Thursday, 20 February 2020 08:49

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/20/2020

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:17 - February is Black History Month, and each day, Ray Horner will interview a member of the community who has been of influence and made a difference. Today, Ray had a conversation with Robert DeJournett from the Greater Akron Chamber.

7:33 - Akron Public Schools' Superintendent David James had his State of the Schools address, and he shared some of the bullet points discussed, from the academies to the new buildings.

17:19 - Michael Bloomberg was attacked by his Democrat cohorts during last night’s debate. So what will this mean for the former New York City mayor and the rest of the field? Dr. David Cohen from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute gave his thoughts.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 09:45

Cavs, Beilein Part Ways

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As quickly as it started the John Beilein era in Cleveland is over. 

Reports are that the Cleveland Cavaliers and the first-year head coach have agreed to part ways Tuesday.

It was a rough transition for first-time NBA coach Beilein who signed a five-year deal with the Cavs after twelve seasons at the University of Michigan. At the All-Star break, the Cavs are sitting at 14-40; worst in the East and the second-worst record in the NBA (behind the Warriors, 12-43). 

Beilein is now just the third NBA coach in the past 30 years to be fired before making it to the end of his first year with a new team. 

As of Wednesday night's practice, Associate Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff is taking over the full-time head coaching duties. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 08:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/19/2020

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:17 - February is Black History Month, and each day, Ray Horner will interview a member of the community who has been of influence and made a difference. Today, Ray had a conversation with Robert Fenn from Social Security, a frequent guest on the program.

6:35 - Tom Cotton and others have shared some conspiracy theories revolving around the Coronavirus. One of the big theories is the disease was created in a lab, and another is it was a tool used to quell the Hong Kong protests.

13:57 - Speaking of Coronavirus, Dr. Thomas File from Summa Health gave us an update.

19:07 - A physician from Northeast Ohio is the first to use an imaging device in order to detect and treat wound care. Dr. Windy Cole from University Hospitals discussed it on the air.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:26

Firefighters Chili Challenge Friday, Lock 3

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(City of Akron) - The 14th Annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge, sponsored by the City of Akron, will take place at Lock 3 on Friday, February 21st. Chili will be served starting at 11AM and go until 1PM or until the chili runs out, whichever comes first. Awards take place at 1PM.

Each year, Akron firefighters issue the challenge to see who can create the best chili, which is served to downtown employees and visitors. Some chili variations are traditional, while other teams set themselves apart with distinct flavors and ingredients.  Tickets for six samples of chili are $10. Individual chili samples are available for $2.  Beverages are also available for $2. All proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Institute.

“I look forward to the Chili Challenge every year and tasting the newest flavor combinations and traditional recipes served by our various competitors,” Mayor Horrigan said. “I encourage everyone to come to Lock 3, enjoy some delicious home-cooked food, and join in the friendly competition in support of Akron Children’s Hospital. May the best chili win!” 

The 2020 competitors include the Akron Fire Department, The Akron Police Department, the City of Akron Human Resources Department, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, Judge Joy Malek Oldfield of the Summit County Common Pleas Court, and the City of Akron Office of Integrated Development.  Teams will be competing for Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and the Joe Smith Spirit Award.  The Joe Smith Spirit Award was created in honor of Detective Joe Smith, an active supporter and participant in previous chili challenges, who passed away in 2014.  

For the latest parking information and how to get around downtown please check out https://www.downtownakron.com/getting-around/parking.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:49

Children Services Hosting Foster Open House Event

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The opioid epidemic is largely to blame for the current foster care system crisis in the state of Ohio and across the country.

Substance use and abuse has led to more children in the system, with fewer than ever qualified homes for them.

In Summit County alone, there are more than 800 children in agency with fewer than 200 licensed foster families.

