Spring Has Sprung

When snow showers greeted the start of spring, the daffodils in Charleston stood up and took notice. In Carter County, the Easter Monday sprinkling of snow came on the same day some green thumbs planted onions.

Continuing the trend of a wet winter, rains fell hard sending rivers like the Hocking out of its banks and swelling the mighty Ohio to the brink.

When the ground did dry, warm winds fanned the flames of brush fires.

This week the baseball season opened on a wet note in Cincinnati though a big crowd turned out for the annual Findlay Market Parade. After an hour delay at the Great American Ball Park, the Reds waged battle with the D-Backs and Brandon web, the pride and joy of Ashland.

Locally, the Vagabond Herd and its fans traveled to Louisa for a chilly game with Valpo, while the new Field 3 in Huntington has been dedicated, but is still waiting for dry grounds so the ump can yell "Play Ball"!

Again, a warm break in the rain coaxed tennis players to the Ritter Park court just as ornamental trees like the Bradford Pear burst onto the scene.

Finally, this on again, off again spring pattern brought heavy rains to our region, as the first full week of April proved to be a real turkey.

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