Monday, 26 August 2019 08:32

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/26/2019

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:19 - School is back in session all around, and while there is excitement in the air, there’s also looming threats of bullying, whether in-person or online. How is Akron Public Schools addressing this ongoing issue? Dan Rambler explains.

6:31 - Hope you didn’t draft Andrew Luck in your fantasy leagues, as he stunningly announced his retirement on Saturday night. Ray and Tony mentioned how it may be the norm for NFL players to retire at or before 30.

13:49 - Today is National Dog Day, and it’s fitting to have our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs in studio to talk all things dogs.

18:36 - 2+ decades, and the “Which is better: Seinfeld or Friends” debate still rages on. The morning show panel is still partial to Seinfeld (especially Tony), so Ray mentions a few facts on the Show About Nothing.

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Friday, 23 August 2019 09:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/23/2019

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:19 - Friday’s show, as usual, began on a light note: breaking down the Donny & Marie Star Wars variety show! This segued into a conversation on variety shows from years past and Star Wars through the decades.

8:40 - With the 2020 presidential race in full bloom, the University of Akron has a class for their students to prepare. Dr. David Cohen talked about the course, which is called Campaign Battleground.

14:34 - Another light weekend at the movies, but Scott Wynn is here for you in case you’re interested.

16:52 - Heading to a restaurant tonight? Here are some of the most popular items inside chain restaurants across the land.

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:32

REPORT: Online Threat Against Falls Middle School

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Police in Cuyahoga Falls are investigating a report of a threat made online that mentioned Roberts Middle School and a school shooting. 

The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that an all-call email alert that was sent to at least the family and staff of RMS Wednesday night; it's unclear if the entire district was notified. 

The first report of a "possible threat" came in to Falls PD late Wednesday afternoon, according to the paper, but further information has not been released. 

School was not canceled Thursday, but Cuyahoga Falls Police Officers were on campus early Thursday and remained throughout the entire school day. 

Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:50

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-23-19 Featured

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This week, underwater robots, government surveillance and facial recognition, how being stressed out can keep you safer online, portable personal air conditioners, that can keep you super cool, even when its super hot outside.

 


Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:51

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/22/2019

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:19 - Controversy surrounds…Dancing With the Stars? Many are not happy with a member of the new cast of stars, as former press secretary Sean Spicer is a part of it. The panel on the morning show chatted about it (even though no one on the show watches Dancing With the Stars).

5:35 - Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, called into the show to discuss all things surrounding President Trump, including background checks on guns and immigration.

13:16 - The XFL is back, to the delight of….some. The new teams, their names, and the coaches were announced on Wednesday, and the league will begin (again) in 2020.

18:15 - What’s the possibility that Route 8 can become an interstate? Councilman Mike Rasor touched on what needs to be done.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/21/2019

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:19 - Ray and Tony often walk our area’s malls and they’ve observed the changing of retail. Summit Mall seems to have a better grasp, but according to Tony, Chapel Hill Mall is in deep trouble, with only a third of the mall being occupied.

5:50 - President Trump is mulling over a possible payroll tax cut. Will this help as thoughts of a recession keep popping up? Prism Wealth Management’s Robert Dodaro shares his thoughts.

10:05 - As far as sports popularity goes, football continues to be king, while baseball is only big with the 55 and older crowd. Will younger Americans ever be excited about baseball as it heads towards being a niche sport?

18:19 - The bottled water craze has been big for the last couple of decades, but for how long?

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:11

Theft Suspect Who Sicced Dogs on Employee Arrested

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Update: Akron Police have arrested Snow's 37-year-old daughter Jennifer Clark (pictured below) in connection to last Friday's theft/dog attack at the Acme on East Avenue. Clark is charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

Police add that now both dogs that were unleashed on the Acme store employee are in custody of the Summit County Animal Control. 

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Akron Police Detectives have arrested the woman they say stole a cart full of groceries from the Acme Fresh Market on East Avenue Friday afternoon, and then sicced her dogs on a store employee who followed her out to the parking lot.

Linda Snow, 64, of Norton was arrested Tuesday and is charged with Aggravated Robbery and not controlling her dog.

One of the dogs in question was at her home when police arrived and is now in custory of Summit Animal Control.

 

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:36

Social Media Helps Catch Blossom Suspect

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A photo taken at the Korn - Alice In Chains Concert at Blossom on Friday and shared on social media by the Summit County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of Ryan Bollas, 44, of Northfield Center Township.
 
The Sheriff's Office is reporting a 19-year-old woman reported a sexual assault that happened Friday during that concert, but couldn't name the suspect.
 
She did snap his photo, though (see picture). 
 
A few days, on Tuesday, August 20th, and more than 3,500 shares on Facebook later, Bollas turned himself in.
 
He's been charged with Sexual Imposition. 
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/20/2019

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:19 - Tony is back from his three-day weekend in Eastern Pennsylvania. He took his fiancee to Philadelphia for some sightseeing and cheesesteaks, though their trip to the Backstreet Boys concert got postponed.

8:37 - White supremacist symbols seem to be increasing this day in age due to the influx of social media. Ray and Tony talked about what’s known as “trolling,” and how toxic online culture has crept into the mainstream.

14:48 - Bob DiBiasio from the Tribe joined the program, and he talked about the progression of Carlos Carrasco, regression of Corey Kluber, and if the Indians will put together an Old Timers’ Game anytime soon.

19:47 - Ray mentioned a list of the friendliest and unfriendliest states in the union. Friendliest was in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and the unfriendliest is the state with the Finger Lakes.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/19/2019

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:19 - Monday was a sad one for us on the air and in the Akron area, as Dr. Tim Brown is moving away after two decades at Akron General. Dr. Brown had one final visit in studio before he heads to Athens, Georgia, and he talked generally about the medical field as a whole.

16:49 - Our friend and author James Renner came on to promote his Porchlight Project, which helps either solve or find closure in cold cases.

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