Herald Extra

Fundraiser features 20,000 pieces of jewelry

It’s back and bigger than ever. ACCESS, Inc., Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children, presents its third-annual fundraiser, The Jewelry Box, presented by Fred Martin Superstore. This is a community-wide jewelry sale that will take place at the Fairlawn DoubleTree, Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Speed cameras starting on I-76

Norton Police officers will begin using handheld photo LIDAR units Monday, Sept. 10, in the I-76 construction zone to calculate the speed of vehicles and take photos of speed limit violators. The intent is to create a safer work environment for those involved in the project, the motorists in the construction zone and police officers…

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Animal cruelty concerns considered

Rich Muller, Herald Staff Writer Barberton City Council returned from its August break to face legislation including strengthening animal cruelty law and changes to the Foundation’s code of regulations. A proposed change would enable an animal cruelty charge to be brought against a person who confines an animal in a vehicle under dangerous conditions such as…

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Hold onto the taste of summer

Cierra Thompson  Herald Staff Writer The historical train station at 361 Fourth St. NW is sure to grab your attention as you drive by.  The train station was built in 1890, making it one of Barberton’s oldest buildings. The Erie Depot was a hot spot for celebrities in the past. Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard…

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Mensa testing offered

East Central Ohio Mensa will offer Mensa admission testing, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth St., Cuyahoga Falls. The testing will take about two hours, and there is a $60 fee for the exam, payable at the time of the test or with a voucher purchased online in advance.…

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FirstEnergy seeks graduates

FirstEnergy is recruiting graduating high school seniors in Summit County and surrounding areas to work as customer service representatives at its West Akron campus. Applicants hired will receive paid training at $11 per hour. After working full-time for several months following graduation from high school, successful candidates will be considered for full employment, with a…

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Farm aids Salvation Army programs

The Salvation Army of Summit County has opened Fresh Face Farm, a hydroponic social enterprise initiative. A ribbon cutting was April 27 for the farm at the Fort Romig Innovation and Creativity Center, 2205 Romig Road, Akron. Barberton Salvation Army representatives and city officials attended the ceremony which included a tour of the farm. Fresh…

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BHS students are tops in state

  L-Advancement to Nursing Kellner-05-10-18 Advancement to Nursing Student Emily Kellner is to compete at the HOSA international competition in Dallas, Texas L-Advancement to Nursing Mlady-05-10-18 Advancement to Nursing Student Victoria Mlady next competes at the SKILLS USA nationals in Kentucky. Senior Barberton High School Advancement to Nursing Student Emily Kellner placed first at HOSA…

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B&W engineer honored

Ronald C. Lenzer, an engineer with more than 40 years of service at Babcock & Wilcox, has been named the 39th recipient of the company’s Engineering Honors Award in recognition of his professional achievements, dedication and mentorship. Lenzer, a North Canton resident and technical consultant in B&W’s Barberton office, is known for his significant achievements…

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It’s BMS night at the library

CourtesyPhoto/ Jessica Crawford. Barberton Middle School fifth-graders, Anthony Daugherty, Trevor Gasper, Nathan Greathouse and Micah Sutton enjoy an evening at the Barberton Public Library, sponsored by fifth-grade language arts teachers at BMS and the Children’s librarians at the Barberton Public Library.

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