Area Breaking News

Superintendent Addis assures students are safe

Click the arrow to listen Norton families received a message from the Norton Superintendent Dana Addis assuring them their children are safe. The school district wide call stated that Norton Police had received information that a resident of the Norton community had made a threat against the school system. Police immediately responded to the suspects home for questioning. Per…

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West Nile virus found

The Barberton-Norton Mosquito Abatement District identified West Nile virus positive mosquito samples. The following samples were trapped and tested between Aug. 1 and 4. Barberton: Barber Road north of the Barberton High School complex in Ward 4 Norton: On Inas Drive in Ward 1                Connect Road, west of Summit…

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Barberton school district accepting applications for open board seat

Those interested in applying for the open seat on Barberton Board of Education are required to submit their application by Monday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Applicants must include The Ohio School Board Association Application, available at www.barbertonschools.org, a letter of interest written by the applicant and a resume. Hard copies can also be picked up at…

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Vehicle strikes wall on I-76 eastbound

Emergency crews are responding to a traffic crash on I-76 eastbound near the Barber Road exit in Norton. The vehicle struck the wall and the driver was unable to get out. He has since been taken to the hospital. The vehicle is in the far right lane. Please avoid the area.  

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Mike Albert concert moved

From Barberton Parks: Due to the inclement weather, the Mike Albert concert has been moved to the Barberton High School auditorium, 555 Barber Rd. Doors open at 5:30 and entry is $5 per person.

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Stefan steps down

Barberton Board of Education member Joe Stefan announced he is resigning from the board immediately. Stefan served on the board for 10 years. The board is meeting to discuss appointing a new member which must be selected by Sept. 6, 2017. He said he is stepping down due to a demanding schedule. He said now…

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Smoke alarm alerts residents to fire

A fire at a Lauter Avenue house in Barberton forced two people inside to safely evacuate, thanks to an alert by a smoke detector, Aug. 6, according to fire officials. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire investigators believe it began in the home’s garage.

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Angered resident digs up new road

A resident tore up fresh pavement with his hands because he didn’t think the city was doing it properly. Barberton crews were in the process of paving 35th Street SW between Noble and Wayne streets. The southbound lane had been paved and the northbound lane was being prepared for paving. When a city worker arrived…

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Man shot outside South Van Buren Avenue home

Barberton police and paramedics responded to the 300 block of South Van Buren Avenue for a 21-year-old man that was shot multiple times outside the home Aug. 4 just before 6 p.m. Police are searching for the suspect. No other details are available at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call…

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