Statt-us Update 8/16/19 – 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.

New Giga Coaster Coming to King’s Island In 2020

Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 ft. The park makes the announcement in honor of National Roller Coaster Day, August 16th.

Click here for all the Giga details

Dale Earnhardt Jr. And Family Were In Plane That Crashed And Caught Fire

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family are ok after their private jet crashed and caught fire yesterday shortly after taking off. The pilots and Dale’s dog Gus were also ok.

US Bank Arena is Changing Names

U.S. Bank decided not to renew its naming rights sponsorship at the arena and they will likely start removing branding and signs starting next week.

“U.S. Bank has been part of the Cincinnati community for more than 150 years, and we’re continuing to look for new ways to invest in initiatives and opportunities that help us create a deeper engagement with our customers, the community and 3,100 local employees,” Mike Prescott, U.S. Bank’s Cincinnati market president, said in a news release to the Cincinnati Business Courier. “At the time, U.S. Bank Arena provided us a unique opportunity to reinforce our commitment to the community, and we’ll continue to harness this energy in our other investments across the Cincinnati area.”

The NCAA announced that the March Madness games will be held in the Queen City in 2022, but officials said the bid is contingent on the arena being renovated.

7-foot Crocodile Found in Preble County Creek