Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

Monday, 12 September 2016 09:28

Trump To Campaign In Canton

Donald Trump is bringing is campaign back to Northeast Ohio with an event planned for Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The Republican candidate for president is heading back to Ohio after two stops in Northeast Ohio last week. His speaking engagement is at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. 

If you plan on attending the free event, the campaign is asking that you RSVP on the campaign website

Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:13

More Renovations For Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Civic Theatre undergoing more renovations, after about $20 million worth more than a decade ago. Executive Director of the theatre, Howard Parr, says the upcoming renovations are going to be a on a smaller scale, but are all part of making the Civic a premier concert venue in Akron. The total cost, Parr says, will be around $600,000, the majority of which will be coming from an Ohio capital grant and the rest from the county. 

Some of the renovations time around include interior electical work in the Grand Lobby. Parr says they'll be taking down all 7 of the chandeliers inside, shipping them out, and having them restored.  

The project has already begun and is expected to last three or four months. Parr says that it'll be business as usual during the current renovations, and great acts will continue to come to the Akron Civic Theatre. 

Hear the entire interview with Howard Parr from the Ray Horner Morning Show below: 



Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:50

Falls Man Sentenced For Child Abuse

William Jobe, 29, was sentenced to five years in prison today Summit County Common Pleas Court, after pleading guilty back in August to a second degree felony charge of Endangering Children.

In August of 2015, Jobe violently shook his girlfriend's 8-month-old child, temporarily paralyzing the baby. He was the only one home at the time of the incident, called 9-1-1 and admitted to shaking the child during an interview with police.

The baby suffered severe brain injuries, and according to the prosecutor's office has a lengthy recovery.

Below is the press release from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office: 

AKRON, Ohio (Wednesday, September 07, 2016) – Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Gallagher sentenced William Jobe, 29, of Second Street in Cuyahoga Falls, to five years in prison for violently shaking his girlfriend’s baby.

On August 4, 2016, Jobe pled guilty to the following charge:

  • Endangering Children – a felony of the 2nd degree

According to Cuyahoga Falls police, emergency crews responded to the Second Street home on August 19, 2015 after a call to 9-1-1 to report an 8-month-old who was having difficulty breathing. The 8-month-old was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. During a police interview, Jobe, who was the live-in boyfriend of the baby’s mother and was home alone at the time of the incident, admitted to shaking the infant. The shaking was so severe, the infant suffered temporary paralysis.

Monday, 05 September 2016 11:10

Brown Mackie Closing Akron Campus

Brown Mackie College's Akron campus, located 755 White Pond Drive in Akron, will close for good on October 31 of this year. The announcement coming after Brown Mackie's parent company, Education Management Corp., settled a class action lawsuit in 39 states. The lawsuit claimed the career-college was misleading students with the graduation rates they were providing new enrollees and the number of transferable credits they were telling students they'd acquire. Per the lawsuit, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company is required to pay back roughly $10 million in student loans. 

A report says that the college issued a statement to current students saying that they would be able to transfer to the Jackson Township campus at 4300 Munson Street NW, but that has not been confirmed. 

The Brown Mackie announcement comes amid a tumultuous time for career-colleges, as ITT Technical Institute has announced that it will not be accepting new student enrollments at their campuses across the U.S. This after the U.S. Department of Education handed down a number of sanctions against the college. The basis for the majority of those sanctions were in that the college was accepting millions of dollars in federal grant money and loans while not providing adequate job-training for students. Furthermore, the school was told that it cannot accept enrollment from students who were planning on using federal financial aid. In 2015, ITT TEch. received an estimated $580 million in federal funding.

ITT Tech., has nine Ohio campuses, including one in Akron on W. Market St. 

Monday, 05 September 2016 08:47

Clinton, Trump Labor Day Campaigning In NEO

With Labor Day typically marking the kickoff to the Fall campaign, both major party candidates for president will be laboring on the campaign trail with stops in Northeast Ohio on Monday. 

First, Donald Trump's campaign is set for a morning meeting with Labor Union leaders in Cleveland, followed by a campaign stop at the Canfield Fair in Youngstown at some point in the afternoon. Trump will be joined by his running mate Mike Pence at both events.  

