Aaron has been working with RCRG since August of 2008 covering various news and sporting events. He graduated in 2003 from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. He then went onto the University of Akron in May of 2008 with a degree in Radio/TV & Media Productions and a minor in Psychology. It was at WZIP & ZTV where Aaron developed a passion for radio especially Sports Radio. While attending the University of Akron you could hear Aaron on Sundays doing the "Sports Power Talk" program. Aaron covers City Hall, County Council and Akron School Board beats and handles traffic updates weekday afternoons on 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX. You can contact Aaron through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These lambs sure know how to party! See for yourself!
Spoiler Alert! Spolier Alert!
If you did not see ABC's Dancing with the Stars Monday night, here's a little snippet of what you missed. There was the first perfect score from Disney star Zendaya for her scintillating salsa, but that wasn't the biggest news of the night. Judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli got into a little spat prompting Goodman to swear at his fellow judge. Bachelor Sean Lowe was on the bottom and could be going home tonight.
Hollywood Headlines isn't complete without a Lindsay Lohan story right?
Lindsay Lohan rehired attorney Shawn Holley and she should be glad she did. After a Monday morning court hearing, Holley convinced a judge that the troubled actress was fine at the Betty Ford Center inCalifornia, where she is set to complete her court-ordered 90-day drug treatment program.
Prosecutors originally said the 26-year-old violated her probation after failing to enter Seafield Center, located in the Hamptons section of Long Island, New York, by Thursday morning. Lohan didn't want to do rehab there because the facility didn't allow her to smoke.
The judge approved Lohan's stint at Betty Ford, despite the fact that the facility only offered 30-day treatment programs. Although prosecutors disagreed with the decision, the judge approved Lohan's stay, without the need for Lohan completing three consecutive rehab stints, totaling 90 days.
Justin Timberlake will be going on the "20/20 Experience" Tour this October with 23 dates in the U.S. and Canada. Dates for Europe, South America, and Australia will be announced soon.
IRON MAN 3 JUMPS PAST $700 MILLION _ Well that didn't take long. As of Monday night Iron Man 3 has moved beyond the $700 million mark.
TOM CRUISE RETURNING FOR MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 _ Mission: Impossible 5 is a go. Tom Cruise has just signed to return for the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise, confirming rumblings that began after 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was a massive hit.
KEVIN SPACEY NAMES NEW DOG BOSTON _ Kevin Spacey tweeted that's he's honoring the city of Boston by naming his new puppy Boston. Spacey tweeted: "Mystery solved. New member of my family. Her name is Boston in honor of the city."
For the longest time, we've been eating them all wrong. For you apple lovers out there, watch and learn.
A Double dose of video cuteness for your Monday morning.
Question: What were you getting into at eight months old? This little guy Ryder is learning how to waterski.
Video of a baby goat playing with a very large pig. Cuteness all the way around.
Not much of a description needed here. Enjoy!
IRON MAN WINS BOX OFFICE _ Iron Man 3 flew past opening weekend box office expectations by bringing in more than $175 million Friday-Sunday. In less than two weeks Iron Man 3 has hauled in over $680 million, including over a half-billion dollars overseas. No other solo superhero — not even Batman or Spider-Man — has managed this kind of business.
HONEY BOO BOO'S MAMA & SUGAR BEAR GOT MARRIED _ Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars June Shannon and Mike Thompson (aka Mama and Sugar Bear) finally got hitched. The reality TV stars married Sunday in their hometown of McIntyre, Georgia. The invitation warned that "no cell phones, cameras, or outside video taping will be allowed. This will be a taped event." So obviously the nuptials will be featured on their TLC show.
... The 'I dos' comes nine years after Mama and Sugar Bear met in an Internet chat room.
MEN IN BLACK 4 COMING _ Thanks to the success of the third Men in Black, a reliable source says a fourth movie is in the works. In fact, there's already a screenwriter. It's too early to say if Will Smith will return for MiB 4.
LINDSAY LOHAN: ‘I DON’T NEED TO BE ON LOCKDOWN IN REHAB FOR THREE MONTHS’ _ Lindsay Lohan scoffed at her latest court-ordered rehab stint in a candid interview she conducted before checking into the Betty Ford Clinic in California on Friday, insisting the time she has spent at treatment facilities has been "pointless". In an interview with Piers Morgan for the The Daily Mail, Lohan said, "I don’t think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months… (but) I don’t think I need to be on lockdown for three months. I don’t think that’s rehab. I’ve been court-ordered to do it (rehab) six times. I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time… They just asked me the same old questions I’d answered before."
... But Lohan is open to get something out of her latest spell at the Betty Ford Clinic: "I look at it as a good thing. I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work. But I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab center that would benefit me more. The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children."
