David Busarow (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Jack Badgley (Guitars), John Winch(Bass, Piano) and Sam Pickard (Drums) visited the WYSO studios last fall shortly after winning the Dayton Band Playoffs under the name the Outliers. Nearly a year later, they've changed their name to The Giant Steps and recently completed an album called Transitions. The Giant Steps returned to the WYSO studios to perform on Kaleidoscope and chat about what's next for the young band.
Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order he says will help farmers affected financially by Ohio's recent drought conditions.
The order signed Wednesday instructs state agencies to help farmers seeking federal assistance on loans. That includes emergency low-interest loans for crop losses, relief payments for non-insurable losses and temporary deferral payments on federal loans.
The order also gives farmers permission to cut hay for livestock from land set aside for conservation.
Federal officials have estimated damage caused by a train derailment and explosion in central Ohio this month to be about $1.2 million.
The estimated cost was part of a brief preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The agency is looking into what caused the July 11 derailment on Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks north of downtown Columbus.
The accident derailed 17 cars and caused a fire that burned for hours. Two people suffered minor injuries.