Tuesday, 07 February 2023 10:10

The Soap Box Derby Partners with Myers Industries

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Good news for potential derby racers, The International Soap Box Derby is partnering with Myers Industries to give Derby participants a discount on the price of Super Stock car kits and Super Stock car shells for the next 3 years.

During the month of February, Super Stock kits will cost $550 and Super Stock shells will cost $150. There is an additional discount for the purchase of five or more which would bring kit costs to $500 each and shells cost to $120 each.

The Derby Organization stated that the partnership with Myers will make Super Stock Kits more accessible to racers across the country and Myers added that they’re excited to work with the Derby and support their mission of promoting life skills to young racers.

Read more about the the new partnership here.

Pamela Walker, the mother of Jayland Walker, will attend President Biden’s State of the Union Address this evening as the guest of U.S. Congresswomen Emilia Sykes.

Jayland Walker’s death gained national attention when the 25-year old black man was fatally shot by eight Akron police officers last June. The investigation into the shooting, led by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, is still ongoing. 

In a released statement Pamela Walker said, “We are here at the U.S. Capitol demanding accountability and change among U.S. law enforcement so that my son, and others affected by the injustices that Black Americans continue to face nationwide at the hands of U.S. law enforcement, will not have died in vain.”

Congresswoman Sykes added that she wants to restore trust between police and the communities they serve saying, “I will continue to fight for a criminal justice system that is transparent, accountable, and keeps us all safe.”

President Biden’s State of the Union will take place tonight at 9pm.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General has released a new Heart Health Study. Dr. Joseph Lahorra, a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist with CCAG, joined Ray to discuss the findings and more. 

Monday, 06 February 2023 10:02

A Massive Drug Bust in Cleveland

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The FBI Cleveland Cartel Gang Narcotics and Laundering Task Force  announced a massive drug bust stemming from warrants issued in Cleveland and Painesville earlier this week. 

Law enforcement seized more than 80 pounds of suspected fentanyl and other drugs. Officials say the net amount of fentanyl seized is valued at $5.2 million and is enough to kill 20 million people. 

FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Gregory Nelsen said “The sheer volume of drugs recovered during this seizure is astounding.”

The operation stemmed from an investigation into the Ohio brand of a drug trafficking organization that is based out of Mexico. Collaboration between local officials and the FBI also saw the arrest of two of the organization’s operatives.

Ready to take the plunge into marriage? Why not pair that with a polar plunge? 

Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd McKenny wants to officiate a wedding at the 19th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump taking place Saturday Feb. 25th. McKenny says “the couple will experience a thrilling way to begin a marriage amongst a warm hearted crowd.”

McKenny is known for officiating weddings at unique locations and hopes to add the Polar Jump to his list. Interested couples should call 330-861-7215.

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 05:30

Black History Month: Shirley Chisholm

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features Shirley Chisholm, first African American woman in Congress. 

Monday, 06 February 2023 07:19

Heart Health with Dr. Justin Dunn

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Cardiologist with Summa Health Systems, Dr. Justin Dunn, joined Ray for Heart Month. They talked about warning signs, prevention, and treatment. 

Monday, 06 February 2023 06:21

Black History Month: Bessie Coleman

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features Bessie Coleman.

The Cleveland Browns are continuing their partnership with University Hospitals. UH has been the official health partner for the Browns since 2014 and the team announced yesterday that they will be continuing that partnership. 

News5 reports that the two organizations have been focusing on making youth and high school football safer, including aiding the HELMETS program that delivers new XENITH helmets to football programs across the area. 

The CEO of UH, Dr. Cliff Megerian, added that while the goal of the partnership is to provide the Browns with “comprehensive, world-class health care” they also want to extend that care and support to the community. 

Friday, 03 February 2023 07:15

Film School: Groundhog Day

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed the 1993 comedy, Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray. 

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