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Barberton poised to become a walkable and bikeable community

The Barberton Community Foundation has announced three bike friendly initiatives to receive funding in 2017. Projects include a bike share, Switching Gears Conference and Better Block event for a total of $32,000. These coupled with the Magic Mile are efforts in the city towards becoming a walkable and bikeable community. The bike share will look…

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Barberton Police body camera documents suspect’s arrest

Jordon Garrard, 27, has been charged with breaking and entering two Barberton homes. This is video of his arrest courtesy Barberton Police. The first burglary was at the home of Mayor William Judge, Feb. 14. Pick up the Herald Thursday for complete details of this arrest and more news you need in The Barberton Herald.

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Street closed for storm water pipe installation

City of Barberton Advisory: N. Van Buren Avenue in Barberton will be closed from E. Tuscarawas to Fairview avenues during the normal work day hours from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Detours are posted. During the off shift hours the road will be closed down only at Van Buren and Lincoln. Stormwater pipe installation will take around…

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Explosion heard near West Side

Many Herald readers reported hearing a loud explosion near 31st Street and Wooster Road, Sunday evening around 11:30 p.m. According to Ohio Edison,  problems in a capacitor bank on a pole in the 600 block of Hudson Run Road caused a loud explosion-like sound. Repairs are being made.

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Murder arrest made in Barberton

Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force along with Barberton officers have arrested a murder suspect in Barberton. Theo King, 30, was taken into custody at approximately 9:30 a.m., Feb. 16. King was wanted for the Feb. 15 shooting and murder in Akron of  Richard McCoy, 28, of Akron. Task Force officers…

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Herald Nation does it again

  Thanks to loyal readers, another bad guy was picked up by police. Det. Russell of the Barberton Police Department says, “Thank you Herald Nation!” Fugitive Rayshawn McGhee was arrested yesterday from a tip called in by a Barberton Herald reader. McGhee picked up an additional charge because he was in possession of cocaine. #heraldnation

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City truck catches fire

A city of Barberton truck catches fire on Lloyd Street Thursday afternoon, as captured in this photo sent in by a Herald reader.  No one was injured. See more in the Feb. 23 edition of the Herald.

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“Color Theories” exhibition opens at Nine Muses

“Color Theories,” opening Feb. 24, presents a rich contrast of color and texture between the works of two regional artists. Priscilla Roggenkamp and Michael Greenwald will be at the gallery, Friday, Feb. 24, 5-8 p.m. The acoustic band, “Rock Salt and Nails,” will perform, which is Barberton 4th Friday. The event is open to the…

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Suburban League, PTC Basketball Standings

Boys Basketball Standings Through games of Feb. 13 x-clinched title Suburban-American X-Copley      10-0    18-0 Tallmadge     6-4     11-7 Highland       5-4      11-7 Barberton     5-4       9-9 Revere           5-5      9-10 Aurora        …

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Salvation Army raises funds for retreat

About eight vendors were set up at the Barberton Salvation Army during a flea market to support the Salvation Army Women’s retreat in March. The funds raised will allow women from about 36 Salvation Army locations in Northeast Ohio to go to Saw Mill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio according to Corps Officer of Barberton…

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