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Council says goodbye to retiree

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer   Barberton City Council gave recognition to retiree Pamela Mollric for 30 years of service in the utilities department. In a previous meeting, council approved legislation publicly recognizing Mollric for her service. Councilman and former public service director Elwood Palmer tearfully thanked her for her dedication. Interim Director of Utilities Dennis…

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Magics overmatched by Knights ** Video **

Barberton’s magical 2017 season came to an end with a 42-13 loss to Archbishop Hoban in the regional finals. The Magics scored the game’s first touchdown on the first drive on a 1-yard Keye Thompson run, giving them an early 6-0 lead. A Zane Ries 20-yard run and 20-yard pass to Garrett Turnbaugh set up…

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Magics set to battle Hoban w/fight song

The Magics’ football team plays the Hoban Knights tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the regional finals. The game will be played at Green Memorial Stadium in Uniontown. Tickets are sold out for the game, but Spectrum Sports will have the game available with a live stream. If you do have tickets, parking is $3, and…

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Help find missing teenager

A report was made with Barberton Police Department about a missing juvenile who could be in danger. The family reported their son, Jaret Wright, 16, went missing Nov. 13. The family said he left their 19th Street Northwest home and was seen going southeast through the back yards. Officers checked the area and other places…

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Magics dominate Bedford 35-0 •• with Video

Head coach Tony Gotto talks to his team after the team’s 12th straight win.   The cold weather was no problem for Barberton, as they rolled to an easy playoff win. The Magics got over 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns from senior Jeff Parker and over 100 more from Keye Thompson. Thompson also threw…

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Magic Madness opens Barberton basketball season

Barberton’s boys basketball team opened up their season with Magic Madness Nov. 8, showcasing teams from fourth-grade through varsity. “I think it’s fun,” said head varsity coach Jack Greynolds. “It’s fun for the kids. We practiced for two and a half hours before this, then they sat around for a couple hours before they played,…

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Norton shooting suspect appears in court

David M. Havrilek, 41, of Akron, suspect in the shooting incident at Barber Road Storage, appeared in Summit County Common Pleas Court Nov. 8.   Havrilek’s attorney Troy Reeves said Havrilek will plead not guilty. Chief Magistrate Kandi O’Connor amended the original $5 million cash bond to a $500,000, 10 percent bond. Court officials said…

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Students stress anti-bullying

State Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, visits with Advancement to Nursing students (left to right, Lydia Ruff, NHS; Kalea Taylor, BHS; and Celeste Sprouse, BHS) who are working with DECA students to assist in a school and community program to increase awareness related to bullying. The nursing students also shared the project with State Rep. Tavia…

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