Friday, 19 July 2019 09:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/19/2019

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:19 - The Indians swept the Tigers and they are set to take on the Kansas City Royals. It’s pretty obvious the Indians have had a favorable schedule of late, but are there too many division games per season? What can be done? 3:42 - This weekend is the All-American Soap Box Derby, and FirstEnergy has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the event. CEO Chuck Jones called in to talk about the partnership.

10:10 - President Trump has confirmed the United States shot down an Iranian drone. What will this lead to, if anything? The panel discussed the current matters, as well as going back a few years to the Iran Deal.

15:22 - The weather will be scorching hot this weekend, so why not cool off in a movie theater and watch a(nother) Disney reboot? Our movie guy Scott Wynn chats about The Lion King on its 25th anniversary, as well as the Top Gun: Maverick trailer.

17:51 - As mentioned above, it’s Soap Box Derby weekend, and Ray sat down off the air with Ron Reed, author of the new book A Look Back, which chronicles the days of the derby from 1946 to 1959.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:14

Akron "Cooling Centers" Open to Beat the Heat

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and an Air Quality Warning ahead of the heatwave that is going to cover the Akron area, and most of Northeast Ohio this weekend. Heat index values are expected to reach 107 degrees by Friday and 110 degrees by Saturday. 

Below is the release from Mayor Dan Horrigan's office and also the Salvation Army regarding the extended hours for all of our area cooling centers throughout the sweltering heat: 

Due to forecasted high temperatures, Mayor Dan Horrigan has announced that the City of Akron will extend hours at four community “cooling centers” this week.  The community centers will be open for extended hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (July 18-20), from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM. 

“During this heat wave, families in need are invited to stop by and cool down in any of our community centers,” Mayor Horrigan said.  “We are extending hours at four locations to ensure residents of all ages can escape the heat, even in the evening.  We also encourage all our residents to check in on their neighbors and family members who may be vulnerable to these high temperatures, and take steps to keep children and pets well hydrated, rested, and out of the sun.” 

Cooling Centers open from 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM (July 18, 19 and 20):

Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton Street

Akron, OH 44320


Mason Park Community Center

700 E. Exchange Street

Akron, OH 44306


Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Avenue

Akron, OH 44310


Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier Street

Akron, OH 44311



The Salvation Army of Summit County and the Barberton Corps will be opening their doors to serve as cooling centers and a place to provide shelter from the 90+ degree temperatures throughout the area.With excessive temperatures expected over the next week, The Salvation Army offers a safe place for community members looking to get out of the heat.

Days and Times for Cooling Centers

Akron Citadel, 190 South Maple Street, 330-762-8481

Thursday, July 18th, 2019 12pm-3pm
Friday, July 19th, 2019 10am-3pm

Barberton Corps, 560 Wooster Road West, Barberton, 330-745-2836

Thursday, July 18th, 2019 12:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, July 19th, 2019 12:30pm-3:30pm

For more information on relief from high temperatures, or to make a donation to help The Salvation Army serve affected families, call Major Steven Stoops at the Akron Citadel at 330-762-8481 or visit

For Barberton inquiries, call 330-745-2836 or visit

Haven of Rest

With the extremely high temperatures expected for the next few days, Haven of Rest Ministries wants to remind our neighbors who may be experiencing homelessness, and/or without adequate water, that our Men’s and Women’s dayrooms are open and give a break from the heat.  Haven of Rest is located at 175 E. Market Street, downtown Akron.  


Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/18/2019

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:19 - Temperatures are heading up into the high 90’s this weekend, so be careful out there. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan called into the program to inform the listeners where to go to beat the heat in the city with cooling centers. The mayor also touched on the economic impact of the Bridgestone Senior Players and the All-America Soap Box Derby.

4:58 - Indians once again took care of the Tigers last night, 7-2. Ray is excited about the team, while Tony thinks the excitement should be tempered because the Motor City Kitties aren’t very good.

12:30 - Baker Mayfield is on the cover of ESPN The Magazine, and all eyes in the national (sports) media are on the Cleveland Browns. The panel talked about the newfound relevance the Browns are receiving and if that can turn into a negative.

