Tuesday, 03 August 2021 07:55

Helpful Hints For Dealing With High Heat

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Temperatures in Akron last week were moderately nice, but with it being August, the weather is heating up once again. The temperatures this week will hovering in the 80's, and it is slated to head back into the 90's next week.

Dr. Aaron Lear is a sports medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to help the listeners stay cool in the high heat. Dr. Lear's tips are to stay hydrated with water, not sugary drinks or alcohol, and to know one's body and how much one can take. For the elderly population, he also shared some advice on how medication can affect someone in the high heat.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is raging through the population, with upwards of 85% of the cases in the United States being this strain of the virus. This is causing concern across the country, from the medical facilities to the upcoming school year.

Dr. Richard Londraville is a biologist at the University of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer questions revolving around the Delta variant. Dr. Londraville touched on how the vaccines are fighting this variant, which have shown success, but are not 100% effective in stopping the virus. He says even fully vaccinated people can still get infected with Delta, but the vaccinated are at a much lower risk of getting seriously ill if contracted.

Dr. Londraville also talked about the hesitancy some have in taking a vaccine without FDA approval, as well as the potential for a third booster shot to stave off future variants.

Monday, 02 August 2021 04:12

APD Investigating Two Shootings at Akron Bar

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Akron Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened at the same time and the same place early Saturday. 
Just about 3:15 a.m., officers responded to the Sky Lounge Bar on East South Street for reports of shots fired. 
According to the report, a woman was shot during an altercation outside the bar while a man was shot during an altercation inside the bar. 
No arrests have been made, but police are circulating a photo of a woman (see above) they say may have been involved in one of the incidents. 
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

Show me the money!

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


Thursday, 29 July 2021 09:17

Dr. Cliff Deveny - Fourth Wave of COVID-19

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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. 

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 10:29

Dr. Thomas File - Delta Variant

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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: 


Tuesday, 27 July 2021 09:44

Stow Police Looking for Suspected Purse Thieves

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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.

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