Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:20

Sheriff: Ravenna Man Forged CCW Permits

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A Ravenna NRA instructor was arrested Monday, charged with issuing fake concealed carry permits to participants of his class.

According to reports, Anthony Drago, 47, forged concealed carry training certificates without providing the required training, that by law must include at least 8 hours of class time and two hours of range time.

The Record Courier is reporting that Drago's charged with four counts of tampering with records, four counts of falsification to obtain a concealed-carry weapon permit, and four counts of forgery. 

Drago was arrested Monday and arraigned in Portage County Court before he was released on $20,000 personal recognizance bond. 

Monday, 03 December 2018 12:19

YSU Lockdown, Report of Man with a Gun

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Youngstown State University officials are reporting the campus is locked down due to a report of a person with a gun on campus. 

Below is an update posted to the YSU Facebook page

Updated 12/3 11:52 AM: Please note that the Youngstown State University campus is currently on lock down. The university was alerted to an individual on campus with a firearm. University police are in the process of investigating the report. There are no reported injuries of any sort. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The subject we are currently looking for is a black male, red hoodie, with red and white lettering, dreadlocks and black backpack. If you have information, please contact YSU Police immediately 330-941-3527


ALERT: Campus is in lockdown. A suspect is currently at large with a firearm. Last seen by Rec Center. No description. YSU Police is investigating. Please shelter in place and lock all exterior and office doors. ‬

Meanwhile, St. E's hospital, St. Ursuline High School, the Youngstown Diocese, and Ohio Living Park Vista have also been placed on lockdown. 

Click here for more from WFMJ

Monday, 03 December 2018 11:57

Two Rite Aids, Tanning Salon Robbed in Kenmore

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Three businesses in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood were targets for robbers over the weekend, and Akron Police believe it was one suspect that hit two of them. 

According to the report from APD, a man jumped over the front counter at the Rite Aid at 1047 Kenmore Boulevard Friday morning around 8:30, demanding cash from the register. The employee working refused and the suspect took off running. 

Later Friday evening, around 7, Police say that same Rite Aid was targeted again. According to the report, an employee approached the suspected shoplifter (pictured) who had been seen stuffing items under his shirt. When the employee asked the man to lift up his shirt, he refused while items were falling out of his clothing. The man then attempted to punch an employee while running out the front door, but the door was locked. That's when he pulled out a metal wire and stabbed at the employee's arms, demanding cash. The employee gave him money and he ran out the back door. 

Then Saturday night, around 7:30, the Tansations Tanning Salon at 1262 Kenmore Boulevard targeted by a man who pulled a knife and demanded money. That suspect, believed to be the same man in the second Rite Aid robbery, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

Monday, 03 December 2018 10:38

Four Dead in Fiery Akron Crash

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Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are investigating a fatal accident from early Monday morning, around 3:30 a.m. at Goodyear Boulevard near Kelly Avenue. 

According to the Medical Examiner's report, four people were riding in a car westbound on Goodyear Boulevard, when the car went off the road and hit a cement wall, eventually bouncing back across the roaod into a light pole and catching fire.

All four inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Monday, 03 December 2018 09:16

Semi Hauling Bulldozer Hits East Ave Bridge on 76

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A semi-trailer that was hauling a bulldozer along I-76 Eastbound hit the East Avenue Bridge before 6:30 Monday morning, causing major backups during the rush hour commute. 

See the full release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol below:  

Akron, Ohio – On December 3, 2018 at approximately 6:21 AM, The Akron Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol was requested by the Akron Police Department to assist with a two vehicle non injury crash that occurred at 06:21 AM and has closed Interstate 76 eastbound at the East Avenue Bridge.

The drivers’ names of the vehicles are unknown at this time. The vehicles involved are a semi-truck and trailer hauling a bulldozer which struck the East Avenue Bridge causing the bulldozer to come off of the trailer. A passenger car then struck the bulldozer


The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Akron Police Department, Akron Fire Department and The Ohio Department of Transportation are on scene.

Interstate 76 eastbound at the East Avenue bridge (mile Marker 20) will remained closed for an unknown amount of time. The detour set is 76 eastbound Kenmore leg to IR 277 eastbound to IR 77. Please check OHGO.com for the latest traffic updates

Friday, 30 November 2018 10:03

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-30-18 Featured

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This week, holiday shopping at work, hazardous smart toys, robots that will hold your parking space for you, and thought-controlled TV.
***Please note: This show is now available as a podcast on Apple and Android devices. To find out how, follow these links: Appleor Android

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is junior basketball player Josh Fleming from Woodridge High School.

