Uncategorized

Council votes no on Tobacco 21

Cierra Thompson  Herald Staff Writer The legal age to purchase tobacco products in the city of Barberton remains 18 after City Council voted against Tobacco 21.  At the Nov. 26 meeting, Shannon  Conrad-Wokojance was the only council member who voted for T21. In her statement she gave prior to the vote, she urged council to…

Read More

Magics fall in season opener

The Lady Magics basketball team lost their season-opening game to Hoban, 52-19. Casey Quinn led the Magics with 5 points. Quinn, Brenna Walker and Jenna Soyars each made one 3-pointer. The Magics next play at Revere Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Read More

Stefanie Norma Stephens (nee Novak)

Stefanie Norma Stephens (nee Novak), born Feb. 20, 1937, passed away peacefully Sept. 27 in Chicago, with her son Darren at her side. She was 81. Born in Barberton, Ohio, Stefanie went to Barberton High School and then to Akron University, where she later completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. After marrying Richard Stephens,…

Read More

Council discusses animal ordinance

Cierra Thompson Herald Staff Writer A special safety meeting was called to address the animal ordinance. Council made a motion to amend section 6A from the legislation during the third reading Sept. 24. Council voted to pass the ordinance, which means owners can no longer tether their dog for 24/7. Dogs can be outside for…

Read More

What’s right and what is wrong?

Jeffrey Ramnytz Barberton Schools Superintendent 9 x 1 = 9, 9 x 2 = 19, 9 x 3 = 27, 9 x 4 = 36, 9 x 5 = 45, 9 x 6 = 54 Yes, I know…..I got 9 x 2 wrong ……its 18.  Society has conditioned us to point out what is wrong…

Read More

Standoff ends peacefully

The SWAT team was called out to a Hyacinth Circle house in Barberton at about 5:30 a.m. where they found a man barricaded, refusing to come out. According to police the man, whose identity was not released, had called a suicide hotline and also made threats to law enforcement over the phone. The Barberton, Norton,…

Read More

‘A Man Called Ove’

Reviewed by Mary Kay Ball Community Health Librarian Ove Lindall is the resident curmudgeon in his housing development. He is grumpy, critical, and controlling. He does not suffer fools gladly and is quick to call people names and demonstrate his frustrations openly. However, there is more to Ove than his gruff exterior. Underneath all of…

Read More

Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Jeff Stewart of Stewart Pest Control speaks about the health hazards of and the need to be on guard for bedbugs to the Magic City Kiwanis, March 7, at Thano’s in Barberton.

Read More