Monday, 17 September 2018 05:46

Feds on Hunt for Fugitive Who Threatened President

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Mansfield area residents are being warned to lock the doors of their homes and cars, and to be cautious this morning, as there's a suspect on the loose federal authorities are describing as "dangerous".

He's 27 year old Shawn Richard Christy of Pennsylvania, and US Marshals say he threatened the life of a county prosecutor in Pennsylvania, and that of President Trump, in a post on Facebook. They say he stole a truck, and crashed it along I-71 in the Mansfield area. 

Christy is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion, has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a beard. 

Christy also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist. Christy is from McAdoo Pennsylvania. Christy should be consider armed and dangerous. Citizens in the Mansfield area should use caution. Homes and cars should remain locked. 

If you see Christy call the authorities immediately. 

The U.S. Marshal Service is asking anyone with information on this vehicle to call 911 or the U.S. Marshals direct at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Federal Agents are offering a cash award of up to $20,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy. Any information will be considered confidential.


Friday, 14 September 2018 11:51

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-14-18 Featured

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This week, double agents, chemical weapons, and spy versus spy in cyberspace. We’ll also hear how Twitter is taking a stand against hate speech, how schools are keeping a watchful eye on social media, and whether or not that shiny, new, super-high-resolution 8K TV, is really worth it, after all.

This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sicilia Ho, a senior golfer for Wadsworth High School.

 She got into golf at an early age, with encouragement from her dad and two older sisters. 
“They played college golf and it runs in the family now, so that’s how I got into it,” she says.
She says she learned her competitive nature from them, something she takes out on the course with her.
“We always tried to improve one another, but it’s always nice to beat one of them, “she said with a laugh. 
Coach Michael Schmeltzer said her success is largely in part  due to her coach. 
“Sicilia is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have had the privilege to coach,” he said.
“She has a great future ahead of her both academically, and in women's golf. She is a true role model. “
Upon graduation in the spring, she plans on studying  mechanical engineering.
In addition to her golf at Wadsworth, she serves as President of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council Secretary, among other activities and clubs 
We wish Sicilia the best in all of her future endeavors

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Mason McMillen, a senior football player for Wadsworth High School.

He’s grown up around the sport, having started in second grade. Mason says he’s grown with his teammates throughout his football journey.
“I was eager to get out there and ever since (childhood) I’ve played it,” he explained.
Wadsworth Head Coach Justin Todd had some positive words for McMillen, who he appointed as a captain both his junior and senior year.
“Mason exemplifies everything a coach looks for in a student athlete,” Coach Todd explained. 

“He is a leader among his peers, being voted as a two time captain, and is looked favorably upon as a model for excellent student athlete behavior by the teaching staff and administration alike.”
Mason credits Coach Todd for helping him achieve success both on and off the field.
“I think he’s got the most out of me out of my high school career, and he’s prepared me for college coming up,” McMillen said.
His coach says it’s his work ethic that makes him stand out amongst his peers.
“He is the hardest working athlete I've had the pleasure of coaching, and Mason's achievements are a result of the hard work, discipline and fortitude he displays in each facet of life.”
Upon graduation in the spring,Mason plans on studying business economics once he gets to college.
We wish Mason the best in all of his future endeavors. 
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:18

Akron Shooter Sentence to 7 Years

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Albert Wade, 46, of Akron was sentenced to 7 years in prison on Thursday in connection to a shooting outside of an Akron convenience store that left a man wounded back in May.

Court records show that on May 14th, Wade was approached by a man who was asking for money. The two argued, Wade went to his car, came back with a gun, and shot the man.

Wade pleaded guilty and was sentenced immediately by Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce.

See the full press release from Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh below: 

AKRON, Ohio (Thursday, September 12, 2018) – Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Albert Wade, 46, of Charles Street in Akron, pled guilty to shooting another man who was standing outside an Akron convenience store. 

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce immediately sentenced Wade to seven years in prison. 

Wade pled guilty to the following charges:

  • Felonious Assault with a Firearm Specification – a felony of the 2nd degree
  • Having Weapons Under Disability – a felony of the 3rd degree

On May 14, 2018, Wade was approached by a man asking for money outside a convenience store on East Exchange Street in Akron. The two began to argue. Wade went to his vehicle, then went back to the man and shot him. The victim, a 49-year-old Akron man, was shot in the shoulder and survived.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:47

NEO Red Cross Sending Relief to Carolinas

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Update from the Red Cross Northeast Ohio Division: 

The American Red Cross is preparing to assist up to 100,000 people in North and South Carolina and Virginia as Hurricane Florence nears the east coast.

More than 1,600 people spent the night Tuesday in 36 Red Cross and community shelters in South Carolina and North Carolina.

More than 1,500 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground, including 16 from Northeast Ohio. 14 of the Northeast Ohio workers are volunteers. Most are shelter workers.

