Citizens Not Politicians, a nonpartisan coalition has begun the process of collecting signatures to get a proposed amendment on the November 2024 ballot, that would seek to end gerrymandering in Ohio.

News 5 reports that the proposed amendment would create a 15 member commission made up of democrats, republicans, and independents that would be in charge of drawing up district maps, and make it unconstitutional to create districts that discriminate against or favor any political party. It would also bar politicians, party officials, lobbyists, and large political donors from sitting on the commission.

The American Red Cross is in Maui, helping victims of the deadly wildfires. Jim McIntyre, Regional Director of Communications American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the destruction that has occurred and what the Red Cross is doing to help the victims in Maui, providing food, medical care, and shelter to those in need. You can text "Hawaii" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, or youy can go to to make a donation of any size.


Every month, Ray talks with a Cleveland Clinic Akron General about what they're doing to help throughout the community. In August, Dr. Titus Sheers, Chair Medical Education Administration, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed medical students, specialists, being a teaching hosptial, and more! 


Some City of Akron water customers in Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township should boil their water until further notice, as the result of a water main break on Penninsula Road near Bath Road.

Akron officials say the break caused reduced water pressure for about 150 customers, and they shut off their water supply as a result.

Now, they are working on repairs, and it will likely take until sometime this afternoon for them to be complete, and for water pressure will be restored.

However, even after water pressure is restored; the boil water advisory will remain in effect for 18-24 hours. 

Here is the area that is affected:

Akron Peninsula Road north of Bath Road

Steels Corners Road West

Towpath Blvd.

Deepwood Drive

Smokerise Drive

Laurel Valley Drive

Deepridge Drive and Circle

Bolanz Road

Riverview Road between Bolanz and Everett

Everett Road

Oak Hill Road

Major Road to Stine Road

A detailed map describing the limits of the precautionary advisory is available here.

All customers within this area are advised to boil their water until further notice. Water used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of 2 minutes and returned to the proper temperature before use. This advisory will be in effect until further notice, but for a minimum of 18 to 24 hours after the repair is made and normal pressures are restored.

Further, the loss of pressure may also cause additional disruptions in water quality including discolored water and/or potentially a temporary increase in lead levels in the drinking water.

As a standard practice the US EPA recommends the following actions to reduce possible lead exposure in drinking water:

If water has not been used for several hours, run the tap until there is a noticeable temperature drop. Then, run water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before using it for drinking and cooking. This helps flush water that may have contained lead that may have leached from plumbing.
Use cold water for cooking, drinking, and preparing baby formula. Boiling the water will not reduce lead.
Clean your faucet aerator regularly.

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A press release will be issued when the boil water advisory is lifted. Please contact the Akron 24/7 Water Distribution Dispatch at 330-375-2420 for further updates.

Monday, 14 August 2023 10:32

Police Investigate Death of One Year Old Boy

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Akron Police are investigating the sudden death of a one year old boy, and are asking for tips to help them determine exactly how it happened.

They say they arrived at a home in the 600 block of Hancock Avenue at about 2PM Thursday afternoon, after a report of a cardiac arrest. There, the first officer on the scene started CPR until EMS arrived.

The child was pronounced dead after being transported to Akron Children's Hospital.

Police say they talked to witnesses and analyzed the scene, but they're still looking for more information. Anyone who can help, is asked to call Akron Detectives at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

You can also provide anonymous nformation, by contacting The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS, or you can Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.

In addition, you can download the Akron PD app and submit information by texting Tips411 or accessing the link on the Akron Police website;

Monday, 14 August 2023 08:30

Sea Water Temps Reach Record Highs

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Sea water temperatures have reached record highs around the world. What is causing the rising tempuratures and what impact will warm oceans have? Cameron Lee, Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it.

Friday, 11 August 2023 11:54

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro: 8-11-23: Dark Patterns Featured

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Most consumers know what it's like to feel cheated and manipulated, and no one does it better, or on a bigger scale, than big tech.

Old scams like "bait and switch", false promises, and teeny-tiny fine print, get new life on a much broader scale when millions of people worldwide find out  that without their consent; their private information has been harvested and sold, they've been opted-in to ongoing subscriptions, or they've accidentally signed up for services that no matter how hard they try; they just can't cancel.

But it turns out, there actually are people who are willing to step up and fight giant tech behemoths like Amazon, the makers of Fortnite, Epic Games, and Vonage.

They work at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and we talked to one of them; James Doty, who is a staff attorney in their Financial Practices Division.

Listen now, to find out how the FTC can help consumers get back in the game, even when the cards are ever-increasingly stacked against them.



One piece of advice that Doty passed along during our conversation that you may want to keep in mind, is that even if you think your complaint will never get noticed; just remember that there are potentially millions of other people who have had the same problems, and adding your complaint to the list might just tip the scales in your favor.

He suggests writing just one complaint letter, and then sending copies of it to other consumer protection organizations as well, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Like the FTC; they have online forms you can fill out to report fraud.

Consumers really do have rights, and though it is often hard to get any attention as an individual; you just never know when your individual complaint will turn out to be what makes the difference between suffering in silence, and getting justice.


Friday, 11 August 2023 08:12

Film School: The Great Escape

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. Featured this week is the 1963 film, The Great Escape.

Friday, 11 August 2023 07:35

Golf Tips: Shafts for Your Clubs

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they discussed the shafts on your clubs and how they can make or break your game. 

Friday, 11 August 2023 07:34

Golf Course Review: Westfield Country Club

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week, they went to Medina County to talk about Westfield Country Club.

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