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St. A’s raises funds for ministries

St. Augustine has raised over $10,000 annually through their Lenten Almsgiving Project and this year they are hoping to carry on this tradition. Their project benefactor for 2019 is Barberton Area Community Ministries as well as the Soup Kitchen at the First Presbyterian Church. If you would like to make your donation online go to…

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Magic City Mediums ask what would O.C. Barber do?

Medium Ellen Bourn Medium Jane Voneman-DuPerow Magic Mike Illusionist A panel of five mediums will ask advice about Barberton’s future from the city’s late founder, O.C. Barber, Saturday, March 23, at Lake Anna Hall. The panel event will cap off a night of mediumship and magic sponsored by the Magic City Mediums. “Can psychic-mediums tap…

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Young artists are featured 

Left to right, Taylor Miller, Zoey Lorenzo and Vivian Velo show off their artwork.  Art Teacher Miss Harris presents artwork from fourth-graders at the March 13, board meeting at Elementary East.   

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Gunshot leads to lockdowns 

Cierra Thompson  Herald Staff Writer  A Liberty Avenue man reported that an unknown male tried to enter his home for a robbery.  He told officers the suspect was 5 foot 7 inches, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The man said that the suspect shot him and ran away in an unknown direction. Officers…

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Herald Nation helps identify thief

UPDATE: The Kmart thief was identified as Steven Molnar, 43, of Akron. Molnar has a warrant for theft out of Barberton Police Department. He also has a warrant out of Springfield Police Department and Portage County Sheriff’s Office. Tipsters can call Detective Russell at 330-861-7254. Molnar is 6′, 220 pounds with blonde hair and blue…

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Families gather for Sweetheart Ball and Cotillion 

Firestone Country Club was the site for the 63rd Annual Sweetheart Ball and Cotillion March 9. Fifteen outstanding young women, representing five area high schools, made their debut at this year’s event. Family members and honored guests, some whom are past debutantes themselves, shared in this memorable evening as these lovely young women are presented…

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Grace Strobel defies the odds

Karla Tipton Herald Staff Writer The weight of a doctor’s poor prognosis might cause some people to lose hope, but not the Strobel family. When their oldest daughter Grace was born with Down syndrome 22 years ago, her parents Linda and Jeff, who both have roots in Norton and now live in St. Louis, did…

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Free rides in Summit County this weekend

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend. The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is bringing back the Arrive Alive program for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend. If you’ve had any alcohol call 330-475-7888 for a free ride home within Summit County. Arrive Alive runs from 6 p.m. Friday, March 15 through 6 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019. 

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Uniontown man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced that Sage Smerk, 19 of Mayfair Road in Uniontown, plead guilty to a number of charges, including; Attempted Rape, Felonious Assault and Failure to Comply. The charges are related to an incident last October involving Smerk and a young girl, whom he was babysitting at the time. Smerk left the…

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