Statt-us Update 7/10/19 – Today’s 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.

7th Loss In A Row For The NL in the MLB All Star Game

The American League, with Indians starter Shane Bieber named the MVP, won the game 4-3,  With only two home runs, albeit 23 strikeouts, including 16 by the AL staff it was a great

Cincinnati Brewery Releasing ‘Where Did You Go To High School?’ Beer

Listermann Brewing Co. on Dana Avenue is releasing its “Where Did You Go to High School?” golden ale Thursday. There’s a special release party planned, and the golden ale will be available for $8.99 for a four-pack and $1 for a sticker. The beer’s unique cans feature photos from high school yearbooks.  The beer’s name is a nod to the odd question that has become synonymous with Cincinnati culture — where every first encounter seems to include the question, “Where did you go to school?”

Niagara Falls Survivor

A man was injured Tuesday morning after being swept over one of the waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, police said. Police in Ontario, Canada, were responding to a call of a man in crisis at Horseshoe Falls when the man climbed over a retaining wall. The man was swept over the rim and fell 188 feet into the Lower Niagara River. Officers found the man sitting on some rocks near the water and he was taken to a hospital. His injuries aren’t life-threatening, police said.

Friends Episodes Leaving Netflix

WarnerMedia announced yesterday that its long untitled streaming service will be called HBO Max and launch in Spring of 2020 with exclusive rights to all the episodes of current Netflix favorites like Friends, Riverdale, and Pretty Little Liars. The platform will also be home to some series that have been harder to find on streaming platforms, like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The Netflix deal will reportedly expire at year’s end.

Volkswagen’s Last Beetle to Leave the Factory this Week

After roughly seven decades of production and three generations of designs, Volkswagen is retiring its iconic Beetle. The last bugs that VW will produce are set to roll off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico, on Wednesday. The company will celebrate the Beetle’s discontinuation with a ceremony at the factory.

The original version of the Beetle, a rear-engine vehicle that owners often decked out in colorful paints during the flower power era of the 1960s and ’70s, ended production in Mexico in 2003. More than 21 million were produced over the car’s 65-year lifespan.  Volkswagen created new Beetle generations in 1998 and 2012.  “It’s impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle,” Volkswagen of America president and CEO Scott Keogh said in a statement. “From its first import in 1949 to today’s retro-inspired design, it has showcased our company’s ability to fit round pegs into square holes of the automotive industry. While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished.”

Riverboat Race to Take Place in Cincinnati Next Week

The Belle of Cincinnati will take on the American Duchess in a race up the Ohio River next week.

The race, which kicks off at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 15, will start at the Purple People Bridge and head up river just below St. Rose’s Church and conclude back at the Serpentine Wall.

It’s the first race for BB Riverboats’ Belle since 2006

“People along the riverbank on both sides will have great views of both vessels,” says Captain Alan Bernstein, owner of the BB Riverboats.