In an effort to help place some of the children desperately in need of a home, the Summit County Children Services is hosting an open house event for anyone interested in fostering on the 27th of this month. You must first register by Thursday this week. Click here for more information from the SCCS. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/18/2020

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:17 - February is Black History Month, and each day, Ray Horner will interview a member of the community who has been of influence and made a difference. Today, Ray sat down with Al Bragg, retired captain from the Akron Fire Department.

7:52 - February 18th is the cutoff date for voter registration before next month’s Ohio Primary. Secretary of State Frank LaRose discussed that, as well as his opposition towards Jane Fonda speaking at Kent State on May 4th.

12:46 - In the world of politics, Michael Bloomberg is rising up the ranks in the Democrat Party, and will even qualify for the next debate. The morning show panel talked about Bloomberg’s rise with centrists and how his momentum may split the party.

19:57 - Today is National Drink Wine Day, though Millennials seem to be abandoning the bottles of red and white in favor of craft beer.

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Monday, 17 February 2020 12:21

Cavs And Beilein Reportedly Close To Parting Ways

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Reports around the NBA are that the Cavs and first-year head coach John Beilein could be close to parting ways.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs and Beilein have mutually discussed him stepping down. 

Beilein came to the Cavs from the University of Michigan, and signed a five-year deal with the team. Cavs have won just 14 games this season; worst in the Eastern Conference and second worst in the NBA.

Monday, 17 February 2020 10:04

Gas Prices Up In Akron

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(GasBuddy.com) Akron gas prices have risen 16.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 stations. Gas prices in Akron are 26.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Akron is priced at $2.12/g today while the most expensive is $2.74/g, a difference of 62.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.03/g while the highest is $2.95/g, a difference of 92.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.71/g while the most expensive is $100.60/g, a difference of $98.89/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.43/g today. The national average is down 12.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 11.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Akron and the national average going back ten years:
February 17, 2019: $2.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.31/g)
February 17, 2018: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
February 17, 2017: $2.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
February 17, 2016: $1.62/g (U.S. Average: $1.71/g)
February 17, 2015: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.26/g)
February 17, 2014: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.35/g)
February 17, 2013: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.73/g)
February 17, 2012: $3.26/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
February 17, 2011: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.14/g)
February 17, 2010: $2.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.58/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Cleveland- $2.40/g, up 5.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.34/g.
Pittsburgh- $2.68/g, up 0.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.68/g.
Ohio- $2.38/g, up 8.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.30/g.

Monday, 17 February 2020 08:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/17/2020

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:17 - February is Black History Month, and each day, Ray Horner will interview a member of the community who has been of influence and made a difference. Today, Ray sat down with Glenn Gillespie, owner and head chef at Edgar’s Restaurant in Akron.

7:57 - Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder joined the program to discuss the school voucher program and the controversies surrounding them.

14:59 - BDO’s Doug Klein stopped by with some tips, as we’re just under two months away from Tax Day. Doug talked about kids and taxes this morning.

18:04 - A couple of Indians related notes to wrap up the podcast. First, one-time Tribe infielder Tony Fernandez passed away over the weekend at the age of 57. Also, Tribe ace Mike Clevinger will be down for a month or two with a meniscus tear.

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Friday, 14 February 2020 12:03

Akron Area Y Looking To Fill Dozens Of Positions

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(Akron Area Y) In celebration of its 150 years in serving the community, the Akron Area Y is holding a HIRING DAY, for all of their locations, on Friday, April 3 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kohl Y (477 E. Market Street, Akron, 44304)

One-hundred and fifty part-time jobs including open-positions for Before/After School Counselors; Assistant Teachers; Lifeguards; Member Service Representatives and Camp Staff (at the branches and at Camp Y-Noah and Rotary Camp) will be available.  New hirers may work in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Macedonia or Wadsworth.  

On-site interviews will take place, so applicants are asked to bring a photo I.D.

Available jobs offer a flexible schedule and a membership to the Y.    

The Akron Area Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening the community and serving ALL regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

For more information, visit Akronymca.org/jobs

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