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Celebrate 100 years with West End Hardware

Owners of West End Hardware, Frank and Cindy Wrobel, are asking for customers’ stories to help them celebrate 100 years of business. They are looking to compile funny or serious stories about Frank, Cindy, Frank Sr., Lenny Wrobel, Phil, Levon and other employees past or present. They will have prizes for the best stories. They…

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Norton students recognized

The Norton Board of Education recognized March Students of the Month at its regular meeting. (Photos by Rich Muller)   Third-grader Mikel Harris receives his Cornerstone Elementary Student of the Month certificate from Principal Amy Olivieri.     Teacher Gennifer Yaggi and Principal Brady Sackett recognize Grill Elmentary Student of the Month, kindergartner Thomas Wright.…

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Herald Nation identifies suspects

After Barberton Det. Robert Russell asked Herald Facebook Nation to help identify suspects who stole a debit card, they pulled through and identified them in less than a day. The suspects who stole a debit card out of an unlocked car in the Lakeview Church parking lot March 9. The card was used in stores in…

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Derby champ!

Andrew Papadakis with Cub Scout Pack 3101 in Barberton won first place in his age group in the March 11 Pinewood Derby race at First Presbyterian Church.

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Have breakfast with Easter Bunny

The Akron Zoo’s annual Breakfast with the Bunny will be Saturdays and Sundays, April 1, 2, 8, 9 and 15, starting 8:30 a.m. The event includes a full breakfast buffet, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt. Admission to the zoo for the rest of the day starting at 10 a.m.…

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Norton superintendent selected, awaiting confirmation vote

Highland High School Principal Dana Addis has been selected as the next superintendent for Norton City Schools. The Board of Education chose Addis after interviews with him and Buckeye High School Principal Gabe Tudor. The decision is not official until a formal vote by the board at its Monday, March 20 meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the Panther…

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Ohio National Guard member from Norton dies during training

From the Ohio National Guard Capt. Brian A. Stillman, 43, of Norton, collapsed while training at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. Efforts to revive Stillman were unsuccessful. The cause of his death is under investigation and no further details are available at this time. Stillman was a 19…

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Superintendent search down to 2

Rich Muller, Herald Staff Writer The search for the next Norton City Schools superintendent is down to high school principals Dana Addis of Highland and Gabe Tudor of Buckeye. Final interviews with each candidate will be conducted Friday, March 10 and Monday, March 13 with two executive sessions each day. The second executive session will be…

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Truckers tank hits empty, Lady Panthers win 55-50 **With Video**

Ho Hoffman Herald Staff Writer Norton outscored Norwalk 13-8 in the final six minutes to win the Mansfield division II regional semi-final game giving them a spot in Friday’s title game. “I think we outworked them at the end,” Kelsey Hosey said. “Coach (Brian Miller) kept us fresh by substituting the whole game and Norwalk…

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Update: Theft at The West Theater

According to Barberton Detective Robert Russell, the two suspects from surveillance footage that was captured around the time when a tablet was stolen from the box office Feb. 24 around 2 p.m. have been identified. Amanda Speigel, 31, and Steven Ardelian, 27, have been charged with theft.    

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