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

This week's athletes are from Wadsworth Highschool. 
Maddy Schnelzer is a Junior. She is Captain of the swim team with accomplishments including 3-year letter winner, 3-time district qualifier in 4 events, and 2-time state qualifier in 3 events.  Maddy is a dedicated athlete who shows commitment to her sport and helps others work on starts and turns. Maddy is an outstanding student that works hard at her academics, with a 4.232 GPA. 
Chris Earnest is a 3-year wrestling team captain and 4-year letter winner. He was the 2022 State Champ, SUburban League Champion, and is ranked #20 nationally with 152 wins to date. Chris is an excellent student as well, with a 3.75 GPA. 


US Marshals say they arrested a 21-year-old man from Canton at a home near the 100 block of 23rd Street SE in Mansfield this morning, who allegedly shot up a strip club in Columbus on January 29th.

Travis Ingram, who will be held in the Stark County jail until he is extradited back to Columbus, is charged with Aggravated Murder in connection with the shooting which left a 31-year-old man dead, and three women injured.

US Marshal, Pete Elliott, says the arrest was the result of "relentless efforts of our fugitive task force in Columbus, and our team here in Northern Ohio," adding that "A dangerous fugitive and three guns are off the streets thanks to the task force members".

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 10:50

Metro RTA Job Fair Today, Apply Now!

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If you like the idea of driving around, meeting new people, and earning a starting wage of at least $17 dollars an hour; today is your lucky day.

Akron's Metro RTA is hiring bus drivers, and they're interviewing people at 416 Kenmore Boulevard, today until 7:00 PM.

Today's "Come Drive With (B)Us:The Sequel"  hiring event is following up on a successful one they had several months ago, but they have more job openings now, and say they really need new drivers.

Click here for more information, and here for a map showing the location of their office on Kenmore boulevard.

48-year-old Emmanuel Remenyi of Green is in police custody and currently under investigation for allegedly making several explosive devices. 

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Summit County officers were called to an apartment complex on Massillon Road after a woman living there said Remenyi came to her apartment in violation of a protection order. 

When police searched the home they didn’t find Remenyi but they did find what appeared to be several homemade pipe bombs and materials to make explosives. The apartment complex was then evacuated while the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and the ATF investigated the scene.

In addition to explosive devices police also found weapons and ammunition.

Remenyi, who had already been charged with domestic violence, was taken into police custody and charged with illegal manufacturing or processing explosives, and violation of a protection order. His bond is now set at 1.5 million dollars and the case remains under investigation.

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 07:18

Spring Break Air Travel Tips & More

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Spring break is coming up and travel plans are being made. President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport, Ren Camacho, joined Ray to talk about do's and don'ts, new flights to and from CAK, and more. 

Friday, 24 February 2023 05:00

Black History Profiles: John Lewis

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features John Lewis, American politician and civil rights activist. 

Monday, 27 February 2023 05:00

Black History Profiles: Sojourner Truth

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features Sojourner Truth, an American abolitionist and a women's rights activist. 

Thursday, 23 February 2023 05:05

Black History Profile: Dr. Dorothy Height

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features Dr. Dorothy Height, leader in the Civil Rights movement and president of the National Council of Negro Women. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 11:59

Weekend Robberies & Shooting In Akron

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Akron police arrested a 36 year old man on multiple charges in connection with an armed robbery Saturday afternoon, at the Corner Store at 192 West South Street.

They allege Spencer Hackney stole merchandise at gunpoint, struck an employee in the face, and made threats as he was running away.

He was arrested at a home on Chittenden Street later that day, where police say they found guns and drugs including eight pounds of what they believe to be methamphetamine.

Then, on Sunday, police found two men shot and wounded, one them critically, in a bullet-ridden car in the 500 block of East Tallmadge Avenue, on North Hill.

Police say the driver of the car told them at least two men started shooting at them, when they were at a gas station at the corner of East Glenwood Avenue, and Gorge Boulevard, at around 1:00 PM.

There was another violent incident on Sunday afternoon as well.

A 13 year old boy was walking down Minordy Place in East Akron at about 3:30, when four men jumped out of a car with rifles and guns, and stole his money.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

You an also contact them anonymously at The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS, text TIPSCO at 274637, or submit information through the Akron PD mobile app.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 11:02

Kent Police Ordered To Release Video & Pay Fine

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Kent Police not only have to turn over video footage of an April, 2022 arrest that they denied to a citizen who requested it under the terms of Ohio's public records law; they also have to pay a $1 thousand dollar penalty to that citizen for failing to promptly fulfill his request.
That's the word from the Ohio Supreme Court, in the case of Matthew Lusane, who requested any and all video of the incident from police body and cruiser dash cams, but was told that the portions of the video covering the arrest were "exempt" from Ohio Public Records law.
Although the law does allow police to redact some portions of video that they take, they have to explain why they did it, and in this case; they did not.
In addition, if they don't hand it over in a timely fashion; they have to pay a $100 dollar per day penalty, up to $1 thousand dollars to the person who requested it.
Read more about the Supreme Court ruling, on Court News Ohio.
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