In Medina County, the sheriff’s office is investigating a string of crimes apparently targeting the Amish community. Someone has been terrorizing Amish homes in the middle of the night, shattering windows by throwing objects like railroad spikes, rocks, and bottles into homes.
News 5 reports that authorities have responded to 14 similar calls over the past few months, almost all of them taking place in the small Amish community in Homerville. So far no arrests have been made and authorities don’t have much to go on besides a dark colored sedan spotted near some of the homes, but Det. Larry Covey says whoever is responsible could be charged with a hate crime known as ethnic intimidation for the targeted attacks.
There is a lot of talk about Terry Francona possibly stepping down as manager of the Cleveland Guardians. Brian Dulik, sports writer for the Medina Gazette, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the possibility and what's next for the Guardians. They also discussed the Browns ahead of game one.
Akron Police are asking for tips to help them find the robber who carjacked a Door Dash driver at 11:20PM Tuedsay, near the intersection of East Ido Avenue and South Main Street.
Police say the 19 year old food delivery driver told them a man with a gun stole his cell phone and his car, a 2014 Honda Accord (Ohio License plate: FPM-7063).
But. while police did eventually find the cell phone; they're still looking for the robber and the car.
If you can help, contact the Akron Police Detective Bureau, Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
You can also provide anonymous information to any of the following:
*This story was updated on 9-7-2023*
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.
This week's athletes are from Barberton High School:
Jenna Matheson is a starting midfielder for the Magics Girls’ Soccer Team. She leads the team on and off the field by her play, effort and example. She is the coach on the field directing the team offensively and defensively. Coach Miller and his staff can count on Jenna to make the in-game adjustments that they are directing from the sideline. Jenna is also a member of the BHS Swim Team for Coach Gisewhite. Jenna carries a 3.9 overall GPA taking mostly Post-Secondary Classes.
Landon Caddell is a member of the BHS Boys’ Soccer team and is the starting center back for the Magics. In his starting role for the Magics, he directs the team defensively for Coach Armbruster. His knowledge of the game helps the team transition from defense to offense during the course of the match. He is the epitome of what it means to be a team player as he always puts the team first and his individual success second. Landon carries a 4.3 overall GPA taking Post-Secondary Classes.
Jimmy Buffett lost his battle with Merkel Cell Skin Cancer over the weekend. Dr Jim Libecco, a Dermatologist in Fairlawn, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the rare skin cancer, prevention, detection, and more.
Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly episode of Hey Bobby! Bobbytalks about the waiver claims, the three new pitchers, and updates us on Triston McKenzie and Shane Bieber.
Akron police are on the lookout for an approximately 17-20 year old robber who held up a man at gunpoint, after he withdrew money from an ATM at the Circle K in the 200 block of Darrow Road, on Friday Sept. 1, at about 10:30 AM.
They're circulating the suspect's picture now, hoping someone can tell them who it is.
If you have any information about the robber who got away with what police describe as a "large" amount of cash from the 35 year old man, who was walking Westbound on Eastlawn Avenue when he got held up; please give them a call at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
You can also contact them through The Summit County Crimestoppers, by calling 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 their website, www.AkronCops.org.
A potential teachers strike is looming for the Springfield Local School district after the teachers union voted on August 28th to authorize a 10-day strike notice with negotiations on a new contract breaking down.
The Beacon Journal reports that the strike authorization vote by members of the Springfield Local Association of Classroom Teachers came after months of failed negotiations with the district administration that began back in May.
In news release union spokesperson Beau Grubbs said that “As educators, each member of SLACT is deeply committed to the success of every student,” adding that “we believe that Superintendent Shelley Monachino and the Board of Education need to deliver a fair contract that addresses those issues which are impacting our students and our community."
Superintendent Monachino declined to comment on the negotiations noting that the bargaining process is confidential and it would be “inappropriate to disclose any of the specifics.”
In a letter to district parents, the SLACT highlighted teacher retention and the impact of larger class sizes on behavior as some of the challenges the district is facing.
School administrators and the union negotiators are set to meet again, this time with the help of a federal mediator, on Wednesday at 5pm.
Steve Millard, President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Tuesday. They talked about how local businesses are doing, the workforce, hybrid work environments, economic challenges, and more.
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they went back to 1963 to discuss the horror-thriller film, The Birds.
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talk about Fairway Woods & the Rough.
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links.
Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. The conversation begins with Cole Calhoun's impact on the team. They also talked about Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie, Gavin Williams' knee injury, and they previewed upcoming games.
Ohio Red Cross volunteers are in Florida doing their part to support residents after Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s gulf coast yesterday morning, making landfall as a category 3 hurricane.
Six volunteers from the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region made their way to Florida earlier this week, two of them driving a Red Cross Emergency Vehicle. They joined more than 400 Red Cross disaster responders who were prepositioned with trucks of supplies to move in and provide relief to residents as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Ohio Red Cross volunteers also remain in Hawaii and California assisting with relief from the recent wildfires and floods in those states, with the Red Cross noting that as severe weather worsens they have been responding to nearly twice as many large disasters as they did a decade ago.
As the intensity and frequency of disasters grow the Red Cross is always in search of more volunteers. If interested in helping out you can visit redcross.org/volunteer.