Pull out a comfy lawn chair, grab some snacks and face to the east this weekend for a view of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas said the meteors are about the size of a grain of sand and hit the earth's atmosphere at more than 100,000 miles per hour. They reach 3,000 degrees fahrenheit, producing the flash of light you see.
"The only trick is, you have to be up pretty early in the morning to see most of them, usually between 2 and 5 a.m., which is a little early for most folks," said Regas.
Kings Island is going to be building its 15th roller coaster. A release says it will be the longest inverted steel roller coaster in the world. It's called Banshee and will debut in April. You can take a virtual tour at visitkingsisland.com/banshee.
Fifth grade teacher Amy Kromer of Hebron is excited to start the new school year at Caywood Elementary in the Kenton County School District next week.
"When I started teaching my son was in first grade, so I could relate to my first grade students," she said. Now, her son is older and she's moving on to older students too. This is her first year teaching fifth graders and she says getting her room ready for them is totally different.