Tuesday, 06 August 2019 09:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/6/2019

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:19 - Two days removed from the deadly massacre in Dayton, the facts about both that case and in El Paso are starting to flow out. In Dayton, the shooter was shot and killed within 30 seconds. How can a police force train for active shooters? Akron police chief Ken Ball explained this morning.

10:04 - How does a parent explain to his/her child about these shootings, in schools or elsewhere? Dr. Laura Markley from Akron Children’s Hospital shared some tips.

14:35 - The Indians lost 1-0 to the Texas Rangers last night, and they have a big series against their AL Central foe in the Minnesota Twins this weekend. Tribe VP Bob DiBiasio talked about last night’s game, and answered listener questions about Bradley Zimmer and athlete endorsements.

20:15 - Would you date someone with poor hygiene? A lot of single people will skip the second date due to that.

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Monday, 05 August 2019 11:34

Mayor Horrigan Responds to Dayton Massacre

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Following the deadly shooting in the Oregon District, a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, reactions from leaders across the state and across the nation came pouring in. 

From calls for reform, and condolences, emotions were certainly high following the tragic loss of life early Sunday morning; especially considering less than 24 hours before, 20 people were shot and killed and dozens more injured when a gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas Walmart. 

Below is the statement issued by Akron's Mayor Dan Horrigan: 

“I have been on the record on this issue from my first day in office. This is not inevitable; and we don't have to live like this. The state and federal governments have worked tirelessly to strip local officials - like Mayor Whaley and me - of any control over gun policy. But I have never stopped fighting for the safety of our citizens.

The terrorism of gun violence in America long ago reached epidemic proportion.When our children cannot attend school safely, when we cannot run errands without fear of attack, when we cannot securely gather as a community - the balance between our essential freedoms is lost and action must be taken.

Americans of all political stripes agree that now is the time to pass common-sense gun control. No person should be so heavily armed as to take nine souls, and forever scar 26 others, in less than 60 seconds, as happened in Dayton.” 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine responding as well, first ordering all flags at half-staff across the state, in honor of those who were killed in Dayton. Below is the statement issued by DeWine:

Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families. I have spoken with Mayor Nan Whaley and offered any assistance on behalf of the state. I have been briefed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered assistance to local law enforcement as they investigate this heinous act. I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives and bring an end to this tragedy. I have ordered that flags in Ohio remain at half mast in honor and memory of the victims who lost their lives this morning.

Monday, 05 August 2019 08:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/5/2019

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:19 - A sad and deadly weekend struck the communities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and with the Gilroy, California shooting last weekend, put the total at three mass shootings in a week. Ray and Jeanne began Monday’s show breaking down what exactly happened, along with statements from Governor Mike DeWine and President Donald Trump.

9:46 - SACS Consulting president and CEO Tim Dimoff joined the show to talk about various issues relating to these mass shootings. With security measures, Dimoff talked about gun-free zones and warning signs to look for with potential shooters.

17:00 - In a much more lighter segment, veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to answer questions on your pets, specifically on turtles and dealing with anxiety.

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Friday, 02 August 2019 11:56

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-2-19 Featured

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This week, parents who share too much online, Facebook’s big fine, a huge mobile merger, high tech dog houses, and a $200 dollar smart pillow.

Friday, 02 August 2019 08:48

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/2/2019

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:19 - We finally caught up with Akron mayor Dan Horrigan, who stopped by the studio. Not only did he talk about the area acquiring the Amazon fulfillment center, but he discussed the process and if there will be a spillover effect, causing more businesses to stay in or flock to Akron.

11:26 - The city of Dayton has passed a measure for their town’s employees to abstain from tobacco use due to rising healthcare costs. Is this a good thing, or will this be a slippery slope?

17:50 - After a week where Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood was released to rave reviews, we’re back to the high-impact action films in Hobbs & Shaw. Our movie guy Scott Wynn touched on those films this week.

20:38 - And finally, to end the week on a fun note, Ray mentioned the top ten one-hit wonders of the 1980s. Not surprisingly, Tony guessed every one of the artists correctly.

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Thursday, 01 August 2019 10:12

Snow Leopard Cub First View @ Akron Zoo

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Photo op tomorrow for the media at the Akron Zoo, as the new little snow leopard cub preens for the cameras before her big name reveal and first public outing on Saturday. 

The cub's mother will choose between names presented on three snacks, and the first one she touches, will be what the female cub will be named.
Thursday, 01 August 2019 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 8/1/2019

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:19 - The second round of debates for the Democrats occurred this week, and there is a definite divide between the more moderate wing and the liberal side. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, broke down the debates with Ray, mainly on the ideological split, the attacks on Joe Biden, and the future of Tim Ryan.

7:40 - Speaking of Democrats, US Senator Sherrod Brown joined the show to talk infrastructure, the debates, and a little on the Indians’ trading of Trevor Bauer.

13:00 - Get ready to close your ears, it’s time for the most annoying songs of all time!

