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  1. Booster x4 on August 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm


  2. Day of Rest on August 3, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Why do we have high school maintenance workers working outside on Sunday’s? Are we paying double time to cut grass? Been this way for a couple of summers now. Nothing against the workers but that does not sound like reasonable spending of taxpayer dollars. Also noticed the high school gym being used from time to time on Sunday’s. Don’t remember that ever happening back in the day. What is going on down at Norton ave on Sundays? Since my taxes have doubled in 15 years due to the school district, think these are reasonable questions.

    • pack your bags on August 7, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Move out of the City ASAP. Taxes are cheaper in Wadsworth and Green.

      • dey took r jobs on August 7, 2018 at 5:39 pm


    • So Move on August 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

      Pack ‘er on up and ship out!

      • Ahnaald on August 7, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        California is nice!!!

        • DIS Gruntled on August 9, 2018 at 7:25 am


          • R.D.Spout on August 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

            We’ve got a lot of illegals here in Ohio.Contact ICE about these businesses who are hiring them.Landscaping,Flooring,Construction,roofing.oh wait these are jobs Americans won’t do.Correct?Wake up people!Black Americans will be outnumbered by illegals within the next 5 years.

            • ICE on August 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

              Only Black Americans or ALL Americans? I’m confused?

              • silent invasion on August 11, 2018 at 1:06 pm

                There are less black Americans than white Americans.Be patient!!ALL will follow!! Ay caramba!!!

                • wall on August 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm

                  ICE is doing a great job, but we must BUILD THE WALL! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

    • Tired of the crying on August 8, 2018 at 8:13 am

      What if they didn’t mow on Sunday .would you be bitching on Monday about the grass being to tall???

    • Wingar on August 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I know some workers work Sun – Thurs and some also work Tues – Sat.

  3. Soyars 4 Mayor on July 24, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Soyars 4 Mayor Soyars 4 Mayor Soyars 4 Mayor Soyars 4 Mayor

    • blatant on August 2, 2018 at 5:41 am

      Herald polls now remain on until we achieve a desired result!!

      • believe your eyes on August 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Check out the new poll before its taken down!!! Brilliance!!!

        • big deal on August 7, 2018 at 5:37 pm

          Grammar Nazi?

  4. Go Postal on July 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Barberton Post Office is horrible!

    • Barberton For A Future on July 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      The Barberton Herald is being to Nice to our no-good politicans, No Need to edit my viewsline, on FACTUAL EVIDENCE that the planning director has filed for BANKRUPTCY multiple times.

      • Manford Bunn on July 22, 2018 at 1:05 am

        Make Barberton a sanctuary city!!!

        • Don't be Fooled on July 22, 2018 at 6:35 am

          It already is. Hard working homeowners are leaving and staying away. sect 8 and rental folks make up the majority and civic pride is non existent. City services are a joke and the local city and school system workers live and pay taxes elsewhere.

          • Hopeful on July 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

            With this new president, the economy is booming! It just didn’t happen here yet. We have seen what all this “change” has brought us. We got a president restoring our country, we need a like mayor to restore our great city! There is still alot of magic to be seen here. Like a great man once quoted “it’s the economy stupid ” well said!

            • Manford Bunn on July 23, 2018 at 9:04 am


          • Manford Bunn on July 23, 2018 at 9:19 am

            Sure seems that way.We need to stand out ground now more than ever.

            • Manford Bunn on July 23, 2018 at 9:20 am


      • New to Town on July 23, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        very very true

    • Jim Patience on July 27, 2018 at 6:44 am

      Go to the Kenmore P.O.They’re wayyy better!!!

    • Jim Patience on July 27, 2018 at 6:48 am

      Give the Kenmore P.O. a try.They’re extremely not horrible!!!

  5. Tell Soyars on July 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I live on E. Robinson. I saw Mike Soyars at a local pizza place and told him about how bad our mosquitos were. 3 days later they sprayed twice that day.

    • triska on July 18, 2018 at 12:49 am

      that’s the POINT! we should not have to remind our reps, that we need sprayed, this should be done automatically and regularly, not on demand. after all they are taking our payments for this service. and yeh I know only $15 but x’s all our citizens owning property… is quite allot of dough. we should not have remind them to spray our streets.

  6. triska on July 11, 2018 at 1:03 am

    28th street off Hudson run is the fastest way for emergency vehicles to get to the back roads aka noble, stratford, prospect etc.. because of lack of 4 way stops. also folks tend to zoom down the road, people walk this road to go to the family dollar or to the custard stand, all this to say it is a very busy road and once again, the basement house at the corner of auburn and 28th have that wiry bush all overgrown and your car has to be 1/3 of the way out in the street just to see the cross traffic … that is zooming up the 28th street hill to gain momentum, drivers either lay on the horn at you or swerve to miss you and possibly collide with an oncoming car. there have been a few accidents over the years at this corner. why can’t the owner of this house see they are endangering drivers and pedestrians? and now we have kids on bikes being summer… Please trim the stupid bush back..way down. or just get rid of it. hoping a police officer will drive down the street and see for themselves what a possible accident this could pose. ..and while you’re at it Officer… after 6pm notice the parking war on Auburn between 29th and 28th. barely enough room for one car to squeeze through without taking off the side door mirrors, no way for 2 way traffic let alone a possible ER vehicle. people are placing concrete blocks and orange cones to discourage parking and people are just parking next to them, for spite, thus being in the middle of the road. surely there is a law about road and traffic clearance. right? and obstructing the view at an intersection… thanks

  7. Jenny on July 8, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I drove around Ohio this week and came home on Rt 21. Got off on the Barberton exit at Rt 585, only to rediscover the potholes from Hell at J & R Wheel. Well, they were filled up, but it was patch upon patch upon patches. Guess I’m home now, the roads are BAD here. Nowhere else that I went were nearly as bad as here. I went to the south, southwest, through farm country and city, and no roads were equal to ours. This is not something that we should be proud of, it should be something that motorizes us to action! So, where are the road repair trucks? And I don’t mean those stupid tar and chip trucks, either! Those do nothing but make the road look pretty for a season or two, then it’s back to pothole Hell again. For those who fear public reaction to road repair action: think again. The roads are so bad that any true repair work is worthy of celebration in this town! Bring out the trucks! Bring out the rollers and hot asphalt!

    • reality denier on July 22, 2018 at 1:32 am

      Well ya see.we’re goin for that 3rd world country look.But we got a party bus!!!!!

  8. Buggie Nights on July 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Has there been 1 mosquito spraying yet ?? What in the heck are we paying for ? I am seeing these Stewart mosquito signs up in front yards. So are homeowners having to pay for their own private service ? HEY CITY COUNCIL, WAKE UP AND GET INVOLVED IN THIS ISSUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • triska on July 5, 2018 at 12:02 am

      I live by Johnson’s corners and they only been out once… that I heard and I am home every night. and they did Not do every street..and they were going really Fast. I think the company should be investigated or at least supervised by a city council person on a route, make sure they are doing it right.

    • Sue Cox on July 13, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Between 10AM and 10:15AM on July 13, 2018. Near the corner of 5th ST SE and Robinson Ave. I was waiting for a 14 bus by the CVS. I heard a firetruck coming down 5th St from the hospital. They were going lights and sirens. Everyone was pulling over and stopping like they are supposed to do. Every except for a red pick up truck that was coming down Robinson and made a left hand turn on to 5th St right in front of the fire truck. Fortunately the fire truck was able to stop. The red pick up had to drive up on to someone’s well manicured lawn in order to get out of the way.

      To that pick up truck driver. You could have caused a very serious accident! Were you drinking? Shooting up something? Smoking something? Talking on your cellphone? I sincerely hope you were caught on camera. I sincerely hope you get a ticket. I sincerely hope they throw the book at you!

  9. Anonymous on July 2, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Comments are being responded to by herald employees.

