Tuesday, 01 October 2019 05:22

Fugitive of the Week: Alleged Akron Killer

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Coley Richardson.

Richardson is wanted by the United States Marshals Service, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, and the Akron Police Department on charges of Aggravated Murder for the shooting death of Nickole Coleman on June 13, 2019. Richardson, 42, is a black male, standing approximately 5 feet 11 inches and weighing 165 pounds. Richardson’s last known address is near the 1000 block of Silvercrest Avenue, Akron, Ohio. He is believed to be hiding in the Akron area.

Richardson is to be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information in reference to Coley Richardson, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Monday, 30 September 2019 10:57

Former Acting C.I.A. Director on Trump and Ukraine

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WAKR Morning Show host, Ray Horner talked to former Acting C-I-A Director Michael Morell, who is originally from Cuyahoga Falls, about President Trump's recent phone call with the President of Ukraine. 

Revelations about that call, which came from a whistleblower, are now the basis of an impeachment inquiry in Congress.

If you'd like to hear more from Michael Morell, who is a CBS News Intelligence expert, check out his "Intelligence Matters" podcast.

Monday, 30 September 2019 09:41

Akron Children's Museum's New Music Garden

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The Akron Children's Museum recently unveiled the brand new Music Garden during a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier in September. 

While well-visited every year, one of Akron's hidden gems may go unnoticed by many who aren't that familiar with the wonderful things happening at the Akron Children's Museum, tucked away in the corner of Lock 3. 


The Museum's Music Garden features three, oversized percussion instrument sculptures that children are encouraged to clink, clank, knock, and clang to their heart's content. 

Click here to hear more from the Akron Children's Museum Executive Director Traci Buckner and Board Member Derek Glover about the Music Garden and more happening this year. 


Monday, 30 September 2019 09:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/30/2019

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:19 - In an afternoon that shocked the football world, the Cleveland Browns took care of the Baltimore Ravens, 40-25, on Sunday. Ray and Tony recapped this game, which they said was well coached by Freddie Kitchens and defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and they praised the performances of Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, and of course Nick Chubb.

5:34 - Who are some of the greatest TV stars to hit the small screen? Bob Newhart? Betty White? Dick Van Dyke? Johnny Carson? Lucille Ball?

14:28 - There’s growing up and there’s “growing up.” Studies show women fully grow up in body and mind by 32, while men are somewhere in their 40s.

19:05 - Dr. David Cohen is with the Bliss Institute at the University of Akron, and he discussed the fallout with the President Trump’s whistleblower case coming out of the weekend.

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Friday, 27 September 2019 10:36

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-27-19 Featured

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This week: Online threats including one that sent a police SWAT team to a local family’s house in the middle of the night, and a woman who got cheated out of three quarters of a million dollars by a trio of fake online Romeos. 
Also: A new partnership between Kent State University’s e-sports team and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a brand new, all-e-sports network launching next year.

Please note: You can subscribe to this podcast through the Apple and Andoid app stores, as well as through Stitcher and Spotify.
Friday, 27 September 2019 10:02

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/27/2019

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:19 - Fall is underway, and what a better way to enjoy the foliage than to view it from the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Bobby Dinkins is the vice president of the railroad, and he talked about everything from the fall trips, the Polar Express, and our upcoming WAKR Day promotion.

7:31 - Professor of political science at Malone University, Dr. David Beer, joined Ray to wrap up the political week, from the whistleblower to President Trump, to the Ukraine to Joe Biden.

13:00 - Lisa McLean from Barberton joined the program to preview this weekend’s Mum Fest extravaganza.

14:17 - Google turns 21 today. It’s old enough to drink! What would we do without this particular revolutionary search engine?

18:13 - Hitting the links this warm weekend? Our golf pro Dan Dauk has some tips for you.

22:11 - And finally, Scott Wynn stopped by to preview what’s to come at the movie theaters.

