Doctor of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Dr. Donald Dumford, joined Ray. They talked about the uptick in Covid-19 cases, why it's important to get vaccines and boosters, long Covid symptoms, and more.
Clay Cozart, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Akron Lodge 7, joined Ray. They discussed retention and hiring of police officers in Akron. They talk about officers leaving for higher paying jobs, the wounded reputation of police across the country, and more.
Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray. This week, they discussed The Gray Eagle (Tris Speaker), the best seat in the ballpark, and Guardians Charities.
State Representative, Bill Roemer, joined Ray to discuss the health of Lake Erie. Algae blooms are predicted to be lower this year than they have been in a long time. Bill talks about how important the health of Lake Erie is to the state and what is being done to improve it.
Akron, Ohio, May 16, 2022 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full 2022 Street Resurfacing list. The City plans to pave 38 miles carried over from 2021 plus an additional 45 miles for a total of 83 miles planned in 2022. The City has budgeted $5.4 million for the 45 new miles and is using carryover funds from 2021 to cover the other 38 miles.
A list of streets scheduled for resurfacing in 2022 (including alternates) is available here.
"I've made Akron's roadways one of my top priorities ever since taking office," said Mayor Horrigan. "Our infrastructure investments are paying off in sustained improvements, but there's still plenty of work to do. This year's resurfacing program will be one of the largest we have ever undertaken, and it will continue to build on our forward progress to create significant improvements for Akron’s commuters."
Mayor Horrigan continued, “This week is National Public Works Week here in Akron and across the nation, and I'd like to thank the over 300 dedicated and hardworking employees serving the citizens of Akron in the Building Maintenance, Highway Maintenance, Motor Equipment, Parks Maintenance, Sanitation Services and Street Cleaning Divisions of the Public Works Bureau. Without their efforts, the City simply wouldn’t run.”
The paving list and schedule are subject to change due to various circumstances such as weather and supply chain issues. If streets are being used as highly traveled detour routes for various construction projects, resurfacing on those roads may be delayed. The Alternate (ALT) streets are only performed if additional funding becomes available and time allows.
“This past winter was very tough on our roadways, with double the normal amount of snowfall and the extremely cold temperatures in January,” said Public Works Manager, Jim Hall. “Fortunately, we were able to get a break with the weather and get an early start on our 2021 carryover program. And we’ll begin our 2022 program work later this month. With all the construction work in and around the area, we urge drivers to be mindful of construction crews, not to speed in construction zones and to not use your phone while driving.”
In creating the resurfacing list each year, the City grades the condition of each street and paves the “worst first,” taking into consideration traffic conditions and clustering streets together to reduce mobilization costs and maximize efficiency.
Signage will be posted on each street several days before resurfacing work is scheduled to begin. Traffic is maintained as much as possible during this work, but on-street parking is prohibited on the dates posted. The Drive Akron Website will be updated with anticipated work, as well as, periodic updates to the program on the City’s social media pages (Facebook: City of Akron, Ohio – Mayor’s Office; Twitter: @AkronOhioMayor.) Residents with specific questions are encouraged to call the Mayor’s 3-1-1 Action Center for more information.
Sheila Miller, Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray. They discussed stress and demands of the job. They also touched on additional training and lack of nurses.
Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis talks with Ray Horner every Saturday about various happenings around the world. This week, Ray and Paul dedicated the show to answering questions sent in by listeners.
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday to discuss classic films. This week, they broke down a classic from 1972, The Godfather.
Each Friday Ray talks with Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Guardians. This week, they talked about Covid within the team and coaching staff, development in the team, and more.
Imagine an adversary so big, and fast, and strong that it can overwhelm all cyber defenses everywhere in the world; smashing through them as easily as a hot knife passes through butter.
That's what federal officials are doing right now, as they execute a new plan to mitigate the risks of quantum computers to the nation's cyber, economic, and national security.
So far, quantum computers, which use the properties of quantum physics to perform computations in an entirely different way than traditional computers, and are much, much faster, are not yet advanced enough to threaten our security. But, experts believe that in the not too distant future; they will be.
According to a National Security Memorandum issued by President Biden earlier this month; a quantum computer of sufficient size and sophistication–also known as a crypto-analytically relevant quantum computer (CRQC)–will be capable of breaking much of the public-key cryptography used on digital systems across the United States and around the world.
That means it could jeopardize civilian and military communications, undermine supervisory and control systems for critical infrastructure, and defeat security protocols for most Internet-based financial transactions.
It also means that all of our current routers, switches, passwords, and security protocols, are going to become obsolete.
So, there is a plan taking shape right now, to migrate, upgrade, and replace current systems over time, with the goal of transitioning as much as possible to quantum-resistant cryptography by 2035.
In fact, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are now developing new technical standards for quantum-resistant cryptography, and the first sets of these standards are expected to be released publicly by 2024.
So, what exactly is quantum computing, and why is it both a threat to our national security, and an amazing opportunity that will drive innovation, create jobs, and lead to technological advancements that we can't even yet imagine?
Dr. Susan Ramlo
A serious crash involving an ODOT truck left I-77 Northbound closed for more than an hour Thursday morning.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting it was a dump truck that veered off of the road near the Akron-Canton Airport exit and hit the ODOT vehicle that was parked along the right side of the highway.
Video has been released of the accident, showing the explosion at the moment of impact.
The driver who was inside of the parked ODOT vehicle and the driver of the dump truck were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The highway was completely shut down for about an hour Thursday morning, then reopened to one lane of traffic by about 8:45 a.m.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan talked with Ray about increasing security cameras throughout the city, police recruitment, and about small business recovery with Covid 19 sticking around.