Friday, 16 August 2019 10:13

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-16-19 Featured

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This week, aviation technology, with planes, drones, and even blimps! We'll also hear about how Facebook is invading your privacy yet again, and how they're planning to one day, even read your mind.


Friday, 16 August 2019 10:03

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/16/2019

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:19 - Would you drop $500 on unlimited pasta, salad, and breadsticks from Olive Garden? Tony is looking at his bank account and his bathroom scale.

5:14 - The economy has been fairly solid the last year, but could a recession be on its way? Robert Dodaro from Prism Wealth Management joined the show to share his outlook.

9:57 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn dropped by to talk about what’s in the theaters this weekend (Angry Birds 2), what he’s seen (Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood), and a little on the billions Disney has raked in so far in 2019.

13:01 - A wet weekend could be looming, which may put a damper on your golf game. Dan Dauk, our morning show golf pro, has some tips if you want to hit the wet links.

17:05 - We wrapped up Friday’s program discussing our favorite baseball broadcasters.

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Friday, 16 August 2019 05:13

Medical Marijuana Symposium Coming to Akron

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(SUMMIT CO. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP) Summit County Community Partnership’s medical marijuana committee is hosting a Medical Marijuana Symposium on Friday, September 6, 2019 to provide the community an update on the state of medical marijuana in Ohio and how the law could impact youth, neighborhood residents, employers & their workforce, and government officials. The event will be held at Summit County Public Health – Fairway Center located at 1867 W. Market St. in Akron, Ohio.

State and national experts will share information regarding Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, the impacts of the law for employers & the workforce, as well as the clinical implications and science of marijuana. The symposium is a primer on Medical Marijuana and will be helpful to employers, government officials, chemical dependency, treatment, prevention and mental health professionals; youth workers, faith based organizations and community residents.

Speakers include: Aaron Weiner, Ph.D., the Director of Addiction Services for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Chicago and a national speaker on the clinical implications of marijuana; Marcie Seidel, a member of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee which provides guidance to Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Commission as it oversees the implementation of Ohio’s medical marijuana program, and Karen Pierce, the Managing Director or Working Partners Systems, Inc., an expert on helping employers navigate the uncertainties and impact of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana law.

The event is open to the public but registrations are required..

Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:01

Yasiel Puig Becomes US Citizen

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One of the newest members of the Indians is NOW one of the newest citizens of the United States.

Yasiel Puig, who is just coming off of serving a three-game suspension for fighting in his last game with the Reds, and who defected from Cuba in 2012, became an American citizen on Wednesday.

The slugging outfielder posted this photo to Twitter Wednesday: 


Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:19

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/15/2019

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:19 - The University of Akron has a new president, and that is Dr. Gary Miller. He took the time to introduce himself to the Akron area on the air with Ray on Thursday morning.

7:17 - Today is the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock. The panel took a trip in the wayback machine to discuss some of the classic acts and the mystique around the half-century old music festival.

13:25 - WAKR’s Kris Drew dropped by to talk about his Ohio State Buckeyes and their new starting quarterback, Justin Fields.

18:35 - How often do you “double dip” your chips? Ray, Tony, and Kris shared their thoughts.

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:24

City of Green Updating "Green Alert" System

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The City of Green's Fire Chief is asking residents to take a moment and update their contact information within the city's emergency notification system, Green Alert.
In a press release, Chief Jeff Funai says they're migrating to a new system and need the updated info. 
See more from the Fire Chief below: 
The City of Green Fire Division is switching service providers for our Green Alert, our mass emergency notification system. While we are transferring data to the new system, we are asking all residents to take 2 minutes to update their contact information.
Enroll in one of three ways:
  1. Online. Register.
  2. Text GREENOH to 99-411. Once you receive a reply text from this number, follow the link to complete your registration. 
  3. By phone. Call our non-emergency dispatch number 330-896-6610 and our dispatchers will assist you in registering.
Even if you have signed up for our alerts in the past, we are asking ALL to update their information.
The types of alerts you will receive include:
  • Severe weather alerts
  • Emergency notification
  • Critical community information (temporary road closures, etc.)
  • Additional community updates
  • SPORTS parents: sign up for field closures
Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:14

Summit Co.: FREE Women's Self Defense Class

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Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has announced a free women's self defense class at Nordonia High School next week.

