Herald Extra

Kindergartners reach 100 days

Courtesy photos Kindergarten students from Elementary West celebrate 100 days in school by participating in many activities including a musical parade. Students from Mrs. Cerne’s kindergarten class celebrate 100 days of learning at Elementary West.  

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Man threatens to kill resident, officers

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer Barberton officers responded to a home on Diamond Avenue for a man threatening to kill himself and his roommate. A caller told police that the man, Douglas Hayden, who had been staying with her for a few months, was showing a decline in mental health. She said he has bi-polar…

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Tax donations help support wildlife

This is the time of year when Ohio residents begin gathering deductions and receipts to file their taxes before the April deadline. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is asking taxpayers to consider showing their love of nature by donating a portion or all of their state income tax refund to support Ohio’s state…

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Kiwanis choose Stevenson

Diana Stevenson, the president of Magic City Kiwanis, was elected to be the next lieutenant governor for Ohio Kiwanis Division 16, covering Summit, Wayne and Medina counties for the 2018-2019 Kiwanis term beginning in October. Stevenson, an attorney and the Barberton Clerk of Courts, will oversee 18 Kiwanis Clubs with 741 adult members and over…

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Blight removal continues

Barberton Mayor William Judge looks on as a condemned multi-unit structure on Wooster Road North is demolished. This was done through Project Impact, a program that reduces the number of blighted homes through regular demolitions.   Courtesy photo

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Students are on the job

Courtesy photo/David Clark Machine technology students Danny Miller, Aidan Wade, and Marshall Moore are training to be CNC machinists at Akron Electric. Machine technology students from Barberton High School are in high demand. Offered as a Four Cities Compact career and technology program, students prepare for careers in machining, mold making, tool and die, and…

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Nursing students visit ER

Barberton High School Advancement to Nursing students visited the emergency department during a tour and observation of various areas of Summa Barberton Hospital. As part of their junior nursing curriculum students observe areas related to the classroom learning. Nurse Sarah McBride explained the functions of the emergency room and then provided them the opportunity to…

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YMCA adding programs

Rich Muller Herald Staff Writer Alpha is a new program begins March 1 at the Lake Anna YMCA, fitting in with the organization’s goals of putting Christian principals into practice. The program will be offered Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., facilitated by a staff member who is a minister. At a Magic City Kiwanis meeting Lake Anna…

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Technology breaks barriers at AxessPointe

Michelle DeShon Herald Staff Writer AxessPointe Community Health Centers are incorporating new technology that helps bring the language gap between providers and patients. Through InDemand, a medical interpreting company, AxessPointe now has video remote interpreting (VRI) devices across several facilities to improve communication. Patients who don’t speak English or use sign language can now connect…

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Learn the FUNdamentals of acting

Magical Theatre Company is teaming up with Wayne Center for the Arts to offer a new and exciting acting class for students ages 8-12. Classes are Saturdays, Feb. 3 to March 17, 10-11:30 a.m., 237 S. Walnut St. Wooster. The sessions include two weeks of physical exploration – finding character through movement; one week of…

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