Ohio's answer to Punxsutawney Phil is predicting a shorter winter - not that there's been much winter to speak of.
WMRN radio reports that Ohio groundhog Buckeye Chuck failed to see his shadow at dawn on Thursday under overcast skies in the central Ohio city of Marion. According to legend, no shadow means spring will arrive early.
Winter has barely made an appearance in Ohio. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and most spots have seen much less snow than usual.
The leader of the Ohio Senate says a bill to repeal the state's disputed election law will be introduced in the coming weeks, and his fellow Republican lawmakers are looking at rules to replace the contentious measure.
Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus told reporters Wednesday that it's too early to tell whether any replacement legislation could be passed before November's general election.
Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" is set in 1970 at a small horse racing track in West Virginia. Gordon once worked at such a place-her book immerses readers in a lost world of language and dialect as we experience a series of claiming races and the dramatic intrigues that are unfolding. She has created a cast of unusual and highly memorable characters here.