Wednesday, 19 April 2023 07:47

Hey Bobby! 4.19.23

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Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray to talk baseball. This week, they talked about the Base Stealing King, Kenny Lofton, they went back to the 60's to talk about the controversial trade of Rocky Colavito, and they talked about the current team. 

The eight officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker last June will not face criminal charges. That was the decision made by the special grand jury, which returned a no-bill decision yesterday in the Summit County Common Pleas Court, meaning the jurors found that the actions taken by the officers involved in the shooting were legally justified. 

Attorney General Dave Yost held a press conference via Zoom at 3:30 pm to announce the decision. During the conference Yost gave a summary of the events that occurred June 27th, 2022 when Walker was killed, according to evidence gathered by the BCI investigation.

The series of events began when police initiated a traffic stop of Walker’s vehicle. According to police, Walker fled in his vehicle from officers and gave chase, firing a gunshot from his vehicle during the chase. Yost said that Walker exited his vehicle through the passenger side door, wearing a ski mask, and ignored commands to stop and show his hands. Officers tried unsuccessfully to use stun guns to subdue him.

Yost says that Walker then “reached for his waistband in what several officers described as a cross-draw motion, planted his foot and turned toward the officers while raising his hand. Only then did the officers fire, believing Mr. Walker was firing again at them.”

Yost noted that the officers did not know that Walker was unarmed at the time and that the reach to his waistband was interpreted as a threat, saying that, "The law allows officers to use deadly force to defend themselves or others against a deadly threat.”

Yost added that while Walker’s shooting may have been legally justified his death is still a tragedy saying, "I grieve the loss of this promising young life, though I recognize no words of mine will offer comfort to the family," he said.

The Akron Police Department is still set to do an internal investigation into the shooting to determine if the officers involved violated any internal policies and procedures.

Yost's remarks are available here


BCI case files for the Jayland Walker case are availabe to view here

Tuesday, 18 April 2023 07:43

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers

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The Grand Jury has decided that the police officers involved in the death of Jayland Walker will not face charges. Mayor Dan Horrigan joined Ray to talk about the case, the internal investigation that is now beginning, and how the city will move forward. 


The Akron School Board is in search of a new member. Following the resignation of board member N.J. Akbar, who resigned to take a new position, the board is looking to fill Akbar’s vacant seat quickly and asking anyone who is interested to apply by noon on Wednesday, April 19th.

As the Akron Beacon Journal reports, whoever fills the open position will be one of 7 members involved in major decisions in the coming months including the selection of a new superintendent. The board hopes to approve the new member by Monday, April 24th, unless they determine that more time is needed. 

Candidates for the position must be at least 18 years old, a US citizen, and reside within the boundaries of Akron Public Schools. If interested you can submit a resume and letter of interest to the Interim Treasurer Todd Adkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To view the full job posting click here.

Representative Emilia Sykes joined Ray. They talked about the Grand Jury in the Jayland Walker case and about Emilia's first 100 days in office. 

Friday, 14 April 2023 06:48

Golf Tips: Wedges & More

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday with tips and info for golfers. Today, they talk about wedges. 


Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week, they talk about Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro.  


Something new and exciting coming up at Kent State University; a new summer robotics program open to undergrad students from all over the country, paid for by a $450 thousand dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.

We talked about it with Assistant Professor, Dr. Ye Lu, and Associate Dean, Dr. Joycelyn Harrison, from the KSU College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Find out more, listen now.

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Dr. Joycelyn Harrison, Kent State University

Ye Lu ProfShot

Dr. Ye Lu, Kent State University

Friday, 14 April 2023 07:16

Jayland Walker Case & Grand Jury Breakdown

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Attorney Dean Carro joined Ray to discuss the Grand Jury, how it's put together, and the Jayland Walker case. 

Friday, 14 April 2023 08:41

Bases & Balls 4.14.23

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins Ray on Fridays for Bases & Balls! Ray and Rosey discuss the rule changes and the impacts they're having, the team, and more! 

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