 He says he got into basketball at an early age and has enjoyed it ever since.
“I’ve been playing it my whole life, one of my friends was playing when I was younger and I just wanted to play with them,” he said. “From then I grew to love the sport.”
A two-sport letterman in both soccer and basketball, Fleming says competition and being around his teammates are a couple of the most important and enjoyable things about being a Woodridge Bulldog. 
“I enjoy playing with my teammates and coaches, they’re always super supportive,” he said. 
His coach Richard Blevins had some high praise for the junior.

“Josh epitomizes what we want Woodridge Basketball to represent,” Blevins said.

 “He is a tireless worker and a great teammate as well as an excellent student and we always know Josh will give 100% in any situation.”

 One unique thing about Josh is his volunteer work during the Polar Express in Peninsula during the holiday season. 

 Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Isabella (Bella) Chriakos, a junior basketball player from Woodridge High School. 
She enjoys playing basketball at Woodridge because of the great relationships she built with her teammates over the years.
“I love my team so much, every day with them is a blessing,” she said. 

A three-sport athlete participating in golf, basketball, and track, Bella says that the atmosphere at Woodridge is a positive one for her and her teammates.
“It makes it great because I see the girls every day and we do a lot of team bonding activities.”
Her basketball coach Chris Nauer talked about her leadership on and off the court.
 “She works extremely hard throughout the season as well as the off season,” Nauer said. “She is very dedicated to the game and is a great teammate.”
 That dedication crosses over from the court to the classroom. 
“She encompasses everything that represents a student-athlete excelling in the classroom and on the basketball court.” 
In addition to being a starter on the basketball team, Bella is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club among other activities.
When she’s not playing sports or studying, she’s volunteering at One of A Kind Pet Rescue and doing other philanthropic endeavors such as organizing the school blood drive at the high school. 
We wish Josh and Bella the best in all of their future endeavors. 
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:28

Teen Shooting: Victim Reported Dead, is Alive

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Late Wednesday night Akron Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Grand Avenue to a call about a shooting in the basement of that home. 

When officers arrived, they found two teenagers, one 15, the other 14-years-old, with gunshot wounds, reportedly to the head. Both teens were transported to Akron General Hospital. Initial reports stated that both teens had died at the hospital. 

On Thursday morning, the Akron Police Department released a statement correcting the information from Wednesday night, saying that the 15-year-old teen was pronounced dead, but despite their report, the other teen was listed in critical condition and is actually alive. 

The APD maintains that their initial report was accurate in that the 15-year-old accidentally shot the younger teen and then turned the gun on himself. The Summit County Medical Examiner has since identified the victim. 

Read the most recent report from Akron Police below: 

The Akron Police Department takes pride in only furnishing accurate information. Last night we received inaccurate information from multiple reliable sources that both teens had died at the hospital. The department would like to apologize to the victims’ families. The department feels terrible for the families of the victims of this tragic event and our thoughts are with them during this difficult times.

Shortly after 7:00pm this evening, officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Grand Avenue. Officers arrived and located two teenage males, 14 and 15 years old, with gunshot wounds to their heads. The victims were transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General where the 15 year old was pronounced dead and the 14 year old is listed in critical condition.

Initial reports state the juveniles were in the basement of the house on Grand Avenue. The 15 year old male pulled out a handgun and accidentally fired a shot, striking the 14 year old male in the head. The 15 year old male then turned the gun on himself.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/29/2018

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:17 - The news of General Motors closing down regional plants has been tough, especially for folks near Lordstown, Ohio. Senator Sherrod Brown has made his feelings known on this subject, and has appealed to President Donald Trump to get

7:34 - The holidays are stressful enough. It’s worse when scammers are out to rip off consumers on the open market. Tim Dimoff from SACS Security and Consulting shared some tips on how to prevent these scams from occurring.

17:31 - Five burger patties, five hot dogs, five kielbasa, eight chicken strips, eight strips of bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomato make up the seven-pound, $75 Gridiron Burger at Arizona Cardinals games. Tony thinks he can tackle.

31:42 - About 125,000 children under 18 in Ohio are uninsured. Why is that? Joan Alker from the Center for Children & Families explains.

36:16 - The holidays aren’t just stressful with the wallet or the big box store. It’s also a time when people reminisce over lost loves or family members, and the corresponding grief adds to the stress. Pat Reese from the House of the Lord is here to help.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:20

Lane Shifts, Closures on I-76 this Weekend

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More lane changes and closures coming to I-76, courtesy of ODOT. 

See the press release from the Akron Police Department below: 

As part of the Interstate 76 and Main Street project, ODOT currently plans to flip the westbound traffic of I-76 over on to the eastbound side on Sunday, December 2nd. 

The on ramp to 76W from the southbound side of S. Main St. will be CLOSED until late fall of 2019. 

For a period of time during the day, the existing off ramp from 76W to Broadway and downtown will close in order for the contractor to do some required paving. Traffic will be detoured using Dart Ave., Thornton and S. Main St. Once this work is completed, traffic will then exit on to the new Broadway off ramp.

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