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Barberton vet office catches COVID19

  Affordable Pet Care Clinic is closed until further notice due to staff contractions of COVID-19.  Affordable Pet Care (APC) Veterinary Clinic strives to provide quality, affordable care to pet owners in the Barberton and Greater Akron Area. Despite an increase in safety measures, including their March 18 decision to cancel all surgeries and operate on…

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Barberton Fire Chief retires after 31 years

Kim Baldwin has retired from the Barberton Fire Department after 31 years of service in the Magic City. Baldwin was first hired March 17, 1989 as a firefighter paramedic and retired as chief exactly 31 years later.  Baldwin grew up in Peninsula, looking up to his father and grandfather who both worked in the fire…

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Giving through sewing

Sophia Senderak Herald Staff Writer  Summa Health System is accepting homemade masks from volunteers as it prepares for a potential surge in COVID-19 cases.  With an increase of temporary layoffs and time spent at home, many citizens are in a unique position to help the healthcare system prepare for an increasing number of patients. As…

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Herald to suspend print

Beginning Thursday, April 2, due to the coronavirus crisis, The Barberton Herald will suspend the printed edition until at least April 30. The online edition will remain the same including cops logs, news, views lines, About You Columns, games and more. As with any printed newspapers, the advertisers are the backbone of the industry. Without…

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City cancels meetings

As the City of Barberton continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and analyze the orders from the CDC, State of Ohio and the recommendations provided, all board and commission meetings for the month of April have now been suspended, unless a need arises where a meeting is necessary. Barberton City Council is taking precaution as well,…

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Norton schools combat COVID-19

Sophia Senderak Herald Staff Writer  Following Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine’s decision to cancel schooling for the next three weeks, Norton schools closed their doors to students at the end of the March 12 school day.  Since then, the district has been working to remain as transparent as possible with students and their families as they…

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Heroes for Hope tackles mental health

Nicholas Cacioppo Herald Staff Writer During a series of weekly lessons put on by Tomorrow’s Ideas Today (TomTod), six young students at Norton Middle School stepped up to tackle mental health issues in their community in a big way.  TomTod is a regional organization that works to empower youth to make positive changes in their…

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Coronavirus crisis grips the state, nation

Nicholas Cacioppo Herald Staff Writer The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unlike anything Ohioans have experienced in recent memory. Since March 9 when Ohio’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced, organizations and agencies have scrambled to prepare for the impending crisis. So far, Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration has declared a state of emergency, closed all…

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VFW donates wheelchair

Sophia Senderak Herald Staff Writer Post 1066 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have donated a wheelchair to ManorCare, a clinical post-hospital nursing care center in Barberton. The chair was provided to the VFW by a citizen, and the members of Post 1066 made sure it was put to good use. Read the full…

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Summa Health has moved to a no visitors policy

Due to the increasing spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC guidelines, Summa Health announced today new visitor restrictions effective immediately.  Summa Health has moved to a no visitors policy. Exceptions to this policy will be made for one healthy visitor per patient, per day for the following categories:  Patient who is in…

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