1. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is in the books between the Cavs and the Celtics. What are your thoughts about the game?
2. A group of Barberton High School teens will receive extra credit for being pepper sprayed in the face as part of a criminal science technology class. The school system said the student's parents had to sign waivers, and a former police chief administered the pepper spray. The students lined up outside and were sprayed in the face one-by-one; some doubled over and started screaming, and at least one ended up on the ground. The video which you can see at WTAM.com was also featured on the Today show, and viewed over 150,000 times. What do you think about the kids getting extra credit for being pepper sprayed? Will it deter them for doing something stupid in the feature? Would you volunteer to get peppered sprayed?
3. Speaking to graduates at the United State Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; President Trump said “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. Adversity makes you stronger”. Has President Trump been given a fair chance by the media?
4. Katy Perry will be a judge on the new “American Idol” which will air on ABC-TV. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said, “We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of American Idol with Katy leading the charge. Her incredible accolades speak for themselves.” Will Katy Perry be a tune in factor on the new American Idol?
5. Two Wisconsin teen-agers equipped with no safety equipment and Go Pro cameras were able to breech security and climb the Golden Gate Bridge. They did flips and hung over the highway by their fingertips as part of their stunt. One teen said, “It was such a surreal experience. One of the awesomest ones of my life”. The general manager of the Golden Gate Bridge and Homeland Security were not aware of the stunt until it was posted on You Tube weeks later. How could security be breached on one of the most famous bridges in America? What if anything should be done to the teens? What would you do if you were their parents? High five them or punish them?
6. Oberlin could become the first city in the state of Ohio to recognize Indigenous People Day instead of Columbus Day on October 9th. City Council members indicated they will support the measure citing the city’s rich history of human rights. Could other cities follow Oberlin’s lead?
7. A German shepherd killed a Chihuahua in Elyria. Tim Bascue, owner of the German shepherd was charged with having his dog at large and not having his dog registered. His dog went into his neighbors back yard and was seen running away with the Chihuahua in its mouth. Bascue claims his dog either opened up the gate or jumped over the fence to snag the little dog. He’s scheduled to appear in court next week. What would be a just sentence for the owner of the German shepherd. Should he have to buy his neighbor a new dog? Can the two neighbors continue to co-exist next to each other?
8. M.C. Allen of Massillon won $300,000 in an Ohio Lottery instant game scratch off ticket. After taxes, he will receive a $213,000 lump sum payment. Do you know anyone who ever won a lottery?
9. More than 25% of millennials in college say they plan on moving back home after they graduate to save money in order to pay pack their student loans. The average graduate owes more than $10,000 after graduating. What if anything can be done about student debt?
10. President Trump begins his trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City and Belgium this week. His agenda includes meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis at the Vatican, and Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome. What do you think of the President’s trip?