Area Breaking News

Barberton baseball team blasts Copley

Barberton’s baseball team defeated their rivals from Copley 10-0 at Hal Naragon Field. The Magics improve to 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban League American Conference. Justin Hill went 3-for-3 with two runs and one RBI. Alex Stevenson had two singles, two runs and two RBIs. Nick Plucinski doubled, singled and drove in two.…

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Magics’ falls to Copley

Barberton’s softball team fell to 1-2 on the season with a 4-0 loss to Copley at home. The Magics had eight hits and one walk in the game but stranded every base runner, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Alexis Mayle led the team with a double, two singles and a stolen base. Freshman…

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Change benefits H.O.P.E. Community Center

The Hungarian Club was packed with residents supporting Mayor William Judge’s monthly Change 4 Change fundraising event. The event benefited the future H.O.P.E. Community Center that is set to open on the South End of Barberton. They raised $680.93 during the March 29 gathering. 

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Enjoy book sale

Need a book to read when taking a break from spring cleaning? Or planning ahead for summer vacation “beach reads?” Or your children’s summertime reading? Then join us for a Friends event that can get all these needs met, and more! Our annual Spring Book Sale is set for Friday, April 5 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and…

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Norton suspends I-76 speed camera program

The City of Norton has suspended the use of speed cameras on I-76 . Construction on I-76 is nearing its final phase, without the lane or shoulder restrictions of last year. Police will continue to monitor the area with  additional use of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).

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Acme hosts dog licensing program

On Saturday, April 6, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise will partner with Acme Fresh Markets to host “Can Do!”, a one-day event to provide amnesty to Summit County dog owners who have not yet purchased a 2019 dog license.  At the event, dog owners who failed to renew…

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Akron man guilty of murder

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced David Callaghan, 53, of Akron plead guilty March 27 to killing and then burying 54-year-old Martha Freitag. Callaghan is charged for murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and domestic violence. In July of 2018, Callaghan beat Freitag to death then buried her body in the backyard of…

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Easter donations needed for children battling cancer

Project Ed Bear, a local nonprofit that comforts children with cancer, is seeking donations for Easter baskets for Akron Children’s Hospital and University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children’s. Community members can donate items to help Project Ed Bear fill every basket with extra love and heartfelt wishes. For children who cannot spend Easter at home,…

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NPD searches for narcotics in schools

The Norton Police Department conducted a drug check at Norton High School and middle school with nine canines. The March 26 check resulted in one student being charged with possession of drugs.   Norton’s Superintendent Dana Addis tweeted about the search.

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