Monday, 09 April 2018 09:26

MOVIE REVIEWS - New This Week

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A bunch of new movies coming out this week, lets take a look at a few!

 

This week's 1590 WAKR Female Student of the Week is Kendal Miller from St. Vincent-St Mary High School.

Kendal is standout senior basketball player for Coach Carley Whitney and the Fighting Irish. St. V had another tremendous season, as they made it to the regional championship game in Division II, before falling to Gilmour Academy.

Kendal is already set to continue her academic and athletic career, which will ocurr at The University of Akron. She actually committed to the Zips during her junior year at St. Vincent-St Mary.

Miller really is a big fan of the tight-knit community at St. V. She says you can always count on the student body and teachers to be there when you need them the most, on or off the court. Kendal is also a really big fan of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. When she isn't playing ball or studying, Kendal enjoys catching up on her sleep.

Best of luck to you, Kendal!

Friday, 06 April 2018 09:27

Akron Fire, EMS Getting Ballistic Vests

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The City of Akron has announced that starting the week of April 5th, all Akron Firefighters and EMS will wear ballistic vests and helmets on calls that are deemed more dangerous and threatening to their safety. 

Mayor Dan Horrigan was quoted in a press release, saying, “This is the unfortunate but necessary result of changes in our landscape, including the increasing frequency of volatile and dangerous emergency situations. One of our highest responsibilities is to the safety of our first responders.  Our firefighter/medics can’t help others unless they are safe and protected themselves.”

The protective exuipment was made possible, in part, thanks to the passage of Issue 4, the income tax increase, back in November. The press release noted that the Northern Ohio Golf Charities also provided a $29,000 to cover costs as well. According to the press release, each Akron EMS unit will be outfitted with four sets of ballistic gear (helmets and vests), "to be used whenever conditions warrant added protection." Those conditions, as explained by the city, would include active shooter situations, or other calls that have the potential for escalating into violent situations. 

“Ballistic protection for the safety of our personnel has been a priority for the Akron Fire Department for many years,” Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said. “Providing our officers with this gear will allow them to more safely respond and care for victims at the scene of a shooting or other violent event.”

 

Friday, 06 April 2018 09:21

This Week In Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-6-18 Featured

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This week, we'll learn about an innovative Virtual Reality tech startup in Akron, celebrate a cell phone milestone, learn about smartwatch that can diagnose heart problems, get the latest on Facebook privacy issues, find out what NASA is doing to get students ready for jobs of the future, and hear what Amazon is doing to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Northeast Ohio next year.

 

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A staple in the world of is making his jump from classic rock radio to reality television. And he is taking his family with him.

Eddie Money called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to promote his new reality show, Real Money, which debuts April 8th on AXS-TV. Real Money follows the Money family around, which includes his wife, Laurie, five kids, and eight animals. Click this link to view a two-minute trailer for the new show.

In addition to the new show, Money also talked about his love of the Dodgers, whom he has followed since his days of living in Brooklyn. The 69-year-old singer also chatted about the comeback of vinyl records, his adoration for performing in Northeast Ohio, and a look back at his hit songs, which are still in heavy rotation on rock radio.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:10

AUDIO: Bob Vila Shares Tips On Pest Control

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Spring has arrived, and for some, so have the household pests. How does one get rid of them, or prevent them from showing up at all? The home improvement expert has the answers.

Bob Vila joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, which was hosted by Tony Mazur, to discuss pest control around the home. During this time of year, vermin such as termites begin to make their way into homes, and Bob shares some tips on how to get them out and keep them out.

For more information on termite and pest control, go to BobVila.com and PestWorld.org.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 20:48

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Alex Cramer

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Alex Cramer, a senior baseball player for Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Alex said he got into the sport in the third grade and played a variety of sports growing up.

As a team captain for the Bulldogs, he leads more by example than vocally, although he says both are necessary at different times.

As a Stow baseball player, Alex knows the expectations and tradition of being a Bulldog.

“It’s such an honor,” Cramer said. “We have very high expectations and I’m very proud to be a part of that.”

In addition to playing baseball, Alex is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers at the Akron Food Bank.

Upon graduation in the spring, Alex plans on attending the University of Akron to study mechanical engineering.

We at 1590 WAKR wish Alex the best in all of his future endeavors.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 16:43

AUDIO: Drug Bust Nets 140 Pounds Of Meth

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In what is believed to be the largest meth bust in Ohio history, authorities confiscated 140 pounds of methamphetamines last month from a warehouse in Boston Heights.

Three men, including one from Cleveland and two from Mexico, are in custody facing charges of conspiracy to posess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Keith Martin, Assistant Special Agent In Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration, talked to Jasen about the bust, a recent large heroin bust on Route 8, their connections to Mexican drug cartels, and how the drugs continue to flow into our area.

 

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 12:39

Mansfield Police: Missing Girl May Be in Akron

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Mansfield police asking you to be on the lookout for a 15 year old girl who ran away from home in mid November, and is now suspected to be somewhere in the Akron area.
 
She is Kiahjah (KEE-AH-JAH) “KeeKee” Habeeb-Ullah, and is 5'4, with brown hair, brown eyes, and about 160 pounds.
 
More info below.
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Date: April 3, 2018 No. # 14
Subject: Missing / Runaway Juvenile
As part of our ongoing search, the Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to locate Khiajah Habeeb-Ullah. Khiajah ran away from the 1400 block of State Route 39 on 11-17-2017 and has been missing since that time.
 
Detective Rich Miller recently received information that Khiajah may be frequenting homes in the Lovers Lane, Rosemary Square, and Wilbeth Arlington area of Akron.
 
Khiajah is a 15 years old African American female and was last seen wearing her hair parted on the side and combed down to shoulder length. Herclothing description is unknown.
 
Anyone with information concerning the current whereabouts of Khiajah Habeeb Ullahis urged to call the Mansfield Division of Police (419) 522-1234, Det. RichMiller (419) 755-9758, the Akron Police Department (330) 375-2552, or your local law enforcement agency.
 
Khiajah Habeeb–Ullah
AKA: “KeeKee”
DOB: 03/03/2002
5’04” 161 lbs.
Black hair and brown eyes
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:31

Employee Stabs Coworker in Easter Altercation

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On Easter Sunday, Streetsboro Police received a call from the Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living at 9975 Greentree Parkway, that claimed an employee had stabbed another employee. The call cut off, but when officers responded, they found a 19-year-old female with severe cuts. 

Witnesses told police that the suspect, 19-year-old Emilie Brunswick of Ravenna, had fled the scene. The victim was transported to University Hospital Portage Medical Campus in Ravenna and police went to go look for Brunswick, who was later found at a relative's home in Aurora, with the help of the Portage County Sheriff's Department. She was placed under arrest for Felonious Assault. 

The victim, whose name wasn't released, was treated and released from the hospital two days after the incident, but police say she will require follow-up care. 

The report added that no patients nor residents of Gardens of Western Reserve were in danger at any time. 

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