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Ohio Woodchucks Predict an Early Spring

Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Featured on Episode 18 of the 2013-2014 season


Despite this week's severe winter storms, Buckeye Chuck is predicting that spring will come early this year! The Marion-based groundhog did not see his shadow this past Sunday. Neither did Dayton-based Rosie the Groundhog, a resident of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. But that wasn't the case with Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania. He did see his shadow, indicating another six weeks of winter weather. Here's hoping the Ohio groundhogs prove Phil wrong.

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