  10. Anonymous on July 2, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Herald employees are responding to comments on here.Heads up everyone.

  11. triska on June 27, 2018 at 12:21 am

    so….Why doesn’t Barberton allow Fishing in that Lovely Lake… we call the Reservoir? Many other communities allow fishing and electric motors in theirs.

    • fishy on June 27, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Because it is not a lake, it is a reservoir. You just answered your own question.

      • triska on June 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm

        walborn, deer creek, mogadore, hubbard valley, nimisilla, ..and more ……all reservoirs ..allow fishing.

        • go on then on July 17, 2018 at 6:33 am

          So go fishing there. Leave Barberton’s drinking water alone. Trust me

      • Mogadore Reservoir on June 29, 2018 at 9:26 am

        Mogadore Reservoir allows fishing and electric motors.

        • Stirring Pot on July 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

          They have been doing that a long time just to stir the pot.

        • and...... on July 17, 2018 at 6:35 am

          and…..pee, trash, garbage, tires, beer cans…

      • Sue Cox on July 13, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Its also right by PPG. Do you want to eat a 3 headed fish? I have been told some have been taken out of there.

        • GPS Broken? on July 14, 2018 at 8:40 am

          Wrong! Not even close to PPG.

    • Bass tracker on July 1, 2018 at 5:22 am

      I think they should use the lake for a youth fishing program with their parents . I can’t believe the number of kids these days who have never been fishing or hunting. I raised my children in the outdoors . Every Saturday they were up at 5am hitting the lake or woods. Not sleeping till noon playing video games getting in trouble. Now their grown adults and we still spend every weekend in the outdoors!!

    • yeah something fishy on July 2, 2018 at 5:28 am

      Comments are being responded to by herald employees.

      • Stirring Pot on July 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

        They have been doing that a long time just to stir the pot.

  12. Annonymous on June 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’d like to know why the City of Barberton hires prior felons.

    • Dd on June 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      That’s awesome, everyone needs a second chance.

      • Annonymous on June 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm


    • new writer?????? on June 22, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Did anyone notice the last poll that was on here?(it’s gone now.didn’t last long).Seems to have been written by a 5 year old

      • Anonymous on June 22, 2018 at 8:05 am

        You are young…lyrics to a song. You need to get educated.

        • dont be salty on June 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

          Consider it a learning experience

  13. Soyars to the rescue on June 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    1 year ago today Councilman Soyars and Mayor Judge put a stop to the little crack house on E. Cassell Avenue. They tore that dump down and cleaned up the drug traffic. Soyars to the rescue !!

    • bronson products co. on June 10, 2018 at 7:16 am

      Much more work to do!!Like the black SUV with tinted windows and plates who delivers lethal drugs to Barberton frequently!! His days are numbered!! Nah just kidding.But seriously!!

    • Crackety Crack! Don't Come Back! on June 10, 2018 at 9:23 am

      That is one down and many more to go. Neighbors need to take the bull by the horns and stop relying on our local police to get the job done.

      • Way to go! on June 10, 2018 at 10:52 am

        They also raided one on W. Tusc. that has been running a scrap yard, drug flop house. Building dept out to lunch on this one, but police after countless calls finally drug busted them. No more strange guys on bicycles with backpacks at all hours of the night and day Hopefully another one down. Getting our neighborhood back little by little

      • Say NO to PERS slackers ! on June 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm

        Brilliant, let the police slack on doing their job. I certainly hope you are not making adult decisions on a daily basis. Reinstate an ole job requirement. Have your local officials and employees ALL LIVE HERE within the city limits and you would be shocked at how well they would perform their duties when it could affect the street and neighborhood they live in.. Now a days, they all just punch out and go home to Green, Wadsworth, Norton, etc

        • meant AL on June 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

          You my friend have mental issues. The next time you are in need of a police officer DO NOT CALL THEM. Good luck!

          • liber AL on June 17, 2018 at 6:22 am

            I wonder why he would say neighbors should take the bull by the horns??What’s your thoughts meant al?

        • agree to half agree on June 17, 2018 at 6:34 am

          LET?police slack on doing their job?That doesn’t make sense.Requiring city employees to live in Barberton does though.I think you guys are turning cracketys comment into something it’s not.

          • Way to go! on June 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

            I didn’t mean to imply that the police were slacking, the funny thing about dealers is they don’t want to get caught. So I believe it takes multiple calls for them to bring them down. Barberton Police can be picked up on any smart phone. So they can get a heads up. I support our police and congratulate them on bringing another one down. The building department I give a F for allowing the scrapyard to continue for so long. In fact on the bust it was the police that called them down to take pictures and finally do something!

  14. Cherry Blossom on May 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Don’t forget to head downtown this weekend for the big festival. Going to be good food and nice weather.

    • RAIN on May 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

      RAIN all weekend.

      • Dik gotterd on May 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

        Perfect weather once again

        • Blind? on May 23, 2018 at 5:27 am

          It rained on Saturday.

    • No Baloney on May 19, 2018 at 10:32 am

      I wish the Masons had their famous baloney sandwiches at Cherry blossom guess I have to wait until mum fest! But then again who can resist a band boosters sausage sandwich!

      • FRIED BALONEY on May 21, 2018 at 8:10 am

        They had to do away with it because baloney is racist.

  15. Here Comes The RAIN on May 14, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Cherry Blossom Festival and RAIN! Bet on it! It is money in the bank every year!

    • snow plow on May 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

      You say this every year and it never rains?

      • Here Comes The RAIN on May 14, 2018 at 11:23 am

        Yes it does.

        • Leaf pickup on May 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

          sunny and 75
          Friday, Saturday and Sunday

          You behind the horses again this year with your shovel?

          • Here Comes The RAIN on May 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm

            FRIDAY – Rain, 74
            SATURDAY – Thunderstorms, 75
            SUNDAY – Thunderstorms, 78

            • shovel on May 16, 2018 at 11:30 am

              In Seattle maybe? Not here. Going to be nice all weekend!

              • RAIN on May 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

                Nope. Rain and thunderstorms. Barber Road will be flooded.

                • flood pants on May 22, 2018 at 7:04 am

                  huh? you are 0 for 8. Cooks in this town are more genius

                  • RAIN on May 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

                    Nope. 7-1. Only loss this year.

                  • Blind? on May 23, 2018 at 5:29 am

                    Saturday it rained.

  16. your name here on April 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Only 28 oblivious on the kimble poll!! Thing are looking up!!

  17. Feff Joxworthy on April 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

    If you’re a grown man of any color and you are driven around by your girlfriend or wife you might be a piece of chit! Or just a sissy.

    • Highland ave white trash on April 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      You got owned!

      • now dems fightin words!! on April 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

        I don’t feel tardy!!

  18. casino night on April 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Did you hear about Barberton’s new casino game ?? They are putting in a gambling window at the main entrance of magic city plaza. As a vehicle turns right leaving the plaza, you place your bet on whether or not the ball joint shatters or the tie rod breaks in 2. CITY STREET DEPT SHOULD BE ASHAMED !! That hole has to be 6 ft long and 3 ft deep.


    • Idea for unhappy taxpayers on April 4, 2018 at 4:43 am

      I think you should all start a bitching club!! You could buy a short bus drive around town and in the fall you can bitch about the leaves (not being picked up or picked up to early or too late!!) Then in the winter you can drive around and bitch about snow removal!! Spring time could be pot holes!! And then summer could be grass at the park or maybe a neighbors grass that’s to high! You could write on your bus the b-town cry babies!!

      • Trumpy Bear on April 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        Why drive around and complain? There is no need to. By your statement, even you are admitting that ALL of these problems do exist. You proved my point for me. How about we load up all of the over paid city slack offs and put them all on-board the “gravy train” and run it right out of town and start over with some workers who care? All wishful thinking but the train does not go down easy street 🙁

        • Just saying on April 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

          I believe he hit the nail on the head ,everything he wrote when your on the short bus is what you guys bitch about every year . So I think that you should go thru with operation short bus!!

