Tuesday, 24 September 2019 10:29

Norton Storage Thief Caught on Camera

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Norton Police are asking the public's help finding a suspect they say broke into several units at the Barber Road Storage in Norton. 

According to the videos, the incident occured the early morning of September 19th. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Norton Police Detective Connell at 330.706.0084 Ext. 128. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 08:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/24/2019

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:19 - Tuesday is Voter Registration Day, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose joined the program to encourage folks to sign up today. He also talked to Ray about the increased voting booth security ahead of this and next year’s elections.

6:46 - After the passing of TV broadcaster Fred McLeod, the former radio voice of the Cavs, John Michael, will swing over to the television side. That left an opening for the radio gig, which went to WEOL’s Tim Alcorn. He joined Ray to talk about how this is a dream job, how he grew up listening to Joe Tait, and a little on the new look Cavaliers.

13:12 - The states that have legalized recreational marijuana are experiencing massive population growth. With that in mind, will other states follow suit?

16:35 - Bob DiBiasio from the Tribe joined the show to answer both Ray’s and our listeners’ questions. The topics discussed were on favorite sports memorabilia and the differences between old Cleveland Stadium and Progressive Field.

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Monday, 23 September 2019 12:20

City Looking to Feature Your "Hey Akron!" Park Pic

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Calling all photogs! 

The City of Akron is looking for your best pictures of city-managed parks, one of which will be featured on the cover of the city's "Hey Akron!" magazine. 

"The (Parks Photo Contest) is about celebrating our beautiful parks and encouraging residents to get out and enjoy these public spaces. It will also allow us to showcase a park, and what makes it great, through a citizen's eyes. This is a chance to have a photo featured in a publication with a robust Akron audience, so I'm hoping a lot of people take advantage of the opportunity, "Mayor Dan Horrigan said." 

The submission deadline is now Monday, October 7th. 

Contest Rules:

  • Any photo submitted must be a recent photo (within the last 12 months), taken in a City of Akron Park. A full list of City of Akron parks can be found here.
  • You may submit up to 2 photos.
  • Photos will be judged by a panel consisting of City of Akron Mayor's Office staff.
  • Contest is for Akron residents only.
  • All photos must be original work of the contestant and never been the subject of a copyright.
  • Photos including people must include written consent of subject or of subject’s guardian.
  • Winner must have a high-res version of the photo. Must be able to provide the name of the park that the photo was taken in, name of the photographer, and a home address for the winner to verify that all rules have been complied with.
  • All photos submitted shall become the property of the City of Akron upon submission and may be used in future publications including but not limited to the Hey Akron! Magazine and City of Akron’s website and social media pages. Photographer credit will be noted alongside all published photo(s).

To enter, residents can send their photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The winner will be announced via the City of Akron Mayor’s Office social media pages by the end of October. Follow here for updates, or for more ways to submit photos online: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

Monday, 23 September 2019 11:21

"Rubber City Round Up" Nets 60+ Arrests

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U.S. Marshals, along with the help of several local law enforcement agenices, were able to catch up with and arrest 63 people, all who were wanted fugitives. 

Below is the full press release from the Marshals office: 

Akron, Ohio –U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball and Summit County Sheriff Stephen Barry announce the conclusion the Rubber City Roundup, which was conducted in Akron last week.

The Rubber City Roundup was a Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task led multiagency warrant initiative conducted in Akron from Sept. 16 – 20. In total, the task force arrested 63 wanted fugitives who were wanted for crimes of sexual assault, assault, burglary, narcotic offenses, weapons offenses and failure to register as a sex offender. The task force also seized 5 firearms: 3 rifles and 2 handguns. The fugitive task force targeted fugitives wanted in and around the Akron area for violent crimes. Task force divisions from the Canton and Cleveland areas assisted in the operation.

Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball stated, “The goal of this warrant operation was to show a strong law enforcement presence and arrest as many violent fugitives as possible. Last week, all law enforcement agencies involved demonstrated commitment to keeping Akron a safe place by arresting over 60 fugitives.”

Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry added, “We are proud of not only these arrests by the NOVFTF, but of the efforts they put forth every day to take violent people off the streets!”

