It was Craigslist that brought Andris Devine, Doug Spencer and Jim Tramontana together, but as Red Hot Rebellion was formed, the trio found instant musical compatibility. After performing their mix of punk, garage rock and blues on stage, the band is now gearing up for the release of their debut album on vinyl and cd with a comic book companion.
Red Hot Rebellion will perform at the Dayton Does Dayton music festival on February 3rd and 4th at Canal Street Tavern. They'll celebrate the release of their album on February 10th at Blind Bob's.
Ohio shows progress in trying to improve the quality of the state's teachers, a new national report concludes.
The National Council on Teacher Quality gives the state a "C+" grade overall for 2011, up from "D+" two years earlier. The research and policy group that seeks a better national teacher force says Ohio is among the most improved states, ranking 11th in progress and tied for fifth overall.
Ohio gets better marks for steps to expand its pool of potential teachers, teacher preparation, identifying effective teachers and removing ineffective ones.
Ohio Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address as more of the same, while Democrats liked what he had to say about manufacturing.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he heard little in the way of new ideas to help create jobs. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says the president stuck with what the Republican described as the same failed policies of expanded government and more spending.