Cincinnati vs. The World 11.07.2012

Despite Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s best efforts to deter early voting across the state this election cycle, state election officials estimate that Ohio has seen a record turnout of early voters this year. CINCINNATI +2

Despite Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s best efforts to deter early voting across the state this election cycle, state election officials estimate that Ohio has seen a record turnout of early voters this year. CINCINNATI +2

A Chinese man divorced and successfully sued his wife for $120,000 for giving birth to their daughter that was “incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me,” he said. The wife had received some expensive plastic surgery before the two met, which husband Jian Feng claimed was fraud to “trick” him into marrying her. WORLD -2

A Cleveland judge punished a woman caught driving on a sidewalk to maneuver around a school bus by ordering her to wear a sign at an intersection reading “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” WORLD +1

Two Cincinnati police officers bought Howdy Car Wash in Paddock Hills to offer ex-offenders a second chance; the two operate the business and hire former cons to get them off the street and help them become productive citizens. CINCINNATI +2

Surprised? Most registered Republican voters — 68 percent — believe that demonic, Exorcist-style possession is real. Only 48 percent, however, believe in climate change. WORLD -2

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI +4, WORLD -3

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI +19 WORLD -89

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