Friday, 28 October 2022 08:30

Film School: Psycho

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. It's Halloween Weekend! Ray and Joe went back to 1960 to discuss the psychological horror thriller film, Psycho.

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. 


This week's athletes are from Wadsworth High School.


Ellie Zuro's work ethic shows not just on the court as a 3 year letter winner & captain of the volleyball team but also in the classroom with a 4.07 overall GPA. She received 1st team All District (Division 1) and 1st team Suburban League awards this 2022-2023 volleyball season. She is ranked #2 in the Suburban-National League for kills as an outside Hitter. Last season Ellie was 2nd team All District and 2nd team Suburban League. She has committed to  the University of Fairmont State to continue her academic and volleyball career. 


Andrew Weyand is a senior with a 4.2 grade point average and is a 4 year letter winner on the Boys Varsity Golf Team. Andrew is among just a few who have ever earned 4 Varsity Letters. He is among the all-time leaders at Wadsworth High School in matches played and in scoring average. Andrew's low score of 32 helped his team tie the school’s 9 hole team record. His score of32 was 1 stroke shy of the record for lowest 9 hole round by an individual. He is a 1 st Team All Suburban League Selection. This year- his 18 Hole Scoring Average (77.5) and his 9 Hole ScoringAverage (37.5) put him in the Top 3 among Medina County participants. Andrew is a contender for this year’s Gazette Player of the Year to be determined next week.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:41

World Stroke Day: Stroke Education

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World Stroke Day is October 29th. Ray talked with Dr. Madihah Hepburn with Summa Health System. They discussed types of strokes, warning signs, prevention, recovery, and more. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 04:13

APD Chief Pens Letter to the Community

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Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett responding to the letter that was sent and signed by 43 community and faith leaders this week, condemning his reinstatement of the eight APD officers being investigated for the shooting death of Jayland Walker. Chief Mylett initially justified his decision saying there is a severe staffing shortage that is affecting the Akron Police Department's ability to police the city properly and safely.

In response, those faith leaders wrote, "Whatever staffing crisis there may be, it cannot be more challenging than would be the erosion of any trust remaining between the community and police." Chief Mylett said he was confused and disappointed by the letter from those local leaders as it "inaccurately portrayed" the conversations he had with advisory councils prior to the decision to reinstate those officers.

The Chief noted that the majority of those who signed the letter were not in attendance for those discussions, adding that having his integrity questioned in this matter is "beyond hurtful." Chief Mylett closed his response, saying he stands by his decision to reinstate the eight officers who are still being investigated by the Ohio BCI and Attorney General's Office for the death of Jayland Walker.

See the full "letter to the community" from Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett below: 

CHIEF MYLETT LETTER

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 08:06

Dr. Bigham on What You Need to Know About RSV

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Dr. Michael Bigham, Akron Children's Hospital Chief Quality Officer, joined Ray to talk about RSV, Respiratory syncytial virus. There is an uptick in cases among children which is causing concern for parents and medical professionals. Dr. Bigham talks about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 07:44

Dr. Plate on Diabetes & the Holiday Season

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Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray. Dr. Plate saed she sees diabetes numbers rise every holiday season, starting with Halloween. They discussed screenings for diabetes, the importance of watching your sugar levels, reading labels, and more. 

With Halloween decorations being out in full force, Captain Sierjie Lash joined Ray to discuss the fire hazards that come up while people get their homes into the Halloween spirit.

Friday, 21 October 2022 08:17

Film School: Reservoir Dogs

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday to review classic films. This week, they went back to 1992 for Film School and discussed Reservoir Dogs

Friday, 21 October 2022 07:40

Cyber Security Tips with Dr. John Nicholas

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Dr. John Nicholas, Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Akron, talked with Ray about keeping your computer safe. They talked about how important is is to stay updated on scams going around, making sure your system is backed up, and more. 

Thursday, 20 October 2022 07:14

Halloween Decorations: Safety Dos & Don'ts

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FirstEnergy's Spokeswoman, Lauren Siburkis, joined Ray to talk about decorating for Halloween safely. Lauren put together a list of Dos and Don'ts to keep you and the neighborhood safe AND spooky. 

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