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 email@example.com
Fred Greetham from Fox Sports Ohio and the Orange and Brown Report speaks with WAKR's Ray Horner about the Browns' tough loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Fred also talks about the Browns' notable injuries, including Brandon Weeden's thumb injury.
Jonathan Walsh, consumer advocate for NewsChannel 5 talks with Ray about their days in Pennsylvania and also about his new gig with WEWS. Walsh says Channel 5's consumer advocates will be searching for new ways to save people money whenever they go to the store.
You've heard of food trucks, right? We also have clothing trucks as well. Many of you were at the Food Truck Friday Radio Roundup at the Akron Radio Center earlier this summer. We have a couple of mobile businessmen talking about what it takes to operate in today's fast paced world. Jeff Winer, co-owner of the Orange Truk in Fairlawn along with Ryan Weiss, whose clothing line RockEVERYwear is going mobile.
The Akron Symphony Orchestra is pulling up the curtain on a new season! Christopher Wilkins and Levi Hammer spoke with Ray in the studio to talk about the new season and some of the exciting programs being put on by the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
Tim Dimoff and Thomas Fields both join Ray Horner at 6:45 a.m. to discuss the ongoing Taylor Robinson investigation continues.Bpth men say that the public's cooperation with law enforcement will lead to a breakthrough in the case.
Dimoff and Fields also spoke about Taylor's mother Carmilla Robinson, and stepfather Jeff Rucker, who told the media Wednesday they are very appreciative of not only the efforts of investigators and the police, but also the public, who worked to locate Taylor. We also had adviser Joe Engels and St. Vincent St. Mary sophomore Peter Albanese came inside the studio to talk a little robotics.
Congressman Jim Renacci (R) spoke to WAKR's Ray Horner Wednesday morning to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria and address President Obama's speech to the nation Tuesday night.
Renacci also spoke about his talks with Vice President Joe Biden and more.
Congressman Tim Ryan (D) offered his take on the Syria situation on WAKR's Ray Horner Morning Show Wednesday morning.
He says he as well as those he represents still have some unanswered questions about this ongoing issue.
Jack Hambrick, son of former WEWS TV Anchor John Hambrick spoke with Ray Horner about his father the man, not just the newsman.
A Cleveland City Councilman found guilty Tuesday by a jury of OVI charges.
NewsChannel 5 reports Zack Reed a ward councilman since 2000, was stopped at East 9th Street and Rockwell Avenue in Cleveland on March 5.
Reed’s attorney Kevin Spellacy spoke after the verdict was read.
Obviously, we're disappointed in the verdict," he stated. "You could see the strain on some of the jurors faces as we were looking at them, some were actually in tears."
Reed did not make a statement and did not take the stand during his trial.
Police said Reed failed to stop at a light before turning. He failed a field sobriety test and smelled of alcohol according to officers.
Reed faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison, when he's sentenced on September 5th. This was his third OVI arrest.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
After much deliberation, Green High School's athletic teams will be competing in the Federal League in the 2015-16 school year after many decades of competition in the Suburban League.
Green High School athletic director Bruce Johnson tells AkronNewsNow.com that even though it was tough decision given the school's status as a charter member of the Suburban League, it was the right thing to do.
"This is going to be a major change for Green athletics, and one that we're very, very excited about," he said.
Johnson said there were many factors that went into the decision to join the Federal League, but he said ultimately it came down to the school providing the best experience for their student-athletes.
Johnson said the move to the Federal League gives Green the opportunity to continue budding sports rivalries with neighboring communities.
"We just felt like many of our rivalries already were developing with Lake and Jackson and they were becoming less so in the Suburban League due to distance and different school sizes," he explained.
Green will be alongside schools such as Jackson, Lake, GlenOak, and Canton McKinley when they officially join the Federal League.
Green's current Suburban League foes include Cloverleaf, which is in Lodi, as well as Highland and Wadsworth also based in Medina County.
Johnson says this announcement will serve as a catalyst for not only the athletic department, but for the school as a whole.
Green Schools Superintendent Jeff Miller will be announcing his recommendation to the district's school board to join the Federal League during their meeting Monday. The board is expected to vote then.
A natural gas leak in the city of Green has forced the closure of a portion of Boettler Road.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Green Fire Department are on scene. Boettler Road is closed in both directions between Tabs Drive and Corporate Woods Parkway.
The road is expected to remain closed until at least 6:00 p.m. this evening. All motorists are encouraged to avoid this area.
Akron-based Albrecht, Incorporated will be breaking ground on a new Acme Fresh Market in Green next Wednesday at the Heritage Crossings of Green development.
Joe Albrecht, Vice President of Retail Properties for Albrecht, Incorporated says the new store will give shoppers in Green another choice when it comes to where they get their groceries.
"We think that the citizens of Green and our potential shoppers are going to be excited to shop the store."
The 77,500 square foot grocery store will be serving as the anchor for the Heritage Crossings development in Green. In addition, 30,000 square feet of restaurant and small shop retail space will be part of the development as well.
The store will be located on Massillon Road which is just south of the Massillon Road exit on I-77.
Albrecht says the company has had their sights set on developing in Green for quite some time.
"It takes quite a lot of effort to build a grocery-anchored shopping center," he said.
"We're excited that we've been able to move through the entitlement process and the land acquisition process in the amount of time that we have."
He says the most recent efforts on getting a grocery-anchored shopping center in Green began about four years ago, and now he and the company are proud to see ground finally being broken on the project.
Groundbreaking for the new Acme Fresh Market will take place next Wednesday, August 21 at 11 a.m.
A major pot bust in Canton has landed one man behind bars.
The Stark County Metro Narcotics Unit reports its agents raided a home on 16th Street Northeast this week and seized 89 marijuana plants valued at $90,000 along with two semi-automatic pistols and a rifle.
28-year old Kristopher Cushman was arrested in connection with the incident. He now faces charges of illegal cultivation of and possession of marijuana.
He's currently being held at the Stark County Jail.
Throughout this week, different food trucks have been highlighted in preparation for the "Food Truck Friday: Radio Roundup" at the Akron Radio Center this Friday.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Jeff Neel, co-owner and chef of The Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe says his path into the food truck industry was a unique one.
"I went ahead and got my culinary arts degree and I was looking to retire with this and actually buy a brick-and-mortar restaurant," he says.
"Due to some retirement issues, I decided to go ahead and jump right in with the food truck."
Customers looking to feed their appetite Friday will see that this particular food truck is anything but typical.
The Norton-based rolling cafe offers paninis, gourmet sandwiches, wraps, and some specials such as pulled pork and breakfast burritos.
One of the specialities patrons can try out Friday is the fish tacos.
"We grill our fish, it's not deep-fried, we make our own cole slaw, and we put a veggie sauce on it, add a little bit of spice to it," he explained.
"It's nothing overpowering, it's got a nice crunch to it and some good flavor," Neel says of his signature Fish Taco combination.
Neel says he's heard about the arguments both for and against food trucks operating here in the city of Akron. He says his business will add to the restaurant scene here in town and not take away from it.
Neel says since he started the Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe just over one year ago, he says networking and having a presence on social media have been two keys to a solid business. He says his truck makes 3-4 appearances per week at various locations throughout the area.
The Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe will be one of five different mobile vendors at the Akron Radio Center on West Market Street this Friday. The event starts at 11 a.m. until supplies run out.
Other food trucks making an appearance at the Food Truck Friday Radio Roundup include the Orange Truk, Zydeco Bistro, Sushi on the Roll, and Wholly Frijoles.
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