Poor Will’s Almanack for the Fourth Week of Early Spring.
Daffodil blossoms are the outriders of the fourth week of Early Spring, a sign that Virginia bluebells have come up from winter ground and that raspberry bushes are developing fresh leaves. As you drive the freeways or the backroads, you may see wild onions are getting lanky, a sign that the foliage of Middle Spring's wildflowers is growing back in the woods and fields: Jacob's ladder, ragwort, leafcup, spring beauties, wood mint, ground ivy, catchweed, moneywort, waterleaf, hemlock, and parsnip.
Small business owners are salivating at the prospect Ohio might raise up to $1 billion over five years by hiking taxes on natural gas liquids drillers and using the revenue to pay for a general income tax cut.
The Ohio State University wants to encourage students into taking online-only courses. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the University recently approved a new fee structure that would allow students to save money on the services they will not use.
In-state students who register for these exclusive online classes would be charged $100 a semester, while out of state students will only pay $5 more.