Hillary Clinton's Campaign, meanwhile, is scheduled for a Labor Day afternoon event in Cleveland. The 11th Congressional District Community Caucus kicks off at 10 a.m., and she is expected to speak with her Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, at about 2 p.m. at the Kids Village and Senior Pavillion at Luke Easter Park on Kinsman Rd. 

Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:19

Goodyear Commercial Voiced By The Blimp

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is boasting a new commercial campaign that will run during games throughout the 2016 NCAA college football season. 

It's been dubbed "Blimpworthy" and features the voice OF the Goodyear Blimp. The commercial chronicles the storied 60-plus-year career of the Goodyear blimp, recapping some of college footballs most celebrated moments. 

Read more about the new ad campaign from Cleveland.com, and watch the commercial below: 

On Wednesday, as part of International Overdose Awareness Day, Summit County Public Health hosted a press conference to announce the donation of 40,000 "pill pouches" to Summit County for people to dispose of their unused medications, primarily opiates. Summit County Community Partnership Executive Director Darryl Brake hosted the event, and explained that while Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is based out of Missouri, one phone call was all it took to get the company to recognize the seriousness of the opiate addiction problem in Summit County and donate the bags. 

At the press conference, Kevin Webb, Director of Advocacy Relations for Mallinckrodt, explained that the prescription disposal bags would be available beginning Wednesday locally. As part of their efforts to help the situation locally, Acme Fresh Markets is making the bags available, at no charge, at all 16 of their locations throughout the area. 

Brake says if the bags are used as intended and filled to capacity, more than 1.3 million prescription pills will be disposed of properly, and taken off the streets and out of the hands of those who can easily misuse them.

Hear more from Kevin Webb from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Summit County ADM Board Executive Director Jerry Craig. They discuss the new disposable pill pouches and the seriousness of the opioid addiction problem here locally: 

Akron Police is looking for the public's help identifying the person they say robbed the Carnegie Pantry at 959 Carnegie Avenue last Wednesday afternoon just after 4 p.m. 

As shown in the video below, the suspect entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding money from the register and Newport 100 cigarettes. 

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'5", between 250 and 300 pounds. He was wearing gloves and a bandana over his face. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Magaw with the Akron Police at 330-375-2490. 



Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:17

Akron's 'Bar Rescue' Tavern Closing

Tim Owens' Travelers Tavern located on Manchester Rd. in Akron is closing its doors for good. 

The announcement comes just a year after the tavern, run by Akron native and former Judas Priest front man Tim Owens, was featured on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue." 

Owens opened up in 2013 under the name "Ripper's Rock House," offering food, spirits, and live music. The venue has reportedly been on a steady decline in patronage, hence the appearance on "Bar Rescue;" a reality show designed to help struggling bars and restaurants. 

In multiple Facebook posts, Owens said that due to his music schedule and no time to dedicate to the bar's daily operation, he's closing up shop. 

The last day for food is September 2nd, and the last day for live music at "Travelers" is scheduled for September 3rd. 

As the Death Penalty appeal continues in the case of 20-year-old Shawn Ford, a court has denied Ford's defense their request to unseal parts of the record and other court documents on Monday. The court did rule, however, that the attorneys and the office of the Ohio Public Defender can review all sealed documents related to the case; it's just the public that won't be able to review them. 

The ruling surrounds the Death Penalty case for Ford who was convicted in the brutal deaths of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert, his then-girlfriend's parents. In the early morning hours of April 2, 2013, Ford and his accomplice, Jamal Vaughn, broke into the Schobert home in New Franklin. Ford attacked Jeffrey with a sledgehammer and then lured Margaret to the home via text message from Jeffrey Schobert's phone. Margaret was at the hospital visiting their daughter, Chelsea, who was recovering from an assault by Ford. Once Margaret got home, Ford then attacked her in the same manner. 

Ford was later convicted by a jury and then sentenced to death after the jury's recommendation. His execution was initially scheduled for December 29, 2015, but an appeal is automatic in any death penalty case. 

Due to the appeal process, Ford is likely not to be executed for years to come. 

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