Monday, 11 November 2019 09:21

Nominate Your NEO Hero With the Red Cross

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The deadline to nominate your local hero for the annual Acts of Courage Awards hosted by the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is rapidly approaching!

What constitutes a hero? Well, an ordinary person who has done, or continues to do, extraordinary things. 

Eric Peterson

(Photo Credit: American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio Facebook Page

Take for example Eric Peterson of Atwater who was driving to work on the morning of March 27, 2018, just like any other day... until it wasn't. He noticed smoke coming from a house in his neighborhood, just a few houses from his. When Peterson didn't see anyone standing outside, he knew there had to be people inside and that they probably needed help. 

That's when he jumped into action and saved the lives of a family he'd never met prior to that day. 

Hear the interview with Eric Peterson, 2019 recipient of the Acts of Courage Award.  

If there is someone in your life who you feel deserves the title of NEO Hero, then click here to submit their name in the running for the 2020 Acts of Courage Awards on March 5th on March 5th. The deadline to submit is December 31st, so act fast! 


Monday, 11 November 2019 08:56

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/11/2019

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:19 - Could the Democratic presidential race get more interesting with Michael Bloomberg entering the race? The panel on the morning show talked about how viable Bloomberg can be not only against a fellow billionaire in Donald Trump, but his in-party rivals in Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren.

6:36 - The Browns somehow, someway came up with a 19-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Ray and Tony recapped the game, which was nice to see, though they believe the poor coaching continues to hold them back.

10:08 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by the answer questions about limping and coughing with dogs.

17:54 - Today is Veterans Day, and Ray gives a big salute to all those who served and how the reaction towards veterans have improved over time, even if there’s still some things to work on.

20:56 - This week marks 50 years of Sesame Street? Was that a part of your life in some way, either as a child, parent, or grandparent?

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Monday, 11 November 2019 05:16

Veterans Day Deals!

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Click here for a list of restaurants where you can get a Veterans Day discount. 

Friday, 08 November 2019 11:34

Man Found Sleeping In Car With Weapons, Drugs

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Akron Police were called to a local business in the 700 block of South Canton Road Thursday morning, around 4:30, about a suspicious vehicle.

When officers arrived, they found car parked behind the building with the engine running, the headlights on, and the front passenger door open. Inside the car, was 37-year-old Michael Lee, asleep, and with a loaded gun, in plain view, on the back seat of the car. Then police found another loaded rifle and drugs, which Lee admitted were his.

Lee was arrested, and is charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon, Having Weapons under Disability, Improperly Handling Firearm in Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Drugs. 

Friday, 08 November 2019 10:32

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-8-19 Featured

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This week, we're talking with author Nick Morgan. In his new book, “Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in A Virtual World", he argues that the very nature of digital communications makes it harder for us to understand one another, why that’s a bad thing, and what we can do about it.


If you have any questions or comments, please let us know, and we'll do our best to address them in future programs. Scroll down to find the comments section.

**Please note, you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple and Android devices. You can also find it on Stitcher and Spotify. 

Friday, 08 November 2019 04:14

Local McDonald's Offering Free Veterans Day Meals

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UNION TOWN, OH (November 8, 2019) Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Tom Locke wants to thank veterans for protecting the freedom we all enjoy in the United States.

“I appreciate our veterans’ service every day of the year.  Veterans Day provides an annual reminder to demonstrate that gratitude in a meaningful way,” Locke explained.

On Veterans Day – Monday, November 11 -- veterans and active duty military are invited to visit any of Locke’s 39 restaurant locations to enjoy a complimentary meal. Proper identification is required.  Guests should bring a military ID card, DD-214 form, Veterans Organization card, or a photograph of themselves in uniform.

The offer is valid at all of Locke’s McDonald’s restaurant locations:

601 E. Lincoln Way, Minerva, OH

1365 Vernon Odom Blvd. Akron, OH

6302 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH

586 E. Main St., Canfield, OH

691 McCartney Rd., Youngstown, OH

3630 Belmont Rd., Youngstown, OH

3629 St. Rt. 5, Cortland, OH

500 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH

3921 Wheatley Rd., Richfield, OH

540 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH

2130 Lincoln Way E., Wooster, OH

825 N. Main St., Orrville, OH

3905 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH

578 E. Market St. Akron, OH

5165 Manchester Rd. Akron, OH

134 W. Streetsboro St. Hudson, OH

6855 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH

868 W. Maple St., Hartville, OH

3109 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton, OH

1407 N. Main St., North Canton, OH

5020 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH

3273 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH

12 Munroe Falls Ave., Munroe Falls, OH

2151 Locust St. S, Canal Fulton, OH

4025 Lincoln St., Canton, OH

2331 Faircrest St. SW, Canton, OH

About McDonald’s                                                                                                                                 

Locke’s family business has been a McDonald’s franchise organization for more than 20 years.  Based in Union Town, OH, the company owns and operates 39 McDonald’s restaurants in PA, WV and OH.  Each location employs more than 50 local residents


Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:53

Mother Arrested After Infant's B.A.C. .359%

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Davonna Reed, 32,  of Springfield Township has been arrested, charged with felony child endangering and obstructing justice.

