Wednesday, 11 August 2021 07:13

Hey Bobby! - 8/11/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner.

With the statue of Rocky Colavito being unveiled Tuesday, Bobby and Ray talked about the slugger who stole the hearts of so many baseball fans in Cleveland all those decades ago.

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With the Delta variant of COVID-19 blistering the population, including the greater Akron area, many are concerned about potential restrictions as the school year and fall season lurk around the corner.

Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the latest numbers with the virus, and how children are getting impacted. She believes it is the right thing for students and staff to be masked to limit the potential spread of the virus until cases go down and/or the vaccine is approved for individuals 12 and under.

As for sweeping mask mandates with the general population, Skoda says there is a road block due to Senate Bill 22, which will not allow health departments and even the governor to mandate face coverings again.

US Marshals are looking for 18 year old Michael Lloyd Junior, of Akron, and offering a reward for information that would lead to his capture.
Lloyd is wanted on aggravated murder charges for the April 6th drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 17 year old Davieon Frazier, and the injury of another juvenile. He's described as a black male, standing 6 foot and weighing 165 pounds.
If you have any information, contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or you can send a web tip at the following webpage Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Monday, 09 August 2021 08:23

Health and Back-to-School Fair in Canton Saturday

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(Canton, OH) – Canton City Public Health (CCPH) is pleased to announce a Health and Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 14th at Crenshaw Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and open to all members of the community.

Canton City Public Health has partnered with several Southeast Canton churches, Buckeye Health Plan, and the Greater Stark County Urban League to organize the fair which will feature free health screenings; vision screenings; COVID vaccinations; family activities including games and raffles; free food; haircuts; and a backpack and school supplies giveaway. Medicaid and MyCare members of managed care plans, age 18 and older with a valid ID, who get vaccinated at the event will receive a $100 gift card.  CCPH will provide a $100 Walmart gift card to those who receive a vaccine and are not on managed care plan.

“The health and back-to-school fair will be a day of fun for the community that offers free health services including COVID-19 vaccines,” said Jim Adams, Health Commissioner for Canton City Public Health. “Vaccination remains essential to the health of our community, and I hope everyone who has not yet been vaccinated for COVID will visit us and receive a vaccine to help protect loved ones.”

“I encourage all of our friends and neighbors to join us for the health and back-to-school fair,” said Pastor Michael Pressley Sr. of Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ. “Supporting healthy habits is a priority for our church, and I look forward to the community coming together for a day of health and family and Vaxfun.”

“From COVID vaccines, to vision screenings, to women’s health education, there will be plenty of free health services available at the fair,” said Pastor Shawn Lemon of Sherrick Road Church of God. “It’s never too late to get the free vaccine, and the fair will be a fantastic opportunity to do so while spending time with the community.”

“An empowered community begins with a healthy community,” said Diane Robinson, President and CEO of the Greater Stark County Urban League. “The fair will provide access to important health offerings like the COVID vaccine, and I hope others will join me in taking advantage of these free services.”

Vaccine will be available for anyone age 12 or older. Canton City Public Health will be offering both Moderna and the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Aultman Hospital will be offering Pfizer.

Crenshaw Park is located at 1500 Sherrick Rd. SE in Canton, next to the Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center. Event will be held rain or shine.

A feeling everyone can empathize with is the nervousness of heading back to school. Summer is wrapping up, and the daily grind of school work looms in the air. Some students are able to cope with that feeling, with a few even embracing and getting excited to head back to the classroom. But not every student shares those sentiments, and many are overcome with anxiety.

Dr. Ethan Benore specializes in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Cleveland Clinic, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to address how everyone from children to the parents and even school administrators can handle the problem of childhood anxiety. Dr. Benore believes the first step to addressing this anxiety is for parents to form a set structure for a child, thus establishing a security blanket. He says that anxiety could be deeper than just completing tests and homework assignments; bullying in school and other mental health hurdles could lie beneath the surface.

Monday, 09 August 2021 05:05

Missing Wayne County Teen

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help finding a missing teen.

According to a Facebook post, 16-year-old Jaime Fisher left his home in Wooster Friday evening, around 6 p.m., and hasn't been seen since. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. 

Friday, 06 August 2021 08:38

Summa Health Mandating Vaccines For All Employees

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One of the biggest topics in workplaces throughout America in 2021 has been vaccination status. Most employers are recommending their staff to get one of the vaccines, but mandating them was a tall task, at least a few months ago.

Summa Health has decided to draw a line in the sand and mandate all of their employees get the vaccine, according to president and CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny, who joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Summa employs 8,100 employees, and Dr. Deveny says they have upwards of 70% of their staff inoculated. He says this is not necessarily a new policy, as his employees also have to get flu shots every year.

If an employee does not take the vaccine, there is a code of conduct and process before that employee can be terminated. There are possible exemptions, ranging from medical concerns to religious reasons.

Streetsboro police are asking for your help finding a missing 16 year old boy.

Jeffrey Rhoades has been missing since June 1st, He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. Police say he frequently rides his bike between Streetsboro and Kent, and wears a backpack.

Anyone who sees him or knows where he is should not try to detain him, but call Streetsboro police dispatch at 330-626-4976.

Tips can also be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by messaging the police department via its Facebook page


Will a big cyberattack one day lead to war between the US and another superpower?

That's a question US officials have been pondering for quite some time, and something that President Biden talked about recently, during a speech at the National Counter Terrorism Center.

Find out why, and listen as we connect the dots through a series of reports from CBS News and other sources, that show how the technology we have created to make our lives easier, more productive, and more enjoyable, is also being used to rob us of our money, our security, and our privacy.

Our special guest this week, is Radio Television Digital News Association & Foundation Executive Director, Dan Shelley, who talked to us about recent reports that military grade spyware has been planted on the mobile phones of world leaders, political activists, and journalists worldwide, and what that might mean not only for freedom of the press, but for freedom in general--for everyone.

Dan Shelley

Dan Shelley, Radio Television Digital News Association & Foundation Executive Director


Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:11

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 8/6/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus!

Today, Rosey and Ray chat about the outfield situation going forward, from Oscar Mercado and Myles Straw to Bradley Zimmer, the future of Nolan Jones, and a little about interim manager DeMarlo Hale.

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