Area Breaking News

Help locate pregnant Barberton teen

Akron Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Louis J. Jakab III, 33, of North Royalton for interference with custody. Jakab is with Annalys Clay, 14, of Barberton who is entered as a missing runaway in September. She is also pregnant. Annalys was in her mother’s car when she began assaulting her. The…

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Magics fall to state power Stow

Barberton’s boys basketball team fell to 0-3 with a 57-35 loss to yet another tough opponent, Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-2 lead after one quarter in the Magics’ home opener and Barberton could never recover. The lead was cut to 12 points several times, including midway through the fourth…

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YMCA turns 10

The Lake Anna YMCA celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Nov. 10, they hosted an event to celebrate donors, partners and members. Past and annual donors were invited. They recognized the top 10 members who joined upon the Y’s opening and use the facilities the most, said Executive Director Jim Sawin. Guests enjoyed dinner and heard…

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Salvation Army under new leadership

Majors Malinda and James Jones have left the Barberton Salvation Army. Taking their place is Maj. Karen Garrett. Maj. Garrett has 50 years of experience with the Salvation Army. To learn more about Maj. Garrett, pick up the Dec. 7 issue of The Barberton Herald.  

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Carson is recycling champ

Fourth-grader Carson Pfouts wins Elementary West’s America Recycles Day poster contest. His poster will be featured on the school’s outdoor paper bin for the upcoming year.

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BMS students sing in the season

Super Santa, aka Michael Kuziak, is joined by the boys of the BMS Show Choir. The Barberton Middle School Show Choir of Sadie Phillips, Karlie Klemens, Catie Votaw, Aaron Miller, Ashlynn Hanlin and Maryah Rhoden entertains a packed high school theater. Mrs. Howell leads members of the fifth- and sixth-grade choirs in a holiday medley.

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Lady Magics open season with a win

Barberton’s girls basketball team defeated Coventry 57-24 in their first game of the 2017-2018 season. The Magics start the season 1-0 while the Comets fall to 1-2. Macy Ries led the Magics’ attack with 14 points and five rebounds. Point guard Jenna Kelley made two 3-pointers and one free throw for seven points, while also…

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Bulldogs too much for Lady Panthers

Norton’s girls basketball team lost their first game of the season to Canton McKinley, 107-35. The Panthers kept it close early against the Division I powerhouse, trailing 22-11 after one quarter. McKinley led 50-19 at halftime however and continued to pour it on in the second half. Once again Norton was led by junior Kelsey…

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Council votes no on medical marijuana

Barberton City Council voted against adding a chapter about medical marijuana entities into the development code. The legislation did not pass with four no and two yes votes. For more on the proposed medical marijuana legislation, pick up the next issue of The Barberton Herald.

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Fire destroys Norton home

Multiple departments were called on to assist Norton firefighters in combating a house fire on Scott Street off Hametown Road. A passer-by saw the fire and called it in shortly after midnight, Nov. 26. The house was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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