The Barberton City jail is set to close this Friday, Feb. 15. The closing was part of the city budget cuts announced in January.
Barberton Police Chief Vince Morber has sent a request to the city to postpone the closing until March 1 per a statement received from the police department.
In the statement, Sgt. Robert Lynn of the Barberton Police Department Detective Bureau stated, “Our chief has been diligently working to keep the jail open and devise a plan to keep the jail operational.”
The Herald will publish updates as they become available.
Further details on the jail closing and negotiations will be published in the Feb. 21 edition.