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Support children shoe fund

The annual Esther Ryan Shoe Fund Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, March 1 at the Prince of Peace Hall, 1263 Shannon Ave. from 4-7 p.m. The Barberton Firefighters are the chefs for the evening. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 10. Carry-out is available. The meal features meat and…

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Magics fall in close game at Lake

Barberton’s girls basketball team fell to 10-10 after losing at Lake, 45-41. The Magics led most of the game until late in the fourth, when a Lake 3-pointer gave the Blue Streaks a 43-41 lead. After a Magics’ turnover, Lake made two free throws to seal the win. Sophomore Brenna Walker (11 points, four rebounds,…

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Lady Panthers win on Senior Night

Norton’s girls basketball team defeated Woodridge, 53-18, as they celebrated their eight senior players. Kelsey Hosey, Bryana Housley, Sam Bucha, Kylie Lewis, Paisionce Harper, Logan Favor, Madison Burns and Nicole Lester were honored before the game, which is their final home regular season game. Bailey Shutsa (11 points, three 3-pointers) and Housley (11 points, eight…

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Magics fall at Tallmadge

Barberton’s boys basketball team fell to 3-7 in Suburban League games and 5-12 overall with a 91-76 loss at Tallmadge. Jordan Soyars led the Magics with 27 points and four assists to go with five rebounds. Jamair Blackmon followed with 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Max Littlejohn led the team with…

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Mayor expresses gratitude for safety forces

From Barberton Mayor William B. Judge: “As the investigation into the shooting incident in New Franklin continues, I ask that everyone keep the Barberton police officer and his family in your thoughts and prayers. This is a good time for all of us to take a moment and reflect on the difficult and dangerous circumstances…

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Barberton officer shot – Names released – Audio

Update: The Barberton police officer shot during a New Franklin confrontation has been identified as Patrolman Brandon Watson. A Barberton native, Watson, 36, is a husband and father of four and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan. According to police, he was shot in both legs and underwent surgery to remove the bullet and…

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Wrestlers host Panthers, Indians for Senior Night

Barberton’s varsity wrestling team will battle Norton and Northwest in their final regular season match of the season. The Magics’ seniors will be honored before the match, including Gary Wokojance, Kolbie Lange, P.J. Zentiska, Cameron Fitzsimmons, Zach Scalf, Charles Westfall and Mike Carte. Norton and Northwest will open the wrestling at 5:30 p.m., and the…

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Lady Panthers win PTC

Norton’s girls basketball team won its third straight Portage Trail Conference championship by winning at Streetsboro, 61-39. The Panthers improved to 15-4 (12-0) while the Rockets dropped to 13-6 (9-3). Senior forward Kelsey Hosey led all players with 24 points and nine rebounds while guard Logan Favor had a career-high 13 points. Bryana Housley was…

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Lady Magics beat Rough Riders

Barberton’s girls basketball team won their fourth straight game by winning at Kent, 56-32. Brenna Walker (three steals) and Casey Quinn (four rebounds, four steals, 7-of-8 shooting from the foul line) each had 12 points to lead the Magics, who never trailed in the game. Freshman point guard An’taniyha Easter had 9 points and six…

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