Paul Larkowski and Brett Nagafuchi were playing together in Kuan when they met Ed Ricart at a shared practice space in Boston. Ricart filled in on bass for one of Kuan's tours and soon decided to relocate to Yellow Springs to start Hyrrokkin with Larkowski and Nagafuchi. Hyrrokkin has been performing and touring together for about 7 months. They'll perform at One Eyed Jacks on March 9th will fellow Yellow Springs band, Blue Moon Soup.
New poll results indicate Ohioans are in a slightly better mood toward their leaders as the economy improves. Governor John Kasich saw his approval rating among Ohioans rise to 44 percent from 42 percent in the latest University of Cincinnati Ohio Poll, released Friday. It is the first time since Kasich took office that the poll found more Ohioans approve than disapprove of his performance. President Barack Obama also saw a bump in his approval rating, to 47 percent from 43 percent in July. But about half of Ohioans disapprove of the overall job Obama is doing.
Backers of gay marriage in Ohio are taking another step to try to overturn the state's constitutional ban enacted eight years ago. The Freedom to Marry Coalition planned to submit more than 1,700 signatures of registered Ohio voters Thursday to Attorney General Mike DeWine.