Statt-us Update – 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.

Jennifer Garner Gets Your ‘Primal Need’ for Girl Scout Cookies

Jen wrote: We understand the primal need for Girl Scout cookies. 🍪♥️ Apparently there are some crazy corners of the country where @girlscouts are NOT set up in front of every grocery store—and we are here to help. If you are in need—email me your cookie preferences and address—and our stash will go on a first come, first served basis (although a good story has been know to shake a couple of boxes off the Thin Mint tree). 📬:

Kirk Douglas Leaves Entire $61m Fortune To Charity – Son Michael Douglas Doesn’t Get A Penny.

The Hollywood legend was always known as an extremely charitable man, and it appears that he’s carried on that legacy, even after his passing.

Chris Pratt Says Everyone Is Returning For ‘Jurassic World 3’

“This feels like it. I’m not allowed to say anything… It’s got everybody. It’s got pretty much everybody in it. Maybe I just blew it, but I don’t care. But I know that all the cast from the original Jurassic Park is coming back. And so it’s going to feel very much how Endgame brought everything together,” Pratt said.

Wine Prices Are Dropping

Friends Reunion Is Actually Going To Happen

As the show continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the six core stars and the creators have officially closed a deal to reunite for a one-off HBO Max special. The special, along with the entire library of Friends, will be available in May when the streaming service officially launches.

Graeter’s, Braxton Brewing team up for new Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream are teaming up again to release a new brew, a Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout.

The beer will launch a weekend-long celebration Friday with a tapping and release party at Braxton Brewing.  The limited-edition beer will hit shelves at Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville and Lexington starting March 2. The beer will be available in 16-ounce 4-packs for $13.99.

The stout is a brewed with notes of sweet black cherries, rich dark chocolate and an indulgent, medium-bodied white stout. Hailing flavors from Graeter’s iconic Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, the new innovation from Braxton is handcrafted to be reminiscent of one of America’s most memorable desserts: the chocolate-covered cherry.

$46.5 Million In Medical Debt Wiped Out By Tri-state Church

Thousands of families in Greater Cincinnati are getting their medical debt eliminated.  It’s all thanks to a local church and a non-profit based in New York.

On Sunday morning, church officials announced they were able to pay off $46.5 million in medical bills for tens of thousands of families across the Tri-state — and beyond.

In Ohio, church official say, they have abolished $42. 8 million in debts across 41,233 households in 103 zip codes.  The church is going beyond state boundaries, abolishing $1.9 million in debt across 2,974 Kentucky households, $1.5 million across 503 Tennessee households and $200,000 across 136 Indiana households.  Crossroads officials said they worked with a medical debt relief nonprofit called RIP Medical Debt.

According to the nonprofit’s website, for every $100 donated, $10k in medical debt is wiped out.

The nonprofit says this is their largest amount of medical debt that’s ever been retired.  Church officials explain those whose medical debt has been retired are currently being notified by mail, the notices being enclosed in bright yellow envelopes.