Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman

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 acoleman@rcrg.net

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:43

AUDIO: Hiram Coach Discusses Special Game

Hiram College Women's Head Basketball Coach Emily Hays spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about the season opener against Mount Saint Joseph and freshman player Lauren Hill.

Hill has an inoperable form of cancer, and she wanted to play in one last basketball game before she passed away.

Coach Hays talked about the emotional moment for both her team and herself personally, saying it was something both her and the team will never forget.

The game was moved up from November 15 to November 2nd on the campus of Xavier University, where over 10,000 people attended the game, including members of Lauren's family.

WAKR's Jasen Sokol spoke with 16th district Congressional candidate Pete Crossland who is running against incumbent Jim Renacci.

Mr. Crossland spoke about the conflict in the Middle East and he says if it were up to him, he would not put boots on the ground militarily.

 He also said repairing infastructure is key to creating new jobs and that it would be feasible to borrow money for the future.

 

 

WAKR's Jasen Sokol also spoke with incumbent 16th district Congressman Jim Renacci about a short-term and long-term strategy for how the U.S. should handle the conflict in the Middle East. He said he has to make sure the President has all of his options on the table when it comes to handling the ongoing trouble in that part of the world.

He also talked about the economy in Ohio, especially Northeast Ohio. He says that there needs to be a bipartisan effort all in Washington to create jobs.
Monday, 03 November 2014 12:36

AUDIO: Akron Area Housing Market Stable

Sally Johnson, President-Elect of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS tells WAKR's Ray Horner Monday that the housing market in the Akron area is stable.

She says the reason for that is because of the September facts and figures that have come out recently, saying numbers are favorable for home buying in the greater Akron area.

Johnson says that despite some of the arguments that it's hard to sell a home during the colder months, there are some people who list their home and some buyers out there for those homes. Johnson is a realtor in the Stow-Munroe Falls area.

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:53

AUDIO: FSO's Greetham Talking Browns

Fred Greetham, the Browns beat reporter  from FoxSports Ohio offered his take on the Cleveland Browns' win over Tampa Bay Sunday.

The Browns are now 5-3 at the halfway point of the season, their best record after the first 8 games since 2002, when they went 10-6.

Fred pointed to the opportunistic defense, as well as the efficiency of quarterback Brian Hoyer down the stretch as key components of the victory. Hoyer is now 8-3 as a starter and threw for over 300 yards against the Bucs.

The Browns will have a short work week as they take on the Bengals Thursday night at 8:25 p.m.

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:30

AUDIO: Axel Hoyer Talks Brian, Browns

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer's father Axel Hoyer joined WAKR's Ray Horner to talk about the young Hoyer's path to the NFL.

He discussed how he went from undrafted rookie free agent, to sitting behind Tom Brady in New England, to starting quarterback for his hometown team, the Cleveland Browns.

Axel told Ray his son's competitive nature and willingness to work led him to this position, and that even though the road hasn't been easy, it's far from being over.

"It's his dream," said Axel. "He's very focused on what he does."

Brian and the Browns play the Tampa Bay Buccanneers on Akron's Home of the Browns 97.5 WONE and simulcast on 1590 WAKR.

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:45

AUDIO: Know Your Candidate: Beth Whitmore

Common Pleas Court Judge Beth Whitmore spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment.

She says her experience within the judicial system, both as an appellate judge, and as a trial lawyer gives her the background necessary to be a Common Pleas Court Judge.

Whitmore also pointed to her being both a parent and a grandparent, saying children and people make mistakes, but you can always come up with a reasonable solution to problems when communication is working at its best.

Patricia Murphy Executive Director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, spoke with Ray during the Museum March this Friday.

Murphy said the museum explores the unique heritage of Oberlin with three sites, the Schoolhouse, the Jewett House, and the Monroe House. Murphy says tours are available at all three historical sites.

The story of how Oberlin began started in 1833 and is depicted at the Heritage Center, which takes visitors from how Oberlin was founded, to the start of Oberlin

For more information, go to www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

 

Lisa Dean spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment just days before the November election (Nov. 4). She will be running against Alison McCarty, who is the incumbent Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge.

Judge Alison McCarty, who is up for re-election for the position Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge, spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner. She says her background in criminal law helped her prepare in being a judge.

McCarty says open-mindedness, and gaining knowledge from the lawyers from both parties is essential in terms of coming up with the proper verdict.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:58

AUDIO: Know Your Candidate John Quinn

Judge John Quinn spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment. He is an incumbent running for re-election in Summit County Domestic Relations Court against Judge Katarina Cook.

He says one of the things he's most proud of during his time in office is making sure that cases get settled right away, without long litigation. and that the emotions are put in their proper place, so that it doesn't affect the children as much.

University Of Akron Provost Mike Sherman spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Thursday morning about a huge prize shared by the University of Akron, Kent State University, Hiram College, NEOMED and Stark State and other members of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

The $1,000,000.00 Talent Dividend Award recognizes success in programs that boost graduation rates and successful students. 57 metro area competed for the award.

Sherman says student success has been at the forefront of the goals shared in this collaborative effort. Sherman also credits the partnership between local communities including the City of Akron in an effort to produce a quality workforce.

FULL COVERAGE Akron Area Wins Million Dollar Prize

Editor's note: story was updated 5:22 p.m.