Friday, 12 July 2019 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/12/2019

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:19 - Ray started Friday off with some fun TV show facts. Did you know Jon Cryer could have been Chandler on Friends? Lisa Kudrow was almost Roz on Frasier? And Gilligan’s first name is Willy?

9:51 - Former Akron Public Schools superintendent Dr. Sylvester Small returned to the area briefly, as an education building was dedicated in his honor.

16:05 - As the morning show was live, the golfers were teeing off for day two of the Bridgestone Senior Players. Our golf pro Dan Dauk recapped what he saw after the first day of this non-WGC tournament over at Firestone Country Club.

21:05 - Burger King has….tacos? They’re only a dollar, yet some foodies are complaining about them. Maybe because Burger King is not really known for its tacos?

Friday, 12 July 2019 04:59

Wayne Co. Girl Missing Twice in Two Weeks

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From the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page:

Allison Arnold, has run away once again. As you may recall, Allison who is 14 years old, left home without permisson two weeks ago and was gone for several days.
She is 5'2'' and 110 lbs. We not not have a clothing discription at this time.

Allision lives in the Burbank/Creston area.

Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/11/2019

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:19 - The late Jim Bouton was a former Yankee pitcher who had fallen on hard times with injuries, so he turned to becoming an author. His 1970 book, Ball Four, caused a stir because he told many tales out of school about his fellow players, and he was essentially blackballed by the league. Ray and Tony talked about the legacy of Ball Four, which related in a lot of ways 35 years later with Jose Canseco’s Juiced.

10:09 - The Bridgestone Senior Players tournament is going on at Firestone Country Club, and many spectators will look at the greens with jealousy, wishing their lawns looked that good. Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski talked about manicuring lawns in this warm summer, and she answered listener questions, as well.

17:27 - What films would be on your Mount Rushmore? A classic film? A gripping drama? A knee-slapping comedy? The panel shared their favorite flicks.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:30

Portage Water Rescue Busy, Fundraising

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The Portage County Water Rescue Team has been busy over the past month rescuing kayakers and others from the Cuyahoga River in Kent, and their worn down equipment shows. 

More than 22 people have needed helping getting out of the unusually high and fast river over that time. The water level has risen dramatically and the current is higher than normal due to the heavy rain that's come down, specifically over the month of June. 

The video below is from a rescue on June 22nd, courtesy of YouTube user Scott Budzar: 

 

To help raise money for replacement gear, the Portage County Water Rescue Team is selling T-shirts with their logo on them. 

Click here to find the T-shirt on their Facebook page. 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:28

New Ownership at Summa Health

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Big news from Summit County's biggest employer; Summa Health.They've been bought out by Detroit-based Beaumont Health.

Summa CEO, Dr. Cliff Deveny talked us about why they did it, and what comes next.

 


Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/10/2019

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:19 - 1992 (and 1996) presidential candidate Ross Perot passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Ray, Jeanne, and Tony talked about the legacy of Perot, mainly how his run in ’92 changed the course of politics.

8:29 - A Michigan-based company Beaumont Health has acquired Summa Health System, though Summa will keep its name. Dr. Cliff Deveny, president and CEO at Summa, talked to Ray about what will change and what will remain the same during and after this transition.

16:32 - Northeast Ohio has been abuzz of late, from the MLB All-Star Game to the Bridgestone Senior Players this week, which leads into next week’s All-American Soap Box Derby. President of the derby, Mark Gerberich, stopped by the studio to preview the events ahead of next week.

A suspect in an Akron murder case was arrested by US Marshals and local police in South Charleston, West Virginia.

24 year old Eugene Wells is charged with Aggravated murder, for allegedly shooting 23 year old Walter Matthews Junior, during an argument near the intersection of Princeton and West South Street, on June 3rd.

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:40

18 Year old Man Shot while Driving in Akron

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Akron police reporting another at least apparently random shooting in the city.

They say an18 year old man was riding in his car near 2nd Avenue and Fuller Street Monday afternoon about 1:00,  when he stopped to make a turn, and a stranger started shooting at him. They say he was wounded when a bullet hit him in the ankle, and that several more hit his car.

Now, police are investigating, and asking anybody with information about the incident to contact them.

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 07:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/9/2019

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:19 - Though the Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit more than 90 home runs, the Mets’ Pete Alonso prevailed and won the Home Run Derby. While Tony watched and enjoyed it, he’s still on this diatribe about "juiced-up” baseballs hurting the regular season games. 5:34 - All eyes in the sports world these last few days have been on Northeast Ohio, and that continues tonight with the MLB All-Star Game. Bob DiBiasio from the Tribe gave us a preview of how busy he and his compadres at Progressive Field have been. 15:12 - Volunteers have been a huge part of any golf tournament at Firestone Country Club. Barb Dietrich has been a fixture there for sixty years, and she joined Ray to talk about her years at Firestone. 20:00 - We hear about box office blockbusters, but what about the worst box office bombs?
Monday, 08 July 2019 09:28

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/8/2019

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:19 - It’s been nine years since LeBron James first left the Cleveland Cavaliers in favor of Miami, Florida. A lot has happened since then, from a 2016 championship to yet another exodus, this time to the Lakers, and now LeBron has to compete with some studs on the other side of his home arena. Ray and Tony talked about LeBron’s legacy since 2010, and how he’ll compete with the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

9:41 - In addition to the MLB All-Star Game this week, it’s also time for the Bridgestone Senior Players tournament. John Anderson, executive vice chairman for Northeast Ohio Golf Charities, joined the show to talk about the impact the volunteers have each year to make sure the tournament goes off without a hitch.

16:58 - The July temperatures are heating up, and veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs is here with tips for your pets. He talked about avoiding dehydration, and he spoke of the warning signs of limping.

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