The proposals on what to do with Akron Public Schools’ consolidation continues, and six options are on the table being carefully reviewed. The state of Ohio will only fund one high school, which should have a capacity of over 1,000, and that would mean two of the smaller schools will…
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 09:55

AUDIO: Council President Discusses New CLC Proposals

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It is no secret that Akron’s population has dwindled in recent decades, and with that, the enrollment at local schools decreases. However, some of the facilities need a facelift, even if it means merging schools, which will raise many questions and proposals. Marilyn Keith, president of Akron city council, joined…
Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:48

AUDIO: Grassroots Effort To Save Kenmore High School

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It is no secret that Akron’s population has dwindled in recent decades. With a decreased population comes decreased enrollment in schools. The question that needs to be asked: can Akron keep all these high schools in business? One of those schools is Kenmore, and there has been word it may…
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:55

AUDIO: Mayor Horrigan on Downtown Development, Insurance

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Every so often, the mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan, stops in the WAKR studios to discuss an array of topics throughout the city. One of those topics, as mentioned on the Ray Horner Morning Show, was about the continued development in downtown Akron, which include Lock 3 and Lock 4.…
Friday, 09 September 2016 09:04

AUDIO: Dr. Brian Harte Settles In At Akron General

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Dr. Brian Harte has been with the Cleveland Clinic since 2004, and now he’ll make his way down south to Akron. Dr. Harte joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the announcement of him being named president of Akron General, effective September 26th. Dr. Harte says he looks forward…
Thursday, 08 September 2016 07:58

AUDIO: Bill Tompkin Hopes To Keep His Hives

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The sight and the sound of bees can make the burliest of men shiver. That is why a new ordinance in the city of Cuyahoga Falls may put Bill Tompkin’s beekeeping hobby out to pasture. Tompkin, a former firefighter, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his four…
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 08:56

AUDIO: RubberDucks Owner Proud Of His Playoff Team

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The Akron RubberDucks have once again qualified for the playoffs, winning their division for the ninth time in franchise history. Ken Babby, the owner of the RubberDucks, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his club’s perseverance. Babby gives a lot of credit to manager Dave Wallace, who…
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:34

AUDIO: Rich Heldenfels Calls It A Career At The ABJ

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After 22 years at the Akron Beacon Journal, Rich Heldenfels is calling it a career. And on his 65th birthday, no less. Heldenfels has been a pop culture writer at the Beacon since 1994, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on his final day on the job. Heldenfels…
Over the weekend, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the headlines over his refusal to stand up during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick stood by his comments, believing America and its flag and anthem have promoted institutional racism. Eddie Sipplen, a local attorney and former mayoral candidate, joined the Ray Horner Morning…
It is day five of the Rubber City Radio Group’s spotlight on the heroin epidemic, and today, we look to what we as a community can do next. Summit County sheriff Steve Barry joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to inform what his office is doing to stop the heroin…
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