Statt-us Update 1/16/20 – Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.
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Harrison Is On A Citywide Hunt For Hidden Treasure

Joe Burrow on Skyline Chili: ‘I hate that stuff’ Skyline Responds

Joe Tweeted this out a while back:

Skyline took the high road.

We Won’t Hold It Against Him, Because In The End, Nobody Will Turn down a Skyline Cheese Coney.

Ohio Bill Pushes For Ban On Cellphones While Driving

Bengals & NFL Donate $250,000 To Harrison High School For Stadium Renovation

A boost from the Bengals means Harrison High School’s football stadium is getting major upgrades. The team along with the NFL is pitching in $250,000 to the school’s stadium renovation project. That means a new, synthetic turf field, new bathrooms and concessions and a new scoreboard. The school was raising money by teaming up with gas stations. Two cents of every gallon of gas purchased at certain BP stations is being donated to the stadium fund.  Construction is expected to start this summer.

‘Friends’ Reunion Special A “Maybe” On HBO Max As Parties Can’t Reach Agreement

After years of mini reunions on TV and a selfie that almost broke Instagram, the Friends cast several months ago started conversations for a full-blown unscripted reunion special on the upcoming streaming platform HBO Max. The negotiations had recently come to a standstill.  The cast and producing studio Warner Bros. TV are far apart on money. Because of the impasse and the big, eight-figure gap between what the cast is seeking money-wise and what the studio is willing to pay.  It might not happen.  And a reboot? No. “It’s not going to beat what we did,” Kauffman said.  Crane added, “We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it.”

Good Boy Evan! St. Xavier Welcomes Facility Dog For Therapy

St. Xavier has added Evan, a two-year-old golden retriever for therapy.  Evan has gone through extensive training to become a therapy dog.

“He is so focused on going where there is someone in need. He has a crazy sixth sense and is incredible in his empathy for those in need. He seems to absorb what is needed from each person he interacts with,” a representative from Circle Tail said of Evan.

Even though he’s only been at the school for a few days, Assistant Principal Jason Ahlers says he’s already made a difference.

“There’s so much stress, so much anxiety and we want to do anything we can do to help our students and let them know we care about them,”

Harry And Meghan: Will Canada Pay For Their Security?

2020 Inductees Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Rock & Roll? Hall of Fame’s 2020 Inductees have been released. They are:
Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Nine Inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
T.Rex
The Nominees were:
Dave Matthews Band
Pat Benatar
Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Judas Priest
Kraft Werk
MC5
Motorhead
Nine Inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Todd Rundgren
Soundgarden
T. Rex
Thin Lizzy

The top fan votes went to:

#1: Dave Matthews Band: 1,005,657 votes

#2: Pat Benatar: 882,207 votes

#3: The Doobie Brothers (selected for 2020 induction): 784,729 votes

#4: Soundgarden: 722,931 votes

#5: Judas Priest: 675,434 votes

The rest of the votes came from artists and music industry people.