        • WWE on April 8, 2018 at 8:16 am

          U say shame train? My dog!!

    • sarcasmo on April 4, 2018 at 10:31 am

      I recommend taking the same route just go faster next time.

    • red neck on April 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

      If you don’t have a job and complain about pot holes on a forum, you might be a red neck.

      • Trumpy Bear on April 6, 2018 at 10:02 pm

        And if your make online posts that are on a 2nd grade intelligence level, you probably just munched on a Trump Box while slacking on the taxpayer dime

      • WWE on April 8, 2018 at 8:10 am

        Or brown neck!! Be like I is an eqwal opportunist hater n sheit!!

    • Thank you on April 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Just wanted to say thanks to street Sept. for keeping up with potholes at 16th and WRW. Good Job! Just wondering who inspects cut outs and such from contractors like Dominion, who cut out of a nice road and do not restore it to a satisfactory level, and then does the street Dept. get complaints? Robinson Ave. Is an example. I won’t even go there about CSX and the Hudson Run tracks! Not complaining just wondering how they get away with it.

    • duh on April 19, 2018 at 9:11 am

      this is in the shopping center parking lot dummy. it has nothing to do with the city street dept. you are dum and should have ip address banned from here for making dummm statements

      • 3Thank you on April 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm

        I will admit I am not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I was referring to the cut outs on 16th NW and was thanking them for fixing the potholes on 16th ST. At least to me they do the best they can with what they have to work with. I did complain about the plowing once because they just missed us I guess. If I can post to complain I can post to say thank you. And thank you for amusing me this snowy spring day!

      • ??? on April 27, 2018 at 5:17 am


        • Could Be worse on May 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm

          I think you should be happy the way Barberton kept the roads this winter and thankful you don’t live in the Norton school district I live in New Franklin my children graduated 10 years ago and this pushy witch Jennifer Bennett is demanding we pass yet another school levy Norton gives New Franklin nothing we have wells for are water and pay for our trash pick-up, we have our own fire department and police department so what give this lady the right to tell me I have to pass this, I had to pay for my children to play years ago how much more can you bleed the tax payers.

          • Paus on May 9, 2018 at 12:12 pm

            If it’s like Barberton, they will keep putting it back on the ballot until it passes. It’s not if, but when. It looks like enough homeowners showed up to temporarily put a hold on it. But where else could it come from??

  19. Wherein butthurt continues...... on April 3, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Somebody call a whambulance!!!Can you hear the violins playing your song?Oh my!!!!!!!

  20. Obamas purple lips on March 28, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Russia put those potholes there.

    • java joe on March 28, 2018 at 5:32 am

      potholes no the vodka you must be swilling at 1230 am yes. try hitting the coffee pot and try posting an adult comment for change. you and a handful of other juvenile trolls have killed a forum that once was used to share city wide issues but then again you city backing cronies wanted that to begin with. job well done. go take another 40 hours of PTO time out of petty cash aka taxpayer money

      • blah blah blah on March 28, 2018 at 7:43 am

        city wide issues? no….all you do is complain and talk trash about people.. we turned this forum on you and you don’t like it… go blow smoke somewhere else…. better yet move out of Barberton….move now!

        • blah blah blah on March 28, 2018 at 7:47 am

          And I wouldn’t step foot into the coffee pot. that place is discus ting and should be shut down. Norm is shaking his head.

      • Obamas purple lips on March 30, 2018 at 9:28 am

        Killed it for dirtbags like you?? Perfection!!! Trump is your PRESIDENT!!!!! You’re this and you’re that and go do this and go do that.wha wha wha.Arrogance and ignorance sure do go hand in hand with you liberals!! It’s soon going to backfire!!!

        • lazy on April 2, 2018 at 6:38 am

          And you are one of the fat, lazy, white trash people who eat bacon every morning

          • Obamas purple lips on April 3, 2018 at 6:38 am

            I’m 6’2″ 215 lbs.and love smearing noses across faces!! You racist scumbag!!

            • WWE on April 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

              You a little lite in the belt to be jaw jabbin. 6-2 215. lol! be like a rag doll on date night.

              • Obamas purple lips on April 4, 2018 at 6:58 am

                I’m always jaw jabbing at the tressels on highland ave.swing by anytime!Find out.

                • Obamas purple lips on April 4, 2018 at 7:00 am

                  What’s that? The shame train doesn’t run that way? Just walk.

                • WWE on April 4, 2018 at 1:10 pm


                  • Obamas purple lips on April 8, 2018 at 7:47 am

                    No work big guy? Dog food sales is not a job!!FYI.

            • bully on April 4, 2018 at 1:12 pm

              One of them tuff guys. You eat sausage biscuits and gravy for dinner?

              • red neck on April 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

                If you live on Highland Ave. and have to go outside to poop, you might be a red neck.

                • Obamas purple lips on April 8, 2018 at 7:55 am

                  Weird fetish you have! But yeah or Amish.

              • Obamas purple lips on April 8, 2018 at 7:41 am

                Peanut butter and crack sammiches!!

              • wooly on April 8, 2018 at 8:24 am

                I think he be eatin fried chicken n sheit!!

            • WWE on April 8, 2018 at 8:02 am

     like I’m still trying to learn the whitey English n sheit!!

          • Obamas purple lips on April 3, 2018 at 6:45 am


          • Wherein butthurt continues...... on April 3, 2018 at 7:16 am

            And you’re one of those fat lazy scumbags who eat whatever you get in your Trump box!!! Mooch!!

          • Obamas purple lips on April 8, 2018 at 8:18 am

            I’m a Muslim.I don’t eat pork!!!

      • Just saying on March 31, 2018 at 10:59 am

        This forum never shared city wide issues it has just been a place for every unhappy tax payer to bitch and point the finger at the city you and about another dozen people on here need to learn to stand on your own 2 feet!

  21. chuck hole charlie on March 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I would like for the mayor and street dept supervisor to go down to magic city plaza. When they go to leave the plaza be sure to go out the main entrance and make a right hand turn. Do this about 5 times and see if the front end falls out of their vehicles. That chuck hole down there could house about 5 ducks. Been this way for 2 months. Street dept should be ashamed.

    • Holy hole on March 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      My gosh you are correct. Change 4 Change will be held inside that Chuck hole next week.

    • Obamas purple lips on March 28, 2018 at 12:18 am

      Russia did it!

    • Just saying on March 29, 2018 at 11:19 am

      I didn’t think anyone went to that poop hole plaza except crackheads!! I think they should tear it down.

      • Obamas purple lips on March 30, 2018 at 9:31 am

        I like you!!

    • duh on April 19, 2018 at 9:13 am

      in parking lot dummy . street dept does not clean your filthy house either. clean your house it looks bad from the street

  22. Obamas purple lips on March 27, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Russia told me Akron is a lawless chithole!!!

  23. smoke em if ya got em! on March 25, 2018 at 6:31 am

    OK.Smoking is a bad habit and is bad for your health.So is bad eating habits! Lots of overweight people here in Barberton.Don’t you dare let me see your fat a** stuffing a sandwich in your fat face! Wanna act like Nazi’s? Two can play that game.

    • high quality H2O! on March 25, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Barberton’s water is the biggest health hazard!! Ban drinking Barberton water!!

      • EPA on March 25, 2018 at 6:41 am

        Don’t go anywhere near the Tusc River! Big-time health hazard.All those buried barrels of toxic coolant that are leaching into it from the old B&C on Fairview are spreading the cancer!! Maybe the epa should have a look?

        • EPA on March 25, 2018 at 6:47 am

          Then there’s PPG.This whole city is toxic!

  24. I hate everyone! on March 17, 2018 at 1:47 am

    God I hate you people so much!!

