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And the winners are…

The Annual Best of the Best results are in.  Pick up the next edition for full list of winners including chicken, pizza and bathrooms!  ******Some categories were published in the June 22 edition however the entire list, including percentage of votes cast, will be published in the Portage Lakes Special Edition June 29. #bestofthebest.rocks

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Jail time for fatal hit and run driver

Carl E. Sapper has been sentenced to maximum of three years in prison for causing the death of a man walking along a street. Sapper was sentenced June 21 including three years of parole monitoring when released. Sapper’s driver’s license was also suspended for three years. See the next Herald for more on this and…

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VIDEO** Children, families enjoy Touch a Truck

Barberton officer Marty Eberhart helps a child off the SWAT vehicle at the ninth annual Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Early Childhood Initiative Touch a Truck event at Van Buren Homes. Guests enjoyed a free hotdog lunch, children’s books, Head Start preschool and Spark, an early childhood literacy program.

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Oh what a wonderful day

The residents at Pleasant View enjoy watching a family of ducks who picked the courtyard as their temporary home. The ducks have their own swimming pool and bugs galore. The residents have been so excited to watch them grow up!  

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Man caught transporting psychedelic mushrooms

When Norton police responded to a call about a possible intoxicated driver, the stop resulted in multiple drug charges. Police approached the vehicle on I-76 eastbound near the Cleveland Massillon Road exit and conducted a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. June 7. The driver, Jalen Terrell Lowe, 23, of Youngstown, was traveling at 70 mph…

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Seniors have the right touch

      Bob Jenkins floats a pitch in for the Barberton Herald 70s in Thee Buckeye Classic softball tournament at the Foundation Sports Complex. The Herald team defeated Hamel’s Builders of Maryland June 13.

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Car ends up in the drink **Video**

A vehicle is pulled from the Barberton reservoir after going off Summit Road north of Frasure drive. The only occupant of the vehicle, the driver, was taken to a hospital. The Barberton water treatment plant was shut down after the accident as a precaution and the EPA contacted. Copley Township Police are investigating.

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Fire melts dumpster lid **VIDEO**

With an initial assist by an employee of Al’s Market, Barberton firefighters extinguish a fire in a dumpster behind the market. Damage was restricted to the plastic lid of the dumpster and a few contents. A cause of the fire has not been determined. Herald video by Rich Muller.

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