Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:23

Texas Couple Kidnaps Akron Man Looking for Cash

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Akron Police arrested a Texas couple who they say set up another man and kidnapped him in an effort to get money.

According to the report, the victim met his friend, Nicole Gaither, 47, at a bar along Arlington Street Saturday night. After some drinks the victim left around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, and was met by the female suspect's husband, Ronnie Gaither, 50, who pulled a gun and kidnapped the male victim.



Police were notified by the victim's brother around 7 a.m. Sunday after he told them he received messages demanding money, presumably from the Gaithers. About 1 p.m. Sunday, police found the victim, unharmed, at a home along East Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton.

The Gaithers were arrested, charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and abduction.

Friday, 30 August 2019 10:39

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-30-19 Featured

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This week, we’re looking at technology your health, including stories about high tech bandages, gaming injuries, and changes on Instagram designed to reduce teen depression.
We’ll also hear about the latest efforts to block robocalls, how to recycle your old cell phone without actually getting rid of it, and how 5G technology may revolutionize your home wi-fi connection sometime soon.

Please note: You can subscribe to this podcast through the Apple and Andoid app stores, as well as through Stitcher and Spotify.

Friday, 30 August 2019 08:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/30/2019

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:19 - How real are these reality shows? Ray was saddened to read about his favorite shows being either enhanced for the cameras or altogether fake. Though there are a few reality shows that actually are quite true.

7:23 - It’s Labor Day weekend, and there aren’t any big releases? Scott Wynn raps with Ray about this new-ish trend.

9:34 - Have you ever ordered vanity license plates? And if so, have any of those plates been rejected due to either innuendo or flat-out vulgarity? A woman in New Hampshire had to deal with the morality police at the BMV.

13:14 - A nice weekend is upon us, which means the golf courses should be packed. Golf pro Dan Dauk shares tips on dealing with larger crowds, and he stresses patiences when playing behind slower golfers.

18:03 - Labor Day weekend also brings a new season of high school football, as well as fall sports in general. Akron Public Schools athletic director Joe Vassalotti talked about some of the teams and schools to keep an eye on this autumn.

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Friday, 30 August 2019 05:23

OH High Schools Sporting National Guard Jerseys

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Select high school football teams across the state will be donning special Ohio National Guard-themed jerseys to kickoff their seasons this weekend, including Cuyahoga Falls High School.

The jerseys (pictured) feature a dark camouflage pattern, black numbers and lettering, with "National Guard" scrawled across the back.

Read the full press release from the Ohio National Guard below: 


(NATIONAL GUARD) COLUMBUS, Ohio - High school football teams all across the state of Ohio will be wearing special jerseys at designated games during the 2019 regular season, with help from the Ohio Army National Guard, beginning Friday. The jerseys are a dark camouflage pattern and have been approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for home team wear. Fairfield High School, Cuyahoga Falls High School, River View High School, and Warren High School are expected to debut the jerseys this weekend.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:29

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/29/2019

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:19 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the show to respond to Ohio AG Dave Yost’s proposed Consolidate Litigation Act, which would take over cases in the courts against the drug makers during the opioid crisis.

7:09 - Does it seem like kids are going back to school earlier? It’s not just our imagination. Summer basically ends for kids when August starts up, rather than the good old days when the scholastic year stretched from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

15:02 - How exactly is the US economy doing? Could a recession be in our future? Dr. Kathy Wilson heads up the department of economics at Kent State University, and she explains.

20:44 - Dr. Joe Congeni from Akron Children’s Hospital stopped by to touch on the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck this week.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 07:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/28/2019

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:19 - Popeyes Chicken is throwing down the gauntlet in the sandwich game, competing directly with the likes of Wendy’s and Chick-Fil-A. Have you tried it? Good luck, because if they’re not all sold out, the lines for these chicken sandwiches are massive.

4:41 - Jerry Craig is the executive director of the ADM Board in Summit County, and he stopped by the studio to talk about all the services the board does in our community. Also joining Jerry was Gizelle Jones with VANTAGE Aging.

11:33 - Remember your teen years? Ever wish you can go back to those *fairly* innocent days? Days with no bills and not many responsibilities?

16:40 - The final preseason game for the Cleveland Browns is mercifully this Thursday, and final cuts will be happening soon. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report came on to recap last week’s pedestrian performance by Baker Mayfield, and he takes a gander at the roster as well.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 05:01

Canton Drug Ring w/ Link to Mexico Busted

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Fifteen people who were dealing heroin and cocaine from Mexico and California throughout the Canton area have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges.

The following were named in the 39-count indictment out of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland: 

  • Miguel Reyes-Perez, 33, from Mexico
  • Miguel Ayala-Cardona, 52, from Canton
  • Juan Silverio Castro-Castrio, 18, from Massillon
  • Louis Dunson Jr., 49, from Canton
  • Louis Dunson III, 26, from Canton (pictured)
  • Oscar Fabian Garcia-Reyes, 29, from Canton
  • Michael Yarnell Harris, 40, from Massillon
  • David Deon Jones-Dehart, 38, from Orrville
  • Stephanie Joy Dehart, 48, from Orrville
  • Albino Lopez-Ruvalcaba, 43, from Canton
  • Willie J Middleton, 63, from Canton
  • Earnest Lee Nelson Jr., 36 from Orrville
  • Rogelio Tello-Ramirez, 51, from Canton
  • Ciro Ajualip, 26, from Canton
  • Alvaro Orosoco, 34, from Canton


The U.S. Attorney out of Cleveland's reporting one of those indicted, Louis Dunson, III, 26 from Canton, is still at large.

Anyone with information on Dunson's whereabouts should call the FBI at 216-522-1400. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 12:13

Former KSU Student Sentenced in Campus Assault

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Former Kent State criminology student Connor Hendry, 21, who once worked for the KSU PD, was sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charged of Gross Sexual Imposition connected to an on-campus incident back in April of 2018.

Hendry, whose father used to work for the KSU PD, was originally charged with rape, but only months after the incident was reported.

Hendry is will have to register as a Tier One sex offender for the next 15 years and is banned from KSU campus forever.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:33

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/27/2019

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:19 - Senator Sherrod Brown is speaking on workers’ rights in the Akron area, and he joined the program to preview his roundtable discussion. He also talked about trade and the G7 summit and his beloved Cleveland Indians.

5:05 - Ever have a hobby growing up that was lampooned by your peers at the time, yet they later came around to respect you for it? For Tony, it was drawing and drama club, and for Kris Drew, it was the topic at hand: ballet.

12:13 - It hasn’t been a positive time in Tribe land after getting swept by the Mets and possibly losing Jose Ramirez for the season. Bob DiBiasio talked about Ramirez’s hamate bone surgery and his loss, how the team will respond with others coming off the IL, and a little on Barberton’s own Hal Naragon.

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Monday, 26 August 2019 11:32

Open Houses Scheduled for New Fire Houses

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Akron's two new fire stations are ready for the public, as Mayor Dan Horrigan's announced two open house events, both happening Thursday, September 12th.

First, Fire Station Number 2 at 952 East Market Street will be unveiled with a ribbon cutting, followed by tours starting at 10 a.m. Shortly afterwords, at 11:30 that same morning, the Mayor's inviting you to Station Number 4 at 81 W. Thorton Street. There will be a press conference that starts at 11:30, followed by its own ribbon cutting and open house.

Representatives from the Akron Fire Department, including Chief Clarence Tucker, will speak, along with Mayor Horrigan. There will also be demonstrations of hands-free CPR. 

The two stations are the first to be rebuilt with the income tax increase funding from Issue 2 that was passed in 2017.

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