Wadsworth Police have arrested seven people in connection to the disappearance and murder of Iron Jailen Cannon, 27, of Akron, who was last seen at a party in Wadsworth last year. 

According to the press release from Wadsworth Police, Cannon went missing from a home in the city the night of October 18th, 2020. Police say that the evidence they have collected since then clearly points to the fact that Cannon was murdered and his body disposed of. 

Police are calling it an "intricate cover-up, which consisted of significant efforts to mislead law enforcement." The press release went on to say that the efforts of the people charged in the case "included the destruction of and tampering with evidence, including Mr. Cannon's remains." 

The following individuals have been charged: 

Justin D. Hornbeck, 28, of  Uniontown - Charged with murder with a firearm specification, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse, and more. 

Tyrone L. Render, 27, of Wooster - Charged with Tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, gros abuse of a corpse, and more.  

Autumn M. Knight, 32, of Akron - Charged with Tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, gros abuse of a corpse, and more.

Marcus Y. Clark, 55, of Akron - Charged with Tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, gros abuse of a corpse, and more.

Christopher J. Williams, 32, of Akron - Charged with Tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, gros abuse of a corpse, and more.

Samantha P. McCune, 27, of Uniontown - Charged with obstruction of justice. 

Antonio W. Moore, 38, of Akron - Charged with obstruction of justice. 

The Wadsworth Police Department went on to say that the investigation into the death of Iron Cannon is ongoing, and that certain details cannot be made public at this time, adding that they are "committed to bringing closure to Iron's family, and will continue to search for Iron's remains." 

Sports at the collegiate level took a backseat for much of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as vaccines ramp up and that sense of “normalcy” returns, college athletic programs are looking ahead. The Akron Zips athletic department has overseen many changes the last six years, and now that includes a new AD.

Charles Guthrie is the new athletic director of the University of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to look ahead at his new job in a new city. Guthrie comes over to Akron from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he spent four years as AD and even had a previous relationship with now-UA president Dr. Gary Miller. Guthrie says he is looking forward to work alongside the faculty, the students, and the alumni, and believes the program has a lot of upside.

From stores on wheels to air fryers that could open your home network up to cyber attacks; we've got the lowdown on whats new, hot, and interesting this week.

Our featured guest is Kent State University Political Science Professor, Dr. Mark Cassell, talking about US sanctions against Russia in response to recent cyber attacks. 

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Friday, 07 May 2021 06:40

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 5/7/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus!

Jim and WAKR's Ray Horner chatted about the really solid performances by the bullpen, the resurrection of reliever Bryan Shaw, and how the game of baseball has changed with home run and strikeout rates skyrocketing.

Bases & Balls is brought to you by Jennings Heating & Cooling.

New data from the Ohio Department of Health shows 35 percent of Summit County residents have been fully vaccinated, and 44 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

But, in the face of rising hospitalizations and ICU admissions statewide, more dangerous COVID-19 variants circulating in the community, and some residents being hesitant about taking the vaccine; public health officials are now focusing on bringing the vaccine directly to people in their neighborhoods, and even into their homes.

WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, and started the conversation with a question about when the CDC is going to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 and up.

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:38

Akron Mayor on Downtown, Reopening of Businesses

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As the vaccines continue to get distributed, and the cases and deaths from COVID-19 plummet, more venues have started their reopening, most notably Canal Park and the Akron RubberDucks’ season opener.

Dan Horrigan is the mayor of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly radio visit. Horrigan talked about the slow reopening of businesses and venues as the city heads closer towards some form of “normalcy,” especially in downtown Akron. He also looked at the near and distant future of downtown and how attractive it can be for young professionals to live and gather.

The mayor also touched on the future of the Chapel Hill area, which is mostly in Akron, as well as the conversations he has had with the local medical professionals about the vaccines.

Thursday, 06 May 2021 05:51

Akron Municipal Court Hosting Outdoor Weddings

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Akron Municipal Court offering special outdoor weddings thi ssummer at various locations, including Springfield Lake Gazebo (pictured), outside the Akron Art Museum, and others.
The ceremonies are only offered once a month starting May 21st.
See more at the Municipal Court website here
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 09:39

Human Trafficking Sting Nets Ten Arrests

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office announcing a human trafficking sting operation that resulted in ten men being arrested and several victims being rescued.
According to the report from the sheriff's office, the men that were arrested responded to an online advertisement for sex in exchange for cash.
They've all now been charged with misdemeanor engaging in prostitution, including one man identified as a teacher with the Massillon Local Schools district. He has been placed on administrative leave per an update from the district.
The victims, meanwhile, are being assisted by various agencies within the Summit County Human Trafficking Task Force.
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:06

RubberDucks Back Playing at Canal Park

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After 610 days, Canal Park is back hosting Akron RubberDucks baseball. And though it was a rainy and increasingly chilly night in Akron, Oscar Gonzalez made it a memorable opening day with a walk-off home run over the Binghamton RumblePonies.

RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap last night's walk-off festivities and being at the ballpark again, and what to expect with games going forward. Pfander says the organization is following the proper agreed-upon safety protocol to have fans in the stands, which is at 47% capacity and all fans must be wearing masks unless they are actively eating or drinking.

Speaking of eating, the RubberDucks have new extreme food items on their menu, which includes the WONE Waffle Rockwurst. This is a bratwurst wrapped in a Belgian waffle, and it is topped with specialty mustard and caramelized onions.

Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:04

Hey Bobby! - 5/5/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner.

Today, Bobby and Ray talk about the solid performances from the Tribe bullpen, the minor leagues overall, selecting players from the Latin countries, and a little on fan favorite third baseman Buddy Bell.

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