Jail will remain open…for now

Mayor, William B. Judge and Norton Mayor, Mike Zita have reached an agreement to keep the Barberton City Jail open on a temporary basis in an attempt to find a long-lasting solution to sustain its operation. 

Mayor Judge stated in a release, “We are working collectively with the City of Norton, our municipal judges, our law director, and police chiefs from Barberton and Norton to keep the jail open permanently. We must continue to explore solutions that will benefit both the community and the region.” 

As the situation develops, additional details will be forthcoming. 

Visit www.barbertonherald.com for updates and pick up the Feb. 21 edition for further details. 


  1. Home owner and taxpayer on February 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Where exactly IS our tax money going, Mayor? You lay off Police and Firemen, our roads look like a third world country, you spend money as if it grows on trees. Sick of it!

  2. see right through u on February 16, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Jussie Smollett type 👇 for sure!!!

  3. Hindu on February 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Cowards & peasants

  4. Rosie o donnell on February 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Barberton, land of peasants. Even now Akron is starting to turn into barberton

  5. Rosie o donnell on February 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Fix the roads. It is humiliating. It has already cost you B&W

    It’s the reason your “prime” real estate next to chipotle is still open/vacant

    It’s the reason state street mower repair is gone! Yall really screwed him with that water pipe.

    I guess has long as the peasants of barberton (100% of its population, peasants) continue to pay property taxes and reelect you morons you can keep swindling the money. Taxes go up, essential services go down, police, fire, jail closing, WHERES THE DAMN MONEY

  6. Knee Grow on February 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Fix the roads

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