Wednesday, 04 April 2018 16:43

AUDIO: Drug Bust Nets 140 Pounds Of Meth

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In what is believed to be the largest meth bust in Ohio history, authorities confiscated 140 pounds of methamphetamines last month from a warehouse in Boston Heights.

Three men, including one from Cleveland and two from Mexico, are in custody facing charges of conspiracy to posess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Keith Martin, Assistant Special Agent In Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration, talked to Jasen about the bust, a recent large heroin bust on Route 8, their connections to Mexican drug cartels, and how the drugs continue to flow into our area.

 

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 12:39

Mansfield Police: Missing Girl May Be in Akron

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Mansfield police asking you to be on the lookout for a 15 year old girl who ran away from home in mid November, and is now suspected to be somewhere in the Akron area.
 
She is Kiahjah (KEE-AH-JAH) “KeeKee” Habeeb-Ullah, and is 5'4, with brown hair, brown eyes, and about 160 pounds.
 
More info below.
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Date: April 3, 2018 No. # 14
Subject: Missing / Runaway Juvenile
As part of our ongoing search, the Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to locate Khiajah Habeeb-Ullah. Khiajah ran away from the 1400 block of State Route 39 on 11-17-2017 and has been missing since that time.
 
Detective Rich Miller recently received information that Khiajah may be frequenting homes in the Lovers Lane, Rosemary Square, and Wilbeth Arlington area of Akron.
 
Khiajah is a 15 years old African American female and was last seen wearing her hair parted on the side and combed down to shoulder length. Herclothing description is unknown.
 
Anyone with information concerning the current whereabouts of Khiajah Habeeb Ullahis urged to call the Mansfield Division of Police (419) 522-1234, Det. RichMiller (419) 755-9758, the Akron Police Department (330) 375-2552, or your local law enforcement agency.
 
Khiajah Habeeb–Ullah
AKA: “KeeKee”
DOB: 03/03/2002
5’04” 161 lbs.
Black hair and brown eyes
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:31

Employee Stabs Coworker in Easter Altercation

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On Easter Sunday, Streetsboro Police received a call from the Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living at 9975 Greentree Parkway, that claimed an employee had stabbed another employee. The call cut off, but when officers responded, they found a 19-year-old female with severe cuts. 

Witnesses told police that the suspect, 19-year-old Emilie Brunswick of Ravenna, had fled the scene. The victim was transported to University Hospital Portage Medical Campus in Ravenna and police went to go look for Brunswick, who was later found at a relative's home in Aurora, with the help of the Portage County Sheriff's Department. She was placed under arrest for Felonious Assault. 

The victim, whose name wasn't released, was treated and released from the hospital two days after the incident, but police say she will require follow-up care. 

The report added that no patients nor residents of Gardens of Western Reserve were in danger at any time. 

Friday, 30 March 2018 08:46

This Week In Tech with Jeanne Destro-3-30-18 Featured

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This week, we’ll take a look at how people all over the country—and right here in Akron— are coming together in shared community spaces to create, tinker, build, and invent.

We’ll also hear about research into a revolutionary material that could allow much of the outer surface of your home to generate power, new technology that can reveal hidden objects, follow up on cybersecurity efforts to safeguard elections, and find out more about how Facebook has been playing fast and loose with your data.

Erika Johnson from Springfield High School is this week’s 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week.

Ericka is four-year letter winner in softball for the Spartans. She was also recognized as first team all-PTC in the outfield, as well as an all-state honorable mention.

Erika loves playing for the Lady Spartans because the team is very close and great friends "Whether we are winning or losing, we are always having fun in the dug out,” she says.

Staying focused is one of the more challenging things when it comes to playing softball. Erika makes it a point to stay mentally prepared.

"Sometimes during a seven inning game, you can get tired and lose focus."

Focus is also important in the classroom, where Erika enjoys studying marketing. After high school, Malone University is her next stop, where she plans to study child psychology.

Hayden Murphy from Barberton High School is the male 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for March 30th-April 6th.

A senior at Barberton, Hayden is a member of the Magics baseball team. When this interview was recorded, the baseball team has yet to play for 2018 due to the time of year and the inclement weather, but Hayden looks to finish his career strong.

Through his senior guidance, Hayden looks to help lead the Magics to an improved record in 2018. To beat the wintertime blues, the coaches had the players in the weight room, sometimes as early as 5:30 in the morning.

Baseball has been passion and main sport for Hayden since he was four years old. Like many teenage athletes, they participate in other sports until they fall in love with one in particular, and baseball grabbed Hayden’s attention early on.

"I played soccer my freshman and sophomore year,” Hayden says. "But I ended up getting hurt and I thought I’d just play baseball after that."

As for college, Hayden is still undecided. However, he looks to stay local, taking a glance at smaller neighborhood schools such as Walsh and Malone. Biomedical engineering

Hayden is a Barberton lifer, spending his 17+ years in the Magic City.

"I think growing up in Barberton allows you to be different,” says Hayden. As for the school, he says "It’s amazing. I love it here."

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:21

Akron Releases Details on Scheduled Road Repair

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The City of Akron has released details, including maps and the budget breakdown, for this year's multi-million-dollar road resurfacing project.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Kenmore Construction secured the contract for the work, at nearly $6.4 Million; they'll begin work in mid-May. 

After a shockingly brief appearance in the postseason, the 2018 Cleveland Indians are fired up and ready for the regular season to begin.

Bob DiBiasio, VP with the Indians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the opening day roster. One of the questions on the team has been Michael Brantley, and though he will start the year on the disabled list, Bobby D says the veteran outfielder has not experienced any setbacks. Other topics of discussion are the continued strength of the pitching staff and retaining Mike Napoli in the organization.

The Indians take on the Seattle Mariners Thursday night for the regular season opener. Progressive Field opens up eight days later on April 6th, when the Tribe takes on the Kansas City Royals.

Monday, 26 March 2018 11:35

Metro RTA Looking for Your Input on Route Changes

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Metro RTA is looking to reoganize their services and the lines that run through Summit County by 2019...

But before a plan is in place, Metro says they want your input on how their routes should look. 

That is why they're hosting a series of open houses with the idea that residents from Summit County will come and offer their ideas on where bus lines should run, how often, and more. 

Valerie Shea, Director of Planning and Development at Metro RTA, tells us the last time they've looked at the system as a whole was in the mid-90's and that development patterns, job locations, and where people live and work have changed since then, so it's time to take a look at different options. 

Below is a list of when and where the open house events will be held:

• Tuesday: 6 p.m. at the Barberton Active Adult Center/YMCA, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• Wednesday: 6 p.m. at the Northwest Akron Public Library, 1720 Shatto Ave., Akron. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• Thursday: 6 p.m. at the Green Public Library, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• April 3: 7 p.m. at Wilcox Elementary School, 9198 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. There will be a formal presentation at 7:15 p.m.

• April 4: noon to 10 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• April 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rolling Acres Transit Center, 2340 Romig Road, Akron.

• April 5: 6 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• April 14: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

Friday, 23 March 2018 08:21

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-3-23-18 Featured

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This week I'm talking with tech entrepreneur and author, Andrew Keen, who's been called "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley" for his books that poke holes in tech's shiny facade. I first became acquainted with Keen when I reviewed his book "Digital Vertigo" for USA Today a few years ago.  His new book, "How to Fix the Future", explores how people all over the world are trying to come up with ways we can both survive and thrive in a future where livelihoods are threatened by automation, privacy is a relic of the past, social media has been subverted, and surveillance is omnipresent.

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