Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:51

Suspects Bump Into Victim, Steal Car

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Akron Police are investigating an armed robbery after two men bumped their car into another vehicle and then stole that car. 

About 6:45 Wednesday evening, a man and a woman were sitting in their car in the area of Work Drive and Wildwood Avenue when another car ran into their's.

The victims tell Akron Police that the passenger of the suspect vehicle got out, walked up to their car and pulled a gun on the couple, demanding their wallets and that they get out of the car. Then, the armed suspect took off in the victims' car while the driver of the suspect vehicle, a black Chevy Impala, drove off.

The suspects are described as two black males between 20 and 25, one with short dreadlocks and a lazy eye. Both are to be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department. 

Thursday, 17 October 2019 08:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/17/2019

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:19 - US Senator Sherrod Brown joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to touch on various topics affecting us both domestically and internationally. The subjects discussed were the deal struck by UAW and General Motors, the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, and President Trump moving troops out of Syria.

6:58 - Remember the Beverly Hillbillies? Black gold, Texas tea? Ray shared a few fun facts about the Clampetts, which was a show that was canceled when it was number one in the ratings due to the “Rural Purge.”

13:10 - It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, to stop by. She talked about azaleas, proper lawn care in October (including what to do with critter holes), and she answered listener questions, as well.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 09:39

Akron Children's Offering Flu Vaccine in Schools

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(AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL) Beginning this week, Akron Children’s will offer flu vaccines in a dozen school districts, making it easier and more convenient than ever to get children immunized. 

“The best way to minimize or avoid the spread of influenza is to get an annual flu vaccine,” said Michele Wilmoth, director of School Health Services for Akron Children’s. “The vaccine protects against the new strains of the flu so it's important to get vaccinated annually.”

Akron Children’s partners with an organization called Health Heroes to provide the flu vaccine to all children whose parents consent to it, regardless or their health care coverage.

Flu vaccines are provided at no cost to students, parents, schools or local/state government. Medicaid and private insurers will be billed, however, students or their parents will never be billed for out-of-pocket expenses or deductibles. Qualifying uninsured students can be given the vaccine at no charge.

The participating schools and school districts are:

  • Akron Public Schools
  • Akros Middle School/Edge Academy
  • Cuyahoga Falls City School District
  • East Palestine City Schools
  • Medina City Schools
  • Nordonia Hills City School District
  • Schnee Learning Center
  • Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools
  • Tallmadge City School District
  • Warren City Schools
  • Woodridge Local Schools
  • Windham Exempted Village Schools

“This is a win-win for everyone,” said Wilmoth. “We can save parents a trip to the doctor and keep kids in class. If we get more kids immunized, we can reduce the risk of influenza in our schools and communities and we can especially reduce the risk for our more vulnerable children, such as those with chronic health conditions.”

The process of giving the flu shots should be as easy and orderly as each school’s student picture day, says Wilmoth.

The vaccinations will be administered by state-licensed nurses.

Health Heroes takes care of collecting consent forms and will bill private insurance carriers and Medicaid for the cost of the vaccine. The organization’s business model allows it to absorb the cost of vaccines for uninsured children. Teachers and school staff will also be offered the vaccine. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:54

"Sheriff" Clothes, Gun Stolen from Akron Home

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Someone broke into a home in Akron's Firestone Park neighborhood around midnight, Monday, and stole a semi-auto rifle, ammo, and clothing with the word "sheriff" printed on them.

Ring surveillance video caught the man in the back of the home rummaging through a van that was unlocked in the driveway.

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Below is the full press release from the Summit County Sheriff's Office: 

During the early morning hours of October 14, 2019, a burglary and a subsequent theft occurred in the area of East Ido Street in the City of Akron. Included in the items taken were a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, and various clothing with the word “SHERIFF” printed on them.

The suspect is believed to be a black male who was wearing reddish shoes and a dark colored jacket with a gray hood. Video footage of the suspect is attached to this email.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 330-643-2147 and/or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-643-8665.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 09:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/16/2019

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:19 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2020 have been released. Nine out of the 16 nominees are on their first year on the ballot: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., Rufus & Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy.

