Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/14/2019

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:19 - Back-to-school sales are back in stores now. Kids can get anything from backpacks to notebooks to….guns?

7:38 - Speaking of back-to-school festivities, Summit County executive Ilene Shapiro stopped by to promote this Saturday’s Summit For Kids at the John S. Knight Center. She also spoke about Amazon coming to Akron and the opioid crisis that has plagued the community.

14:16 - Tony has a cat at home, so Ray brought some cat facts to the table.

20:22 - The Indians made it close, but ultimately fell to the Red Sox last night, 7-6. Francisco Lindor, who could have been the winning run, was caught stealing and costed the Tribe the game, but Ray and Tony praised Frankie and the team for their aggressiveness.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:30

Indians, Cavs Release Schedules

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The Cavs have released their 2019-2020 regular season schedule that tips off in Orlando on October 23rd.

Three days later the Cavs welcome the Pacers to Rocket Mortgage Field House for the home opener on the 26th. The only nationally televised game for Cleveland is in DC against the Wizards on November 8th.

LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers come to town on March 26th, the same day as the Indians 2020 season/home opener when the Tribe take on the Detroit Tigers. 

Click here for the full 2019/2020 Cavs Schedule. 

Click here for the full 2020 Indians Schedule. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:21

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/13/2019

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:19 - The Akron RubberDucks have a brief homestand, but one with a lot of fanfare with Corey Kluber making a rehab start tonight. RubberDucks GM Jim Pfander stopped by to talk about this homestand. 6:36 - With the success of year one at the I Promise School, many have wondered if the concept will expand. Patrick Bravo, president of the Akron School Board, joined the show to talk about the expansion to eighth grade at I Promise.

10:44 - As always on Tuesdays during the baseball season, Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians comes on and answers questions pertaining to the now-first place Tribe. He also chatted about the 2020 schedule that was released Monday, and if Progressive Field will extend the protective netting.

19:32 - Ray and Tony are fans of the show All in the Family, so Ray mentioned a few facts about the show.

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Monday, 12 August 2019 11:57

Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Kenmore Leg Construction

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Two people riding on a motorcyle were killed after driving around barriers and through the construction zone on the Kenmore Leg of I-76 Westbound.

News 5's reporting that construction workers first called 911 to report the motorcycle that had gone around the barrier some time prior to them arriving at 6:50 this morning.

Both riders were found dead on the scene. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Monday, 12 August 2019 11:36

Shooting Outside Firestone CLC, One Dead

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Akron Police say two people were shot after an altercation between two people Sunday night just outside of Firestone Community Learning Center. One person was killed. 

The shooting happened near the corner of North Hawkins Avenue and Berendo Avenue around 9 p.m. after the fight escalated, and others became involved. That's when police are reporting that unknown suspects fired shots into the crowd of people. 

When Police arrived on the scene they found two people shot, a 20-year-old male who was pronounced dead on the scene and a 17-year-old male who was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. 

There's been no suspect information released, nor have the identities of the victims been released yet. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2Tip, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

Monday, 12 August 2019 08:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/12/2019

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:19 - Conspiracy theories were flying throughout the weekend after news broke of the death of Jeffrey Epstein. Was it really suicide or was he murdered? Is he really dead, or was he moved to a far-away island?

5:04 - Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to answer Ray’s and listeners’ questions on pets. Today, Dr. Riggs talked about seizures, the warning signs, and what to do after they occur.

12:09 - The teaching position has changed drastically over the decades. From home schooling to charter schools and academies, to school shootings and being disciplinarians, the days of just being a teacher are in the past.

18:53 - Vinyl loves will enjoy today, as it’s Vinyl Record Day. The panel discussed the recent craze that’s happening with vinyl, though many agree it seems to be a trend, albeit an expensive one.

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Friday, 09 August 2019 10:11

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-9-19 Featured

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This week, the internet, social media, and gaming in the crosshairs, as the country comes to grips with two more horrendous mass shootings--one of them, close to home here in Ohio.


 

Friday, 09 August 2019 08:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/9/2019

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:19 - The Indians took down the Twins last night, 7-5, but that was in Minnesota. The Browns, however, were in town, and they trounced the Redskins 30-10. Baker Mayfield started and threw a quick touchdown, but a sleepy Tony talked about the feel-good story in Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi and his punt return for a touchdown.

4:17 - Jeanne is a big Sci-Fi fan, so Ray rattled off a list of the best Sci-Fi TV shows of all time.

9:03 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn stopped by to talk about the new Dora the Explorer movie, Hobbs & Shaw topping the box office, and Disney rebooting Home Alone.

11:14 - When you’re golfing, the worst thing you can do (besides shank a ball into the water) is to not stretch and warm up beforehand. Golf pro Dan Dauk shared some pointers.

16:59 - Rebecca Rennie broke 32 bones in her body in a car accident, yet will miraculously be the Hero Patient in the Goodyear Half Marathon. She told her story, and Nicole Higgins went over her progression.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:36

UA Offering Extended Community Gym Memberships

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(UA) Akron, OH – Aug. 8, 2019 – The University of Akron’s (UA) Student Recreation and Wellness Center is helping the Akron community get healthier by offering lower rates and new membership options to area residents. In addition to 50% rate reductions for both the annual and six-month membership package, community members now have the option to sign up for new monthly or three-month memberships.

Membership options for community members (must be at least 18 years old) include:

  • Annual — $325 (includes payment plans)
  • Six-month — $252
  • Three-month — $146
  • Monthly — $54

As an additional bonus, community members who commit to three-month, six-month, or annual memberships will also get a free parking pass for the East Campus Parking Deck on Spicer and Carroll streets.. Paid parking is also available in campus lots 8, 9, 10, and 13.

“We are excited to share our amazing facilities and programs with the greater-Akron and surrounding communities,” said John MacDonald, director of student recreation and wellness services. “With opportunities in fitness, wellness, group exercise, rock climbing, personal training, and two pool facilities, we have a depth and breadth not found at most centers. The launch of a new community membership program will allow area residents to join us on their journey of positive health and wellness. We all have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and lifestyles. Come ‘Do What Moves You’ at UA’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center.” 

With a membership, community members can access the center’s 200 pieces of cardio and strength-building equipment, 53-foot climbing rock wall, 1/10-mile indoor track, five gymnasiums, leisure pool with a lazy river, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and free group exercise classes. Community members are unable to participate in intramural sports, club sports, and outdoor adventure trips.

Membership to UA’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center can be purchased at the information office in the center, 450 Carroll St., Akron, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.

In February, the recreation center was featured on a list ranking the “50 Great college Gymnasiums and Recreation Centers for 2019” by Great Value Colleges.

Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:53

Akron Police Looking for Suspected Dog Thief

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Akron Police are looking for help identifying the suspect (pictured) who stole Booger the service dog from outside the Circle K at 1830 East Waterloo Road back on July 20th. 

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If you have any information, or are able to identify the suspect, please contact Akron Police Detective A. Lopez at 330-375-2464.

When you leave a message, please leave your name and phone number.

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