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Goodbye and Thank You

It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye. The Herald is eternally grateful to the loyal subscribers and advertisers who have made The Barberton Herald part of their life.

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In a digital world, the personal touch still counts

Originally Published July 16, 2016 Teri Saylor Publishers’ Auxiliary The National Newspaper Association When Cheryl Vespoint, a former banker, took over ownership of The Barberton Herald in 2004, the responsibilities that were most challenging had nothing to do with the economy, keeping the paper afloat or covering tough issues in the news. Instead, Vespoint found herself staring at…

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A great tradition

Shortly after Barberton was established in 1891, the first weekly newspaper was founded. Available at newsstands each Saturday, the Banner and Bulletin documented the growth of Barberton and is credited with promoting the nickname The Magic City. The Banner and Bulletin, however, was rather short lived, lasting only one year. Citizens were not long without a…

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Excellence part of Herald heritage

In its nearly 100 years of life, The Barberton Herald racked up an array of accolades. This showed a commitment not just to reporting, but reporting it well. The archives at the Barberton Public Library is incomplete, missing the first five years. But the earliest issue on file, Jan. 18, 1928, has the tagline “Adjudged…

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Stocked up yet?

The U.S. National Weather Service has a fixed definition for “blizzard”: Heavy snowfall with sustained winds of 35 mph or more and visibility of 1/4 mile or less for at least three hours.

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Foundation reflects on year of change

Bob Morehead Herald Staff Writer In December, people, both individuals and groups, pause a minute to take a look back at the year behind them. The Barberton Community Foundation took that break with The Herald at the table. This past year was one of significant transition at the Foundation. For the first time in its…

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Drive-Thru Food Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays

Teri Dwyer 330-745-3693 We are always so impressed with the outpouring of love and support from our community. Our BACM Christmas Giveaway Dec. 21 will be a success because of all of our donors and volunteers. Our thanks to the Pajama Program for donating warm jammies; to Children and Books for providing books; to Bob…

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On this date

Randy Forst Herald Contributor This week the Norton Panther boys play Coventry Dec. 9 and Springfield Dec. 13. The Panthers overall record against Coventry is 79-54. The series started with a 30-27 loss Dec. 22, 1939, when Rajniak scored 10 and Borsos 9 for Norton. Norton’s record against Springfield is 65-46, Dec. 11, 1942, Jerry…

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