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Firefighters prepare for ice rescues

In abandoned quarry Barberton firefighters train to rescue people who fall into ice covered lakes and streams. Pick up the Herald each week for the news you need or call to subscribe 330-753-1068.

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Drive-up mailbox returns

  Steve Sherlock, a postal mechanic out of the Akron post office, installs a new mailbox in Parking Lot D behind Alexander Commons. The mailbox will be active Jan. 17.  

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Magics drop non-conference game against Normandy

The Normandy Invaders used a 23-4 third quarter to come back and defeat Barberton, 52-49. The Magics trailed by 13 after three quarters, but scored 19 of the next 24 points to take a one-point lead on a Jordan Soyars jumper with 1:40 left in the game. Normandy came right back to score and then…

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Hip-hip Hooray

Courtesy Photo School Resource Officer Antoinette DeSimone is greeted by Barberton Elementary East students Wednesday, Feb. 9 in honor of Law Enforcement Day. Students gave her hugs, thank you letters and a round of applause for keeping them safe each day.  

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Juveniles charged in East Side thefts

Two boys, 15 and 16, were caught breaking into cars in the area of East Cassell Avenue about 11:59 p.m., Jan. 9, according to Barberton Police. The 15 -year-old was charged with F-4 carrying concealed weapon, F-5 theft and F-5 receiving stolen property. The 16-year-old was charged with F-5 theft, M-1 theft and M-1 obstructing official…

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Emma’s in charge

First-grader Emma Wilson is Principal for the Day at Barberton Elementary East. She was the lucky winner at the Breakfast with Santa event sponsored by PTA. Emma followed Mr. Saunders around, Dec. 21, making sure everything ran smoothly at BEE and helped with the morning announcements.

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Murder suspect arrested in Barberton

Michael Ward of Cleveland Heights was arrested in a home on 24th Street Northwest in Barberton early this morning by agents of the Akron and Cleveland divisions of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Ward who has been wanted since Dec. 10, for aggravated murder. Ward, 19, is suspected of killing Isaac Carson Jr. outside the…

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CVS buying Ritzman

Barberton and Norton Ritzman Pharmacy stores will be closing along with almost all other Ritzman locations once a sale to CVS Pharmacies is completed. The sale, announced Jan. 7, is expected to be finalized by the end of February. According to a Business Wire release, the only stores to continue operation under the CVS banner…

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Hear the angel voices

Fourth-grade choir members from Barberton Elementary East visit the Village at Anna Dean to entertain the residents with Christmas songs, Dec. 10.

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