    • haterade on March 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      You should move then.

  25. Anonymous on March 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    maybe if More families weren’t spending time worshiping false idols at the movers and shakers place of fellowship, they would realize that their own family members need attention. especially if they are out driving around with expired license plates and bags of weed and hydrocodones in their cars.

    • Purple on March 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      As goes the church, so goes the nation!

    • Serj on March 4, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Making two possibilities a reality predicting the future of things we all know.Fighting off the diseased programming of centuries,centuries,centuries,centuries.Science has to recognize the single most potent element of human existence.Letting the reigns go to the unfolding is faith,faith,faith,faith.Science has failed our world.Science has failed our mother earth.Spirit moves through all things!

      • aloha on March 7, 2018 at 8:29 am

        uh, what kinda weed are you smoking?

        • Serj on March 7, 2018 at 6:08 pm

          Only the best Clark!

        • Serj on March 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

          Seriously though.(but not really).Look at the top comment I replied to.The man fails to see the light!Can I get an amen??Lol.Just kidding!! But seriously!!

    • ananymous on March 4, 2018 at 8:34 am

      I like doing 90 on crack!!!

    • ananymous on March 4, 2018 at 8:38 am

      I can be a PIECE all week then Sunday I am saved!!!

    • confused recycling resident on March 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      I would like to know the city of barberton’s trash and recycling requirements for the time and day for the containers to be taken out and retrieved.I see the containers out early in the week and weekends and not retrieved after pickup day, if at all.The city has enough visual issues (Not to mention the street conditions and unkempt
      properties) without adding a sea of unintended trash containers to the mix I guess it would take a little pride and effort to do a basic task.Please publish the laws for residents to know and the city to enforce.

      • ananymous on March 5, 2018 at 4:47 am

        I know republic better come get their can soon! They should have gotten it last week.It’s still sitting on the curb.If it’s still there Friday I might get creative!!

      • Ticked off on March 15, 2018 at 7:15 am

        You guys thought republic was bad? Kimble is no better! Last week mine and my neighbors recycle was forgotten. This week my trash was forgotten. Trying to get a hold of these people is job in itself. When will they get it right?

    • CONFUSED on March 10, 2018 at 9:29 am

      When a police officer has no choice but to fire upon a thug, the first thing the liberals do is blame the officer! But when a tragic event like Parkland occurs, they blame the gun! Go figure!!!

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2018 at 7:08 pm


      • ananymous on March 16, 2018 at 5:19 am

        Try hooked on phonics.It might help with your lack of reading comprehension.

  26. Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Why cant none of these Republicans understand guns?

    • Jan on March 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      I remember when I had my first beer.

      • zooz on March 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

        Jan,Obama and I were up late last night smoking crack at the tressels on highland ave.You should swing by.It’s a safe space.

      • ananymous on March 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

        I remember that too!! You became such a sl*t!!

    • Sig Sauer on March 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Why can’t the democrats understand the guns aren’t doing the killing?? Poor parenting !! The internet is not a baby sitter!!

      • Purple on March 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

        Spare the rod, spoil the child.
        Spare the gun, spoil the country!

      • ananymous on March 3, 2018 at 7:34 am

        He’s a crack smoking troll who stole my Obama’s purple lips! He can have it.It suits him.

    • zooz on March 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Why would you care about republicans? You’re in independent…I on the other hand am just plain dependent on you people working to pay for my ebt.Something you don’t know about me Joe Rogan.I smoke rocks!! With key key!!

  27. ananymous on February 28, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    FYI…The speed limit in Barberton is now 55 in a 35 and and 45 in a 25.Keep driving like complete idiots!!

    • zooz on March 1, 2018 at 6:43 am

      You should move then

      • ananymous on March 2, 2018 at 5:41 am should play in’d make a great speed bump!!

      • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 5:46 am

        Oooze likes it in the brown ring!!

        • zooz on March 2, 2018 at 6:49 am

          That’s true but that’s no ones business.

        • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm

          So does your M@M

          • zooz on March 3, 2018 at 7:49 am

            That too is true but again,that’s no ones business!!

      • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

        I have moved 3 times out of the gayrage

        • zooz on March 3, 2018 at 7:51 am

          I was just about to run to the bank!! Lol

    • zooz on March 2, 2018 at 7:05 am

      That’s why I take the shame train.AKA Metro

  28. Jan on February 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I have immigrant friends from Europe who have become citizens in this country. They are solid conservative Republican, but they cannot understand why assault weapons are not outlawed. They are saddened that this country is so backwards in regards to gun safety. These same people telling me this are Trump supporters and voters! I think it would be worthwhile for many on this thread to reach out to European immigrants and just ask what they think about our gun laws and listen with an open ear.

    My friend from a former communist Eastern European country told me that she thinks it’s heresy that Republicans, and she’s a Republican, view the bible and the constitution as equal. She is an immigrant, and even she rattled off that Blacks were 3/5 of a person, and that drinking was outlawed in the constitution. Mistakes happen. In Europe, constitutions use to change all the time. Just because we are Americans, doesn’t mean our constitution is infallible.

    • Sig Sauer on February 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Maybe they should of stayed in Europe!!

    • Purple on February 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Are you really Nancy Pelosi posing as Jan on this post? LOL

      • ananymous on February 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

        Bobblehead Nancy Pillosi always bringing up race!! Race-baiting liberal.Your preaching to the wrong choir.

      • Jan on February 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        LOL, nope. Just plain old Jan from Barberton. Honestly though, if you ever run across someone born outside the US, ask them their thoughts on our gun laws just for poops and giggles. There’s nothing wrong with challenging your current state of thought. That’s how people grow.

        • Sig Sauer on February 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

          Outside u.s. citizens opinion don’t mean a dam thing to u.s.a. pro gunners!! We’re comfortable with the laws we have. Maybe you should ask them their opinion on gun free zones and crazy psychos that snap!!

          • Jan on February 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm

            Why is it that having a car requires taking a test and having insurance, but having a gun requires none of this? There is more regulation with cars than there are with guns. That is messed up. That is why this country is experiencing these mass shootings. Shame on the GOP for blocking common sense gun regulations.

            • Sig Sauer on February 28, 2018 at 2:23 am

              What’s the test and training for parenting and raising children (none at all)!! Think about how ignorant it is to blame the gun !!

            • Purple on February 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm

              If they do ban assault rifles, then these lunatics use their car as a deadly weapon running into crowds should we then move to ban cars! Driving is a privilege GUNS are a right!

              • Sig Sauer on February 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm

                Well said my friend!!

      • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Are you really from Norton?

    • ananymous on February 25, 2018 at 3:14 am

      We get it Nancy.You hate Trump and his supporters.Nobody gives a chit about your imaginary friends.

      • Jan on February 26, 2018 at 5:19 pm

        I don’t hate Trump supporters. I have family members who are Trump supporters. I just feel sorry for them. They are wishing and hoping for an America in the 1950s that will never return. You know..the time that white men ruled over minorities, women, and LGBTQ peoples. Sorry folks, but that time will never return.

        • The King of the Weather on February 26, 2018 at 7:36 pm

          I think you have that part wrong. We are not hoping for white man to rule we are just tired of the freeloading BS. Get it right!

        • ananymous on February 28, 2018 at 5:39 am

          Jan is racist!

        • ananymous on March 1, 2018 at 5:32 am

          Jan I’ve found something we can agree on! I too feel sorry for your family!

    • ananymous on February 28, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      I have immigrant relatives.Because my family emigrated to this area of the United States in 1831.Goofball!!!

    • zooz on March 1, 2018 at 6:44 am

      you should move to europe

      • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 6:36 am

        Zooz you should take more of your opiates.Enough to where narcan won’t help!

        • zooz on March 2, 2018 at 6:45 am

          I’ve only been narcan’d twice so don’t act like I’m an addict.