16:40 - And finally, master gardener Jeanne Poremski was on the run so she called in today. Topics with her discussed were more on the powdery mildew, growing cucumbers, finding mushrooms in the garden, and the health of our trees as we begin August.

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Thursday, 01 August 2019 04:58

Clay Matthews Jr. Headed to Browns Ring of Honor

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Written By Andrew Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com Senior Writer

Clay Matthews wasn’t expecting the call, and he certainly wasn’t expecting what followed.

The Browns Legend learned he was headed to the team’s Ring of Honor when general manager John Dorsey surprised him with a phone call earlier this summer. It was a true stunner for Matthews, who starred for a whopping 16 seasons with the Browns before closing his 19-year career with the Falcons.

“I was honored,” Matthews said. “I mean, the Browns have a pretty good legacy of players in that group. We lived through that generation of players mostly in the 60s who were so successful, and to be included in that group is just an honor.

“It seems like they're doing a pretty good job of picking talent around there, so I'm going to ride that wave. The Browns, even though they had a little hiccup for a while when the team went away and came back, that's what you think of when you think of the NFL. At least for myself growing up, the Browns, Packers, Bears, those type of teams that were there from long ago. To be included at this level is just a huge honor."

Matthews will be honored during halftime of Cleveland’s Week 3, Sunday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. His son, Clay Matthews III, is a linebacker for the Rams.

“With that platform, gosh,” Matthews said. “To honor me at the platform and with that going on and having him here, I'm just honored. I'm honored by the Haslam family and the folks who think I'm worthy of doing it.”

Matthews will become the first player inducted into the Browns Ring of Honor who has not yet been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Matthews has been a semifinalist to make the Hall of Fame three times, the most recent of which coming this past year.

"To me it was a no-brainer," Dorsey said. "That guy symbolizes everything it means to be a Cleveland Brown. Respect and honor for the game of professional football. His passion for the game. I can't wait to meet him when we do this against the Los Angeles Rams. It will be special for him.

"The coolest thing was when we called him up and let him know what we were doing in regards to his day, I got a little nervous because it was Clay Matthews Jr. and he was one of those guys I personally looked up to and thought was an exceptional football player in his era. I've always been taught if you dominate the league during a decade you should definitely be going into the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame."

Matthews, considered one of the league’s best linebackers and most durable players, played in 278 games — the21st most in NFL history — and amassed 1,561 tackles over that span. Matthews was a three-time All Pro and received four Pro Bowl nods. During his 16 seasons with the Browns (1978-93), Matthews had 76.5 sacks, 1,430 total tackles, 14 interceptions, 24 forced fumbles and 13 recoveries.

The Browns selected Matthews with the 12th overall pick in the same 1978 NFL Draft that featured Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, whom the Browns picked 11 spots later at No. 23. Matthews emerged as a starter in his second season and was at the heart of Cleveland’s defense during the team’s run through the 1980s, which included back-to-back AFC Championship game appearances. It was a special time in the life of Matthews, who made his home in Strongsville during his playing days and now resides in Los Angeles.

It promises to be special once more when Matthews, surrounded by friends, family and former Browns teammates, is honored in a way he never expected.

“We'll have them all there,” Matthews said. “They love their time back here. All of them talk about it. Heck, they'd come back even if I wasn't honored.

“When I come back here, the folks are just so involved and cared so much about the team. It made my 16 years here just delightful. The way you could go anywhere, and folks here wouldn't bother you too much, but you'd have a conversation and they were knowledgeable and informed. It was just a great experience. The only thing lacking was getting completely over the top and winning the Super Bowl, but we're heading in the right direction.”

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:41

APD Investigating Circle K Smash and Grab

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Akron Police are looking for three suspects who drove a vehicle, likely a large one, through the front doors of the Circle K at 1877 Triplett Boulevard early Tuesday morning, loaded up the ATM from inside, and then took off. 

An employee of the gas station told police he was mopping the floor when he saw the suspect vehicle coming towards the building about 4 a.m. He dropped the mop and locked himself inside of store's office in the back. 

According to the APD report, the suspects fled the scene, but later ditched that vehicle in a parking lot along Massillon Road. A witness told police that they saw the suspects get into a silver Chevy Suburban and drive off from that second location on Massillon Road. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police at 330-375-2490. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:26

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/31/2019

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:19 - After the Indians’ 2-0 loss to the Houston Astros, they took care of a couple of needs in a big three-team trade. The Tribe sent Trevor Bauer to the Reds, and picked up a haul from both Cincinnati and San Diego in acquiring the bats of Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes. Ray and Tony touched on the deal, which, out of the three teams, benefits the Indians the most.

6:19 - Tuesday was Barberton mayor Bill Judge’s state of the city address, and he recapped what he mentioned with Ray the next morning. Those topics included the loss of B&W and the gain of the Amazon fulfillment center in the immediate area.

12:48 - Norton superintendent Dana Addis talked about We Roar Together, a new five-year plan for their school system.

17:53 - Ray and Tony talked a little more on the trade, and more on Bauer’s contract and antics.

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