Area Breaking News

Magics fall on Senior Night

The Magics’ boys basketball team lost on Senior Night, 71-59 against Highland to conclude the 2018 regular season. The game was the last home and regular season game for seniors Zane Ries, Garrett Turnbaugh, Jordan Greynolds, Ziare Wright, Jaret Barclay, Macolm Boyd and Juan Franklin. Ries led the team with 21 points to go along…

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School threat prompts action

Parents in the Barberton School District received a call from the Superintendent Jeff Ramnytz about another school threat around 6:15 a.m. today. The superintendent reported that a student from Norton who attends the Four Cities Compact was making the threats toward Norton and Barberton schools. He has been identified and dealt with and will not…

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Panthers advance to district semi-finals

Norton’s girls basketball team beat Norwayne in the sectional finals, 57-42. The Panthers advance to play Buchtel in the district semi-finals at Lake High School in Uniontown Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Kelsey Hosey led the Panthers with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Fellow junior Bryana Housley had 14 points and 13 steals. Jordan…

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Magics’ season ends in heartbreaker ** Video **

Barberton’s girls basketball team lost a heart breaker in the sectional finals to Brunswick, 41-40, The game ended as Sophie Shifferly’s buzzer-beater rolled around the rim but wouldn’t go in, crushing the spirits of fans, players, coaches and a huge student section that was ready to celebrate. In her final game senior Jenna Kelley made…

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Cops justified in shooting

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer   Norton Police Department Chief John Dalessandro has released additional information about the Barber Road Storage shooting incident last fall. Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh concluded the investigation of Norton and Barberton officers’ actions in the Oct. 3, 2017 incident involving David Michael Havrilek, 41, of Akron. Walsh reported,…

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Wrong-way drunk causes head-on crash

A woman has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after a wrong-way accident on the ramp from westbound Interstate-76 to Wooster Road North. After the 5:16 a.m., Feb. 17, accident, officers spoke to Melissa S. Decker-Keres in the ambulance. They reported she smelled of alcohol and could not tell them where she was…

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Students heading to state

Congratulations to the students who will represent Barberton High School at the Business Professionals of America State Conference March 8-9. Taleb Husein, first place, payroll accounting, fourth place, fundamental accounting; Corynne Sasz, second place, banking and finance, first place, advanced word, first place administrative support team; Michael North, third place, banking and finance; Maeghan Borza,…

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Dogs and potholes concern residents

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer   Two concerned residents addressed Barberton City Council. First, council discussed entering into an agreement with Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a boater safety education matching grant to run the Southern Summit County Water Exploration Program and the Summer Youth Adventure Camp. The Parks and Recreation Department has already…

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Scam alert – Grand Jury duty

Summit County residents are being alerted to a scam related to grand jury service. Summit County Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones advises individuals are making phone calls stating they are a law enforcement officer claiming the person being called missed grand jury duty. The caller then demands payment of a fine over…

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