Additional Red Cross volunteers from Northeast Ohio are standing by, waiting to be assigned to the disaster relief operation.

Anyone interested in volunteering can visit, and click the volunteer tab.


Northeast Ohio American Red Cross volunteers are heading to North Carolina ahead of what could be one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the Carolinas.

As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Florence was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour, with gusts registering up to 140 mph. 

The National Hurricane Center out of Miami has issued Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches Tuesday for the entire East Coast of the Unitest States, as Florence continues on a crash course with North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall, as a Category 4 Hurricane some time Thursday night into Friday morning. More than 1,000,000 residents of the East Coast have been told to evacuate. 

Meanwhile, relief efforts are ramping up. Jim McIntyre with the American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Region, tells our WAKR Newsroom that a group of 9 volunteers are on their way, as of Tuesday afternoon, to North Carolina. "Most volunteers are told to be prepared to be deployed for up to two weeks," McIntyre said, "in order to help provide continuity for the residents who are displaced and may have to hunker down in a shelter." 

As with any storm or natural disaster, a lot of uncertainty as to the exact path Florence will take, but McIntyre says that's what the Red Cross prepares for: "What we're trying to is to be prepared for any eventuality; and our volunteers are trained to be flexible, to fulfill the mission they've signed up for, but also to know that they may be called to do something that they didn't sign up to do." 

Click here to find out more how you can help the American Red Cross. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:45

AUDIO: Tim Dimoff on Increased Security Since 9/11

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17 years have passed since the terror attacks on American soil, which claimed over 3,000 lives. In the nearly two decades since September 11th, 2001, what additional precautions have been made to ensure our continued safety?

According to SACS Security president Tim Dimoff, a lot has gone into further security. Dimoff joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on the 9/11 anniversary to discuss how Homeland Security and other intelligence agencies have snuffed out potential attacks throughout the years and will continue to do so. He points to taking the fight overseas to the Middle East has really helped snuff out terrorist groups, especially due to the use of drones.

Though a controversial topic today, Dimoff also says increased immigration screening has helped prevent attacks, mainly from countries on the “watch” list.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:12

Update: Cuyahoga Co. Children Safe, Mom in Custody

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Update: The Amber Alert issued by the Cleveland Police Department for two missing Cleveland children has been canceled and the children are reportedly safe. 

The kids' mother is in custody, reports say. 


An Amber Alert has been issued by the Cleveland Police Department statewide.

Information as of: September 11, 2018 at 5:03 AM

Be on the lookout for an abducted child. On September 10, 2018 at 8:02 PM, Children were taken by their mother after she reportedly killed the father of the two children. She is currently armed and there is no vehicle.

AmberAlert 1

The incident took place in Cuyahoga County, OH on 943 Alhambra Avenue in the city of Cleveland 44110.

There are 2 victims:

Child #1's name is Anijah Kelley and the individual is missing. The child is a Black female, age 4, is 3'00 tall, weighs 40 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. 

Child #2's name is Armani Kelley and the individual is missing. The child is a Black male, age 7, is 4'00 tall, weighs 60 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. 

The suspect's name is Arriel Rose Bryant. The suspect is a Black female, age 28, is 5'3 tall, weighs 140 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Suspect is currently armed.

The vehicle involved is a No Vehicle. 

Call or dial 911 if you see the child, the suspect or the vehicle. You can also call 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Ohio Amber Alert website at:

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

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:31

Akron Man Admits to Killing Girlfriend

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Akron Police have arrested 35-year-old Jordan DeHaven for killing his girlfriend. 

According to the report, Amy Rowan, 41, was reported missing by her mother, whom she lived with on Darrow Road, Friday evening around 6:30. Initially, after APD had contacted DeHaven, he denied knowing anything about it. Later Friday, around 9:30 p.m., police went to DeHaven's home on Tompkins Avenue and asked if they could search the property. DeHaven reportedly consented and then confessed to stabbing Rowan to death and hiding her body in his basement. 

Police in fact found Rowan's body wrapped in a blanket in the basement. During their search they also found the murder weapon, a knife. 

The Summit County Coroner had scheduled an autopsy for Monday and DeHaven's been booked in Summit County Jail on aggravated murder charges. 

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:14

Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree is Back

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This year marks the 55th annual Summit County Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree, and with that marks the longest running event of its kind in the U.S. 

"We have about 12,000 or more complete the spree each year," Lindsey Smith, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Parks system tells our newsroom, making it also the most successful parks hiking event across the U.S. as well. 

Smith says the best part about the Hiking Spree for the Metro Parks is the "generational continuity," as she put it, where family members who hiked the trails back in the 60's or 70's are sharing their experiences, even hitting the trails with younger generations. 

It's easy to sign up at and Smith says it's on the honor system, so you can document your own hikes for both bragging rights and even prizes. 

The event runs now through November 30th. 

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