Participating Agencies for the Summer Sweep Operation: United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Tallmadge Police Department, Norton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Police Department, University of Akron Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Ohio State Patrol, North Canton Police Department, Perry Township Police Department, New Philadelphia Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Stark County Sheriffs, Cleveland Police Department, and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department

Monday, 23 September 2019 08:33

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/23/2019

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:19 - The Browns had a great chance to tie or even take the lead late in the game against the Los Angeles Rams….until some suspect play calling ended the contest, 20-13, in favor of LA. Ray and Tony had a field day discussing Freddie Kitchens and his head-scratching play calls, which included a 4th & 9 draw play in the fourth quarter, and four-straight incomplete pass attempts inside the five yard line.

5:45 - It’s a Monday show, and our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to answer questions on your pets. Some of those questions included organ troubles, including urinary track issues.

14:19 - The Buckeyes easily took care of Miami of Ohio over the weekend, 76-5. Why are these butt-whooping contests being scheduled? Is it all about money? That’s what the panel believes.

20:59 - Would you run with the bulls? How about swimming with sharks? Maybe head north and take on the Iditarod? Ray mentioned a few of these extreme adventures.

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Friday, 20 September 2019 10:03

The Ray Horner Show Podcast 09-20-19

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On the Friday edition of The Ray Horner Show Podcast:

- Aaron Coleman sits down with this week's Students Athletes of the Week from Woodridge High School

- Golf pro Dan Dauk talks about more women getting into Golf

- Ray & the gang decide what television character they are most similar to

Friday, 20 September 2019 10:01

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-20-19 Featured

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This week, we've got our eye in the sky, with stories about aviation safety, job opportunities, and an upcoming NASA mission to Mars.

Plus, some far-out vacation spots just perfect for space cadets everywhere, and talking lasers!

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


This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is senior football player Ben Lahoski from Woodridge High School.

Ben says football has always been a family thing for him growing up and all the way into his senior season.
“My grandpa played, my dad played, and it’s just always been a part of me,” he said. 
Ben’s coach Jeff Decker says that he is one of the smartest players he’s ever been around.
"He is an outright team leader,” Decker explained.

“All of the kids look to him, and he’s the hardest worker and he knows every position on offense and defense if we asked him to play it.”

Ben plays linebacker on defense and serves as a running back on offense. 

He’s a two-sport athlete playing both football and basketball at Woodridge. One of the unique aspects is playing on Lahoski Field, named after his grandfather.

Away from the field, he’s a member of the National Honor Society and is active in the community as well. 

Upon graduation in the spring, Ben is undecided on where he is going to school, but plans on majoring in Business. 


 Our next Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sarah Abood, a junior volleyball player from Woodridge High School. 

She says that she got the love for volleyball in middle school and stuck with it ever since. 

“i originally got it from my grade school at IHM (Immaculate Heart of Mary in Cuyahoga Falls), and we started out with CYO and then I got into travel volleyball and tried out for the high school team," she said.

Her coach Katie Cicione says that Sarah is a true leader both on and off the court.

“Sarah is one of the most hard working athletes that we have within our program,” she says. 

“Every day  she strives to be the best version of herself possible for her teammates, constantly asking questions and always the first person one of our underclassmen go to.” 

Among her many activities and clubs s, one of the most notable is the Woodridge Athlete Leadership Council.

She says that the number of athletes encouraging and helping one another is critical to success on and away from the playing field.

“I enjoy being a part of that club, it pushes me to be a better leader every day," she explained. 

We wish Ben and Sarah all the best in their future endeavors. 

Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:54

The Ray Horner Morning Show Podcast 09-19-19

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On the Thursday edition of The Ray Horner Morning Show:

- Stow HS Football coach Tom Phillips discusses Bulldog football

- Billie Jo David, Dir. of Communications for the Summit DD explains the agency's move to Cuyahoga Falls & Barberton

- Mark Dawidziak talks with Ray about his latest book on "The Shawshank Redemption"

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:11

The Ray Horner Show Podcast 09-18-19

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On the Wednesday edition of the Ray Horner Morning Show:

Wade Fallon & Carter Derrig from Coventry High School take part in the Academic Exam

Joyce Lagios stops by to discuss the 61st annual Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church & Greek Festival

Dr Joe Congini talks about sports injuries to high school vs. pro athletes

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