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Barberton Community Foundation receives award

The Barberton Community Foundation was recognized by Akron Area YMCA at their 2017 annual meeting April 27. They are the first recipient of the Y Community HERO (“Helping Everyone Reach Opportunities”) Award. This award recognizes a community organization that helped the Y deliver on the promise of strengthening the community through healthy living and youth…

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BMS is “Cool School”

Barberton Middle School is the Cool School of the Week on the Fox 8 Morning Show. Watch eighth-graders Mia Silva and Wesley Cunningham during the Coffee Quiz tomorrow, April 27 at 6:30 a.m. After the quiz will be a video segment from Fox 8’s visit to the school.   Photo by Rich Muller

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2017 Medical Directory is now available

The Barberton Herald’s 2017 Medical Directory is now available for viewing. Check your April 27 Herald for a copy or pick one up for free at the Herald office. Click link below: 2017 Medical Directory  

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Streets top Norton agenda

Tim McCracken Herald Staff Writer The Silver Springs project, Johnson Road and state Route 21 topped Norton City Council. The committee work session was canceled and a special meeting was called April 18. Council heard an update on the Silver Springs Road reconstruction. Included in the update was road striping including a section of Wadsworth…

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Parks improvements continue

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer The Barberton Parks and Recreation Commission approved the hiring of employees. Lisa McLean, parks director, updated the commission with the financial reports for March. She said the Active Adult Center had an income of $8,973.36 and spent $5,954.02 so they had a gain of just over $3,000. The Parks fund…

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Ries powers Magics to win

Randy Broadwater Herald Staff Writer Macy Ries provided the fireworks and pitched three scoreless as she and Beth Hrabusa teamed up to toss a two-hitter in a 20-1 win at Kent. Nearly every Barberton girl in the lineup had at least one hit, but Ries’ two hits were the biggest as she homered in her…

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Heroin and meth continue to plague area

Rich Muller Herald Staff Writer As of March 30, Barberton EMS have responded to 107 overdoses and given Narcan 119 times. The lifesaving Narcan was administered 843 times last year. The Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board (ADM) operates an addiction help line, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at 330-940-1133.…

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Dragonz advance to globals

The Barberton Elementary West Destination Imagination team, The Purple Dragonz, came in second place in the service learning challenge at the state tournament. They have also qualified to move on to Destination Imagination global finals which at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May. Team members are Aiden Smith, Tyler Smith, Ava Speedy, Elizabeth Scott,…

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Panther tennis string stopped

Ho Hoffman Herald Staff Writer   Norton’s run of 66-1 saw another defeat added to the total in a 3-2 loss to Woodridge. The Bulldogs 4-0 take first place while Norton 5-1 slips to second. The match went down to the final set of second doubles where Dan McElhaney and Steven Chen lost 7-5 in…

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