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The Diamond Project returns  

Cierra Thompson  Herald Staff Writer The Diamond Project, a Neil Diamond tribute band, performed at the Magical Theatre Company for their nearly sold out show.  The band started seven years ago and has since then performed in over 200 concerts. The lead singer, Gary Gomez realized he sounded like Neil Diamond from singing in the…

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Seniors lend a helping hand

Barberton High School seniors and Do Your Job classes recently gave back to the community by participating in a leaf raking day for senior citizens. Seniors Ethan Nichols, Charles Westfall, Kyle Haynes, and Tyler Buohl. Seniors Rayonna Colpetro, Destinie Terry, Jaylin Burnside, Chloe Thoma, Destiny Arvay, and Hannah Ogden.

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Norton is a Purple Heart City

Jim Eritano Herald Staff Writer Several members of Chapter 699 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart attended the Norton City Council meeting Nov. 12 for a ceremony to make Norton a Purple Heart City. Mayor Mike Zita read a proclamation expressing gratitude to America’s veterans and declaring Norton as a Purple Heart City.…

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Drug sweep conducted at Norton schools

A police check for narcotics at the high school and middle school in Norton resulted in one student being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after vehicle checks in the high school parking lot. Nine K-9 units from Cuyahoga Falls, Garrettsville, Kent, Stow and Norton conducted the simultaneous checks lasting less than 30 minutes the…

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Thanksgiving Day trivia – How much do you know?

It is time to talk turkey, stuffing and all of the trimmings.     Thanksgiving is celebrated in both Canada and the United States with similar parades and fanfare. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the blessings in one’s life and enjoy the company of family and friends during a special meal. Although…

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New law targets distracted drivers

Effective Oct. 29, a new law enacts a significant distracted driving deterrent and an effective tool for law enforcement to enforce dangerous driving. House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations. For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but…

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Fees waived for pet adoptions by veterans

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Devon Maurer with his companion Cookie. In recognition of the contributions and sacrifices made by members of the armed forces, as well as the transformative possibilities of animal companionship, the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is celebrating November as Veteran Adoption Month. For the entire month, adoptions will be completely…

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