City Council officially repealed Cincinnati’s nine-year
pit bull ban last week, removing all breed-specific language from the
city’s municipal code.
The Pakistani government briefly banned access to Twitter country-wide on Sunday because of “blasphemous” material. WORLD -2
When successful Kentucky business owner Rankin Paynter learned his local Kmart store was closing, he decided to buy everything remaining on the shelves — about $200,000 worth of goods — and donate the purchases to a local charity. WORLD +1
The Northern Kentucky Health Department announced that bedbug complaints have been filed in 34 of 64 hotels in the area since May 2010.
Paleontologists discovered fossilized remains of a car-sized turtle shell in what is now Colombia; the remains are estimated to be 60 million years old and are the first evidence of giantism in freshwater turtles. WORLD +2
Lower Price Hill residents are worried that the removal of the Sixth Street viaduct, which has long been a source of noise and vehicle emissions, will cause clouds of harmful lead paint dust. CINCINNATI -1
A Cincinnati federal court judge has ruled that a gay Ohio student who sued his school for prohibiting him from wearing his “Jesus is not a homophobe” T-shirt may wear the shirt any time, and his school district must pay him $20,000 in reparations. CINCINNATI +1
A hardware store in Miami has completely banned penny use, dismissing counting the coins as an unnecessary annoyance. Sorry, Abe. WORLD -1
THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI -1, WORLD 0
TO DATE: CINCINNATI -4, WORLD -41