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12:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: January 29 - February 4, 2013

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Late Winter.

Two days from now, on the 31st of January, the sun reaches a declination of 17 degrees 35 minutes, one fourth of its way to spring equinox.

Near this same day, a temperature pivot throws the entire northern and southern halves of the planet into reverse.

And average temperatures start to rise throughout the country.

Your personal thermometers not only mark that process at home, but almost everywhere.

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Music
7:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Ohio Players Frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Dead

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69.

A spokeswoman for a Dayton-area funeral home confirms he died Saturday and says the family has not scheduled any public services yet. There is also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page.

The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits.

Education
7:04 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Kasich Will Unveil His School Funding Plan This Week, Culminating In Town Hall Thursday

This week, Gov. John Kasich releases his long-awaited school funding formula to school superintendents and officials, and then statewide in a live virtual town hall meeting Thursday night. Details are scarce but there is a lot of speculation on what might be in this plan.

Gov. Kasich has referred to his formula several times, including in a speech last month.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Conrad's Corner: January 28, 2013

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Tailors."

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The Economy & Business
4:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

New Jobs Promised With State Job Creation Dollars

There’s good news on the job front in Ohio. Eleven companies plan to invest 51 million dollars throughout the buckeye state.

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