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Statt-us Update 5/17/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Mobile Roller Rink Coming to Cincinnati

A new mobile roller rink is coming to downtown Cincinnati this month. The rink is movable so it will be able to go to a variety of locations within Cincinnati’s city limits.

The rink will have nearly 10,000 square feet of floor space and include 150 pairs of outdoor roller skates available for rent. The outdoor roller skates will be available for rent for $5, and the price of admission will be $2. Patrons can also bring their own skates.

The rink is being created through a partnership with 3CDC and Frisch’s.  Frisch’s said roller skating rose to popularity in the 1930s-1950s at the same time that the first Frisch’s restaurant was also opening and rising in popularity.

Outdoor roller skates will be available for rent for $5, and the price of admission will be $2. Patrons can also bring their own skates.

The Frisch’s Roller Rink will open for the first time on Memorial Day Weekend on the newly renovated Court Street Plaza. Details on Memorial Day Weekend events including times, entertainment and more will be shared on the Court Street Plaza Facebook Page.

Updates will be announced in the coming weeks. More information can be found here.

Boy, 7, crashes after taking parents’ SUV to get Slushie

A 7-year-old Middletown boy’s brief joyride was captured on in-car cameras Thursday morning after he drove off in his parents’ SUV. Wittenbach said he and his wife keep their keys hanging high on a wall, but that Daniel somehow managed to get hold of them.  In the dash camera footage, you can see Daniel driving the wrong way down a grassy shoulder on Roosevelt Boulevard around 8:30 a.m.  As for why he took his parents’ SUV, apparently it was in the quest of a sweet treat.

“His only response was, ‘I just wanted a slushie from Speedway,’” said Wittenbach. “I’m just thankful that he’s alive.”

Daniel is not the first one in his family to try something like this. His father says that when he was five years old, he attempted to take his parents’ car.

Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirms they’re working on a script for Margot Robbie

With the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise back in the consciousness of popular culture due to Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, producer Jerry Bruckheimer — who’s been promoting Top Gun: Maverick in recent weeks — was asked about the state of the franchise during a recent interview.

Bruckheimer confirmed that they are, in fact, developing a script with a character played by Academy Award-nominated actress Margot Robbie at its center.

“Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without,” Bruckheimer told The Sunday Times during a recent interview.

Average gas prices in Cincinnati now 55 cents per gallon higher than 1 month ago

Average gasoline prices in Cincinnati were $4.36 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 637 stations in Cincinnati. Prices in Cincinnati were up 55.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and $1.48 per gallon higher than a year ago. In Northern Kentucky the average price shot up 34.9 cents since last week to $4.30 per gallon and was $1.51 more expensive than a year ago. In Southeast Indiana, the cost went up 27.1 cents since last week to $4.39 per gallon .  The price of diesel increased 3 cents nationally in the past week to stand at $5.55 per gallon.


The American Cornhole Organization, headquartered in greater Cincinnati, is returning to its roots to host the ACO Cincinnati Major cornhole tournament this weekend in Fairfield.

Fans are invited to watch play on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at Gametime Training Center, 530 Quality Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014. There is a guaranteed $5000 purse for participants. Play begins at 9:30am Friday and 9am on Saturday and runs throught both days.

The weekend concludes with a closing party Satruday night from 10pm-1am.

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Tri-County Mall closes as developers prepare for construction of $1.3B redevelopment

Tri-County Mall has officially shut its doors to make way for a massive $1.3 billion redevelopment dubbed Artisan Village.  Texas-based developers MarketSpace Capital LLC and Park Harbor Capital LLC announced the mall’s closure in a news release Monday.  Developers say a single retailer, Rainbow, is choosing to remain during initial construction. Surrounding retailers including Starbucks, BJ’s, Outback Steakhouse and Men’s Warehouse will stay open during construction, the release states.  Developers will go before the Springdale Planning Commission in June to present the final design for the project’s first phase, Construction on the first and largest phase, costing around $500 million, is set to begin later this year.

Katy Perry is Living in Kentucky

On an episode of Chelsea Handler’s podcast “Dear Chelsea,” Katy Perry revealed that she’s been living in Kentucky for several weeks — and she likes it!

Her partner Orlando Bloom is filming a major movie in Kentucky less than an hour east of Louisville called “Red Right Hand.”

Perry told Handler, “I’m living in Kentucky and I have for almost a month now, and that’s quite a[n] amazing experience, because it reminds you that Hollywood is not America. We need to remember that, because I think we can understand people better.”

You can listen to the “Dear Chelsea” episode, in which Perry and Handler talk about travel, maternal instincts, drugs and more, at this link. The part where Perry talks about Kentucky starts around 15:40.

Candy Recall: Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummies recalled due to potential contamination

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US has voluntarily recalled certain types of Starburst, Skittles and Life Savers gummies because metal might be “embedded” in the product or “loose in the bag.”

The company is urging people who bought the recalled items to dispose of them.  They are also encouraging anyone with questions about specific lots involved or other questions pertaining to the recall to contact Mars Wrigley at 1-800-651-2564 or contact them through its website.