Saturday, 06 May 2017 08:24

AUDIO: Kentucky Derby Picks From The Experts

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It's the first Saturday in May, and that means it's time for the Run for the Roses. 20 horses will go to the post at what is expected to be a rainy Churchill Downs for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Classic Empire is the favorite at 4-1, but…
Maurice Clarett knows what it's like to be on the inside. He's using that experience to try to reform the system. Clarett, who helped Ohio State to the 2002 BCS National Championship while a running back for the Buckeyes, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for…
Monday, 24 April 2017 19:19

AUDIO: Hack N Akron Develops Solutions For City

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A group of tech, business, and design experts spent ten hours Saturday working on some of the pressing issues facing Akron. By the end of the Hack N Akron hackathon, participants had developed branding for Akron neighborhoods including logos and websites, assembled an online booking system for rooms in Akron's…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:21

AUDIO: Akron Proposes Medical Marijuana Rules

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With the state licensing process about to get underway for Ohio's medical marijuana facilities, the City of Akron is getting ready to implement rules of its own. A package of rules unveiled Monday would keep medical marijuana facilities at least 500 feet from any Akron school, park, playground, library, or…
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

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Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.   Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:17

AUDIO: Akron Introduces New Basketball Coach

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The University of Akron formally introduced John Groce as its new Head Basketball Coach Thursday. Groce, who previously served as Head Coach at Illinois and Ohio, inherits a team that won 27 games in 2016-17 under Keith Dambrot before he left for Duquesne. Groce joined Jasen shortly after his introduction…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:14

AUDIO: Rubber Bowl Owner Says He Has A Plan

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Summit County foreclosed on the Rubber Bowl this week, saying stadium ownership group Team1 Marketing owes nearly $200,000 in back taxes. But one of the partners of Team1 says his group has a plan to not only pay off the back taxes, but bring music festivals to the decaying facility.…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 19:51

AUDIO: Clarence Mingo Launches Bid For Treasurer

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Clarence Mingo is the newest person to throw his hat in the ring for the 2018 election. Currently the Franklin County Auditor, Mingo will run for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer. He currently has one opponent in the GOP field, State Rep. Robert Sprague of Findlay. No Democrats have…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:31

AUDIO: LaRose Talks Fentanyl Bill, Redistricting

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A bill passed by the Ohio Senate this week would lead to harsher sentences for fentanyl traffickers. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), lowers the amount of fentanyl for which someone can be charged with felony trafficking. Under current law, LaRose says a trafficker has to…
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:46

AUDIO: Akron Proposes Nondiscrimination Policy

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If you've been listening to Akron's leaders recently, you've probably heard the phrase "Welcoming City" quite a few times. Mayor Dan Horrigan's latest step toward that label extends the welcome to members of the LGBT community. Horrigan and Councilman Rich Swirsky (D-Ward 1) proposed a city nondiscrimination ordinance Monday. If…
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