Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:02

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/25/2019

Written by
:19 - Progressive Field is getting some accolades as being the best ballpark in baseball. While other ballparks may have nicer or more updated facilities (PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Petco Park in San Diego, etc.), the criteria is that Progressive Field offers more in-game entertainment and food options for the new sports fan.

9:08 - The panel got into a discussion on alternative Democrat candidates for president, if the current slate does not appeal to many. Those candidates are Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and US Senator Sherrod Brown. Conversely, is President Trump an outlier for the Republican Party or will he be the standard post-2020 and maybe 2024?

18:22 - Speaking of Senator Brown, he joined Ray on the show to dispel any rumor that he wants to run for president. He also touched on jobs heading overseas and the situation in Syria and Turkey.

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/24/2019

Written by
:19 - Longtime newscaster in the Cleveland market, Romona Robinson, has remained busy since her time at Cleveland 19 ended. She’s out with her second book, Your Voice is Your Power, and she talked to Ray about her writing process and reaching out to members of the community.

9:29 - Today is National Bologna Day (or is it Baloney? Is it ketchup or catsup? Anyway…) Ray mentioned how a bologna sandwich has helped him with stomach troubles in the past, which segued into Yoo-Hoo helping the dreaded hangover.

14:25 - From the chaos in Syria to Brexit to the impeachment proceedings, how are these affecting the markets? Robert Dodaro from Prism Wealth Management explains, specifically how the focus on impeachment may actually be a good thing for the markets.

18:42 - And finally, with the chillier weather among us, it’s about time for the fall cleanup. Master gardener Jeanne Poremski discussed that, as well as the warmer autumn and critters in the yard.

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/23/2019

Written by
:19 - We’ve been hearing about impeachment, but what exactly does that mean? What happens when a president is impeached but not removed from office? Attorney and president of the Akron Bar Association, Dean Carro, joined the show to share what happens during an impeachment process.

6:32 - Off the heels of the drug company settlement in both Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, where will this money end up? Tugg Massa is the executive director of Akron Say No to Dope, and he talked about how his organization is helping those through the opioid epidemic.

12:43 - This day in 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to hand over the infamous tapes. The panel chatted about Nixon’s tumultuous time as president.

19:04 - Summer may be over, but this day in history, the game of horseshoes was created. The gang talked about playing horseshoes, as well as bocce ball, corn hole, and Kan Jam.

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:07

Ohio Soldier Killed in GA Training Accident

Written by

United States Army Corporal Thomas Cole Walker, of Conneaut, Ohio, was one of three soldiers killed during a training exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia early Sunday morning.

The military members, identified as Cpl Walker, Sfc. Bryan Andrew Jenkins, of Florida, and Pfc. Antonio Gilbert Garcia, of Arizona, died when their vehicle rolled over into a stream around 3:20 a.m. All three were pronounced dead on the scene and three others were injured, one who is still hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation and U.S. Army officials have said they would release more information as it becomes available.

On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags to half-staff on all public buildings in Asthabula County and at the Statehouse and other Columbus buildings until the funeral services for Corporal Walker are completed.


Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/22/2019

Written by
:19 - No Ray today, but no problem, as Tony Mazur and Jim Albright manned the ship this morning. They touched on the settlement that Summit and Cuyahoga County had with four drug companies over the opioid crisis. Four other states are looking to similar settlements, as well.

8:38 - Odell Beckham Jr. is back in the news, and again, it’s not what he’s doing on the field. Well, technically it is, as he was fined over $14,000 for having his pant legs hiked up too high above the knees. Really. The panel, which included Kris Drew, discussed it, and Kris mentioned how he believes Baker Mayfield and OBJ are a bad fit and why Freddie Kitchens isn’t the answer at head coach.

16:23 - ‘80s hair metal will grace the stage at the Akron Civic Theatre on Thursday, as Dokken and Lita Ford will blow the roof off the place (hopefully not literally). Lita Ford joined Tony for a nice conversation about nostalgia and hearing hard rock music at grocery stores.

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

Monday, 21 October 2019 11:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/21/2019

Written by
:19 - Ray is out till Wednesday, so guest hosts Tony Mazur and Jim Albright discussed the hard-hitting questions of our day: what exactly constitutes a sandwich? Is a hamburger a sandwich? What about a hotdog? Could a taco or burrito be under the sandwich umbrella? Then it went off the rails.

12:29 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to answer questions on cats relieving themselves outside their litter box, what types of litter to buy, and investing in pet insurance.

18:06 - The Akron Zips are winless on the season, and there’s a great possibility they will finish winless, as well. What will it take for the football program to turn around? Moving down a division? Getting rid of football altogether?

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

Monday, 21 October 2019 10:47

Akron Announces Leaf Removal Schedule

Written by

Akron, Ohio, October 21, 2019 – City of Akron leaf removal will begin Monday, November 4 in Ward 3. Signs will be posted in wards prior to pick-up dates. We remind residents not to rake leaves into the street until the day before scheduled leaf pickup. 