    • Obamas purple lips on March 2, 2018 at 6:32 am

      Wow Jan! Still race-baiting? Get over it already.Trump is your president!!

  29. Donald Henderson on February 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to Tim McCracken for his excellent editorial in today’s Herald. I have heard many liberal commentators declare with a straight face that the United States is the only country that experiences these mass shootings such as the terrible tragedy in Florida. That is an outright LIE! At least five people in Russia were shot and killed leaving church recently. Russia has gun laws as strict as any place on earth. Who had the gun? A criminal intent on killing had the gun, of course. The best defense against a criminal with a gun is a law-abiding citizen with a gun. I have a concealed handgun license and am always prepared to defend myself or others. The Second Amendment to the Constitution IS intended to give citizens the means to protect themselves from an oppressive government. The United States Constitution is the greatest political document ever written – including the Second Amendment.

    • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Your comment is based on a lot of assumptions. First, the assumption that everything Tim said is correct. For the sake of debate, let’s assume that everything Tim said it right. That being said, one could argue Russia is an outlier. The better argument, I feel, is that the US is a democratic country more similar to the UK and Australia. Our country is more similar to those countries than Russia. That would be like comparing gun deaths in America vs Iraq rather than a country more similar and stable like us, let’s say England and Australia.

      • edbassmaster on February 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm


  30. Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    QUICK POLL….After over 1 year of “President Trump”


    1) Great President
    2) Greatest President

    I vote for Number 2

    • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:14 am

      Obama is a number two of sorts!! A heaping pile of it.His forked tongue got you all hot and bothered huh?Liar,Lawyer what’s the difference?

    • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:45 am

      America is going to be a lot browner.That is not racist is it?

    • Obamas purple lips on February 22, 2018 at 4:28 am

      Obama campaign preaching change.Remember that.Oh he changed things alright!! Do you think it’s possible that many millions that voted for Obama(at least first term) voted for Trump? We will never agree.A divided country should become just that.Divided.

      • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

        You’re right. Of course millions who voted for Obama voted for Trump. That’s why Trump won PA, OH, WI, MI, and FL. You are absolutely right.

        What I’m confused about is that you state, “a divided country should become just that.Divided.” What do you mean (and I mean main idea…not even gonna tackle the lack of punctuation or spacing)? Are you openly advocating that Republican States secede from The United States of America? Are you openly advocating treason? I hope I’m confused. Could you please enlighten me?

        • Obamas purple lips on February 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

          Your punctuation and grammar is so much better than mine.You’ll get no explanation from me on that note.You wild eyed,delusional,race-baiting,arrogant liberal!! Punctuate THIS!!!

    • Its me!The real Obama on February 22, 2018 at 6:50 am

      I’ll hide behind a smile and understanding eyes.And I will tell you things that you already know so you can say “I really identify with you so much”.I’ll come to you like an affliction and I’ll leave you like an addiction.You’ll never forget me.You wanna know why? Cause I’m a liar.I’ll rip your mind out I’ll burn your soul.I’ll turn you into me,I’ll turn you into me.Cause I’m a liar!

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Agree with you Jan. Really miss having an intelligent, educated, well-spoken decent man for president. We’re stuck with that profane, lying, terribly unqualifed creature. It’s so embarrassing to be an American right now.

      • Anti democrat on March 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        I’m proud to be a American!! Get up go to work provide for my family !! Why is it all Obama supporters sleep till noon and wait for the mailman to bring them their monthly hand out!! I think trumps gonna do a good job at ending the handouts!! I believe that’s why you don’t like him here’s a idea Get a job work work work!!

        • ananymous on March 16, 2018 at 4:45 am


      • ananymous on March 16, 2018 at 4:51 am

        You Lost!!! Hahahahahahaha!! Fat and stupid is no way to go through life!

      • ananymous on March 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

        Trump is the greatest of all time!!! Now get a job!!

  31. Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I can’t believe the comments I am reading here. I’m literally shaking my head.

    You people think that the answer to the horrible gun problem is MORE GUNS?! That is just insanity!

    We have a gun problem. Who doesn’t have a gun problem? England and Australia. We need to look at what they are doing and incorporate BEST PRACTICES.

    I absolutely love how readers on this site say, “It’s our right to have a gun!” OK…let’s deconstruct this argument. The founding father agreed it was your right to have a musket in case England invaded. You still want a musket? You got it! They never intended you to own anything more than a musket.

    I love how Republicans think the second amendment and the bill of rights is somehow infallible and somehow equal, if not higher, than the bible. Republicans think anything in the bill of rights is infallible, but they forget the part saying black people are 3/5 of a person. Look it up. Is that part infallible? Or are you just cherry picking parts to fit your political agenda? What about Prohibition? That was in the constitution. Was that infallible? I hope not, cause the repeal is also in our constitution!

    The common sense approach is model gun laws based on other countries that have low levels of gun violence. Anything else is dangerous, and a threat to the safety of the majority of Americans.

    • Sig Sauer on February 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      You may have a gun problem but my family dont!! Armed and ready!!

      • Jan on February 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm

        This is what’s wrong with the country. We don’t need to be armed. We need to severely cripple the 2nd Amendment to make sure everyone has access to a Musket.

        • ananymous on February 28, 2018 at 5:41 am

          I feel sorry for Jan.

    • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 4:02 am

      Janice is a blatant racist!!!

      • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        Why would you say a personal insult like that? Where are your facts to base your claim?

    • Obamas purple lips on February 22, 2018 at 5:05 am

      How’s that working in Chicago?

    • I hate everyone! on February 22, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Thank god for the bomb!!!

    • open your eyes on February 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Real world…the guns are already on the streets. You better get a gun quick. You will need it when everyone has one but you.

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Agree with you Jan. Really miss having an intelligent, educated, well-spoken decent man for president. We’re stuck with that profane, lying, terribly unqualifed creature. It’s so embarrassing to be an American right now.

      • ananymous on March 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

        Get a job!!!

  32. naked gun on February 21, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    We defend our president,congressmen, governors, celebrities, sporting events, jewelry stores, banks,courts, factories and office buildings with GUNS.

    We defend our children ……..with a sign that reads:
    ……and then call someone with a gun if there is an emergency!

    • ananymous on February 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      Well said!!

    • Sig Sauer on February 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      I agree any gun free zone is a accident waiting to happen. It makes you wonder who the ignorant people were that made them gun free zones!!

    • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      I got a better idea…hear me out…what about it….wait for it….we OUTLAW ASSAULT WEAPONS. You know, since our founding fathers had no idea what these things were. Let’s outlaw guns other than the musket. The musket is what our founding fathers wanted you to have. Not assault weapons. Not nuclear weapons. Not tanks. MUSKETS.

      • Sig Sauer on February 21, 2018 at 7:31 pm

        As uncle ted nugent would say we don’t have a gun problem we have a people problem!!

        • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:06 am


      • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 4:17 am

        Ever heard of the black market?

      • I hate everyone! on February 22, 2018 at 5:31 am

        A faster way to kill us all would take too long!!!

      • Sig Sauer on February 22, 2018 at 8:40 am

        Could you imagine how silly our military would look carrying and fighting with a musket!! I think Jan rode the short bus!!

        • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

          We could modify to a rapid fire musket!! Lol.A little salt on the wound.

        • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

          Why are you projecting your conservative Sean Hannity ideological bent on my comments? You are guilty of a RED HERRING logical fallacy. Google Red Herring Examples. A red herring is when “Red herring is a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue. In literature, this fallacy is often used in detective or suspense novels to mislead readers or characters, or to induce them to make false conclusions.”

          Typically, people who engage in Red Herring Logical Fallacies know exactly what they are doing. They know they are dead in the water in regards to facts and debate, so they attempt to change the subject.

