Each Friday throughout the basketball season, Cavaliers Announcer Tim Alcorn joins The Ray Horner Morning Show for 3 questions about the Cavs and the NBA! This week, they discussed the expectations for the team heading into their first game next week and more.
Akron Police say a 62 year old woman was thrown 80 feet and critically injured by a hit-skip driver who was probably speeding in the 200 block of East Market Street, a little before 1:00AM Thursday morning.
The woman is in the hospital now, and her name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, and further investigation.
There was a witness to the incident, though, who told police that the vehicle who crashed into the woman and then continued heading eastbound, was a silver SUV– though they were not able to identify the make or model.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Detective Bureau, at 330-375-2490, or 330-375-TIP.
You can also provide anonymous information by calling Summit County Crimestoppers: 330-434-COPS, or you can text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.
In addition, you can download the Akron Police app, and submit information by texting Tips411, or by visiting the Akron Police website: www.akroncops.org.
Barberton's Football Coach, Tony Gotto, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. With a win on Friday, Tony Gotto will become the winningest coach in Barberton High School Football history. He talked about turning the program around and getting students from the hallways to the field.
A big honor for a local professor and scientist Dr. Pierre Agostini who yesterday was named as one of 3 recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics.
As reported by the Associated Press, Agostini is currently a professor of physics at The Ohio State University where he leads the Ultra-fast Atomic Physics Research Group. Agostini was one of three scientists announced as Nobel prize winners for their work exploring electrons inside atoms and molecules.
In a statement congratulating Agostini, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called Ohio “the heart of innovation and research" and noted that Agostini’s work is part of the state’s “proud legacy of inventions that have changed the world.”
Justin Chesnic with District 4-Akron of the Ohio Department of Transportation, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He discussed the Central Interchange project, sound walls going up around Akron, and bridge work throughout the district.
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.
This week's athletes are from Ellet High School.
Chloe Havilandis on the varsity volleyball team. She has also lettered in basketball and track. Chloe has a 4.0 GPA, is an Honor Roll student, and is heavily involved in school activities. Chloe is part of the Student-Athlete Locker room leadership committee, the school leadership cabinet, National Honor Society, and she is a mentor to freshmen with behavioral issues.
The government is not setting up special bank accounts where you can keep your money even safer than it is in the bank.
In fact, if somebody tries to convince you that is the case; that's when you really do need to contact the government; pronto!
The FBI is warning that seniors, in particular, are being targeted by hackers, who con them out of in some cases; their entire life savings, through what they're calling the "Phantom Hacker Scam".
In a press release; FBI officials described how it works:
Step 1 – Tech Support Imposter
In the first step, a scammer posing as customer support representative from a legitimate technology company initiates contact with the victim through a phone call, text, email, or a pop-up window on their computer and instructs the victim to call a number for “assistance.”
Once the victim calls the phone number, a scammer directs the victim to download a software program allowing the scammer remote access to the victim’s computer. The scammer pretends to run a virus scan on the victim’s computer and falsely claims the victim’s computer either has been or is at risk of being hacked.
Next, the scammer requests the victim open their financial accounts to determine whether there have been any unauthorized charges – a tactic to allow the scammer to determine which financial account is most lucrative for targeting. The scammer informs the victim they will receive a call from that financial institution’s fraud department with further instructions.
Step 2 – Financial Institution Imposter
In the second step, a scammer, posing as a representative of the financial institution mentioned above, such as a bank or a brokerage firm, contacts the victim. The scammer falsely informs the victim their computer and financial accounts have been accessed by a foreign hacker and the victim must move their money to a “safe” third-party account, such as an account with the Federal Reserve or another U.S. Government agency.
The victim is directed to transfer money via a wire transfer, cash, or wire conversion to cryptocurrency, often directly to overseas recipients. The victim is also told not to inform anyone of the real reason they are moving their money. The scammer may instruct the victim to send multiple transactions over a span of days or months.
Step 3 – U.S. Government Imposter
In the third step, the victim may be contacted by a scammer posing as the Federal Reserve or another U.S. Government agency. If the victim becomes suspicious, the scammer may send an email or a letter on what appears to be official U.S. Government letterhead to legitimize the scam. The scammer will continue to emphasize the victim’s funds are “unsafe” and they must be moved to a new “alias” account for protection until the victim concedes.
Victims often suffer the loss of entire banking, savings, retirement, and investment accounts under the guise of “protecting” their assets.
Tips to Protect Yourself
The FBI recommends that the public take the following steps to protect themselves from “The Phantom Hacker” scam:
Reporting Suspected Fraud
The FBI requests victims report these fraudulent or suspicious activities to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov. Be sure to include as much information as possible, such as:
The name of the person or company that contacted you.
Methods of communication used, to include websites, emails, and telephone numbers.
The bank account number where the funds were wired to and the recipient’s name(s).
Akron Police are asking for tips to help them find out who shot and killed an as yet unidentified 26 year old man whose body they found in the back yard of a home in the 11 hundred block of Chandler Avenue, in Kenmore, Monday, Oct. 2, at about 4:40PM.
Police say neighbors in the area reported hearing some shouting just before the shooting; but nobody has identified any suspects, yet.
If you have any information that can help, call the Akron Police Detective Bureau, at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
You can also provide anonymous nformation, by contacting The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS, or you can Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.
In addition, you can download the Akron PD app and submit information by texting Tips411 or accessing the link on the Akron Police website; www.AkronCops.org.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Nicole Reyes, Breast Oncology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Breast Health Center, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the importance of mammograms, early cancer detection, treatment, and more.
Flu season is near. Dr. Kevin Baldie, doctor with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He discussed flu season, the flu vaccine, protecting yourself and others, and more.
CNN posted an intriguing story this week, about how several voting machine manufacturers are conducting "stress tests", to uncover possible flaws that might need to be fixed before the upcoming 2024 election.
While that was of course, welcome news; it did make me wonder just how secure voting machines really are, in general, and what cybersecurity experts do to ensure they stay in tip-top shape.
So, I asked Dr. John Nicholas, who many people in our area will remember as a Professor teaching Cybersecurity at the University of Akron for many years, but who also just recently; began his new job as the Director of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
Listen now, to learn not only about the machines, but also about the people who work behind the scenes to ensure our votes are counted accurately, and without interference.
Dr. John Nicholas, Ball State University
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talked about wet courses.
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. It's Ryder Cup weekend. The competition is held at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy this year.
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they went back to 1988 with the drama, Rain Man.