For the last three years, the city of Green has been in a battle with Nexus over construction of a pipeline in the town. On Wednesday night, that fight came to an end after a 4-3 decision in city council. Gerard Neugebauer, the mayor of Green, called in to the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the settlement with Nexus, which amounted to $7.8 million. Neugebauer said after three years, a decision had to be made, and he was advised by his legal team to settle. The pipeline will be eight miles long in Green city limits, and Nexus will have folks on site monitoring the pipeline 24/7. Nexus says the pipe will be inspected weekly, and will have training for first responders.
Conor Head of Toledo spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his commitment to play at the University of Toledo.
East running back Devanier Floyd spoke with Sam Bourquin after signing on with the University of Akron to play football for the Zips.
He says he's excited to stay in his hometown and playing ball for the Zips program.
"I built very strong relationships with the people there (at Akron), and it was the right place for me to go," Floyd said.
Standout linebacker for the Barberton Magics Keye Thompson spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about signing on with the Ohio Bobcats.
"I'm pretty excited, I can't wait to get down there in June," he said.
Wadsworth QB and Ohio's Mr Football, Joey Baughman spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his letter of intent to play football at Elon in North Carolina.
Joey says his time at Wadsworth went fast and he's excited to play in the Colonial Athletic Association.
"I'll be going down there to play quarterback, and I'm ready to roll," he said.
Treon Sibley, one of Coventry's main offensive weapons on the gridiron has committed to play his college football at the University of Akron
Sibley talked about that decision with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day.
"They (The Akron Staff) told me they needed someone with speed and that I had a chance to be a hometown hero," he explained.
Archbishop Hoban senior Nate Bauer spoke with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day about his commitment to play college football at the University of Toledo.
"Everytime I went there, the coaching staff treated me great, and it was a good fit for me," Bauer said.'
There's a big high school basketball game in Akron tonight, and two rival teams will take the hardwood.
T.K. Griffith of Hoban spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of the game.
Dru Joyce of STVM also joined Sam to talk about the Irish side of things.
Tonight's game at Hoban's Barry Gymnasium is sold out.
Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Communications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the 8-member Class of 2018.
The nominees were Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Robert Brazile, Bobby Beathard, Jerry Kramer, and Brian Dawkins.
Sam and Brad spoke with Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Las Vegas to talk about the prop bets and the fun surrounding the Big Game Sunday.
One of the Tribe's most popular and productive players will be enshrined in Cooperstown in July, and had a chance to reflect on his time in Cleveland with the media and fans.
Jim Thome was back in Cleveland to answer questions from the media one week after he recieved his call to the Hall.
He talked about the pride he felt in being a first-ballot Hall of Famer and how he accomplished that feat with the help of his teammates and coaching staff.
"The man gets the honor, but it's so much more than about just the individual honor," he said.
Thome and Bob Feller are the only two players in Indians history to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
Thome retired with 612 home runs and five All-Star appearances in 22 seasons in the Major Leagues.
One of Jim's mentors, former Tribe hitting coach and manager Charlie Manuel spoke with him before he received the call to Cooperstown. Thome recalled how Charlie helped build up not only his confidence, but the other players around him.
"Charlie's greatest gift is that he could build anybody up to be great, at least make them think they're great, and that's what I love most about him."
Thome is one of six members in this year's Hall of Fame Class, joining Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Vladamir Guererro, along with Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were elected this past December.
Thome had a sit-down interview with the radio voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton before he spoke with the media. That interview can be seen on Sports Time Ohio at a later time.
The event was held at the Westfield Insurance Studio inside the Idea Center in Cleveland's Playhouse Square.
He says he does not know who will present him for enshrinement in July, but that he will speak with his wife Andrea, who was in the audience, and decide that at a later time.
In addition, Jim says he will wear the Block C at his induction in light of the news surrounding Chief Wahoo's removal earlier in the week.
For the full interview, click below
It's been a week of turmoil in professional fastpitch softball. The future of the Akron Racers has been questioned after the removal of General Manager Joey Arrietta and reports that majority owner Craig Stout has partnered with a Chinese group to bring in a group of players from China to fill a significant portion of the team's roster.
On Thursday, the Beacon Journal reported that the team will become the Cleveland Comets under new general manager Stephen Dunn. NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf said in an interview Thursday there was "nothing (she) could do to validate that rumor."
The shakeup has also extended to Texas, where the Scrap Yard Dawgs announced they would not play in National Pro Fastpitch this season. They were later formally dismissed from NPF.
Kempf joined the Jasen Sokol Show for an in-depth discussion of the future of pro softball in Akron: