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."
The long arm of the law reached out this morning, and nabbed Jason Lyle Conrad, the Summit County Jail inmate who escaped Sheriff's Deputies when they took him to a doctor's appointment Tuesday, at Summa, White Pond Health Center.
US Marshals and their Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, including local police, and the State Highway Patrol aviation unit; found Conrad riding a bike on some train tracks near the intersection of Aqueduct St. and Market St. in Akron this morning, and now he is back behind bars.
Conrad escaped yesterday morning while being moved from transport vehicle. He was handcuffed and wearing a boot from a previous injury, at the time.
Now he's back in custody facing charges of willfully fleeing, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, and a parole violation.
A Hudson man will pay roughly $2.4 million in penalties and restitution after defrauding customers who hired him for contracting services.
According to 3 News, Neil Wolfe was sentenced for breaking consumer protection laws at least 71 times through his now defunct company Neil Construction.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost brought a lawsuit against Wolfe back in 2021 alleging that he would pocket customers' down payments while performing inadequate work and sometimes no work at all.
Wolfe will now pay back over $663,000 to the people he scammed, plus $1.775 million in civil penalties.
Tim Stried, OHSAA's Director of Media Relations, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The State Softball Finals have been in Akron since 2008. Ray and Tim discussed the relationship with Akron now and going forward. They also laid out the finals that begin on Thursday.
Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly episode of Hey Bobby! This week they talked about Sam McDowell, a starting pitcher from 1961 to 1975 who spent some time as a Cleveland Indian. He is a six-time All-Star and led the American League in strikeouts five times. They also discussed outfield dimensions.
Akron police say they encountered a large, hostile, crowd when they responded to a "shots fired" call near the corner of Orrin Street and South Hawkins Avenue, just South of Copley Road in West Akron, on Sunday night at around 9:00.
Around the same time; an 18 year old man showed up at Cleveland Clinic-Akron General, with gunshot wounds described as "non-life threatening", saying somebody shot him near the intersection of Orrin Street and Nome Avenue.
Later, police say, they arrested 21 year old Demauri Dabney on several charges, but they were unable to fully process the crime scene because of the large crowd. They did, however, say they picked up some spent shell casings, and now they're asking for tips on on what they're calling a Felonious Assault, though Dabney hasn't been charged with that particular crime.
So far, he is charged with Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, Obstructing, and Resisting Arrest, and police say he suffered a leg injury while trying to escape arrest.