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Friday, 27 September 2019 05:22

Sheriff: Missing Portage Co. Woman

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UPDATE: Hattie Mack was found safe and is reportedly back home. 

The Portage County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing elderly woman who they say suffers from Dementia.

Hattie Mack, 77, left was driving home from West Virginia Thursday morning, but never made it back to her home in Windham.

See more now from News 5

Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:02

Suspicious Package "Rendered Safe" in Akron

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A portion of State Road, between Marc Drive and Bath Road in Akron at the border of Cuyahoga Falls, was closed for hours Thursday morning, after a report of a suspicious package was called in to 911 just after 7:30 a.m. 

According to Akron Fire Lieutenant Serjie Lash, a AFD Batallion Captain responded to the area and then called in a fire crew, Hazmat, and the Summit County Bomb Squad to further investigate. 

Lt. Lash explained to the 1590 WAKR newsroom that the location of the package was right at Ascot Parkway closer to State Road. 

As of just about 10:30 Thursday morning, Akron Fire reported that the package had been detonated, or otherwise "rendered safe." 

There is no word yet on the contents of the package or any other information. 


This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Karly Devaney, a senior golfer from Springfield High School. 

She says that she got into golf from her father and grandfather and that she enjoys working with her coaches and teammates.
“You definitely get very close to them, especially with golf and practice probably every day, and with Coach (Kevin) Hanna, it’s cool just because I’ve had him as a teacher and now as a coach, I can go to him whether it’s for golf or for school,” she explained. 
Devaney is a two-sport athlete competing in both golf and softball for the Spartans.
She says the atmosphere is what keeps things going at Springfield and the whole community is supportive of her and her fellow students who compete in sports. 
“You get so close to so many people and there’s underclassmen that I probably wouldn’t know if it wasn’t for my sports, and a lot of them have become my best friends,” she said. 
Coach Kevin Hanna says that Karly is the model student athlete ambassador.
“She has been a leader on the team to our younger players and a great example of what hard work will do for a person in the classroom and on the golf course,” he explained. 
“She is a 4 year letter winner and in those 4 years the team has a record of 48 wins to 15 losses and she has earned two 1st team PTC honors.”
In the community, she volunteers at a local food pantry and at school, she is a peer tutor and secretary of the National Honor Society.
Upon graduation in the spring, Karly plans on attending Geneva College to study biomedical engineering and forensics. 

Our next Male Student Athlete of the Week is Carter McCollum a senior cross country runner from Springfield High School. 
Carter is a four year varsity letterman in cross country, track, and indoor track, leading his team to the state regionals in cross country as a junior as well as going to regionals in track in the 1600 meter race. 
He says the most enjoyable part about being with his teammates is the fact that they push each other and make each other better. 
His coach Kevin Gorby says that dedication is there day in and day our for McCollum.
“Carter is one of the most dedicated runnersI have coached at Akron Springfield,” he says.   “Carter is a great role model for our younger runners and has always done whatever is needed to make our team great!”
Away from the trails, Carter is a member of DECA and helped set up and volunteer for Community Race as well as serve as a counselor for Cross Country at the middle school camp. 
Upon graduation in the spring, Carter plans to attend Youngstown State University to study Business and Marketing.
We wish Karly and Carter all the best in their future endeavors. 
Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:07

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/26/2019

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:19 - Guest-host Tony Mazur filled in for Ray today, who is on assignment (college visit with his son), and he was joined by Akron radio nomad Jim Albright. Jim, a Garfield grad, talked about his career and how he’s seen Akron transform over the decades.

7:22 - 24-year-old Carson King raised over a million dollars via Venmo for cancer patients in Iowa, but he is getting “canceled” over offensive tweets he posted when he was 16. Should he have been blackballed over this, or should we take this in the context of the gentleman’s age.

19:25 - US Senator Sherrod Brown joined the program to share his thoughts on the whistleblower case with the Ukraine, as well as the GM-UAW strike and a women’s conference in Cleveland.

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