By the numbers and The Good, Bad, and the Weird

By the numbers

25 is the number of times in August 2007 the temperature reached 90 degrees or above in Cincinnati.

4 the number of daily maximum temperatures over one hundred degrees in Cincinnati in August 2007.

0.55 inches is the amount of rain Cincinnati received in August 2007.

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird.


A Covedale dentist has created the Nov. 1 “candy buyback,” reported Sept. 30. After buying back area children’s Halloween candy for one dollar per pound, the dentist plans to send the candy to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq in an effort to help lift the soldiers’ spirits.


Almost one-fourth of Cincinnati public school bus drivers have been arrested, reported Sept. 29. Since 1991, 111 out of 458 bus drivers have been arrested. Although none of the charges were felonies, they ranged from drunken driving and drug charges to domestic violence.


A Russian woman delivered a 17-pound baby, reported Sept. 27. The baby was delivered by Caesarean section, the maternity clinic said. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the heaviest newborn as an American baby born in 1879 weighing more than 23 pounds.