6:17 - We’re coming upon the 30-year anniversary of the disappearance and death of Amy Mihaljevic from a shopping center in Bay Village. The author and podcaster who has been all over this case has been James Renner, and he stopped by to talk about the Amy case and discussed the Porchlight Project, which has helped solve these crimes with better forensic data.

16:49 - Bill Considine is the CEO emeritus at Akron Children’s Hospital, and he was recently honored by his employer for his work in over four decades with the hospital. He talked about his career and promoted his book, which is in the works.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/15/2019

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:19 - The NBA has had to deal with a PR debacle this last week or so, with Rockets GM Daryl Morey voicing his support for the Hong Kong protests. LeBron James finally spoke, and he seemed to care more about Chinese money than sticking by his American colleague. The panel discussed this topic, which made big news overnight.

13:47 - Ray spoke with Dr. David Beer from Malone University on a number of topics, which include Turkey and the Kurds, as well as the trade dealings with China.

20:41 - When was the last time you attended the circus? Probably decades, if ever. States are beginning to get rid of the circus due to mistreatment of animals.

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Monday, 14 October 2019 12:58

Kent Police Arrest Campus Creeper

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Kent Police have arrested the Kent State "pervert" whose been caught on doorbell security camera at two different Kent State sorority houses three times in the last month and a half, wearing nothing but underwear.

According to a post to the Kent PD Facebook page, police were able to identify the suspect as Steven Franzreb, 43, from North Royalton, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Office. In the post, Kent Police say that Franzreb was arrested without incident late Friday night, around 10:30, in Broadview Heights. Other media outlets are reporting that he was picked up at his work after police went to his North Royalton home and he wasn't there. 

Franzreb was held without bail throughout the weekend, charged with felony menacing. 

Kent State University issued the following statement regarding the arrest: 

On the evening of Oct. 11, the city of Kent Police Department made an arrest in the incidents involving a prowler outside sorority homes affiliated with Kent State University. As our students return to campus from fall break, we hope this will give them peace of mind. 

 The safety of our students and community members is our top priority. We would like to thank our partners at the city of Kent, including the city of Kent Police Department, and the agencies who provided assistance with this matter, including the U.S. Marshals Service and our own Kent State Police Department.

Monday, 14 October 2019 11:39

ODOT Solicits Clever Signage Ideas

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has become known for, at least over the past few years, their clever digital signs overlooking Ohio's highways. 

Some of the more memorable signs have come around the holidays, including, "Drive EGG-cellent. Some BUNNY needs you," of course, on Easter. And then, at Christmas time, there was the homage to the hit film "A Christmas Story" that read, "Life is FRE-GEE-LAY. Slow down." 

Now, ODOT is asking for your best traffic-related quips to be featured across the state. 

Click here to submit your most clever entry. 

Monday, 14 October 2019 10:29

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/14/2019

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:19 - Today is celebration of Columbus Day (even though some communities are not acknowledging it), but how how much do we know about the man who sailed across the ocean to the new world? Dr. Kevin Kern is a history professor at the University of Akron, and he touched on the life of Christopher Columbus.

7:39 - Another game, another loss, another poor display of coaching and catching footballs. The Browns had a 20-6 lead and squandered it to the Seattle Seahawks, 32-28. Ray and Tony heard from Odell Beckham Jr. and talked about the mind-numbing contest from Sunday.

12:22 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs joined the show live from Arnone’s in Fairlawn, and he answered your questions on pets, including the effect travel and vacations can have on an animal.

18:03 - The judges stopped by in Linda and Tom Teodosio, and they discussed their foundation.

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Friday, 11 October 2019 12:49

One of A Kind Care for Sick Pups

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A story featuring One of A Kind Pet Rescue in the Akron Beacon Journal this morning, and the dozens of sick dogs from Scioto County that have just moved in. 

Tonya Jonda, Public Relations and Social Media Manager for the No-Kill shelter on West Market Street, explains that all of the dogs sent to Akron are relatively healthy, aside from one treatable issue. "None of the dogs are emaciated or anything like that," Jonda says. "At one point someone dropped off one or two dogs that were infected with mange and it affected the whole lot." 

Hear more of the interview with Jonda and WAKR's Ryan Lang, host of "This and That with Ryan Lang." 



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