          You sir, took my comment that the founding fathers meant for every person to have the right to bear a musket and somehow extrapolated that our military should only have muskets. That is a RED HERRING. You are attempting to diminish my factual position that our founding fathers wanted citizens to have the option to own muskets and claim that I am saying our military should only have muskets. It is not only intellectually dishonest, but it just weakens your position, and makes readers think less of your posts. Why don’t you stay intellectually honest?

          • Sig Sauer on February 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm

            Your probably better off not commenting on guns you obviously are uneducated on weapons especially assault rifles I would be willing to bet alot of people beside my family and me own them!! And we would never in a million years have someone take them let alone have you or anyone else outlaw them!!

            • Jan on February 24, 2018 at 6:43 pm

              I have immigrant friends from Europe who have become citizens in this country. They are solid conservative Republican, but they cannot understand why assault weapons are not outlawed. They are saddened that this country is so backwards in regards to gun safety. These same people telling me this are Trump supporters and voters! I think it would be worthwhile for many on this thread to reach out to European immigrants and just ask what they think about our gun laws and listen with an open ear.

              My friend from a former communist Eastern European country told me that she thinks it’s heresy that Republicans, and she’s a Republican, view the bible and the constitution as equal. She is an immigrant, and even she rattled off that Blacks were 3/5 of a person, and that drinking was outlawed in the constitution. Mistakes happen. In Europe, constitutions use to change all the time. Just because we are Americans, doesn’t mean our constitution is infallible.

              • Sig Sauer on February 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

                I have alot of friends in the United States. And their name is NRA!! The only friends I need!

              • ananymous on February 25, 2018 at 3:04 am

                Babble,babble,babble wild eyed Rosie is that you?

              • The King of the Weather on February 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

                My friends all have the last names of Colt, Smith, Wesson, and Ruger.

          • Obamas purple lips on February 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm

            Jan your grammar and pronunciation are magnificent!!! So mellifluous!!! And your capitalisation is to die for!!! I am in awe!!! A+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

  33. ban assault weapons on February 21, 2018 at 11:41 am

    If you think banning assault weapons will stop the killing you’re crazy.

    • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Actually you’re wrong. Banning Assault weapons will greatly reduce the number of people killed by guns. It’s common sense.

      • Sig Sauer on February 21, 2018 at 7:33 pm

        Your not very smart are you!! I would never let anyone disarm me!!

      • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:10 am

        From evolution we’ve been killing each other.Nothing will stop it.Only human extinction.

      • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 4:15 am

        OK ban assault weapons then they’ll just take multiple handguns and empty the clips.Just as many deaths just a different way to kill.It’s a people problem.Common sense.

      • duh on February 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

        Drugs are illegal, banned, not allowed and dangerous….. Yet we have a huge problem in this country. Stopping the sale of guns or ownership does not solve anything. It’s too late, they are already out there.

      • The King of the Weather on February 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

        We will just use other objects as assault weapons then. Start banning bats, knives, hammers, etc……. Liberals….LOL…

  34. ananymous on February 20, 2018 at 3:39 pm


    • ananymous on February 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm


  35. roll out the barrell on February 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Kimble has yet to pick up one dirty diaper or a wee wee stained mattress, however the comedy has already begun!
    Watching these guys unload the new cans with the wheels falling off and lids that won’t close. Hey Mayor’s office, you might want to get rubbish cans with lids that close so the trash does not blow all over town. Seriously, every other can has a lid that won’t close with a 5 inch gap. We may be the opiate capital of NE Ohio but by golly we know how to clown up the city services!

    • Obamas purple lips on February 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Below is four of the brightest folks around!!

    • The King of the Weather on February 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      I got mine today. No problems.

      • woodford warrior on February 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        So move.You should practice what you preach.Pack your sh** and get out of your mommy’s basement.

        • The King of the Weather on February 21, 2018 at 11:46 am

          Why move? I have no problems with how things are being handled in the city. Someone was complaining about the new trash barrels and mine are fine, nothing ruined or broken. Just stating that fact. Your comment makes no sense in reply to mine. I think it is YOU who lives in mommy’s basement all day long and posting on Viewsline. How many of these names here belong to you?

          • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            My reply was not to you king.It was to SO MOVE.Hence why my comment makes no sense to yours.

            • The King of the Weather on February 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

              Oh, OK. No problem! It appeared in the tree under mine so it looked like it was. Honest mistake I guess.

          • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 2:02 pm

            Yeah you were wrong king.No problem!! ASSUME.

  36. So Move on February 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    All of the North End people should move now. You all got owned by Norton Trolls.

    • Move Now on February 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

      you thinking there is a diff between barberton and norton. now that is funny! hurry, you will be late for your Trumpanomics class over at brown mackie.

      • Panther on February 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

        What’s the graduating percentage at barberton?? LMAO

        • Magic on February 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm


          • skankhunt42 on February 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

            Communist Liberal Pigs!!!

          • hey norton! on February 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm

            Go to sleep Kemosabe.This is my home now!

        • woodford warrior on February 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm

          Higher that the tooth percentage in Norton!!!

          • Panther on February 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

            It is than not that!! We’re you in special ed??

            • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

              It’s called a typo re-re.You could use your tooth knocked out.

            • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 11:21 am

              Wanna meet?

              • Panther on February 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm

                No I’ll pass . I was raised never to hit a women!!

                • Magic on February 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

                  Its woman not women. Typical Norton re-re

                • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:19 am

                  Smart move! Keep that one chopper you have left.

            • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

              We’re =we are.hypocrite retard.

              • Panther on February 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

                Ooops!! I’m an idiot from Norton.But us Nortonians are way better than you Barbertonians.

                • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

                  Barberton is taking your town slowly but surely.Norton will be dissolved soon.

                  • Panther on February 21, 2018 at 11:57 am

                    You mean all four streets that is Norton will be gone soon?

                    • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

                      Yup! Now go change your depends and go to sleep Kemosabe.This is my home now!

                  • Panther on February 21, 2018 at 11:57 am

                    Will norton inherit all barberton’s drug issues?? And section 8 citizens??

                    • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm

                      Put your bifocals on so you can see.Don’t be delusional.Your trailer park is drug infested!! LMFAO

                    • woodford warrior on February 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm

                      It’s always fun here after dark at the meth lab trailer park!!!

                    • Red head on February 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm

                      Norton Pub is a cool place. And your coaches and teachers live in Barberton and send kids to Barberton Schools. Where is downtown Norton?

    • woodford warrior on February 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Find a loser!

  37. Triska on February 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    so where’s the Trash Pick Up, Today???? according to the Barberton site…. Republic does not take President’s day off and I spoke with Kimble, they said, they may be delivering their new cans, but their contract for pick up service does not start till March 1st.

  38. Triska on February 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    hey any near West Siders.. experiencing power flickers and mini power failures? we been having this for over a week now. problem is, most my neighbors work, hard to catch them at home to see if they had any. has there been any power relay station work, being done? I don’t want to call Edison, unless it is a street pole issue..Thanks.

    • So Move on February 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      All you west siders should move now!

  39. Annonymous on February 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    In the Feb. 8 edition of the Herald, Michelle DeShon was so worried about the seniors and the budget cuts to Meals on Wheels that she is blaming on Trump but yet after, I hope, doing more research, she publishes an article in the Feb. 15 edition stating how services won’t be cut. Why not get your facts straight before you publish inaccurate information. I haven’t liked this reporter since she started. Get rid of her.

    • Obamas purple lips on February 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      TDS-Trump Derangement Syndrome.Facts.She don’t need no stinking facts!! Just her hatred for her President.

