Area Breaking News

Overdose suspected in crash

The driver of an SUV was taken to a hospital after taking out a string of mail boxes on Wadsworth Road east of Harris Road in Norton. Narcan was administered to the driver. Herald photos by Rich Muller.

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Battle of the Badges benefit the community

Members of the Barberton fire and police departments take part in Battle of the the Badges at Barberton High School. Proceeds from the May 26 event, won by the firefighters, benefit the Mother AM Smith Community Center. Herald video by Rich Muller

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Goodbye to Grill, it’s been great

Students, teachers and staff brought a piece of history to a close with the final day of classes at Norton’s Grill Elementary, May 19. When they return from summer vacation it will be to the former middle school, which will house the district’s elementary students.

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Senior walks for the first time at graduation **Video**

Norton High School senior Bryce Swartz achieved something many people take for granted, walking across the stage at his graduation. Bryce’s challenge is he was born with spina bifida and is paralyzed from the chest down. He had not walked before this dramatic event. The goal was set in January 2016 when Bryce and his parents decided…

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Aloha from Barberton

The Barberton Jaycees Luau themed Cherry Blossom Festival started with the annual parade. The sun broke through at times throughout the weekend while festival attendees dodged rain at other times. Barberton Police Officer Kenneth Cheatham was the parade’s grand marshal, leading a lengthy procession of marching units and floats.            …

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Train death under investigation

The death of a man who was hit by a CSX train at about 5:45 p.m. May 21 north of the Waterloo Road crossing is being investigated by Barberton Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Train operators told police the man was on the tracks and although the train horn was sounded, he…

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Walgreen’s thief nabbed

Amanda Halloway was arrested by the Barberton Detective Bureau in Akron for her Walgreens Theft Warrant and her Probation Violation out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken directly to the Summit County Jail. The tip was a message left over the weekend by an anonymous caller.

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Interstate ramps to close

The Ohio Department of Transportation is closing the ramp from Wooster Road N. to westbound I-76 beginning the morning of Wednesday, May 24. It will be closed through mid-October. At 6 a.m. May 24, westbound traffic between Wooster Road and Route 94 will be split with one lane crossing over to the eastbound side. Motorists…

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Last students leave Grill **Video**

Students welcome the beginning of summer vacation while saying goodbye to Norton’s Grill Elementary which will not reopen. When these students return in the fall it will be to a different building. Herald video by Rich Muller.

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