Wednesday, 03 April 2019 08:37

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/3/2019

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:17 - Tony Mazur is back and filling in for Ray, who's spring breaking this week with his kids. He began today's podcast talking about the lights possibly going out at Chapel Hill Mall, and the sad future of the facility.

9:05 - Former vice president Joe Biden is in hot water for being a bit of a hugger. But his detractors aren't necessarily Republicans here; it's by his own party, albeit the more progressive wing of the Democrats. Tony and Jeanne discussed the state of politics and the #MeToo movement.

26:15 - The Akron RubberDucks unveiled their new extreme food menu, and it looks and tastes, as the kids say, "amazeballs." Tony brought up some impressive records by competitive eaters, and he says he wants to tackle the Main St. Saloon's 80 oz. steak challenge.

This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Mary Rohrer, a senior softball player from Firestone High School.

Mary said softball was something she got into from an early age and it has stuck with her ever since.
“My parents put me in it, I liked it and stayed with it,” she said. 
She’s a two sport letter athlete in both soccer and softball in addition to being in the choir, the school musicals and dance. 
Her softball coach Joe Moxon said that Rohrer exhibits great leadership both on and off the field.
“Mary is an exceptional student athlete who is very well rounded. She excels in the classroom, on the stage and leads on the field in practice and games,” he said.
“She is one of the hardest working players that we have. She is very well liked by her coaches & teachers, teammates and peers.”
Upon graduation in the spring, Mary plans on attending Ohio University and majoring in business. 
Our next  male Student Athlete of the Week is Max Erisey, a senior baseball player from Firestone High School. 
He says he’s been engrained in the game of baseball from an early age.
“My older brother got me into it, he played, my dad played for Firestone, and it's been a family thing," he said. 
He's been a four year letterman and a 2-year captain at Firestone and he's enjoyed every minute of it. 
He says being a student athlete at Firestone has been a true honor.
"To be able to represent Firestone, the green and gold, it's nice." 
Coach John Sloan talked about his prowess both in the classroom and on the field.
"He has a 3.8 gpa and a 30 on the ACT in addition to being  a member of the soccer, bowling and a 4 year starter on the baseball team," he said. "As a person he is an extremely polite people person. He has been a co captain and this year the sole captain of the baseball team. He is a student amabassador of the Lebron James Family Foundation."
 Upon graduation in the spring. Erisey plans on studying anthropology at the University of Akron. 
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:58

Akron Man Fired Shots at Women Outside Bar

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Kevin Cook of Akron has been charged with felonious assault after police say he fired several shots at two women outside of the Northside Tavern on North Howard Street Friday night. 

According to reports, the altercation started inside of the bar and then spilled out into the parking lot. The two women tell police that Cook would not let them leave and then chased them outside. 

One of the victims tells police that as she was trying to drive away, Cook fired several shots, some that hit her car. She then got out of the car and ran away. 

Cook was arrested late Sunday night at his Kenmore home, and is currently being held in the Summit County Jail on several charges, including felonious assault.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:54

Masked Men Steal ATM from Akron Hotel Lobby

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Akron Police are looking for two, rather brazen theives, who stole an ATM from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott at 41 Furnace Street downtown Sunday night.

The masked men ordered a hotel employee to lay down on the ground, then rolled the ATM out the front door and into an navy blue older model Jeep.

The employee didn't quite follow the thieves' direction, and immediately called 911. Too late, though, as the robbers had already driven off by the time police arrived. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.

Ray Horner sat down with some key members of Archbishop Hoban's Entrepreneueal and Leadership Development Program.

Jason Dzik - Director

Todd Sweda - Hoban president

Emily Ramos - Hoban principal

Cameron Mizer - Hoban student

Jim McCool - Hoban donor

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:56

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/2/2019

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:17 - In a whirlwind day in Cleveland sports on Monday, the Cleveland Browns officially introduced their flashy new wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. Guest host Tony Mazur and WAKR weekend host Kris Drew talked about OBJ’s immediate impact on the team and how they’ll look with him on one side and Jarvis Landry on the other.

9:01 - Indians took care of the White Sox in their home opener by the score of 5-3. VP from the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio, joined the show to recap the game and talk about key figures such as Carlos Santana and Brad Hand.

20:15 - West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead on Sunday at the age of 33. Tony and Kris mentioned who Nipsey is and his cultural impact, and the conspiracies surrounding the shooting.

30:00 - Our tax guy, Doug Klein from BDO, stopped by the studios to discuss IRS audits and notices.

37:57- Ever take Uber? And if so, are you aware of the dangers that can happen with it? A woman did recently and paid the ultimate price. The morning show panel talked about some of those dangers, but also mentioned the benefits of taking these services.

Monday, 01 April 2019 18:32

MOVIE REVIEWS - In Theaters Now!

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Let's see what is new and what is on the way at the movies

Monday, 01 April 2019 13:46

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Who is at Risk?

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A new study on Human Trafficking in Ohio, done recently by the University of Cincinnati, is being used by State officials to better help victims--many of whom, are children.

Sophia Pappadimos, is the Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Jeanne Destro talked to her today about the report, what it means, and what you can do to help.

Monday, 01 April 2019 10:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/1/2019

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:17 - Tony Mazur is filling in for Ray Horner today and the rest of the week, and he’s in luck: it’s Indians home opener day! Tony chatted on the phone with Jim Rosenhaus, one of the radio voices of the Tribe, and they went over the weekend that was in Minnesota and look ahead to their matchup versus the White Sox.

9:16 - VP from the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio, called the hotline to reminisce over the opening of Jacobs Field, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

20:33 - In other non-sports features, our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to talk about proper pet food and nutrition.

33:23 - Ray may be out, but he still talked to Matt with the Grassmaster, as they are our Business of the Week!

Friday, 29 March 2019 08:17

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/29/2019

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:17 - Ray is on spring break with his family, so Tony Mazur will be here in the host chair today and all next week. Tony began Friday’s show talking about the Indians’ first game of the season, a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, and the first game without Chief Wahoo.

11:15 - Coming to the Akron Civic Theatre next Thursday is a great Motown bill of the Temptations and the Four Tops. Otis Williams is the last surviving member of the Temptations, and he joined Tony to talk about the historic vocal group and its legacy.

19:16 - Our movie guy, Scott Wynn, stopped by to talk about what’s happening in the theaters. Dumbo is out now, Jordan Peele’s Us is making waves, and Captain Marvel is still going strong.

23:20 - Speaking of Dumbo, this is one of four major Disney reboots/sequels happening this year alone. Steffany is our resident Disney expert, and the panel went over the new incarnations of these classic animated features.

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