Tuesday, 30 July 2019 08:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/30/2019

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:19 - Kelly Elliott Dine is a teacher at North High School in Akron, and she moonlights as a baseball umpire. But not just any umpire, one that works Division I college baseball and will be heading to Williamsport to the Little League World Series. Kelly talked about how she got started as an umpire in Tallmadge and how she’s grown and expanded since.

5:49 - Browns training camp day five has been completed, and Baker Mayfield is making it known that it’s his team. Also, head coach Freddie Kitchens is punishing the entire team over a scuffle between two players. Are these good things?

11:51 - Capital One had a data breach that affected over 100 million people. This is yet another large company with a massive data breach, as our tech guru Jeanne Destro discusses.

17:34 - And finally, Bobby D from the Tribe came on to give an update on Corey Kluber, preview the trade deadline, and look ahead to the tougher homestand.

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Michael Modjallal of Akron was killed while driving through western Pennsylvania when a deer went through his windshield.

The accident reportedly happened just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, along State Route 68 in Connoquenessing. 


WKYC.com is reporting that state police say another driver hit the deer, sending it airborne and then through the windshield of Modjallal's SUV.

His passenger, identified as his wife Lucia Modjallal, was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

No one else was reportedly injured. 

Monday, 29 July 2019 08:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/29/2019

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:19 - Ray is back from his vacation, though it wasn’t a vacation for Trevor Bauer and the Indians on Sunday. After imploding on the mound during the Indians’ 9-6 loss to Kansas City, a visibly upset Bauer launched a ball over the centerfield fence before leaving the mound. Ray and Tony discussed this topic in depth.

6:31 - A little more on the Bauer saga and how pitchers and athletes should conduct themselves.

13:20 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by as always this Monday, and he touched on the wave of heartworm occurring in the Akron area due to the wet spring/early summer and influx of mosquitos. Dr. Riggs is also the veterinarian at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and he shared some facts about sharks during Shark Week.

19:32 - Today is National Chicken Wing Day, and Ray mentioned a few facts on chicken wings, which were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964.

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Friday, 26 July 2019 09:39

Parma Man Killed Along Coventry Twp Road

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting a 29-year-old man from Parma was killed in that accident that closed State Mill Road in Coventry Township for more than 3 hours Friday morning.

Reports are that two pedestrians were walking along State Mill Road, one of them, the man that was killed, actually in the roadway. At about 5:30 Friday morning, the victim was hit by an oncoming Honda CRV driven by a 71-year-old man from Coventry Township. 

The victim was taken to Akron General where he was later pronounced dead. 

Neither the driver nor the other pedestrian suffered any injuries. 

The investigation into the accident is ongoing. 

Friday, 26 July 2019 08:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/26/2019

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:19 - As Ray Horner wraps up his vacation in South Carolina, Tony Mazur fills in once again. Tony pondered why local television did not work in Akron with WAKR/TV-23. This apparently set off a bat signal, and former WAKR/WAKC newsman Mark Williamson (now with Akron Public Schools) called into the program to discuss why Akron TV seemed doomed from the beginning.

8:01 - William Sanderson is a character actor who’s appeared in everything from Deadwood to The Rocketeer, to 1982’s Blade Runner. He may be best known for his comedic cameos as Larry from the sitcom Newhart. He talked about his career playing various roles, and he promoted his new book Yes, I’m That Guy: The Rough-And-Tumble Life of a Character Actor.

19:03 - Our movie guy and WQMX morning man Scott Wynn stopped by to talk about what’s happening at the theaters. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is out now, and the Mr. Rogers trailer with Tom Hanks has made waves.

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Friday, 26 July 2019 07:39

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-26-19 Featured

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This week, Amazon bringing 2,700 new jobs to Northeast Ohio, beating the heat with building design and technology, electric cars powered with water, and artificial intelligence links built into your brain. 

Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:39

Accused Arsonist Ordered for Further Evaluation

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A Summit County judge has ordered another psychiatric evaluation at an outside facility of accused Akron arsonist and murderer Stanley Ford. 

News 5 is reporting that Ford, who was initially uncooperative with his legal team, was previously evaluated by a court psychologist and that the results were inconclusive. 

Ford, set three different fires in his Fultz St. neighborhood in Akron, two of them deadly. The first deadly fire in 2016 left two people dead, while the second deadly fire in 2017 killed seven, including five children. 

Earlier this week, according to the report, Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce ordered Ford be sent to Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare's facility in Columbus for evaluation of whether or not he is competent to stand trial. 

Jury selection was supposed to begin Tuesday, August 6th, but is likely delayed given the new psychiatric evaluation order. 

Thursday, 25 July 2019 09:17

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/25/2019

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:19 - With Ray Horner vacation, guest host Tony Mazur had a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown. Topics for the senator included Wednesday’s testimony with Robert Mueller, President Trump’s rhetoric, the bipartisan PROTECT Act, and Amazon expanding in Ohio.

5:41 - It’s a day that ends in Y, which means folks are outraged over something. Although this morning, Tony is outraged because Hollywood is making a CGI adaptation of the musical Cats.

15:00 - And finally, our master gardener Jeanne Poremski stopped by to help listeners deal with powdery mildew.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:56

Homeless Services Halted at 15 Broad St.

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Once again, the property at 15 Broad Street in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood is being given the "cease and desist" order by the City of Akron, after it was found that homeless people were sleeping there, against the previous orders of the city. 

Earlier this year, Sage Lewis with Akron's Homeless Charity and owner of the property at 15 Broad St., was ordered to close down the Tent City homeless encampment on his property, in spite of his efforts to rezone the property to operate within the law. 

Now, Lewis has once again been given a deadline for those living on the property to move out; this time he has until Friday, July 26th. 

Lewis tells the Jasen Sokol Show on 1590 WAKR and 93.5 FM that he made everyone aware of the rule that barred anyone from sleeping on his property and that he did not know that it was still happening. 

"Every single person that was sleeping in my building knew that was my mantra," Lewis said. "We knew it absolutely black and white. There was not one person that didn't know that that was the cold hard truth, but they did it anyways." 

Since the most recent notification from the City of Akron, Lewis says that basically all of the services the Homeless Charity was providing for Akron's homeless population have stalled at the Middlebury property, including the pantry and day community center. He's hopeful, though, that he and the Homeless Chairty will still be able to provide services going forward, including mobile services Lewis says he's looking into. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 08:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/24/2019

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:19 - An ongoing segment when Tony Mazur fills in for Ray is what folks are outraged by today. Yesterday, it was someone mad at Macy’s because they sold “body-shaming” plates. Today, a journalist is upset with Forever 21 for selling shorts that say “Fake News.” This segued into a segment on Berkeley, California coming up with gender-neutral words to be used around town.

9:10 - Could Al Franken be back in the clear? Are the Democrats and #MeToo movement forgiving of him? And why do people in positions of power think they can do whatever it is they please?

17:42 - Talk of $15 and even $20 an hour for minimum wage has been going on this week, and that led the panel to discuss what their first jobs were and what they were like.

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