Thursday, 05 March 2020 05:32

Summa Opens 24-Hour Coronavirus Hotline

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If you've got questions about the coronavirus, Summa Health has answers.

They've opened up a 24-hour call center to address community questions and concerns. The number to call is 234-867-6314.

They've also posted a video with up to the minute information about the virus:

You can also check with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website for more information:

The State of Ohio is also posting up to date information:

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 08:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/4/2020

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:17 - Joe Biden cleaned up at the Super Tuesday primaries, Bernie Sanders hit his demographics, and Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren performed poorly. The morning show began the program recapping Super Tuesday, and if this “Joe”-mentum will continue, or if there will be a contested DNC this summer.

10:13 - For more on Super Tuesday, Dr. David Cohen from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute gave his analysis.

17:33 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General shared some tips on prevention and detection.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 05:24

CAUGHT: Robbery Duo Arrested in Madison Township

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Two Akron-area fugitives are in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday morning.

Shaun Phipps and Ashleigh Mayfield were spotted in a Wal Mart parking lot in Madison Township. Phipps was behind the wheel and took off. Highway Patrol eventually deployed spike strips.

The duo was wanted in connection to two armed robberies, one at a Stow Speedway, the other at a North Canton Burger King. They're both facing a litany of charges.


The Stow Police Department has released the names of the two suspects in the armed robbery of the Speedway gas station at 1045 Graham Road on February 23rd. 

The suspects (pictured) have been identified as Shaun Patrick Phipps and Ashleigh Michelle Mayfield.

In addition to robbing the gas station of cash and cigarettes, the two are accused of stealing an employee's Honda CRV with Ohio license plate GST-6352. 

Arrest warrants have been issued for Aggravated Robbery and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. 

The pair are believed to be homeless but have been known to frequent the Akron and Canton area. Police believe they may still be in possession of the stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information about either of their whereabouts are asked to call Stow PD immediately at (330) 689-5700. Det. Dolezal is lead on the investigation.

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 10:28

Summit Co. Judge Self-Quarantines After Italy Trip

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Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty and her husband are self-quarantined for the next two weeks after returning from Italy late last month. Hear her talk more about that with the Ray Horner Morning Show: 

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 08:29

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/3/2020

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:17 - Super Tuesday is upon us, and 14 states will be holding their primaries today. With Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropping out of the race since Sunday and throwing their support behind Joe Biden, what will this mean for the Democrat Party? Dr. John Green from the Bliss Institute talked about the split in the party between the moderate establishment wing and the Bernie Sanders democratic socialist end.

10:08 - As of Tuesday morning, the death toll from Coronavirus is up to six in the United States, and close to 100,000 people have been affected worldwide. Dr. Gary Bollin from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General shared some of his expertise.

16:15 - Speaking of the virus, how is it affecting world markets and the US economy? And what about those 401Ks? Richard Peterson from Capital Financial discusses.

Monday, 02 March 2020 11:34

UA President Releases Statement on Coronavirus

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University of Akron President Dr. Gary Miller has released the following statement on coronavirus planning and prevention: 

As the coronavirus situation develops, I want to assure you the University is monitoring the situation closely and taking the necessary steps to hopefully prevent an outbreak here and make preparations in case an outbreak were to occur. We are in very close contact with state and local officials and we have an approved National Incident Management System (NIMS) pandemic protocol in place. We are preparing for a range of actions in response to the situation as it emerges. Following are some specific actions we have taken:

  • Updating the University’s overall plan for responding to a communicable disease outbreak.
  • In keeping with that plan, activating our Emergency Operations Group that is charged with overall responsibility for coordinating the University response to such a situation. This step is being taken as a precautionary measure to ensure we are as prepared as we can be should an outbreak affect us.
  • Restricting University-related travel to China and South Korea. We are prepared to add other travel restrictions should they be necessary.
  • Maintaining current information on coronavirus and its implications, including advice on good hygiene practices, on the UA website.
  • Working with a few students who were planning study abroad trips to China and South Korea; maintaining contact and supporting a student who already was in China and one already in South Korea. (Both report they are healthy, doing well and have indicated they do not want to return home.)
  • Distributed several Zipmail and Digest communications to the campus community to inform them of University actions, CDC and U.S. Department of State recommendations and other updates.

As a reminder, if any UA employee is planning any international travel on, or in support of, University business, you are required to register that travel through the International Center. See more information about that process.

In addition, this article from Sunday’s Akron Beacon Journal has very useful background information from an Akron physician who chairs the national organization of infectious disease doctors.

Finally, let’s all work together to maintain a healthy environment for all of us.


Gary L. Miller
The University of Akron

Monday, 02 March 2020 11:03

Ravenna Sanctuary Looking For Homes For Pigs

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Looking to adopt a pot belly pig?

Well, the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary says they've got a surplus.

The Ravenna-based sanctuary is taking to social media looking to find loving homes for some of their pig population: 

"We are at capacity for pot belly pigs. We are unable to help shelters and humane agencies because we have no space available. On this National Pig Day, please share our available pot belly pigs so we can find them loving homes." 

Find out more information at the Happy Trails website here

Monday, 02 March 2020 08:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/2/2020

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:17 - Joe Biden took home the win from the South Carolina primary, though the momentum continues with Bernie Sanders. And with the recent news of Pete Buttigieg dropping, what’s to come for Super Tuesday? Dr. David Beer from Malone University gave a preview.

9:37 - The panic has set in with the Coronavirus. Ray and Jeanne shared some of the latest news coming out of the weekend.

18:05 - Each and every Monday during tax season, BDO’s Doug Klein stops by and helps out the listeners with some tips.

Friday, 28 February 2020 08:55

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-28-20 Featured

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This week, we're sorting out the connection between social media and loneliness with a report from CBS News, and an interview with Akron area Psychologist and Author, Dr. Toni Cooper.

Friday, 28 February 2020 06:21

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/28/2020

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:17 - February is Black History Month, and each day, Ray Horner has interviewed several members of the black community who have been of influence around Akron, from politicians to physicians to business owners. Here is a recap and a portion of the interviews Ray conducted with Eddie Sipplen, Darryl Brake, Russ Neal, Al Bragg, Dr. Demond Scott, Teresa LeGrair, Robert DeJournett, Robert Fenn, Kemp Boyd, Tara Samples, and Judi Hill.

13:03 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn talked to guest-host Tony Mazur about what’s opening at the theaters this weekend.

17:00 - Speaking of the weekend, the South Carolina primary is happening, and all eyes are on Joe Biden. Will he wake some of the moderate Democrats, or is the momentum heading leftward with Bernie Sanders?

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