Barberton plays a midseason rivalry game at Copley, who has gone from 8-2 to 4-6 to 3-7 over the past three seasons. The Indians beat Barberton by one point in that 8-2 season before losing the last two matchups.
The Barberton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Great Trains and Grand Canyons trip featuring five nights in Sedona, Arizona. The six-day trip will depart Oct. 6 and return Oct. 11. The cost is $2,345 per person sharing a double room with a booking discount. The tour includes roundtrip airfare from Cleveland, five nights accommodations in one hotel, all sightseeing and admissions on the itinerary, eight meals, hotel transfers, professional tour director, motor coach transportation and baggage handling. All chartered travel trips are open to the public. Reservations and payment for trips must be made in advance. For information, call 330-848-6653.
The Magics will host the Greenmen, the last team to beat Barberton in the regular season (Sept. 23, 2016). Aurora went 7-3 a year ago, but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
Manchester High School class of 1974 45th reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 6 p.m., at Turkeyfoot Sportsman Club, 4551 Dustys Road, Akron 44319. Tickets are $10 per person. Casual affair will include snacks and appetizers with a cash bar. Mail checks to MaryJo Marshall, 847 Dogwood Trail, Medina, OH 44256. Deadline for checks is Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, email MaryJo at email@example.com.
The Magics will host its biggest regular season game in years against Massillon. Historically one of the top teams in Ohio, the Tigers are coming off a State Championship appearance. After a 14-0 start they lost to four-time defending State Champion Hoban 42-28 in Canton.
The schools haven’t met since 1995, when Massillon won 22-20 at the Rubber Bowl in Akron. The Tigers have won nine straight matchups since Barberton last won 26-24 in 1981 at the Rubber Bowl. This will be the Tigers first trip to the Magic City since 1957.
The 21st Annual Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser
will be Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-6 p.m. at Johnson United
Methodist Church. Tickets are $20 and $5 for children
ages 4-11 and can be purchased from the BACM office
or a board member.
Barberton travels to Tallmadge to play their first game at the Blue Devils’ new stadium. Barberton Head Coach Tony Gotto is a former assistant at Tallmadge, and the Magics have dominated all four games against the Blue Devils since he took over by a combined score of 169-37.
The nationwide U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration(US DEA) drug take-back day will be Saturday, Oct. 26 at the old FirstMerit parking lot, 480 W Tuscarawas Ave., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Unwanted or expired prescription drugs may be driven up and handed to a Barberton Police Officer, under the direction of Chief Vincent Morber. There is no need to park your vehicle and get out. Over 1,200 pounds of pills have been removed from Barberton since this initiative began. Deterra bags will be available for pick up at no cost which can be used to destroy prescription meds in your own home and put in the trash. All year round there are secure drug drop-off containers in front of the Barberton Fire Station, a red box, 580 Wooster Road W. and in the basement of the Barberton Police Station, 576 W. Park Ave. When the event is concluded, an agent of the US DEA will pick up the collection to be destroyed in an environmentally safe method.
The Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society presents Walk in the Hollow. Saturday, Oct. 26, walks will be at 7, 7:30, 8, and 9 p.m. At Chidester Mill in the Chippewa Township Nature Preserve, 17500 Galehouse Road. Access from Hametown Road only, note Chidester Hill will be closed. Listen to some spine-chilling and hair-raising legends around a crackling and glowing bonfire. Walk the haunted trails. Visit the newly updated Chidester Mill and Museum. $10 per person includes the price of admission, hot dog, beverage and snack. Kids 5 and under are free. No refunds, no rain date. All proceeds will benefit the work of the historical society. Admission is pre-sale only. For information on reserving a time slot visit www.chippewarogueshollow.org or check the Facebook page. For additional info call 330-991-4060.