Thursday, 14 March 2024 08:13

Akron Spending Budget

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Mayor Shammas Malik joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He's been busy putting together a spending budget. The Mayor broke down the proposal with Ray. 

 
Wednesday, 13 March 2024 07:14

Spring Break Air Travel

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Ren Camacho, President & CEO of the Akron Canton Airport, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Spring Break is just around the corner. Camacho discussed destinations, guidelines, and more.  

 
Friday, 15 March 2024 04:00

First Ladies Celebration: Edith Roosevelt

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Three times a day, Monday through Friday on the WAKR Morning Show, Ray Horner hosts a Women's History segment honoring First Ladies who have significantly contributed to our community and citizens!

Brought to you by the National First Ladies Library & Museum.

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.

This week's athletes are from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. 

Kendal Batchik is a three year letterman, three year starter for the Fighting Irish Girls Basketball Team. 2023 WTCBCA Honorable Mention Candidate and a 2023 All Inland NE Ohio Honorable Mention Candidate. 2024 2nd Team WTCBCA Candidate. She currently holds a 4.1 GPA. She is a member of Irish Athletes for Christ, Chinese Club and Green Street Elite. 
 
Michael Walter is a two-year letter winner in boys basketball, four-year letter winner in cross country, and a member of the boys volleyball team. Off the court he is also a member of the National Honor Society, Marianist LIFE, and chess club. He has a 4.43 gpa. After graduation Michael plans to attend Kent State University.

Ray previewed two basketball games: The Girls of Copley High School are in the State Finals and the Boys of Hoban High School are headed to Regionals. 

Coach of the Copley Indians Girls Basketball Team, Julie Solis, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about her team heading into the State Finals, the matchup against Purcell Marian, and more. 

 

TK Griffith, Coach of the Hoban Boys Basketball Team, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The team is in the regionals. Coach Griffith talked about the team, the match up, and more. 

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 07:15

Tick Season: Symptoms, Prevention, & More

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Tick season has begun and the mild winter means it will be a heavy one. Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about tick bites, removal, and more. 

 

US Marshals and Akron Police arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the alleged abduction of a teen mother and her baby daughter, Monday in Akron.

They were taken from a foster home in West Chester Township, Ohio, in Butler County, early Monday morning.

MAOLY HERRERA TOSCANO MISSING   SARA HERERRA

After a statewide Amber Alert for 17 year old Maoly Toscano-Herrera, and her one year old daughter, Sara Herrera was issued earlier today; The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force found them, along with the suspect who allegedly abducted them, in a home in the 300 block of Gibbs Drive, in Akron.

Now, 22 year old Bayron Tajeda, will be held in Akron until he can be extradited back to West Chester.

Authorities say the mother and child are from the Akron area, but were moved to the foster home after an incident of "extreme domestic violence" in Akron on March 9th.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Quick work by West Chester Police, the Missing Child Unit in Northern Ohio and the NOVFTF Akron Division along with a far-reaching Amber Alert system led to the safe recovery of these two victims.  The Missing Child Unit of the USMS will continue to support any of our local departments when critically endangered missing children are involved.”

Monday, 11 March 2024 12:37

Amber Alert: Help Find Missing Ohio Girls

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An Amber alert has been issued to help find two missing girls; one, 17 years old, and the other, 1 year old.

MAOLY HERRERA TOSCANO MISSING

Police allege that the suspect 22 year old Bayron Tejeda abducted 17-year-old Maoly Herrera Toscano and 1-year-old Sara Herrera early this morning from a residence in West Chester Township, Ohio, which is in Butler County. 

He is described as a Hispanic male, age 22, 5'11" tall, weighs 170lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a frayed light blue jean jacket and dark colored jeans.

BAYRON TAJADA

They are asking for help finding Tejeda, who is believed to be driving a white SUV, make and model unknown at this time.

SUSPECT VEHICLE

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764), WEST CHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT (513) 777-223, or dial 9-1-1.

Akron Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect they believe was responsible for the February 9 hit-skip crash that took the life of 47 year old Akron resident, Jimmy Fletcher, as he was riding an electric bike on South Arlington Street.

They're asking for tips to help them find 23 year old David Ferren, who they believe was driving the white 2013 Chevy Cruze involved in the crash.

Farren is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. He is approximately six feet, four inches tall and weighs around 188 pounds, with a tattoo on his right arm.

Ferren is charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, and was identified as the suspect based on evidence gathered from the vehicle which was found last Thursday, March 7, in Ashtabula, and then towed back to Akron for processing.

If you have any information that can help find Ferren, please contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

Citizens may also provide anonymous information to any of

the following:

  • The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS.
  • Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637
  • Download the Akron PD app and submit information by texting Tips411 or accessing the link at www.AkronCops.org.
Monday, 11 March 2024 07:32

Naloxone Distribution Increases Throughout Ohio

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As the fight against opioid addiction continues in Ohio, data from Ohio’s Department of Health shows that the state has increased the amount of the overdose reversing drug naloxone handed out by 42% between 2022 and 2023, distributing nearly 300,000 thousand kits. 

State officials say that the increase in distribution has helped lead to an 11% jump in overdose reversals in the same time period, with News 5 reporting that last year Gov. Mike DeWine ordered naloxone to be stored at rest areas for free across the state.

Dennis Cauchon who oversees a statewide non-profit called Harm Reduction Ohio tells News5 that the falling price of naloxone has helped make it more available but that the next step is to target where the overdose reversing drug needs to be in a more precise manner.

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