Ohio teens might need to grab a bottle of self-tanner as lawmakers introduce a bill that will prohibit children and teens from using tanning beds.
As News5 reports, current law allows kids and teens access to tanning beds with parental permission but House Bill 169 would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds at all.
Supporters say it’s about protecting kids, with tanning increasing the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma which is one of the most common cancers among young people. However others argue the bill is an example of government overreach and could hurt businesses.
Meanwhile, the bill remains in committee and will likely be heard in the next few months.
Pokemon! You gotta catch 'em all, right? Well, turns out that the pursuit of those elusive creatures has gotten one Sandusky firefighter in big trouble.
19 News reports that 27-year-old Chase Green was arrested Friday night after allegedly trying to steal several boxes of Pokemon collector cards from Walmart.
Police say that Green was seen on a security camera using the self-checkout and holding a pack of gum over the card’s bar codes while he pretended to scan them. Police claim Green told them he thought he could scan both items together.
The total value of the stolen cars was just over $85 dollars. Now the Sandusky Fire Chief says Green is on administrative leave until an internal investigation can be completed.
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they went back to 1983 and talked about Return of the Jedi.
May is National Hamburger Month! Swensons Drive In has been a staple in Akron since 1934. CEO Jeff Flowers joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the history of the restaurant, the origin of the coveted recipe, and more!
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talked about getting out of the sand!
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week, they discuss Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina.
Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week's conversations begins with a discussion about Enyel De Los Santos and Xzavion Curry. They also talked about the bullpen, injuries, and upcoming games.
You see them on TV all the time; images of dramatic car crashes, fires, and disasters, beamed down to viewers from helicopters.
So, one would just kind of naturally kind of assume police have all that same kind of technology at their fingertips all the time, and that they can use it to fight crime whenever they want.
But they can’t —at least not yet—here in Ohio.
However, thanks to a $6 million dollar state grant, some new technology that has been tested so far in Columbus and Akron, will be deployed statewide.
Listen now to our conversation with Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Commander, Lt. Justin Cromer, about how they will soon be able to give more local police departments assistance from internet-connected “eye in the sky” helicopters and airplanes.
They called it "Operation We Will Find You", and between March 1st and May 15; that's exactly what they did.
US Marshals announced they found and returned 35 endangered children missing from Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown and surrounding counties, as part of a national missing child operation conducted with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The search was far-reaching; extending from Ohio into California, Arizona, and West Virginia. In addition, they say there were critical risk factors attached to each of the cases, putting the children in elevated danger of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse, or human trafficking.
According to US Marshall Pete Elliott, the main objective was to find as many critically missing children as possible. "The epidemic of missing children in our country needs a spotlight, it needs our focus. We hope operations like this sharpen that focus. Every child deserves a safe environment to grow up in, and we are dedicated to helping provide that for the children and families in Northern Ohio.”
Every Thursday, the Mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show. This week's conversations begins with the entertainment district downtown and continues to cover the passing of Former Mayor of Akron Tom Sawyer, the new Police Oversight Board, and placing speed tables throughout Akron.
Congratulations are in order for the Jennings Community Learning Center’s chess team who emerged victorious as the Reserve Division Champions in the Ohio Middle School and High School Chess Championship.
The competition took place earlier this month at the I-X Center in Cleveland, where more than 250 students from across Ohio showed off their chess skills.
Speaking to cleveland.com, The Jennings CLC Chess Coach Joanne Cook highlighted the diversity and camaraderie within the team, which includes students from different backgrounds and languages. And while winning is certainly a bonus, Cook noted that members of team are gaining critical thinking skills, friendship, and independence.
They caught the burglar, but the murderer is still on the run.
That's the word from US Marshals who have been hunting for two inmates who escaped from prison earlier this week in Lima, Ohio.
The Marshals, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, are offering a reward of up to $20 thousand dollars for information leading to the capture of 50 year old Bradley Gillespie, who they say is "dangerous", and still at large.
Gillespie, who was convicted of murder, and 47-year-old James Lee who was behind bars for burglary, breaking and entering, and safe cracking, were last seen inside the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution on Monday.
Lee was found and arrested early this morning near the Indiana-Kentucky border, but authorities are still are asking for tips to help them find Gillespie.
They do, however, urge caution, and warn not to approach or engage the escaped convict.
Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
Former Akron Mayor and Democratic US Congressman, Tom Sawyer has died after a long illness, at the age of 77.
State and local political leaders are offering condolences and respect for the man described by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine as "one of the nicest people I have ever worked with", and by Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan as someone who "selflessly dedicated his life to public service".
Sawyer was born in Akron on August 15, 1945, graduated from Buchtel High School, and earned both his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Akron.
He served in the Ohio State House of Representatives, from 1977-1983, was mayor of Akron, from 1984-1986, and then was elected to the US House of representatives in 1987, serving there until 2003.
Although he was unsuccessful in two succeeding bids for reelection to Congress; he returned to public office in the Ohio Senate, where he served from 2007-2016.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and daughter, Amanda.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. July 11 and 10 to 11 a.m. July 12 at Billows Funeral Home, 85 N. Miller Road in Fairlawn. A funeral service will be at noon July 12 at Billow's. A celebration of life will be from noon to 3 p.m. July 12 at Our Lady of the Cedars, 507 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.