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Monday, 16 March 2020 11:42

University of Akron Going Strictly Online

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The University of Akron has announced extra percautions in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. After extending spring break to the end of March, the University has decided to go strictly online with classes beyond that point. The school will also close all residence halls (with limited exceptions) after the recommendations…
Monday, 16 March 2020 07:07

COVID-19: Summit County Office Closures

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The following was posted to Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Facebook page Monday morning: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:02

DeWine: All Bars & Restaurants Must Shut Down

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All dine-in bar and restaurants ordered shut down as of 9PM Sunday. Carry out and delivery is still permitted. Governor Mike DeWine calling it a matter of life and death. The State is also going to offer some new Unemployment assistance to help mitigate the effect it will have on…
The first patient to test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus in Summit County, is a woman in her 50s now being treated in a local hospital. Summit County Public Health officials not releasing any more details as to the identity of the patient, though they do say that it appears she…
Update: Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the district's approach and reaction to the announcement from the governor that all state schools, both public and private, will be close starting at the end of the school day Monday, March 16th for the…
Friday, 13 March 2020 07:47

Coronavirus: Mental Health Resources

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Summit County ADM Board letting area residents know there's mental health support available, for people who have concerns and are distressed about the Coronvirus. Their 24 hour crisis hotline number is 330-434-9144.  In addition, check out these health information resources:   Summit County Public Health www.scph.org/covid-19    Summit County Public…
Friday, 13 March 2020 06:17

COVID-19: Summit County Public Health Update

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Summit County Public Health officials held the first of twice-weekly press conferences this week, offering the latest information on the Coronavirus, and giving advice on how we can best deal with it as a community. Please note: Some information, like the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases may be outdated, as…
The Ohio Department of Health is confirming FIVE COVID-19 cases in the state as of Thursday afternoon's update.  With that, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the ODH, says they believe that about one percent of the state's population, or roughly 100-thousand people are infected with coronavirus. "We know now, just…
Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:14

Coronavirus:K-12 School Closings Start Monday

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, he has ordered that all kindergarten through 12th grade schools close for a period of several weeks.   Beginning at the conclusion of the school day on Monday, March 16, all K-12 schools will close to students through…
Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:29

Summit County Issues Statement on COVID-19

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Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro has issued the following statement on the COVID-19 coronavirus and the measures the county is taking to ensure the safety of its residents:  As County Executive, my number one priority is the safety and well-being of my staff, the clients we serve, and the 541,000…
Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:07

Latest COVID-19 Patient from Canton

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The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed Ohio's fourth case of COVID-19 coronavirus is in Stark County. The patient is reportedly a man in his mid-50's from Canton and is described as the first example of "community spread" COVID-19 in Ohio. That is to say that this patient has not…
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:12

KSU Also Cancelling Classes:Coronavirus

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Kent State University joining University of Akron, and Ohio State University, cancelling face to face classes as a result of the Coronavirus. They're shifting to online learning. Official details here: Kent State University has provided a new update to its students, faculty and staff in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)…
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 16:58

UA Cancels Classes: Coronavirus

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The University of Akron has cancelled classes for the rest of the week, while they put plans in place to continue with online instruction in response to the possible spread of COVID 19 Coronavirus. Here is their release with more information: Dear Members of The University of Akron Community, In…
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:12

Coronavirus Precautions Ahead of State Primary

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With the announcement of three Ohioans that have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 coronavirus, concerns are mounting from several fronts, including among registered voters in the state looking forward to the March 17th state primary.  Secretary of State Frank LaRose updating the public Tuesday on the latest precautions…
Thursday, 05 March 2020 10:10

Coronavirus: Local Experts Weigh In

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Ray Horner talks with a number of local experts on how the Novel Coronavirus-COVID-19, is affecting people across the globe, what we're doing about it here in our area, and what we can expect moving forward. Dr. Terry O'Sullivan, Associate Professor; Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy…
Thursday, 05 March 2020 09:05

A Flood Fix for Barberton?

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The City of Barberton is known for a lot of things... Chicken... The Magics... Flooding. That last one, Mayor Bill Judge says, is something they hope to fix. Hear his ideas in the interview with the Ray Horner Morning Show below:   
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