Monday, 25 January 2016 14:32

AUDIO: UA Group Stuck 20 Hours In Blizzard 2016

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Andrew Kustec was determined to march in Washington DC's "March for Life" with the "Students for Life" group from the University of Akron. He didn't expect to be stuck on a bus in a blizzard. Kustec says that the group's bus left DC soon after the march, but that wasn't…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:52

AUDIO: Summit Sheriff Ambush Training Shaped By Events

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Events like the killing of a Knox County police officer are shaping officer training in this area. The Summit County Sheriff's Department is holding ambush training sessions this week. "The guys out here (at the training session) got together and started reading about nationwide incidents", Sheriff Steve Barry tells WAKR's…
Kent State University history associate professor Julio Pino has been under investigation for alleged ties to ISIS for the last year and a half, according to a report from student publication The Kent Stater. An FBI agent told the paper there is no direct threat to the university, and KSU…
Monday, 11 January 2016 21:48

AUDIO: What's The Future For Chapel Hill?

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Archie the Snowman still stands tall in the Chapel Hill food court, but the mall is melting around him. Last week, Macy's announced it would close its Chapel Hill location after nearly five decades in business under several now-extinct nameplates. Reports then emerged Friday that Old Navy, Aeropostale, and Express would also…
What was the last message you sent to or received from the people you love? The answer may be an eye opener. 15-year-old Emily Trunko of Copley created a Tumblr page dedicated to those last messages. "The Last Message Received" features reader-submitted screenshots of the last messages they received from…
Monday, 04 January 2016 19:06

AUDIO: Trying To Make Sense Of Browns Moves

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What is Jimmy Haslam thinking?That's the question on the minds of Browns fans today in the wake of the expected firings of Browns head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer and the unexpected promotion of general counsel Sashi Brown to Executive Vice President of Football Operations with final…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:49

Sommerville: Rolling Acres Revamp Should Bring Jobs

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Outgoing Akron city planning director Marco Sommerville isn't leaving City Hall next year. He'll fill a new role as Deputy Mayor for Intergovermental Affairs, and serve as a senior advisor to new mayor Dan Horrigan. He says Horrigan "likes to listen more than he likes to talk". One issue that'll…
Jason Segedy is getting ready to make the move from the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) to the cabinet of incoming Akron mayor Dan Horrigan. Akron's new planning director has put forth a lot of ideas before being hired for Horrigan's cabinet. Segedy says that those ideas helped him…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:18

AUDIO: GOP Debate Recap

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In what was considered by many to be among the most substantive debates of the year, the nine highest polling Republican candidates for President squared off in Las Vegas with homeland security and the war on terror as the main focus. John Green from the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 17:56

AUDIO: GOP Debate Preview

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The last Republican presidential debate of 2015 is tonight in Las Vegas with nine candidates set to be on the main stage for a debate that is expected to have a heavy focus on homeland security and fighting terrorism. Baldwin Wallace University political science professor Tom Sutton talks about what…
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