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Esports is big business now, and the University of Akron is making sure their students can prove they have what it takes to do the many jobs associated with it, by offering an Esports Business Certificate.
Find out why, with U-A Management professor, Dr. Seungbum Lee, and Esports Director, Nate Meeker.
Dr. Seungbum Lee, Professor, Management, University of Akron
Nate Meeker, Director of Esports, University of Akron
Dr. Cliff Deveny, President and CEO of Summa Health System in Akron, discussing the increase in cases of COVID-19 locally and the so-called "fourth wave" of the virus.
Dr. Thomas File, Infectious Disease expert with Summa Health, discussing the highly contagious Delta Variant and how much it's contributing to the increase in COVID-19 cases that we've seen locally.
As students prepare to return to the classroom this fall, Akron Public Schools is rolling out new guidelines. Most noteably is the mask requirement for all students, staff, and visitors to start the year.
New APS Superintendent Chrstine Fowler-Mack discusses that and more of the plan going forward with the Ray Horner Morning Show:
Stow Police are asking the public's help finding two suspected purse thieves.
According to a recent social media post (see below) the suspects are working together. One of the men reportedly distracts unsuspecting elderly females while the other steals their purse from their cart that's left unattended.
Anyone who might recognize either man or who has any other information is asked to call the Stow Police Department.
The Cleveland Indians have officially announced that they will offiicially change the team name at the end of the season.
The name: The Guardians.
Hear how this came to be as Ray talks with Curtis Danburg, Head of Communications for club, who explains more:
(National Park Service) National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Dr. Lisa Petit as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park; a position that also oversees operations at James A. Garfield National Historic Site and First Ladies National Historic Site. She has been serving in the position for the past 6 months and will assume the permanent role as superintendent in the coming weeks.
“Lisa has played an important part in the growth, development, and success of Cuyahoga Valley National Park for more than 20 years,” said Frost of the selection. “During this time, she fostered strong professional and personal relationships with key agencies, nonprofit partners, and surrounding communities to improve the condition of park resources and enhance the visitor experience, especially on the Cuyahoga River.”
“I am honored to be selected as the next Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and James A. Garfield and First Ladies National Historic Sites,” Petit said about her new assignment. “I am excited to continue working with the exceptional staff, partners and communities to realize the potential of Ohio’s only national park and its affiliated historic sites in bringing environmental, recreational, and economic benefits to our surrounding communities and the American public.”
Petit has spent her 21-year NPS career working in a variety of leadership positions in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She started as a Wildlife Biologist, and later became Chief of Resource Management for the park. She was Deputy Superintendent before becoming Acting Superintendent. During her time at the park, Petit oversaw all science, engineering, design, planning, environmental compliance, and resource stewardship activities for the park. Petit is the first woman to serve as Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park since its establishment in 1974.
Prior to joining the National Park Service, Petit was a Research Biologist for eight years with
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her research focused on understanding the role of parks and protected areas in resource conservation. It was conducted primarily in protected areas in Latin America and the United States including within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals.
Petit holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Arkansas, during which time she spent a year as a Doctoral Scholar at Cambridge University in England. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University.
Petit and her husband Dan live near Akron, where they raised their daughters Natalie and Kathryn, and are active community members who enjoy all of the parks and natural areas of northeast Ohio.
(The Cleveland Guardians) Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced that following the conclusion of the 2021 season, the organization will transition to the new name of Cleveland Guardians. The Guardians will be the fifth name in franchise history joining the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902), Naps (1903-1914) and Indians (1915-2021).
“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” Team Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan said. “Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family. While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.”
While the name will be new, there will be elements of continuity in the new marks and logos. The continuity we chose to incorporate was important to our fans and ties our past to our future:
The name change process started in June 2020 with a statement acknowledging the importance of taking a leadership role in uniting our community. We conducted an extensive multi-phase process to learn how the team name “Indians” impacted different constituencies and how it intersected with our organizational values.
“Since the announcement to change the name in December, our team has been hard at work to ensure we pick a name that our community, fans, partners, employees and players will be proud to have represent Cleveland Baseball,” President of Business Operations Brian Barren said. “Through our research and discussions, we identified a few key themes that were most important to fans – connect to the city of Cleveland, honor our rich baseball history and unite our community – and we believe Guardians upholds all three of those pillars.”
Through the ideation and research phase, we:
More information regarding our research and ideation process can be found at www.MLB.com/CLETeamName.
President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said, “This is a historic moment for our franchise, and we are excited for our players and staff to debut our new team name and look in 2022. We look forward to our team proudly representing the city of Cleveland as the Guardians. Our club will strive to unite and inspire our entire community.”
The club will finish the 2021 season as the Cleveland Indians and will look to launch as the Cleveland Guardians at the conclusion of the season.
This week, how the same voice technology that powers your interactions with Siri and Alexa, also allows marketers to gather data about you like your age, weight, birth control use, and more.
Sound creepy? Well, it is, according to author, Joseph Turow, as he found out when he wrote his new book, "The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet".
We'll also hear from Stark Area Regional Transit Authority Executive Director and CEO, Kirt Conrad, about why they're phasing out diesel, and expanding the use of Hydrogen fuel cells to power their buses.
Joseph Turow, Author
Kirt Conrad, Executive Director, CEO: SARTA