Imagine a world without plastic waste. 

It could happen, according to Assistant Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron Dr. Junpeng Wang. Listen now to find out more about his groundbreaking research on a new way to make and infinitely recycle plastic.

We'll also hear from MAGNET President and CEO, Ethan Karp, about thousands of good paying, high tech jobs that are open now in Northeast Ohio, KSS Robotics Director, Nathan Sterrett on the educational value of K-12 robotics competitions, and from Ohio Development Services Agency Director, Lydia Mihalik, on who won the recent TechOhio Startup Creativity Challenge.


Dr. Junpeng Wang, Assistant Prof., Polymer Science, University of Akron

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Dr. Ethan Karp, President & CEO, MAGNET

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Lydia Mihalik, Director, Ohio Department of Develoopment Services


They want to start a Civil War.

That's what law enforcement experts, including Author and nationally known Security Consultant, Paul Viollis, say is behind a disturbing increase in violent militia and hate group activity in America. 

He talked about it with WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, in response to reports that the same extremist group that plotted to capture and kill Michigan's Governor last year, was planning to do the same to Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine

Some of those alleged extremists are in jail, but thousands of others with the same goals and ambitions are plotting right now to overthrow the US Goverment; many of them right here in Ohio.

Listen now, to find out why, and what we can do about it.


Akron mayor Dan Horrigan held his State of the City address on Monday where he covered the major bullet points, from housing and infrastructure to pandemic response.

The mayor joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to break down what was mentioned during his address, which was held inside at the newly revamped Akron Civic Theatre. Horrigan starts out discussing quality-of-life matters such as Good Park Golf Course, then segues into conversations on the city's finances and housing in general.

Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:44

Medina Township Woman Missing Since Monday

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Medina Township Police are asking the public's help finding a woman who's been missing since early Monday morning. 

According to reports, Jane Milota dropped off her autistic adult son at the Westfield Inn about 7:30 in the morning Monday and then never showed up to work at Arby's off of Route 18 later in the day.

Anyone with information is asked to call Medina Township Police immediately. 

In 2020, people around the globe learned rather quickly the effects of COVID-19 and who gets impacted the hardest, which were the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions. But the Delta variant is blanketing a larger part of the population.

Dr. Rob McGregor is the Chief Medical Officer at Akron Children's Hospital, and he shared his perspective on how this variant is affecting kids on the Ray Horner Morning Show. He says this variant is hitting the younger population pretty hard, mainly because they are the group most likely to not have been vaccinated. He also touched on the masking in schools, as well as importance of the vaccine in children and the possibility of it being approved for those 12 years old and younger.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 07:13

Hey Bobby! - 8/11/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner.

With the statue of Rocky Colavito being unveiled Tuesday, Bobby and Ray talked about the slugger who stole the hearts of so many baseball fans in Cleveland all those decades ago.

Hey Bobby! is powered by NECA-IBEW.

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 blistering the population, including the greater Akron area, many are concerned about potential restrictions as the school year and fall season lurk around the corner.

Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the latest numbers with the virus, and how children are getting impacted. She believes it is the right thing for students and staff to be masked to limit the potential spread of the virus until cases go down and/or the vaccine is approved for individuals 12 and under.

As for sweeping mask mandates with the general population, Skoda says there is a road block due to Senate Bill 22, which will not allow health departments and even the governor to mandate face coverings again.

US Marshals are looking for 18 year old Michael Lloyd Junior, of Akron, and offering a reward for information that would lead to his capture.
Lloyd is wanted on aggravated murder charges for the April 6th drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 17 year old Davieon Frazier, and the injury of another juvenile. He's described as a black male, standing 6 foot and weighing 165 pounds.
If you have any information, contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or you can send a web tip at the following webpage Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Monday, 09 August 2021 08:23

Health and Back-to-School Fair in Canton Saturday

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(Canton, OH) – Canton City Public Health (CCPH) is pleased to announce a Health and Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 14th at Crenshaw Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and open to all members of the community.

Canton City Public Health has partnered with several Southeast Canton churches, Buckeye Health Plan, and the Greater Stark County Urban League to organize the fair which will feature free health screenings; vision screenings; COVID vaccinations; family activities including games and raffles; free food; haircuts; and a backpack and school supplies giveaway. Medicaid and MyCare members of managed care plans, age 18 and older with a valid ID, who get vaccinated at the event will receive a $100 gift card.  CCPH will provide a $100 Walmart gift card to those who receive a vaccine and are not on managed care plan.

“The health and back-to-school fair will be a day of fun for the community that offers free health services including COVID-19 vaccines,” said Jim Adams, Health Commissioner for Canton City Public Health. “Vaccination remains essential to the health of our community, and I hope everyone who has not yet been vaccinated for COVID will visit us and receive a vaccine to help protect loved ones.”

“I encourage all of our friends and neighbors to join us for the health and back-to-school fair,” said Pastor Michael Pressley Sr. of Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ. “Supporting healthy habits is a priority for our church, and I look forward to the community coming together for a day of health and family and Vaxfun.”

“From COVID vaccines, to vision screenings, to women’s health education, there will be plenty of free health services available at the fair,” said Pastor Shawn Lemon of Sherrick Road Church of God. “It’s never too late to get the free vaccine, and the fair will be a fantastic opportunity to do so while spending time with the community.”

“An empowered community begins with a healthy community,” said Diane Robinson, President and CEO of the Greater Stark County Urban League. “The fair will provide access to important health offerings like the COVID vaccine, and I hope others will join me in taking advantage of these free services.”

Vaccine will be available for anyone age 12 or older. Canton City Public Health will be offering both Moderna and the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Aultman Hospital will be offering Pfizer.

Crenshaw Park is located at 1500 Sherrick Rd. SE in Canton, next to the Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center. Event will be held rain or shine.

A feeling everyone can empathize with is the nervousness of heading back to school. Summer is wrapping up, and the daily grind of school work looms in the air. Some students are able to cope with that feeling, with a few even embracing and getting excited to head back to the classroom. But not every student shares those sentiments, and many are overcome with anxiety.

Dr. Ethan Benore specializes in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Cleveland Clinic, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to address how everyone from children to the parents and even school administrators can handle the problem of childhood anxiety. Dr. Benore believes the first step to addressing this anxiety is for parents to form a set structure for a child, thus establishing a security blanket. He says that anxiety could be deeper than just completing tests and homework assignments; bullying in school and other mental health hurdles could lie beneath the surface.

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