the Ash Borer would be killed off. At 30 below, maybe 90-percent.
"As it gets colder basically their blood starts to chemically convert over to, become like an antifreeze in them, so they won't freeze to death," adds Mendezoff. "To really knock back the invasive insect, we would have to see a deep freeze of 30 below for at least a week."
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:40:44 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by someone driving a van. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft DriveMore >>
The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A business was evacuated due to a gas leak as hazmat crews continue to work to secure the area, according to Louisville Metrosafe. Dispatchers confirmed the business is in theMore >>
Fire crews were able to set up a water line and fog curtain to approach the tank and shut off the valve. The leak was contained at 12:56 p.m.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:38:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have responded to a fatal car accident early Sunday morning. Around 4:45, the accident was reported in Okolona, at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road. Police aren'tMore >>
Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
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