Akron police say two young men, a 17 and an 18 year old, were injured when shots rang out a large party in the parking lot of the old Erie Island Elementary School, at the corner of Cordova and Peckham Streets early this morning.
They say the 17 year old showed up at Cleveland Clinic-Akron General at about 12:15 AM, with a "non life-threatening " gunshot wound, but the 18 year old, who arrived in a separate vehicle, was more seriously injured when he got run over by a car while trying to escape the gunshots. He remains hospitalized.
The identity of the shooter, as well as that of the hit-skip driver that struck the 18 year old, is unknown, and police are sifting through evidence including a rifle and shell casings they collected at the scene.
An FBI Raid in Plain Township over the weekend resulted in an arrest and the seizure of drugs, cash, and weapons.
As reported by the Canton Repository the FBI’s Stark County Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at a house near Meyer’s Lake where they found 6 kilos of cocaine, 2 kilos of fentanyl, 50 pounds of marijuana, 6 handguns, $1 million dollars in U.S. currency, and jewelry valued at about $100 thousand dollars.
A 38-year-old man was arrested during the raid and is facing multiple felony drug trafficking charges.
The Softball State Tournaments wrapped up at Firestone Stadium over the weekend. Tim Stried, OHSAA's Director of Media Relations, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They reviewed the Softball Tournaments and previewed the Baseball State Tournament coming up this weekend at Canal Park!
US Marshals are looking tips to help them find 38 year old John White, who they're seeking for the alleged rape of two 12 year old girls..
They say John White fled his apartment in Akron, after a 16 year old minor was recovered there.
White is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighing approximately 165 pounds.
He is being sought on two counts each of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and gross sexual imposition of a minor.
If you have any information that can help Marshals find White; contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or you can send a tip, and remain anonymous if you want, online: http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html.
Gas prices dropped again in Akron last week, to an average of $3.36 per gallon.
The national average also dropped, and is now $3.51 per gallon.
But, that downward trend might not last, according to GasBuddy.com, which reports we could see some gasoline price increases now that the OPEC+ oil cartel voted to cut current production, and Saudi Arabia announced it is going it alone, and cutting production in July as well.
According to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.com, the last time OPEC+ agreed to cut production, it led to a temporarily rally in the price of oil, but as global oil demand hasn't been as strong as expected, the cut failed to hold oil prices up. OPEC+ and Saudi Arabia are likely hoping that the rise in oil prices will stick longer this time, as the Saudi economy relies on oil prices north of $81 per barrel.
As a result, he says it's likely that as a result of the production cut, oil prices could rally this week, pushing gasoline prices higher as early as mid-week.
How long any rise in gas prices lasts is up in the air, but he says he doesn't believe motorists need to be worried. "Any rise in average prices should be fairly small, and we're still extremely unlikely to make a run at record prices anytime soon."
After weeks of rancorous political infighting, and worldwide concern that the US could for the first time ever, default on its debts; Congress passed a bill that raises the nation's debt ceiling, and President Biden says will sign it.
But, was it worth all the hysteria, backbiting, political bickering, and overarching doom and gloom that preceded the eventual agreement?
Well...yes. Could we have done with a whole lot less drama? Well...yes. That too.
Jeanne Destro, who hosted the Ray Horning Morning Show today, talked about it with CBS News White House Correspondent, Steven Portnoy.
Steven Portnoy, CBS News White House Correspondent
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. Jeanne Destro was in for Ray on Friday. She and Joe discussed the 1985 film, The Breakfast Club.
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. Nick Hershey is in for Ray, he talked with Dan about ball placements and why it matters!
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. Nick Hershey is in for Ray this week, he talks with Dan about Chenoweth Golf Course in Akron.
Kent State University's Porthouse Theatre, which is an outdoor amphitheater on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, is opening their 55th season next Friday, June 9th, and will feature great live entertainment for the whole family. Executive producer, Tony Hardin, joined Jeanne Destro to talk about the upcoming season and shows coming soon!
Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week, Jim and Ray talk about Josh Naylor catching fire, the pitching staff as pitchers recover from injuries, and more!
This week, we're talking about newly discovered, extremely sophisticated, cyber threats that pose real dangers to consumers, and to our national security.
Although we've tackled some of these issues before; it seemed like it was worth a closer look at some new threats that came to light just this week.
They include a pre-installed Android phone and TV exploit that consumers can't detect, and is nearly impossible to delete, Russian-linked malware that can attack and do physical harm to power grids, and completely fictitious legal precedents, that were generated by artificial intelligence.
To help us make sense of it all; I talked to Dr. John Nicholas, who has been teaching cybersecurity at the University of Akron for many years, and who is now the Director of the Center for information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Dr, John Nicholas, Ball State University
Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday. The conversation began with how the downtown area is really coming together with all of the updates that the city has been working on. They also talked about updating Firestone Stadium and Canal Park, and the Youth Violence Intervention And Prevention Strategic Plan.
The suspect wanted in connection with the May 17th road rage killing of 40 year old Akron resident, George Jenson, who died after getting shot while driving on I-76 in Norton, was arrested today in Columbus.
Southern Ohio US Marshals and Columbus police took Dacarrei Tovon Kinard into custody without incident, near 1400 Livingston Ct. in Columbus. Marshals say Norton Police identified Kinard as the suspect, got a warrant for his arrest, and let authorities in Columbus know where it was likely they would find him, earlier today.
In a press release, Northern Ohio U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “The Norton Police Department worked nonstop to gather information, follow up on tips from the public, and ultimately make an identification for this suspect."