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Cincinnati vs. The World 09.26.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In Ohio, presidential candidates have beefed up on everyone’s favorite kind of television commercial: political ads. Between April and September 2008, Ohio political ads totaled 43,827; during that same period in 2012, that number has more than doubled: 114,840. CINCINNATI -1

Cincinnati vs. The World 09.19.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Gaza resident and taxi driver tired of dealing with the region’s ongoing fuel crisis created Gaza’s first electric car, made from all recycled materials for less than $1,000. WORLD +2    

Cincinnati vs. The World 09.12.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Gina Rinehart, an Australian billionaire mining tycoon who inherited her fortune, stated that the key to economic success for Australians is to cut labor costs to compete with Africans who “are willing to work for less than $2 a day.” Rinehart earns $600 a second from her mining company, BBC reported. WORLD -2   

Cincinnati vs. The World 09.05.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
How romantic: A wealthy Russian businessman decided to test his fiancée-to-be’s love before popping the question by staging his own death, saying, “I wanted her to realise how empty her life would be without me and how life would have no meaning without me.” WORLD -2   

Cincinnati vs. The World 08.29.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A 10-year-old distraught over smoothie company Jamba Juice’s use of giant Styrofoam cups created a Change.org petition to end Styrofoam usage, garnering more than 130,000 signatures and a call from corporate Jamba promising to phase out the stuff by 2013. WORLD +2  

Cincinnati vs. The World 08.22.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Some farmers are feeding cows discounted expired candy supplemented with nutrients instead of grain to deal with corn shortages due to drought. WORLD -2  

Cincinnati vs. The World 08.15.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary’s 2012 updates included crowning “F-bomb,” “sexting” and “man cave” official words. ’Murica! WORLD +1

Cincinnati vs. The World 08.08.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
An 80-year-old Connecticut lobster escaped narrow death at a seafood restaurant when a sympathetic old human bought the crustacean just to set it free. WORLD +2 

Cincinnati vs. The World 08.01.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This year’s first human case of West Nile Virus in Ohio has been found in an 85-year-old Clermont County man and arrived about a month earlier than expected, thanks to an unseasonably dry, warm summer.  CINCINNATI -2

Cincinnati vs. The World 07.25.12

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Villagers in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region have discovered four barrels containing 248 human fetuses preserved in formaldehyde in a forest in the Ural Mountains. Police suspect a nearby hospital dumped the barrels. WORLD -2  

Cincinnati vs. The World 07.18.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Meat eaters beware: Antibiotics fed to grocery store chickens are being blamed for the drug-resistant spread of “superbugs” from poultry to humans, causing an outbreak of difficult-to-treat bladder infections in about eight million U.S. women. WORLD -1  

Cincinnati vs. The World 07.11.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Tristate’s extreme heat wave is blamed for the deaths of about 1,000 chicks at a mail processing plant in Louisville, Ky. The chicks were mailed from Iowa to recipients all over Kentucky in perforated cardboard boxes. CINCINNATI -2  

Cincinnati vs. The World 07.03.12

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The volatile Asian silver carp, an invasive fish species notorious for its ability to “leap” out of water and injure boaters, has been discovered at the mouth of the Great Miami River, its first-ever spotting in the Cincinnati region. CINCINNATI -2

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.27.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Antarctic chinstrap penguins have lost 36 percent of their population during the past 20 years due to a warming planet that’s caused sea ice to melt, destroying the penguins’ natural habitat and the krill population, a large component of the chinstrap penguin diet. WORLD -2

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.20.12

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cincinnati Duke Energy customers could face increased utility costs to help Duke relocate utility lines for the new streetcar, if state regulators decide to permit Duke to recover expenses associated with the mass transit project. CINCINNATI  -1