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Magics improve to 9-0

Barberton’s football team beat Kent 49-9 to improve to 9-0. Zane Ries threw five touchdown passes, three to Garrett Turnbaugh. Turnbaugh also intercepted two passes. Keye Thompson was named Homecoming King before the game, then totaled 236 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Jeff Parker also scored for the Magics. Next, the Magics head…

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UPDATED – Attempted robbery of middle school student **Audio**

Click the link below   Parents of the Barberton School District  received a call early Friday from Superintendent Jeffrey Ramnytz. Ramnytz informed parents that a man tried to lure a middle school child into the woods. The child reported the activity to officials and the suspect was captured a short time later. After talking to the student, police determined it was…

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Racial slurs spray painted on car

A car was spray painted with derogatory comments. The car was parked at a 16th Street NW home. The incident was reported Oct. 13. Barberton Police Department confirmed there are no suspects at this time. There are no other reports of similar incidents.   Courtesy photos

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Volleyball and soccer teams advance

Jake Allen Herald Staff Writer Barberton’s volleyball team and Norton’s volleyball and soccer teams each won their first round games of the OHSAA tournament. The Magics beat Firestone High School in four sets, 18-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-15. Barberton returns to Stow-Munroe Falls High School for their second round match against Walsh Thursday, Oct. 19.…

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Akron detectives seek help in homicide

Akron Police Department detectives are investigating a homicide of a 22 year old female. The victim was found inside of her apartment in the 1000 block of Weehawken Place.  She was found on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to her chest.  The victim was last seen Saturday night around 10:30 p.m.  She…

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Salvation Army encourages volunteering

Michelle DeShon  Herald Staff Writer Maj. James Jones welcomed those who came to the second annual Salvation Army Red Kettle breakfast. The organization has been in Barberton for over 90 years. We have the support of the city and helping as many people as we can. They offer daily hot meals, a food pantry where…

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It’s the apple of their eyes

An Apple-icious Friday Fun was recently had by 168 Norton Kindergarten students. This year all kindergarten children in Norton are housed at Norton Primary. The staff met and planned a hands-on learning afternoon to kick-off and support the community’s Cider Fest, believing that linking school and community is a vital part of the Norton schools…

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Lady Magics fall in tournament opener

Jake Allen Herald Staff Writer Barberton’s girls soccer team lost to Highland in their first game of the OHSAA postseason tournament, 6-1. Mackenzie Damsa scored the Magics’ lone goal. Highland moves on to play Medina in the second round. For more, pick up the next edition of the Herald.

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Magics beat Blue Devils

Jake Allen Herald Staff Writer The Magics improved to 8-0 on the season after beating Tallmadge, 34-3. Barberton goes to 4-0 in conference games this season. The Blue Devils fall to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Suburban League. The Magics got three rushing touchdowns from senior running back Jeff Parker, who totaled 151 yards…

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Woman sentenced after driving into police cruiser

Last winter, Sara Everhart, 30, drove into a Norton police cruiser that was conducting a traffic stop on I-76. She has been sentenced on charges of felonious assault, vandalism, criminal damaging and more. For the full story, read the Thursday, Oct. 12 issue of The Barberton Herald. Video and photos courtesy Norton Police Department.

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