This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Logan Johnson a senior wrestler from Firestone. 

Logan says that he got into the sport of wrestling at an early age and has loved it ever since.
A team captain and a letterman for the Falcons, Johnson says working with his coaches and teammates is something he enjoys.
“You make good friends when you wrestle, you meet a lot of people in tournaments, it's fun but it's hard work."
His coach Dan Sandy had some great words for Logan and the work he puts in on the mat and in other aspects of his life.
“Logan was the 2018 Akron City Series Heavyweight Champion and was also a member of the Academic All-City Series Team,” Sandy explained. “He is the rock of our team.”
In addition, he also helps with other activities when he has time. 
“He (Logan) helps volunteer at our community youth league events with concessions and doing score tables at times. He is also a member of our school's prestigious Akron School of the Arts Visual Arts Program. “
Logan says the Firestone community is like one big family and one he’s glad to be a part of.
“No matter where you go, you're always saying hi to people, no matter what."
Upon graduation in the spring, Johnson plans to attend The Ohio State University to study Agriculture.
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete is Madeline Dyer, a junior swimmer from Firestone.
She says swimming has always been a part of what she’s done, and she wanted to follow her older brother, who swam as well.
“I kind of wanted to do what he was doing, so my parents put me in swim lessons and it grew from there,"
She says being a part of the Firestone swimming tradition is an honor and a privilege. 
“It's such an incredible thing to have that kind of tradition," she says. 
Her coach Cindy Dial says she is a hard worker in and out of the pool. 
"Madeline is a great role model and she has a passion for her academics as well as her athletics and it is very contagious," she explained.
A returning letterman, All-Ohio Award Winner and All American, Madeline says she sets high goals for not only herself, but her team as well.
 When she’s not in the pool or studying, she’s volunteering at One of a Kind Pet Shelter and hanging with friends. 
We wish Logan and Madeline the best in all of their future endeavors. 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:59

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/15/2018

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:17 - We’re a week away from Thanksgiving, if you can believe that. Some families deep-fry their turkeys, others cook theirs the tradition way. Tony’s family, however, has picked up a turkey from…..Popeyes Chicken.

10:05 - Who will coach the Cleveland Browns next season? Bruce Arians? Lincoln Riley? Gregg Williams? John Dorsey spoke to the media about the coaching search, and Ray and Tony broke down the Browns at the bye week.

19:05 - Gordon King owns and operates A1 Baseball Glove Repair in Parma, and he has helped refurbish and restring countless old baseball gloves. Gordon also dedicates his time to fixing these gloves for veterans and those in active military duty so they have something to occupy themselves with overseas.

36:28 - The Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates completed a five-player trade on Wednesday, which sent utility player Erik Gonzalez to the Steel City. So how will the Tribe look next year with Gonzalez, Michael Brantley, and possible others playing elsewhere?

45:03 - The Mogadore Wildcats are no strangers to the playoffs, and especially playing a team like Kirkland. Head coach Matt Adorni previewed his matchup against the Hornets.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:54

Endangered Red Wolves Move to Akron Zoo

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The Akron Zoo has welcomed two new red wolves, Waya and Mohe. The male wolves arrived from Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Greenbay, Wisconsin and are now out in the zoo’s red wolf habitat daily.

Waya, which means “wolf” in Cherokee, and Mohe, meaning “elk” in Cherokee, are four years old. The brothers were born on May 22, 2014 at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo.

Red wolves are one of the world’s most endangered canids, with only 60 wolves estimated to be left in the wild. Native to the eastern U.S., red wolves can now only be found in one protected area in North Carolina. Red wolf numbers have rapidly declined in past years due to predator control programs, as the red wolf is often mistaken for a coyote.

The Akron Zoo partners with the Red Wolf Coalition – an organization that focuses on raising awareness and protecting red wolves in the wild – and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s efforts to protect the species through the Red Wolf Recovery program. On Nov. 5, a federal judge ruled that red wolves in the wild will continue to reside in their protected reserve in North Carolina, a huge victory in the protection of the species.

The Akron Zoo also participates in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP), a scientifically-based breeding program to ensure a healthy, genetically-diverse population of red wolves in zoos. The Akron Zoo participates in 45 SSP programs as an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited facility.

With Waya and Mohe’s arrival, the zoo’s current male red wolf, Itabi, who arrived at the Akron Zoo in 2016, has moved to Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo with a breeding recommendation from the Red Wolf SSP. The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $7 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit or call 330-375-2550.


Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:19

APD Looking for Missing Akron Woman

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Akron Police detectives are looking for missing 18-year-old Samantha Guthrie, whose mother first reported her missing back on November 5th. News 5 though reports that Guthrie's mother said she turned 18 back in May and left her home. 

According to reports, Guthrie was last seen leaving a home in the 300 block of Lillian Street, and believe that her disappearance is "suspicious." 

Guthrie (pictured) has a tattoo of an owl on her right forearm and a tattoo that reads "Believe" surrounded by a design on her left forearm. 