    • Impeach the Orange Menance on February 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      All of you Trump lemmings are priceless ! How many of his former repub cronies have voted against his whacko ideas?
      Outside of pumping up his chest over and increase in min wage & part time jobs what has he done? even his own party voted down his health reform for 6 + months before they all got tired of it and passed some half arse deal. wake up

      • Obamas purple lips on February 18, 2018 at 10:43 pm

        #1 Passage of tax reform bill providing 5.5 billion in cuts and repealed the Obama care mandate.#2 Increased the GDP above 3%.#3A rebound in economic confidence to a 17yr high.#4New executive order to boost apprenticeships.#5 Prioritized women owned business for some 500 million in SBA loans.#6 Signed executive order demanding that 2 regulations be killed for every new one created.#7Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.#8 Withdrew from the Obama era Paris Climate Agreement.#9Signed executive order cutting the time for infrastructure permit.#10 Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the trans-pacific partnership.#11Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.#12Worked to promote the sale of U.S. products abroad.#13Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws,especially those that involve national security,a priority.#14Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.#15 Ended Obama era catch and release of illegal immigrants.#16 Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.#17Removed 36% more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.#18Added some 100 new immigration judges.#19Signed 3 executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations .#20Declared a nationwide public health emergency on opioid.#21 Added 500 million to fight this crisis.#22Signed the veterans accountability act.#23 Signed the veterans appeals improvement and modernization act.#24 Signed the VA choice and quality employment act of 2017.#25 Created a VA hotline.#26 Withdrew from the compact on migration….And the list goes on but your hatred for him has you in a slumber.Perhaps it is you who is still asleep?

        • anonymous on February 20, 2018 at 7:02 am

          Trump has divided us into “cliques” . Blacks against whites; Democrats against Republicans; Rich against poor; The Bible against science; Gun rights activist against Gun Control activist; US against everyone. Russia assisted the Trump Campaign by weaponizing Facebook, Twitter and other social media to divide and separate the different factions. Trumps nasty tweets are a daily occurrence and almost always spread lies and innuendos to his rabid troll “followers”.

          The destruction of fundamental Government Agencies. The EPA, the DOJ, The State Department, The FDA, the DEA, Federal Court Judges, the Treasury Dept., the NRC, the USDA, even recently the FBI. By under staffing, hiring cronies, replacing scientists with politicians who are completely under qualified, he has successfully undermined the original missions of these agencies and how they work for the people in general.

          After promising to drain the swamp, Trump Hires swamp monsters Rex Tillerson from Exxon, Steve Mnuchin from Goldman Sachs, Wilbur Ross whose wealth is estimated by Forbes at $2.9 billion, Ben Carson, Trump Butt kisser and a former neurosurgeon, Rick Perry, former governor of Texas with a degree in veterinary Science is in charge of our power grids. Betsy DeVos an AMWAY heiress with no degrees in education at all and no political experience was given Education.

          Trump Vacations. Now at a cost to taxpayers of over 100 million dollars, Trump is once again in his Fla Golf Club. Remember when he said “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.” January 16th, 2017 or “There’s just so much to be done,” Trump told CBS’ 60 Minutes

          Racism’s rebirth. Trump called the KKK and American Nazi’s “Good people” during the horror of Charlottesville, Virginia “Unite the right” racist rally. With 3 Dead and 34 Injured after White-Nationalist Rally, Trump first delayed saying anything. Then he defended the racist. Then he read a scripted response and still went off rail in his remarks. NEED MORE ??????

          • Concerned on February 20, 2018 at 7:30 am

            The United States was already divided when Trump took office thanks to obama!!

            • Obamas purple lips on February 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm

              Need more of your delusions? No thanks.We get it you hate Trump and whitey.All you have to do now is do something about it!

            • woodford warrior on February 20, 2018 at 9:44 pm

              Liberal scum!You communists are dividing America.Run to Cali.before it’s too late for you.

            • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm

              Oh Yah right. It’s Obama’s fault. Let’s forget George W. Bush led us into a war based on false pretenses and resulted in thousands of young Americans dead. You probably don’t care, but I do, cause I was a young American at that time, and had friends serve and come back messed up. But yah…anything for lower taxes on the rich and to “outlaw abortions” and “ban same sex marriage” cause we all know it’s the gays and people having abortions that are keeping the poor poor!!!

              • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:26 am

                I don’t remember any other president ever being OK with shooting police like your boy Obama.Obama’s legacy continues into 2018. Police officers have your guns drawn and ready on all calls.Obama’s sons are gunning for you.

                • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm

                  Please post links that show Obama liking police shooting. You sir, have engaged in a AD HOMINEM logical fallacy attack on a former President, that for some reason hmmm, you hate.

                  In case you don’t know what an ad hominem logical fallacy is, it is when, “Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.”

                  Keep up the logical fallacies. They teach this stuff in Law School 101.

                  • ananymous on February 23, 2018 at 6:46 am

                    You see what you want and I’ll do the same.Just keep away from me you racist!! Your comments are all the proof I need to know what you are.

          • Ann Nonimus Pluribus Unum on February 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

            Delusional butt hurt liberal!! Debating facts with your opinion.Better get back to your msnbc.Keep pulling that race card.It’s gonna bite you in the arse one day.TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT!!!! That you cannot spin!!!

            • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

              Trump is an embarrassment to the world. Our long, national nightmare, will finally be over in November of 2020. AMEN.

              BTW…What’s the over/under on porn stars who will say they Trump had sex with them and paid them off before 2020? 10? 20? 30?!!

              Also, what would Republicans do if it turned out that Obama had sex with numerous Porn Stars and paid them off?! OMG…Their heads would have literally spun around a 360 degree angle before simultaneously exploding all at once!!

              • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:34 am

                Liberalism is a mental disorder!

                • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

                  You post that “liberalism is a mental disorder” in response to my comment. You have engaged in the logical fallacy of AD HOMINEM. In case you don’t know what that is, “Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.”

                  Good people can not have a reasonable debate with people who engage in logical fallacies, because they shift the topic.

                  The teach this in any Law School Class 101.

                  • ananymous on February 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

                    You post fake news and your arrogant,liberal opinion which makes me wanna engage in vomiting.You expect anyone to have a rational debate with that comment?It’s dead from the get go Jan. Here’s something for you to decipher.My voting pattern. Clinton,Gore,Obama,Trump.Did not vote in Bush second term.John Kerry.No thanks.Did not vote in Obama’s second term.Mitt Romney or Obama.No thanks.

              • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:59 am

                FAKE NEWS!!

              • The King of the Weather on February 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

                He will be re-elected for another 4 years in 2020.

        • facts vs.opinion on February 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm


      • Obamas purple lips on February 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

        Trump is his own man.He’s weeding out the corrupt,both republican and democrat.Why do you think they all sh** their pants when he won.Why do you think they tried so hard to keep him out.They’re CORRUPT!! There is help for your TDS just don’t know if you’ll last through the treatment.

      • skankhunt42 on February 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        Communist Liberal Pigs!!

        • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

          If you call your opponents “communist liberal pigs” wouldn’t that make you the opposite? Fascist Nazi Fairies?

          • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:44 am

            The antifascist are the fascists.Ever see any of antifas violence? Oh that’s right the leftist media won’t show it.But they can’t hide it!!

  40. Bron-Brons mom and his teammates play hide the salami on February 17, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Hey Lebron.Shut up and dribble!! Fool!!Take your arse to LA where you belong.The land of fruit and nuts!! I don’t mean Lower Akron.You’re an entertainer of mindless sheep who glorify a game.And Trump is your President!!!! In ya face!! Wagagagagaa!!

    • Purple on February 17, 2018 at 11:14 am

      This viewsline over the time I have been reading the posts since the end of 2016 has been going slowly from blue to red. Or less liberal to more conservative.The silent majority is becoming less silent!!!

      • The King of the Weather on February 18, 2018 at 8:44 am

        I noticed that too. That’s a good thing.

        • Obamas purple lips on February 18, 2018 at 9:51 am

          In this information age it’s become hard for the corruption to be hidden from us.I can only imagine how much our fathers and grandfather’s were lied to by the so called media.Corruption runs deep on a national,state and yes,a local level.Research is at your fingertips.Dig deep.Use discretion and never let them make fools of the American people ever again.TRUMP2020-I AM A DEPLORABLE!

