Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- What is the name of the Cincinnati hockey team that is a minor league affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres and plays their games at Heritage Bank Center?
- What is the “Ohio-centric” sweet treat that is a hit at Haute Chocolate in Montgomery?
- Who was the Cincinnati-born founder of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship who had a huge hit in 1975 with the song “Miracles?”
And here are the answers;
- The Cincinnati Cyclones are the latest of several professional hockey teams that have called the Queen City home. Others included the Stingers, the Mohawks, and the Mighty Ducks. One might ask why Columbus has an NHL hockey team (the Bluejackets) with a smaller population than Cincinnati or Cleveland, who do not. Answers will vary, but many suggest that since there are fewer professional sports in Columbus, the city is more “all in” for their Bluejackets, who have a huge following in Columbus.
- Buckeye Candies are as popular in Ohio as the similarly named college football team. The peanut butter and chocolate treats, which are dipped in such a way that they resemble the nuts of a buckeye tree, are found not only at Haute, but at other Cincinnati area sweet shops such as Friesingers in Springboro and Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory in Lebanon.
- Marty Balin, whose real name was Martyn Jerel Buchwald, was born in Cincinnati in 1942 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A founding member of Jefferson Airplane along with Grace Slick, Balin’s band was a seminal late-60s rock act that ran with the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. Proponents of drugs and sexual abandon, these groups provided the soundtrack to the Summer of Love in 1967 and beyond. Jefferson Airplane were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. When the Airplane broke up in 1985, Balin and company became Jefferson Starship, a much less trippy-sounding group that cranked out numerous hits of their own. Marty Balin passed away in 2016.