Anyone with more information on Guthrie's disappearance or whereabouts is asked to the Akron Police. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/14/2018

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:17 - Before prom, a number of students in Wisconsin took a photo where it looked like they gave the camera a Nazi salute. Ray, Jeanne, Steffany, and Tony shared their thoughts on this matter and how parents should approach a situation if one were to come in contact with an individual with radical beliefs.

15:30 - Moving onto some high school football here. Justin Todd is the head football coach at Wadsworth, and his undefeated Grizzlies are set to take on Massillon.

21:47 - Another terrific football program is at Archbishop Hoban. Tim Tyrrell’s Knights keep moving right along, and they will play Shaq Washington's Maple Heights Mustangs this Friday.

26:05 - Long-time coach Jim France from Manchester has his Panthers on a roll, and he previewed his upcoming matchup against Orville.

30:52 - The fires in California rage on, and the devastation is leaving countless people without homes or even towns. Jim McIntyre from the American Red Cross

38:08 - Russ Brode is a lieutenant in the Akron Fire Department, and he talked to Ray and the listeners about the differences between putting out wildfires and regular house and office fires.

45:23 - Finally, Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, called into discuss the continued development in downtown, as well as the uprising of the area’s booming neighborhoods and what will go into the old Rolling Acres land.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:27

No Charges after Akron Fright Fest Investigation

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Springfield Township Police say no charges will be filed after the investigation into the "Akron Fright Fest."
The report (below) called the actions of some of the actors at the haunted house "inadvisable," but concluded that there was no physical evidence to prove a crime had actually been committed.
That said, there has been no update on the lawsuit that was filed by an Akron couple who claimed they were physically injured at the Fright Fest, and that one of them was subjected to a "mock rape" scene.
(SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP PD) In October the Springfield Township Police Department was tasked with investigating criminal claims in connection with the "Akron Fright Fest" haunted houses. 
After a thorough investigation, several interviews, and discussions with prosecutors, it was determined that no charges would be filed in the cases. 
There is no doubt that the actors of the haunted house used poor judgement in their use of body and spoken language during Akron Fright Fest.  Although their actions were inadvisable, there was no physical evidence to substantiate allegations of a crime being committed. 
All parties involved in this investigation were contacted and advised of these findings.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:11

Missing Rittman Teen Found Safe

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UPDATE: The Rittman Police Department posted the following to their Facebook page


There are no futher details on where she was. 


Rittman Police, along with other local authorities, are looking for missing 15-year-old Mikayla Van Kirk. 

According to Police, Mikayla was first reported missing Sunday, November 11th after she left her home. Before she left, Police say she left behind a suicide note, and that she may be with her adult boyfriend. 

She does not have her cellphone with her and Police believe she may be in danger. 

See more below: 



Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:13

Missing Adult Alert Lorain County

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Elyria Police Department statewide.

Information as of: November 13, 2018 at 6:58 PM



Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Mr. Mathis drove away from his residence and has failed to return.

The incident took place in Lorain County, OH on Morgan Avenue in the city of Elyria 44035.

The adult's name is Peter Mathis and the individual is missing. The adult is a Black male, age 61, is 5'6" tall, weighs 309 lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Mathis suffers from Dementia and other medical issues. He was last seen wearing light grey sweatpants and a black jacket. 

The vehicle involved is a black 2016 Ford Focus with OH plate number 719XSG. The vehicle pictured is not the actual vehicle involved. 

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at:

To unsubscribe reply to this email with "unsubscribe" as the subject or call (800) 325-5604.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/13/2018

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:17 - A name that is no stranger to Ohio, as well as 1590 WAKR, is Senator Sherrod Brown. Could he be the next presidential candidate for the Democrats? Dr. David Cohen from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute shared his thoughts on the long-time senator.

8:08 - Another person who isn’t a stranger to these parts is Jim Trout from Acme Fresh Markets. In addition to his duties at Acme, Trout is the honorary chairman of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, and he stopped by the studio to talk about it.

15:12 - Dr. Tim Brown normally joins us once a month on Mondays (he’ll be on next Monday the 19th), but he called in to talk about a heart medication recall.

21:16 - Open enrollment for the 2019 marketplace has begun, and will continue through December 15th. Anne Armao from Summa Health joined us for some more information.

29:18 - The Browns took care of the Falcons on Sunday, 28-16. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report recapped the contest and looks ahead as the Browns cruise into the bye week.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:41

AFD Celebrating 40 Years of EMS in Akron

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Akron Fire is celebrating 40 years of providing Emergency Services to the community with an anniversary celebration Tuesday.

Since the program was first initiated in 1978, the EMS squadron has grown to 14 ambulances that cover the Akron area, responding to a little more than 100 calls per day on average. 

Members of Akron's first EMS squads will be in attendance at Tuesday's event at the Akron Firefighters Credit Union.

In a press release, Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and District Chief of EMS, Joe Natko say they are “proud that our paramedics continue to serve our community with excellence and a high standard of care. This has provided a powerful legacy for those who paved the way many years ago.”


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