Friday, 10 May 2024 08:26

Course Review: Medina Country Club

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. Nick Hershey filled in for Ray this week and talked with Dan about Medina Country Club.

 
Friday, 10 May 2024 08:50

Bases & Balls 5.10.24

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls! They talked about Brayan Rocchio, Gabriel Arias, and the young team continuing to get better.

Akron Mayor Shammas Malik joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He covered Akron happenings such as the Lock 3 renovations, Reservoir Park,  the search for a new Fire Chief, and more. 

Akron City officials and community leaders broke ground for a new pool and renovated recreation center at Reservoir Park in Goodyear Heights, on Tuesday.

The pool will be completely redone, and the community center will be partially demolished, expanded, and renovated.

The new pool will feature a 15-foot slide, shallow water play space, 25-meter lap lanes, climbing wall, shaded areas, updated bathhouse and more.

The community center will include an updated and modern building entrance, multi-purpose/meeting room, kitchen, art room, game room, and gathering space. Outdoor renovations will add more green scape, seating areas, improved pavement, and feature an enhanced fire pit area. The new center and grounds will provide more space for community gatherings and flexible programming space.

The project will cost around $10 million dollars, will be paid for with federal funds, and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2025.

This is an illustration of what it will look like when it is done:

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This is the planned layout:

Reservoir Community Center

 

 

Jeff Gilbert , Auto Industry Expert with CBS News, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Jeff has kept an eye on Electric Vehicle (EV) trends and statistics. He broke down the sales of EVs, longevity, and maintainance.

 
Wednesday, 08 May 2024 07:25

Hey Bobby! 5.8.24

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Each Wednesday throughout the season, Ray Horner speaks with Guardians VP Bobby DiBiasio. This week they talked about CC Sabathia, who is going into the Guardians Hall of Fame, and Matt "Tugboat" Wilkinson. 

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 08:20

National Teachers Week

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Jennifer Walls, award winning teacher formerly with Akron Public Schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. It is National Teachers Week! Jennifer talked about the profession. 

 

The Akron Police officer who is currently under investigation for shooting a 15 year old boy in the hand who was holding a toy gun on April 1st, has been fired from his job, for two other, unrelated use of force incidents.

Officials say Officer Ryan Westlake was involved in a use of force incident on December 23, 2023, as well as on on March 1, 2024.

Both of those incidents resulted in him being charged with Conduct Unbecoming of an Akron Police Officer, and Violating the Akron Police Division Resisting Arrest/Use of Force Procedure.

Meanwhile, criminal charges against the 15 year old boy who got shot by Officer Ryan Westlake—Tavion Koonce-Williams—have been dropped, pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting which is being conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

He had been charged with brandishing a replica firearm in the presence of a public safety officer, which is a misdemeanor.

Summit County Juvenile Court Judge, Linda Tucci Teodosio, granted a request from the Summit County Prosecutor's office, to dismiss a charge of brandishing a replica firearm in the presence of a public safety officer, that had been lodged against15 year old Tavion Koonce-Williams, who was shot in the hand by an Akron police officer on April 1st.

The misdemeanor charge was dropped pending the completion of an investigation into the incident, by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

Summit County Prosecutor, Elliott Kolkovitch, says "Pursuing charges at this time against Mr. Koonce-Williams could undermine the independence of BCI investigation”, adding that “Charging decisions should only be made after the completion of a thorough review of the incident by independent investigators.”

Koonce-Williams, was shot by Akron police officer, Ryan Westlake, who responded call about a teen teen pointing a gun–which was later determined to be fake– at homes near the intersection of Tonawanda Avenue and Newton Street, in Goodyear Heights.

Since then, the City released details about Westlake's employment record, incidating he had been disciplined in the past for inappropriate behavior, and Koonce-Williams' family is calling on the City to fire him for "excessive force" in connection with this "traumatizing" shooting.

 

Dr. Jennifer Savitski, Doctor with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She will be a guest speaker at this month's Akron Roundtable. She talked with Ray about the upcoming discussion on Abortion.

 
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