Monday, 25 June 2018 18:13

Jasen's Blue Line Journal: The 8K

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If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be at the start line of an 8K, I would have called you crazy. Yet that’s where I was on Monday morning. As the race announcer for the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, I can’t race the…
Saturday, 23 June 2018 12:56

AUDIO: Previewing The Ohio Derby

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Ohio's richest thoroughbred horse race is at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall Saturday. The 84th running of the Ohio Derby features a $500,000 purse, several horses that ran in Triple Crown races earlier this year, and one Akron area native looking to score in a race that he says…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 14:20

Jasen's Blue Line Journal: Countdown To The 8k

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It seems like just yesterday that I started this journey toward the Akron Half Marathon, yet in less than three weeks I’ll take to the National Interstate 8k course to complete the first race of Akron’s summer trilogy. With coaching from Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Race Director…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:50

Lock 3 Mural Organizer Addresses Controversy

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The organizer of the effort to place a crocheted mural of Sojourner Truth in Lock 3 is speaking out on the controversy over its unveiling. Cindy Michael of Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium worked to secure matching funds from the Knight Foundation for the mural and recruit people to crochet…
Two Akron City Councilwomen say not only were they not invited to the unveiling of a new crocheted mural of Sojourner Truth at Lock 3, but that few in Akron's African American community knew it was even happening. The controversy erupted after pictures of the unveiling posted to social media…
The addition of girls to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was controversial when it was announced, and the controversy erupted again when it was announced last week that the Boy Scouting program for middle and high-school aged children would change its name to "Scouts BSA" starting in 2019. The Great…
Friday, 13 April 2018 13:46

Area Runners Prepare for Boston Marathon

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Several hundred runners from Ohio will be among the more than 30,000 taking part in this year's Boston Marathon. Jasen talked to second time Boston runner Scott Hinkle of Loudonville and first time Boston entrant Lindsey Beachy of Glenmont about what it takes to qualify for the big race, getting…
"Slow down to go faster."As a fan of auto racing, I've heard that phrase a lot. Don't be so aggressive on certain parts of the race track and your lap times will actually get faster. It turns out the same is true in running. Over the last couple of weeks,…
Friday, 30 March 2018 12:16

AUDIO: 1590 WAKR Opioid Roundtable

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Did you miss 1590 WAKR's Opioid Roundtable? If so, you missed a great conversation featuring some of the people who are making a difference on the opioid epidemic in our area, including: Travis Bornstein - Hope Is Alive Denny Wilson - FI Community Housing Greg McNeil - Founder, Cover 2…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:45

AUDIO: Blue Line Beginners Set For Year Two

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It started as a Beacon Journal project, became a year-round organization, and is now ready to welcome its next batch of running newbies. Blue Line Beginners will hold its first meeting of 2018 for new members on Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Branch of the Akron…
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