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Career center Inducts honor society members

Portage Lakes Career Center congratulates 46 students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during an evening ceremony April 18, at Raintree Country Club. There are 11 second-year members and 35 new inductees. The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is a national organization established by the National Association of Secondary Principals to recognize…

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Grant adds to program impact

The City of Barberton has received a $25,000 grant from the Barberton Community Foundation to continue Project Impact. Project Impact involves the demolition of condemned, vacant and blighted structures, with an emphasis on areas intended to improve residents’ quality of life and enhance the overall perception from both within and without the city. Since 2012,…

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Jeep hits house

UPDATE – Jeep hits house – A discussion about ending an eight-year relationship concluded with a Jeep Liberty being driven into the wall of an Ohio Avenue residence at about 11 p.m., April 24. The driver was identified by police as 50-year-old Ron Perry. The woman said he came to the house, which she owns,…

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Magics beat Irish, Panthers in Naragon Classic

Jake Allen Herald Staff Writer   Barberton’s baseball team enjoyed a beautiful Saturday by beating St. Vincent-St. Mary and Norton in the Hal Naragon Classic. The Magics beat the Irish 3-0 in the April 21 opener, with a complete game shutout from Keyandre Hood. Hood allowed eight hits, two walks and struck out four. Nick…

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Magics shine at art fest

The talents of Barberton School District students were highlighted during the annual Tri-Arts Festival at Barberton High School. The April 21 event featured sculpture, painting, choir and band performances from the elementary, middle and high schools. Herald Photos by Rich Muller.

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Lt. Governor visits Barberton

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer   Mary Taylor, conservative candidate for Ohio Governor and current Lt. Governor, visited Green Diamond Grille and Pub in Barberton. She promises to be clear where she stands on the issues that matter to the people. “I believe Ohio deserves a fearless, unapologetic conservative as it’s next governor,” said Taylor.…

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City parking lot to close for 1 day

Tuesday, April 24, the city owned parking lot off Wooster Road West in downtown Barberton will be closed for that day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The closure is to allow city crews to remove the traffic islands in the lot behind Alexander Commons and Lake 8 Movies.  Parking will be available in other…

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Judge Judy to speak at BHS graduation

Barberton High School senior Nicholas Ratay won the Judge Judy Ultimate High School Graduation Essay Contest. Judge Judy will travel to Ohio and speak at the Friday, May 25 commencement ceremony at EJ Thomas Hall at The University of Akron. For more information, pick up the Thursday, April 26 issue of the Herald.

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View Council agendas

Click the red links below to open pdf versions of the Norton and Barberton City Council agendas for the Monday, April 23 meeting.   Norton City Council Norton-Council-04-23-2018   Barberton City Council Barberton-Council-04-23-2018  

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Woman enters school, undresses in bathroom

Around 11 a.m. April 19, Barberton High School was put on a “soft lockdown” for a woman let into the building. These lockdowns are typically done when someone is having a medical issue, like a seizure, to keep the hallways clear for medical personnel. School Resource Officer Marty Eberhart reported that a woman entered the…

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