Late last month, Reed brought her to three-month-old daughter to Akron Children's Hospital with an illness. It was later determined that the baby had a blood alcohol content of .359 percent.

After a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit, the child was released to the care of the Summit County Children Services.


Over the course of the investigation, Springfield Township Police detectives determined that Reed endangered her baby by allowing her to drink alcohol and then lied to investigators about it. 

Reed, meanwhile, has been booked and is being held in Summit County Jail. The investigation, meanwhile, is ongoing. 

Thursday, 07 November 2019 09:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/7/2019

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:19 - With the Browns season imploding before our eyes, could they trade Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason? That may not be farfetched, according to some reports. Ray and Tony asked who is more expendable: OBJ or Freddie Kitchens?

7:04 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the program, and he discussed the continuing impact the opioid epidemic has in our area, as well as the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act ahead of Veterans Day.

12:31 - It’s a sad day, as it’s the final time master gardener Jeanne Poremski will stop by until April. Jeanne talked about the winter weather, readying a compost heap, and questions on winter soil.

17:53 - We are debuting a new golf program here in the coming weeks with golf pro Joe Leenheer, and he gave us a preview of what we’ll hear from him.

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 07:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/8/2019

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:19 - Will assigning seats in the lunchroom quash cliques and help get to know your peers better, or will this cause students to become more introverted. Ray and Tony had a discussion

11:18 - 24 years ago this week, Art Modell announced the Browns will be moving to Baltimore for the 1996 season. Ray and Tony looked back at that tearful day, and how the process of the move wasn’t completely on Modell.

16:41 - What if Richard Nixon lost in 1968? What if Bobby Kennedy didn’t die? Heck, what if Goldwater had a chance in ’64? This is a fun segment on election what if’s.

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Ellie McCoy a junior golfer from Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

 She says that being a Stow Student Athlete is a special part of her experience, saying that the athletes all support each other, no matter what the sport.
“You are friends with other student athletes and they help you with your schoolwork and other school activities,” she said. 
Ellie was the Suburban League Player of the year in 2019 and made it to sectionals as well.
She says that she models her game after LPGA Golfer Lexi Thompson.
“She’s a good role model for women’s golf and I like her game a lot,” she explained. 
Her coach Scotte Rorabaugh said Ellie is a leader in many ways and exemplifies what a Student Athlete is.
“Ellie is a student-athlete in every sense of the word,” Rorabaugh said.
“Her leadership skills are only exceeded by her work ethic which is unparalleled in both the classroom and on the golf course and clearly evident by her success as one of the best students in her class and one of the top golfers in northeast Ohio.”
In addition to being a golfer, she also plays basketball at the school and is part of DECA and is the Junior Exec Committee Vice President. 
For volunteer work, she along with a group went to Fiji and taught English to the folks there and helped build a water tank and helped create a food bank. 
 Our next Male Student Athlete of the Week is Clayton Mosher a junior football player from Stow- Munroe Falls High School.
He grew to appreciate the game of football as a youngster and has loved it ever since.
“I started playing tackle football in third grade and I played every year since then, and I love everything about it, from the first game I played to the first practice,” he said. 
Mosher is a three sport athlete playing football, basketball, and track.  In 2019 he lettered ( for the third time) and was nominated as a captain. 
 He says that he leads by example and vocally, out there on the practice field and in games. 
“It’s important to lead by example, but also you got to get your guys going at times,” he explained. 
Second year head coach Tom Phillips had this to say about his junior captain,
“I can best describe Clayton as a born leader with an intrinsic and unmatched drive for excellence in all endeavors,” Phillips said.
“Clayton's positive leadership skills, dedication to craft and teammate responsibilities earns him respect by our players, football staff, parents and the community at-large. “
Away from the field, he got a chance to go on a mission trip to Memphis, Tennessee in eighth grade working on houses. 
He said it was a rewarding and unique experience he had to help those in need.
“I went with some of my good friends through a mission trip with my church actually, and we got to paint houses, it was really cool to help some elderly people who really couldn’t do that.”
We wish Ellie and Clayton the best in all of their future endeavors. 
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