Friday, February 27, 2015

Take the #ShovelChallenge With Channel 3 and Kent State University

Channel 3 is teaming up with Kent State students and volunteers who are paying it forward Friday afternoon, joining their local firefighters to help shovel out fire hydrants covered in snow.

About a dozen people joined the shovel challenge, traveling to different neighborhoods and looking for fire hydrants buried under several feet of snow.

In cases of emergency, firefighters may find them frozen and unusable, which can delay their response times.

Like the Ice Bucket Challenge, we are inviting you to the #ShovelChallenge and post your videos on your social media sites to challenge your friends to do their part and help firefighters clean away the hydrants before the next major snowstorm in northeast Ohio.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WKYC Teams Up With Cleveland Indians For Weather Education Day 2015

WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling
Once again the Cleveland Indians and WKYC are teaming up for Weather Education Day at Progressive Field on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Thousands of students, teachers and parents will participate in a pre-game weather education program, presented by WKYC's Weather Team, before the start of the game.

Each student will be given a Weather Education Day workbook that is packed full of useful weather information and activities.

The Weather Day program begins at 10:00 AM. All Weather Day participants will then take in the game between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers that begins at 12:05 PM.

Weather Education Day at Progressive Field has become one of Northern Ohio's premier field trips for school groups.

The on-field program is created and produced by WKYC-Channel 3 Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling. Kling, along with meteorologists Greg Dee, Hollie Giangreco, Marcus Walter and Bruce Kalinowski will do demonstrations and give explanations on the special relationship that weather has with the game of baseball. Of course, Indians mascot Slider will be there along with the rest of the Indians squad.

Tickets are available at a reduced rate for school groups in attendance. Tickets include the pre-game Weather Education Day program as well as seats for the game. Lunch packages are also available. All homeschool and non-traditional school participants are also offered a reduced rate.

For more information on the Weather Education Day program and to inquire about tickets, contact Jackie Plys with the Cleveland Indians at 216-420-4162.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Andrew Horansky Joining Channel 3 News from Houston

Andew Horansky. Photo courtesy KHOU-TV
The Channel 3 News team is growing again as Multimedia Journalist/Reporter Andrew Horansky joins WKYC-TV this April, announced News Director Brennan Donnellan.

Horansky returns to his hometown from our Gannett sister station, KHOU-TV/Houston, where he has worked for the past three years in the same capacity.

Prior to that, he was at KVUE-TV/Austin and worked as a Chicago-based correspondent at the country's first high definition news network, HD News according to his biography on the KHOU-TV website.

From the devastating tsunami in Sri Lanka to a massive earthquake in Pakistan, he traveled the globe covering some of the biggest stories of the decade. He reported from the war in Iraq, traveled to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, to Britain for the subway bombings, and to Haiti for deadly mudslides.

Andrew grew up in Westlake. "I’m THRILLED to be coming home," Horansky tells us. "My wife will be practicing pediatrics and we’ll be able to raise our 7-month old daughter, Juliet, closer to family now. We have relatives and friends all over the city, including parents and grandparents."

Horansky's first day at the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center will be April 4th.