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Buckeye Chuck signals spring coming early in Ohio

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prognosticating groundhog says spring will come early to the state.

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Marion, Ohio's weather-forecasting groundhog Buckeye Chuck, makes an appearance at his home at WMRN Radio, during the Groundhog Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Buckeye Chuck predicted an early spring this morning. (AP Photo/The Marion Star, Bill Sinden )

For the fourth year in the row, Buckeye Chuck sent a signal Saturday that spring will come soon for Ohioans. Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow at 7:39 a.m.

According to the Mansfield News Journal, hundreds attended the festivities held at WMRN-AM in Marion in north-central Ohio.

In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil has made his prediction. He also says expect an early spring.

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