Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a variety of topics, both statewide and nationwide. This time, the focus was on President Obama's recent executive order on gun control.

Renacci believes the order on gun sales was a “disappointment” and an attack on the Constitution. "What we have here is a president who sidesteps checks and balances,” says Renacci.

The Ohio congressman also touched on the popularity of Donald Trump and the need to work together on issues such as gun violence and the national debt.

The city of Green is one of the few communities in the area where the mayors have term limits, and a new administration is in place for 2016.

Gerard Neugebauer, the new mayor, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to gloss over what is on his plate for 2016. Specifically, Neugebauer discussed the housing and economic growth, traffic patterns in the downtown, and the controversial Nexus pipeline.

Monday, 04 January 2016 08:26

AUDIO: Mayor Horrigan Talks Sewers, City Services

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Before his first day on the job as mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan stopped by the WAKR studios to discuss a slew of topics.

Among those topics, Horrigan spoke to Ray Horner about the sewer system and the corresponding water rates. The new mayor also discussed other city services (including the salt trucks on this particular snowy morning), potential economic and house development, and his first weekend in the big chair.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:23

AUDIO: Jeff Fusco Recaps His Tenure As Mayor

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It’s been a whirlwind year in Akron politics, from near-fisticuffs in the council chambers to three mayors keeping the chair warm.

Jeff Fusco was thrown into the mix following the sudden resignation of Garry Moneypenny, and has had to hold down the fort since late May. Fusco joined the Ray Horner Morning Show with Jasen Sokol to recap his short tenure as mayor, which will end on January 1st.

Fusco shared his thoughts on mayor-elect Dan Horrigan. "Dan and I have been friends for a number of years,” said Fusco. "Dan is extremely sharp, he’s on top of it, and I believe he’s going to be a great mayor."

Monday, 28 December 2015 09:17

AUDIO: Rock Mill Climbs Into 2016

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The Akron area has plenty of gorgeous peaks to climb, but some may not be safe for the average person to scale. That's where Rock Mill Climbing comes in.

Starting in early 2016, a state-of-the-art facility will be open for rock climbing enthusiasts or those curious to try it over on Carroll St. in Akron, just east of Route 8. Liz Yokum, the owner, joined George McFly in studio to discuss what's ahead for the organization going into the new year.

Friday, 18 December 2015 09:04

AUDIO: A Christmas Story House

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Ray Horner talks to the owner of A Christmas Story House, Brian Jones. Jones tells Horner about the history of the house and how he acquired it. He tells Ray what can be found inside the house and when the house is open for tours.


Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:38

AUDIO: WAKR and Indians Celebrate a Renewed Contract

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Tom Hamilton of the Cleveland Indians joins Ray Horner to celebrate a renewed contract between the Indians and WAKR. Horner and Hamilton talk about baseball and additions to the team.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:30

AUDIO: Sherri Bevan Walsh on Take Me Home Program

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WAKR's Ray Horner talks to Summit County Prosecutor, Sherri Bevan Walsh, about her decision to run for re-election. Walsh also tells Ray about a program very close to her heart, Take Me Home.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:04

AUDIO: APS's Ryan Pendleton Talks School Consolidation

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Treasurer of Akron Public Schools, Ryan Pendleton, joins Ray to talk about the plan to consolidate schools. Pendleton tells Ray about how much money the district will save and discusses other ways the district will benefit from the consolidation.

Ray Horner talks to outgoing councilman Mike Williams about the ending of his 28 year career. Williams tells Ray about the outstanding support he has recieved and how he has made it through 28 years as a councilman. 

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