Cincinnati vs. The World 4.4.12

A 118-year-old pump station and water tower in Eden Park could soon be home to a microbrewery and tasting room if city officials approve the developers’ request to overhaul the building. The developers are reportedly members of the Martin family, which a

A 118-year-old pump station and water tower in Eden Park could soon be home to a microbrewery and tasting room if city officials approve the developers’ request to overhaul the building. The developers are reportedly members of the Martin family, which already owns the Cincinnati Beer Company. CINCINNATI +1

Indonesia’s strict anti-pornography laws will soon include a ban on mini-skirts “because they make men do things,” according to an Indonesian Parliamentary speaker. WORLD -1 

Two male college students last week were violently attacked while holding hands walking around Miami University. Before the students were punched several times in the face, they recall hearing someone yell derogatory slurs; investigators believe the two were targeted because they were gay. CINCINNATI -2 

A homemade bomb damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wis. Fortunately, the bomb caused only a small fire which quickly extinguished itself. WORLD -1 

Ludlow, Ky., formerly dubbed a “food desert” by the Department of Agriculture for its inaccessibility to healthy, affordable food, now has its own supermarket, Riverside Market, for the first time in 14 years. CINCINNATI +1

Conservatives’ trust in science has fallen 25 percent since the mid-1970s, while trust levels have remained stable in self-identified moderates and liberals, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. WORLD -1 

Findlay Market will start charging patrons to park in its three main parking lots for the first time since 1999 beginning Monday, April 23. Pay stations will reportedly accept exact change, credit and debit cards, including the option to pay by phone. CINCINNATI -1

THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI -1, WORLD -3

TO DATE: CINCINNATI +3, WORLD -21

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