First Day of Spring 2013: Vernal Equinox
Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT) on March 20, 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s more about the start of spring, signs of spring, and stunning spring photos!
The Vernal Equinox
Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) WARREN COUNTY — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night was showing signs of improvement on Thursday afternoon.
Twenty-six year old trooper Brent Hill suffered head trauma and extensive injuries to his leg when he was hit by a car driven by 22 year old Andrew T. Combs of Vandalia while investigating another crash on northbound Interstate 75 near milepost 36.
OSHP SPOKESPERSON Lt. Anne Ralston said on Thursday he was in critical condition but “stable enough to be taken into surgery for his injury to his leg.”
Cuts will have local impact on middle class, critics say
Dayton City Commissioner Nan Whaley and a retired local teacher criticized Congress on Thursday, saying the sequestration budget cuts will unnecessarily harm middle class and poor residents in the Miami Valley.
Whaley ran off a list of projected Ohio impacts, most of them from White House estimates — that Ohio would lose $25 million in K-12 education funding, that 4,700 low-income families would lose rental housing vouchers, and that $161 million in wages will disappear from the state’s economy due to furloughs at military bases like Wright-Patterson.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 3-1-13:
NBA: L.A. CLIPPERS 99 INDIANA 91, 7PM TONIGHT: INDIANA AT TORONTO, 7:30PM: L.A. CLIPPERS AT CLEVELAND.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: OHIO STATE 63 NORTHWESTERN 53, VIRGINIA 73 NO. 3 DUKE 68.
SATURDAY 4PM: RICHMOND AT DAYTON.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING SUNDAY 3PM AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, THE NATIONWIDE RACE IS SATURDAY 4PM AT PHOENIX, SAYS NASCAR.COM.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: DAYTON DUNBAR 66 FRANKLIN 63, KETTERING ALTER 62 THURGOOD MARSHALL 58, GAHANNA CHRISTIAN 62 SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 44, RICHWOOD NORTH UNION 69 BERNE UNION 40, MADISON PLAINS 52 FAIRBANKS 50, BROOKHAVEN 90 LONDON 49.
THE HIGH SCHOOL STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TODAY AT COLUMBUS’ SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER, AREA WINNERS THURSDAY INCLUDED LOGAN LACURE, ANDREW HOSKINS AND ARMANI ROBINSON OF GREENEVIEW, MECHANICSBURG’S AUSTIN REESE AND MAX ERWIN, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM’S TREVOR ANDERSON, URBANA’S SAM AND JACK HARRIS ALSO WIN OVER THURSDAY, AS DO PRESTON BOWSHIER OF KENTON RIDGE AND NORTHWESTERN’S BRANDON ROGERS, SAYS THE NEWS SUN. LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARDS LEADING AS A TEAM IN DIV. 1, GRAHAM IN DIV. 2, AND TROY CHRISTIAN WAS 2ND IN DIV. 3, SAYS THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH. THE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TODAY AND SATURDAY IN COLUMBUS.
THE STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT GOING ON IN COLUMBUS TODAY AND SATURDAY, WITH JARON MILLER OF JONATHAN ALDER ONE OF THE TOP BOYS COMPETING, HAVING PLACED 4TH IN THE STATE LAST YEAR.