For residents wishing to have leaves removed prior to or after their scheduled pick-up date, the City offers three annual free curb service bulk pick-ups. Leaves must be bagged for early pick-up. To schedule, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at 3-1-1 or (330) 375-2311.


Ward 3

November 4

Ward 5

November 6

Ward 10

November 8

Ward 9

November 14

Ward 2

November 18

Ward 1

November 21

Ward 8

November 25

Ward 4

December 3

Ward 6

December 7

Ward 7

December 11

We ask residents to comply with the following guidelines to make leaf removal safe and effective:

  • Do not allow children to play in leaves on or near the street
  • Do not place branches or any other debris in the street - only leaves
  • Do not rake leaves into the street after leaves have been removed from your street or you may be subject to a fine
  • Do not park vehicles on the street the day before your scheduled pick-up, until your leaves have been removed
  • Do not park vehicles over leaves - heat from the underside of the vehicle may cause a fire

Each of the wards will take more than one day to complete. Leaves must be on the street by the dates listed – if they are not out, they may not get picked up.  This schedule is subject to change in the event of adverse weather conditions. Changes to the schedule will be posted on the homepage. For more information, visit the Leaf Removal page on the City website or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 3-1-1 or (330) 375-2311.

Friday, 18 October 2019 11:09

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-18-19 Featured

Written by

This week, enlisting private cyber warriors to keep the public safe from hackers, spies, and criminals.

We’ll also hear about some new high tech cameras that can help the blind to see, help you stay safe in traffic, and help Big Brother see you—wherever you are.


Please note: You can subscribe to this podcast through the Apple and Andoid app stores, as well as through Stitcher and Spotify.

Friday, 18 October 2019 06:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/18/2019

Written by
:19 - Yes, we’ve talked about this a-plenty over the years, and it’s how the state of retail keeps changing. The panel touched on the future of retail, and how stores such as Dollar General have adapted, while others in Kmart and Sears have not and fallen by the wayside.

6:42 - It’s another election season, and that means another school levy in the city of Barberton. Superintendent Jeff Ramnytz discussed it.

11:35 - WEWS News 5 is wiping away $1.5 million in medical debt, thanks to their new program Medical Debt Rescue. How are they doing this? Investigative reporter Jonathan Walsh explains.

17:44 - Scott Wynn stopped by to give his review of the Joker, and he mentioned how another Maleficent is hitting the theaters.

20:17 - And speaking of film, it’s time for another Fortunato Film School at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Joe Fortunato discussed To Kill a Mockingbird with Tony, and will do so in long form on Sunday afternoon at the library.

Be sure to follow us on our various social media platforms. Facebook: 1590WAKRakron Instagram: @1590WAKR Twitter: @1590WAKR, @Rayinthemorning, @TonyMazur

This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Alexis Mayle, a senior volleyball player from Barberton High School. 

She says that working with her coaches and teammates is something she truly enjoys.
“It's fun," she says. " "It means the world to me to be as close as I am with them."
Alexis is a two sport athlete for the Magics playing volleyball during the fall and softball during the spring. She says that the balance between academics and athletics is a tough one, but necessary.
“I take my schoolwork very seriously, " she explains. 
Among her accomplishments, she is a three year varsity letter winner in volleyball and will be a four year letter winner in softball, garnering Suburban League 2nd team honors as a junior.
Away from the athletics, Mayle is a member of the Math team and works at a local restaurant in the Barberton area. 
Her volleyball coach Nick Williams discusses how she leads both on and off the court.
“It has been pleasure coaching Mayle these past four years! Lexi brings a fiery, determined, hard-working and fun attitude to the game, that not only the team respects and loves, but the coaching staff does as well,” he said.
 “Her hard work and bubbly personality will be missed tremendously by everyone. “
 Our next Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Eberhart, a senior football player from Barberton High School. 
Tyler says he grew to love the game of football from an early age. 
“I first started loving football as soon as I started playing," he said. "I just fell in love with it immediately."
He says as a two time captain, leadership in all forms is important.
“This year as a senior it's a little more vocal and still leading by example."
Tyler is a two sport athlete in both football and track and field. In addition to being a letterman in both of those sports, he is also a member of the National Honor Society, Math Club, and Student Council. 
Coach Tony Gotto has this to say about Eberhart, one of the leaders on the field and in the locker room.
“I asked the team one day of who our overall leader is and it was unanimous,” he said of Eberhart.
He does every community service and has incredible work ethic.” And 
In the community, Eberhart works at Barberton Local Tees and is also involved with his church, Barberton First Baptist. 
Upon graduation in the spring of 2020, Tyler plans on studying mechanical engineering. He is currently undecided on where he will attend school, but has been offered by both Case Western Reserve and Valparaiso to continue to play football.
We wish Alexis and Tyler the best in all of their future endeavors. 
Page 186 of 250