Area Breaking News

Dangerous heat forecasted

Meteorologists have predicted a growing dome of high pressure that will bring searing temperatures to half the country.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s, with heat indexes into the 100s. States from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast, including Ohio, will experience these dangerous high temps for the next several days.
Check the Herald Facebook page www.facebook.com/barbertonherald for further updates and information on cooling centers.
Ensure outside pets have shade and an ample supply of water.

https://weather.com/forecast/regional/news/2019-07-13-heat-wave-midwest-plains-east

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Norton council to discuss land sale

Norton City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m Thursday, July 11 to consider the sale of 34.8 acres of land acquired from Summit Metro Parks to Clinton Aluminum, of Clinton, OH. According to the proposed ordinance, the city has negotiated a real estate purchase and sale agreement for a price of $469,800. 

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DeWine, officials discuss flooding

Mayor Bill Judge along with seven mayors and other state and local officials met in Barberton with Governor Mike DeWine in a closed-door session to help resolve the Summit County flooding problems. They are working together to find a solution to the repetitive flooding in our area. Watch the Herald website for further updates and…

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Joint fire district study passes

Tayler Thompson Herald Staff Writer Barberton Planning Commission has approved a request to expand Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery to include a cremation garden. An ordinance was reviewed at the July 1 council meeting regarding assessments for grass cutting and demolitions which will be completed before September. Councilwoman Shannon Wokojance stated that there are 10-15 houses…

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