One could hardly blame President Obama for doing a bit of crowing Friday when he spoke to a rain-soaked crowd of several thousand at Cleveland State University.
He had just learned, as had the rest of the nation, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics had new numbers showing the national unemployment rate had dropped from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September – the lowest jobless rate since January 2009, the month he took office.
Red is lighting up the night sky in Cincinnati. The Great American Tower tiara has a red hue which will continue as long as the Cincinnati Reds are in the World Series hunt. Eagle Realty, the company maintaining the lights, says there are 192 bulbs. All are Metal Halide lights, which last a long time.
The company says "Lighting of the tiara symbolizes the excitement throughout downtown Cincinnati as the community rallies around the Cincinnati Reds as they compete in the playoffs."