See more info below: 

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:58

UA Announces New President

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The University of Akron has a new President.

He is Gary L. Miller, who is currently the Channcellor at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and will start his new job in Akron on October 1st.

You can find the University's official announcement below. Click here to see the press conference where they live-streamed the announcement on Facebook.


(University of Akron) - The University of Akron Board of Trustees today announced the selection of Gary L. Miller, Ph.D., as the University’s 18th president. Miller currently serves as Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He will assume duties in Akron on Oct. 1, 2019.

“After a careful, thorough and inclusive candidate search, our Board of Trustees unanimously chose Dr. Miller to lead The University of Akron into the future,” said Board Chair Joseph M. Gingo. “Dr. Miller has an outstanding record as an effective higher education leader and consensus builder. He brings not only two decades of senior-level higher education leadership, but also first-hand experience as a member of the teaching faculty and as a researcher. My Board colleagues and I believe he is the right person at the right time to lead our University.”

Interim President Dr. John C. Green will continue in his current role until October, then serve as special assistant to the president for strategy and transition until Jan. 31, 2020. While serving as special assistant to Miller, Dr. Green also will retain his titles of director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, and distinguished professor of political science.

President-elect Miller said, “I am honored and excited by the prospect of leading the faculty and staff of The University of Akron. They have done much in a very short time to ready this University for reaffirmation, renewal, innovation and growth. I see a university well positioned for the creative institutional and community discussions needed to develop a new, forward-projecting design.”

Miller has served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay since 2014. His administrative credentials also include roles as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington; provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University; and dean of the College of the Pacific (arts and sciences) at the University of the Pacific.

He earned a doctorate in biological sciences from Mississippi State University, and co-authored the widely used textbook, Ecology, while serving as a professor and chair of the biology department at the University of Mississippi. Miller earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology from the College of William and Mary. He and his wife, Georgia, have three adult children.

Additional information about Dr. Miller is available on the president-elect webpage.

Board Chair Gingo said, “I want to extend my thanks to Board members and the elected leaders of the six key university constituency groups who participated in the presidential search process. These individuals provided valuable insights, opinions and observations that helped inform the Board’s selection of Dr. Miller.”

Interim President Green added, “I commend the selection committee on a fine choice for this vital position. The selection of Dr. Miller as the 18th president of this University is cause for great optimism and enthusiasm.”

Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System added, “Gary has been an effective leader as UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor, helping grow enrollment while elevating UW-Green Bay’s standing as a strong regional comprehensive institution within the UW System.  His leadership was instrumental in developing and implementing mission changes that were responsive to state and regional needs.  As important, he was extraordinarily successful in community engagement, helping build relationships that not only benefit us now, but will serve us well into the future.  We wish him the best.”

The UA Board has appointed a Presidential Transition Committee led by Board Chair Gingo that includes Trustees Lewis W. Adkins, Jr., Alfred V. Ciraldo, Olivia P. Demas and Student Trustee Taylor Bennington. The committee will coordinate President-elect Miller’s meetings with University and local leaders, as well as other aspects of the seven-week transition period.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/14/2019

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:19 - Back-to-school sales are back in stores now. Kids can get anything from backpacks to notebooks to….guns?

7:38 - Speaking of back-to-school festivities, Summit County executive Ilene Shapiro stopped by to promote this Saturday’s Summit For Kids at the John S. Knight Center. She also spoke about Amazon coming to Akron and the opioid crisis that has plagued the community.

14:16 - Tony has a cat at home, so Ray brought some cat facts to the table.

20:22 - The Indians made it close, but ultimately fell to the Red Sox last night, 7-6. Francisco Lindor, who could have been the winning run, was caught stealing and costed the Tribe the game, but Ray and Tony praised Frankie and the team for their aggressiveness.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:30

Indians, Cavs Release Schedules

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The Cavs have released their 2019-2020 regular season schedule that tips off in Orlando on October 23rd.

Three days later the Cavs welcome the Pacers to Rocket Mortgage Field House for the home opener on the 26th. The only nationally televised game for Cleveland is in DC against the Wizards on November 8th.

LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers come to town on March 26th, the same day as the Indians 2020 season/home opener when the Tribe take on the Detroit Tigers. 

Click here for the full 2019/2020 Cavs Schedule. 

Click here for the full 2020 Indians Schedule. 

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