For you DWTS fans, it is threesome week, and as a bit of a spolier alert Bachelor Sean Lowe is paired up with two Australian beauties in Peta Murgatroyd and Sharna Burgess, who was partnered with the recently booted-off Andy Dick.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WEDS KLAXONS ROCKER JAMES RIGHTON _ Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has tied the knot with rocker James Righton in a small wedding ceremony in southern France. The town's mayor said on Sunday that he married them at the Mazan town hall on Saturday. Righton is keyboard player for the rock group Klaxons. He and Knightley became engaged a year ago.
Akron Police need the public's help in identifying a man in connection with a bank robbery on the city's west side.
Police say the man entered the PNC Bank in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood Thursday morning just before 11 a.m..
The man allegedly handed the teller a note demanding money. It's unclear if any weapon was shown during the incident.
The man then took off in a blue 4-door sedan westbound on W. Market St.
The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30's to early 40's, thin, and standing 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
Update: 3:46 p.m
A 16-year old McKinley High School student has been taken into custody in connection with allegedly firing shots outside Schreiber Elementary School in Canton.
The Repository says Canton police confirm the gun turned out to be a BB gun. The teen allegedly got off a bus on Minerva Court NW, pulled out the gun and began firing. There are no reports of anyone being struck.
Police say the boy will at least be charged with inducing panic.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Previous Story: 3:38 p.m.
Schreiber Elementary School in Canton was temporarily placed on lockdown this (Wednesday)afternoon as police responded to reports of a student allegedly firing shots after getting off a school bus.
The Canton Repository reports that police were told three juveniles got off the bus on Minerva Court NW around 1:45 p.m. and that one of them had a handgun and began shooting before taking off, according to Canton police.
No one was reportedly struck and there is no damage to the school building that's been confirmed.
Police are continuing to investigate.Anyone with information is asked to call Canton police.
Keep checking back with AkronNewsNow.com as this story develops.
On the Web: www.cantonrep.com
With prom and graduation parties coming up this spring, the Copley Police Department is providing an extra police presence in their township to help parents make sure their child's celebration is a safe one.
Copley Police Chief Mike Mier explains to AkronNewsNow.com how the process works.
"We told parents that if they're planning to have a party at their home, efforts will be made to provide additional patrol to neighborhoods with registered events," he said.
"They just have to register and let us know the date and the time of the party and as long as we have officers available, we can provide this service."
Copley, along with Bath Township and Richfield Police sent out a filer to their respective jurisdictions to let them know about the service, which will be monitoring underage drinking, parking hazards, and other safety concerns.
Chief Mike Mier says it is very common for officers to make arrests for underage drinking and drug activity this time year.
"Its a problem everywhere, and it seems to be this time of year when it's spring, the weather is warm, people are feeling good, and there are proms and graduations to celebrate."
Events taking place in Copley Township may be registered by calling the Copley Police Department during normal business hours.
Numerous University of Akron students spoke to city leaders to express their concerns about the closing of the Office of Multicultural Development.
Senior English major Michael Davis says he and some of his fellow students are fighting to keep the office open because it will help future UA students sustain success in college.
"The Office of Multicultural Development will assist them in utilizing their potential," he said.
"The sharp focus of the organization on helping the retention of under-represented students."
The University plans on closing the office next year in favor of a Student Success Center for all students as well as a Multicultural Center for programming needs. University officials sent out an email to students to ensure that all services and programs will continue with the two new centers.
Over 20 students spoke during the public comment portion of the Akron City Council meeting Monday night. Last week, over 100 students peacefully protested the closing of the office on the UA campus.
Student Bianca Gomez tells AkronNewsNow.com how the OMD (Office of Multicultural Development) gave her the skills she needs to excel in the workforce once she graduates.
"OMD helped me develop leadership skills they don't teach in class or give in a handout, " she said.
Gomez served as a peer mentor for the Office of Multicultural Development in her time at UA, and said that for some of her peers, the services and support that they received made the difference between earning a degree and possibly dropping out.
Mark Smith says the Office of Multicultural Development really helped him in his college career.
"The office has directed me to navigating the campus way more efficiently than I was before," he explained.
Smith says the services offered at the Office of Multicultural Development should be their for current and future students in hopes of bolstering retention rates for minorities.
City leaders such as Ophelia Averitt, President of the Akron Chapter of the NAACP said that by closing the office, it would create a ripple effect in the community.
"I think we should do something about this," she said.
"These young people are our future."
City officials say they plan on meeting with university officials in the near future to discuss the future of the Office of Multicultural Development.
City Council President Garry Moneypenny tells AkronNewsNow.com said he was impressed with the group of empassioned young adults he saw Monday night.
"They asked us to try and reach out to the President of the University, Dr. Luis Proenza, and also to make contact with the Board of Trustees, and the least we can do is try to do that for them."
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