Around the Miami Valley
3:16 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Crows love hanging out in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD - Thousands of crows have been swarming around downtown Springfield for several months. It's not unusual for the birds to come to this area. That's been happening since the 1970s. 

The crows blanket the tree tops and the sky in such great numbers that at times it becomes impossible to see anything other than their impressive v-shaped formations.

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10:20 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Josh Eagle and the Harvest City Release Second Album

Josh Eagle and the Harvest City

For their second album,  A Good One is Hard to Find, Josh Eagle and the Harvest City blend their Americana/Roots sound with pure rock and roll.  And shortly, they'll head back into the studio begin work on a follow up.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Josh Eagle about the new album, upcoming shows and the band's plans for the rest of the years.

Josh Eagle and the Harvest City will perform at Blind Bob's on February 3, 2012.

Statewide News
9:31 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Ohio Senate Clears 'Puppy Mill' Bill


The Ohio Senate has passed a measure designed to crack down on the large-scale dog breeding operations
that critics call puppy mills.

Republican state Sen. Jim Hughes of Columbus says the bill he sponsored will send a message to bad breeders that they are not welcome in Ohio. It passed the Senate Wednesday on a 30-0 vote and now goes to the Ohio House.

Around the Miami Valley
9:24 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Ohio Kmart Closing Will Put 52 Out of Work

If the numbers from one store are an indication, Ohio could be losing more than 300 jobs from the shutdown of six Kmart locations.

The state this week received notice from a regional Kmart executive that 52 employees will be affected by the closing of a store in Springfield in western Ohio. The retailer indicated that none of the laid-off workers will be able to transfer to jobs at other stores.

The Springfield location will close April 8.

Statewide News
9:22 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Ohio Groundhog Predicts Early End to Winter


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.