Like his brother Bodie, Pop Wagner's musical roots were influenced by his time in Yellow Springs. He continues to collaborate with many noted players in the folk and traditional music community, traveling across the United States and the world performing. Pop Wagner visited the new WYSO studios to perform live and chat with Music Director Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, the early days of Prairie Home Companion and his work to celebrate the legacy of Woodie Guthrie.
A package of bills that shore up Ohio's five public pension funds with increased premiums, higher retirement ages and other changes is set to clear the Ohio Legislature.
The Ohio House and Senate plan floor votes on the proposals Wednesday.
Changes will affect some 1.7 million retirees and future retirees and their families who are covered by the five funds. Those are the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, State Teachers Retirement System, School Employees Retirement System, Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.
The City of Springfield is planning to sell six acres of land to the German-based company MEVA Formwork Systems for approximately $148,000. The company plans to expand its U.S. operations at its current Clark County Airpark Ohio location, and the expansion will create 15 new jobs in the next three years.
Springfield and MEVA have reached an incentive agreement which states the company will retain 35 jobs and create 15 new ones over the next three years in exchange for approximately $9,500. City officials say the new jobs will pay nearly $42,000 per year.
Men, once rulers of the world, nowadays have become equals to women and, in some cases, relegated to a back seat. One reaction to this social reality? The man cave. Increasingly common throughout the United States, there are TV shows, websites and books dedicated to these spaces designed by and for men. But why in this era of “Hey, girl!” has a space for male bonding become so important?