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This week's athletes are from Ellet High School.

Caitlyn Holmes is a Junior on the Girls Basketball team. Her accomplishments include:  Akron City Series Player of the Year in Women’s basketball, All City First Team, and she recently led Ellet to third consecutive City Series championship. A couple of weeks ago, she broke the 1,000 points career mark. Caitlyn is a vocal leader on the court and a great teammate. She also shines in the classroom and has verbally committed to play basketball at Kent State University.
 
Cameron Hinkle is a Senior and a Linebacker for the Football team. His accomplishments on the field include: Akron City Series First team, All Inland Second Team, over 100 tackles during his senior season, Ellet “Orange Helmet” recipient for his performance, leadership, and being a great teammate, and Ellet defensive player of the year. Cameron is accomplished in the classroom as well. He is on the Honor Roll and is in the National Honors Society.
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 08:15

Tesla & GMC Recalls Issued

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Tesla and GM have issued recalls affecting thousands of vehicles. CBS's Auto Industry Expert, Jeff Gilbert, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the major recalls. EV's, and more.

 

Laurie Cramer, the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Greater Akron, has announced that she will be stepping down at the end of 2024. She joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about her decision and the Autism Society. 

 

Voter rights groups are bringing a lawsuit against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, saying he doesn’t have the right to reject their proposed amendment based on its title. 

3 News reports that the group submitted their Ohio voter’s bill of rights for the second time in January. The amendment looks to make changes to voting laws in Ohio including adding more drop boxes for ballots, allowing same day voter registration, and extending voting hours. 

Yost rejected the bill calling its title “highly misleading and misrepresentative” with Yost citing “recent authority from the Ohio Supreme Court” that he says allows him to examine a petitions title along with the text summary.

The group argues that the attorney general is only tasked with “examining whether the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the proposed law or constitutional amendment,” and “does not have the authority to review the title of the proposed amendment.”

The Ohio Supreme Court says that Yost has till today at 4pm to respond to the groups legal claims. Yost responded to the lawsuit with a post on X saying  "We’ve been sued over the decision. Good. The misleading title is the only matter of contention, so we will likely get a clear opinion up or down. The voters deserve a no-spin zone when asked to sign a petition and I aim to give it to them.”

Monday, 05 February 2024 08:31

Planned Cyber Attack on US

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Word is spreading about a planned cyber attack on the United States, originating from Russia and China. Dr. John Nicholas, Professor of Cybersecurity, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the situation and if the country is prepared.  

 
Friday, 02 February 2024 11:27

Amazon RING, Police, & Civil Liberties Featured

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Amazon's "Neighbors" app got a little less neighborly in the past week, after the company decided it would no longer allow users to share videos from their RING doorbell home security cameras directly with police.

In a bow to pressure from civil rights groups, Amazon has disabled the direct connection between police and RING users, via their Request for Assistance Tool. Now, if police want access to doorbell cam videos, they have to get it from Amazon, and other than in the most exigent circumstances; with a warrant.

This is a big issue in Akron, because starting last summer, citizens pushed for, and got free RING doorbell cameras from the City, because they wanted more police protection. Now, they'll still be able to get it; but it will take more time.

Is this a good tradeoff?

Find out, with Akron Attorney, Civil Rights expert, and University of Akron Professor of Law, Emeritus, Dean Carro.

Listen now.

 

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Dean Carro, Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Akron

Friday, 02 February 2024 07:51

Film School: Footloose

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Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday. He discusses the classics, behind the scenes, the casts, and more. This week he went back to 1984 and discussed the dance-musical, Footloose.

 
Friday, 02 February 2024 07:45

Golf Shoes

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Dan Dauk joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk golf! This week they disussed the evolution of the golf shoe!

 

Carla Davis, Marketing Communications Director at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Carla is retiring. She talked with Ray about her career, the library, and more.

 
Thursday, 01 February 2024 07:50

Sherp, Ottawa County's New Rescue Vehicle

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The Sherp is a vehicle that assists rescuers in overcoming natural difficulties such as snow, ice, sand, wetlands, and urban terrain. Ottawa County has acquired one of these vehicles that can be used on all of the terrain in the County, including Lake Erie and other waterways. Sheriff Steve Levorchick joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it and a recent rescue!

 
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