18:11 - Grease was the summer smash of 1978, so it’s been 41 years since its release. Ray brought up a few fun facts on both the film and the Broadway production.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 08:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/17/2019

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:19 - The war of words continues between President Trump and the freshman congresswomen, in that they many voted to condemn his weekend comments from Twitter. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, spoke about Trump’s tweets and if they will have any impact in the polls.

5:58 - Yesterday, Ray had on Jeff Iula, a name synonymous with the All-American Soap Box Derby. Today, Ray chatted with another big name involved in Bob Troyer.

9:51 - Ten years ago today, the world lost Walter Cronkite, the famed anchor of the CBS Evening News for 19 years. The morning show panel talked about how news and sports anchors aren’t necessarily up front and center in today’s media the way Cronkite and Peter Jennings were.

14:37 - The Indians are surging in the AL Central, while the Tigers continue to falter, being held to one hit in the Tribe’s 7-0 victory Tuesday night. Ray and Tony talked about how teams like the Tigers should have rebuilt years ago and how they’re basically an automatic win for others.

20:21 - Ray had a conversation with Lowry Locker, the executive director of Ms. Wheelchair USA, which is based here in Akron.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:09

Cedar Point Warning of Family Fun Pack Scam

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Scammers are getting more creative in finding ways to bamboozle you into giving up your info, whether it's through your your phone, your email, or even social media.

With that in mind, Cedar Point is warning the public to watch for a new social media scam, that's encouraging people to click a link for a free four pack to celebrate the park's 50th anniversary.

One major red flag: The park isn't celebrating 50 years this year.

Cedar Point officials Tweeted, the promotion isn't through Cedar Point's OFFICIAL website.




Their advice?

Don't click the link!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:59

Rittman Overdoses Possibly Linked to Akron

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Rittman Police, along with Fire and EMS, are reporting a rash of drug overdoses over the Fourth of July holiday.

Police Chief Ray Arcuri tells the Medina Gazette that it's the most overdoses he's seen in such a short period of time, just two days July 3rd and 4th, since taking over the position three years ago.

The paper's reporting at least seven overdoses, including two by the same man.

Chief Arcuri believes that the heroin was cut with something stronger, likely fentanyl or carfentanil, and suspects that it came from Akron.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/16/2019

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:19 - The Iula name is synonymous with the Soap Box Derby. Jeff Iula is an at-large councilman in Cuyahoga Falls, and he’s also a historian of the derby, and he shared some classic stories from his youth.

7:36 - President Trump found a way to unite the Democrat Party over the weekend with his tweets about how the freshman congresswomen should “leave” if they dislike America. Many have come out of the woodwork in saying the president’s tweets are racist and xenophobic, including a few folks in the studio.

13:33 - Last weekend was the Bridgestone Senior Players golf tournament, this weekend is the All-American Soap Box Derby, and in the coming weeks, we’ll have the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and inductions and a plethora of neighborhood festivals. Gregg Mervis, the head of the Summit County Convention and Visitor Bureau, talked about the economic impact these will have for the area.

18:03 - Hard to believe the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland was a week ago. Bob DiBiasio from the Indians joined Ray to recap the all-star game, chat about catcher Roberto Perez, and getting Akron RubberDuck fans excited about prospect Nolan Jones.

Monday, 15 July 2019 09:07

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/15/2019

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:19 - Retief Goosen took home the trophy at the Bridgestone Senior Players championship at Firestone Country Club. Both Ray and Tony checked out the tournament, which, admittedly, didn’t draw the massive crowds the old WGC events did.

4:15 - It’s officially the middle of July, and we’re seeing high 80’s and 90’s at a consistent rate. Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General stopped by the studio to discuss the facts and fiction about sunscreen.

13:39 - Akron Life Magazine put out their Best of 2019 list, most notably the best pizza and best breweries, two areas Ray and Tony know, respectively.

16:04 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs joined the show to answer questions about vitamins for pets and when to switch from puppy/kitten food to adult.

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Friday, 12 July 2019 10:42

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-12-19 Featured

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This week, new efforts to expand broadband internet access statewide, more privacy concerns about electronic surveillance, and online shopping so easy, even a toddler can do it.

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?

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