    • So Move on February 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      just because you live in barberton does not mean you have to act like it. all of these immature posts on here have went beyond ridiculous. act your age and use at least some 10th grade grammar for a change

      • Obamas purple lips on February 18, 2018 at 10:59 pm

        Piss off sissy!

      • So Move on February 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

        Most of those posts come from people (trolls) who live in Norton, not Barberton.

        • woodford warrior on February 20, 2018 at 8:42 pm

          Commie liberal scum is what they are.I’m gonna move.To Norton!!

    • Jan on February 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Why should Lebron, who is worth so much than Laura Ingrate or whatever her name is, take his orders from a white women from FIXED NEWS CHANNEL? That’s racist. Telling a black superstar to “shut and dribble?” What, you think Lebron is only good at sports cause he’s black? Hey Laura, “Shut up and stitch..and cook your husband a meal!” That is what Lebron should have said, but he has more class than I do.

      Hey Laura, go home, clean the house, stitch, and make your husband a meal! Don’t forget to iron his clothes in the morning!

      PS…I’m waiting for the Conservative Element on this page to totally miss my sarcasm and accuse me of hating women in 3…2…1… lol

      • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:32 am

        Feminist pulling the race card again.That’s all you got.I feel stupid so you’re racist..Move to Cali.

      • ananymous on February 22, 2018 at 3:54 am

        No Janice you don’t hate all women just white ones correct? Always bringing up race.Is it possible that’s all you see?When you’re defeated you always have that race card.If Laura was black and LeBron was white there would be zero word from you.Take a look in the mirror and blame that person.

        • Jan on February 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

          You sir have engaged in 2 logical fallacies. The AD HOMINEM and RED HERRING. In case you don’t know what an AD HOMINEM logical fallacy is, it is, “Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.”

          Your second logical fallacy is a RED HERRING. In case you don’t know what this is, it is, “Red herring is a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue. In literature, this fallacy is often used in detective or suspense novels to mislead readers or characters, or to induce them to make false conclusions.”

          Somehow from my post you attacked me personally and then claimed I hate white women, even though my post had nothing to do about white women. It had to do with classically oppressed groups in history.

          They teach these logical fallacies in Law School 101. SMH.

  41. Obamas purple lips on February 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Russian bots made me do it!!! Hahahahahaha!! Democrats 2016= The sorest losers EVER!! Hahahahahaha!! I wonder if that’s Hillary’s excuse for old slick Willy’s cigar play?

    • purple tits on February 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Smoke on the water……u should move

  42. North End Nosey on February 16, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Let me guess, you North Enders need to plow all of the rain from the roads to go buy more smokes and booze?

    • South End Hosey on February 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Brilliant comment!!Put the pipe down!!

    • Never go full re-re on February 16, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Let me guess,you are a window licker!!

      • Ben Dover on February 20, 2018 at 8:59 am

        Ben Dover and I will show u

        • Ben Dover on February 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

          I’m a colon pilot!!

    • So Move on February 18, 2018 at 8:42 am

      You should just move out of the city.

    • So Move on February 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Man, you really must have gotten your butt handed to you since you are STILL talking about that. Obsessed much?

  43. move now on February 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    you should move

    • So Move on February 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Yep! All DEMOCRATS and LIBERALS should move out!

    • So Move on February 16, 2018 at 7:06 am

      how about you get a job ? posting at 1221 pm ? pathetic. wish you would move and take your welfare with you

      • move now on February 16, 2018 at 8:22 am

        I work 3rd shift. And am the hardest worker you ever seen.

      • time will tell on February 16, 2018 at 8:26 am

        How dare you post at 7:06 AM ! You should move to California where it is 4:06 AM. Move now!

  44. 2pac on February 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Another person shot in Barberton. And another person from Akron pulled the trigger. Build a wall .

    • Obamas purple lips on February 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Akron taking it on the chin again!! When there is no pride there is just that.NO PRIDE.

  45. Triska on February 8, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Hurrah for Barberton, changing trash collectors! Should reduce the amount of Clutter in people’s Yards… who pile it up waiting for “clean out day”.. or can’t afford a ‘ticket”….. Great idea! (btw: when I mentioned audit in a previous post – I was not referring to just Btown – I think all cities across the USA should do a voluntary clean house audit and get rid of wasteful spending so tax money can be used more wisely) Anyway.. Good Move… Hopefully will Encourage folks to start Tidying up around here. 🙂 no more excuses.

    • Obamas purple lips on February 8, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      That is sweet!!

    • Just saying on February 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      You can change the trash company every year. But you will never get rid of all the trash!!

      • So Move on February 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

        YOU could always just move. That would be a start.

      • Just saying on February 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

        Wow the truth must hurt!!

      • Hiam Zero on February 12, 2018 at 7:02 am

        Probably not but we sure could try.There are millions waiting for open season.Let’s pretend we’re not at the end.

  46. Triska on January 21, 2018 at 12:02 am

    hey…Anyone get their Property Tax bill yet? I see they expect payment by Feb 23rd.. but pretty slow on getting them out.. I don’t like to pay online. but I bet sooner or later they will make that mandatory to save on money.

    • The King of the Weather on January 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

      I still have a mortgage so mine comes out of escrow. I never have to worry about that. Be glad you get a bill that you have to pay separately, that means you probably own your home and have no mortgage payment. Congrats!

    • Obamas purple lips on January 31, 2018 at 6:52 am

      What about these democrats at the SOTU address? If they hate this country so much why in the hell are they here.They can spin it any way they want.Childish,un American swamp creatures.

      • Good Ole Boy on February 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

        they should move now.

      • Trumps Orange Lips on February 1, 2018 at 6:42 pm

        Was it like when Rep. Joe Wilson, REPUBLICAN of SC, yelled “YOU LIE” at the first black president? Oh yah, nothing disrespectful or racist there!

        • Obamas purple lips on February 2, 2018 at 6:46 am

          Seems like all you liberal scum can fall back on.THE RACE CARD!!

          • The King of the Weather on February 3, 2018 at 7:58 am

            I noticed that too. It is everywhere. I like to say that we have the TRUMP CARD though.

        • Obamas purple lips on February 2, 2018 at 7:06 am

          Now you better remember when you think or tell someone they lied you are racist.Very logical!! SMDH

        • Obamas purple lips on February 2, 2018 at 7:10 am

          Try coming with REAL facts.Obama was half white and half black.

          • Slim Chance on February 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm

            I can see a Oprah Windbag coming down the pipe LOL

        • Make America Great on February 5, 2018 at 7:01 am

          That was pretty funny. Too bad Trump only has 7 years left.

          • Obamas purple lips on February 5, 2018 at 11:25 am

            I hope he rips these liberals apart over these next 7 yrs.These brainwashed reality denying fairy’s need a good stomping.I’m ready to deliver!

          • Just saying on February 13, 2018 at 3:21 pm

            And think trumps done more in 1 year than Obama did in 8

    • David Houpt on February 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I got my tax bill. My property was reevaluated and the SCHOOL PORTION ONLY went up $223 and some change a year. That is about 3.8 mills increase they got with reevaluation. If the tax levy is voted in my taxes for JUST THE SCHOOL will increase $494 dollars a year. Does Norton need that much money and a income tax levy to support the school?

      • David Houpt on February 11, 2018 at 7:52 am

        I was incorrect on the amount my school tax went up. The corrected amount is $243. The total amount of school tax increase will be $494….. I just got one number wrong.

        • The King of the Weather on February 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

          I see they have a levy up for vote too.

    • Obamas purple lips on February 5, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Jimmy Kimmel and his merry band of colon pilots know what’s best for America.How did they get soooooo smart?

  47. Triska on January 20, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    so sad to see the Family Dollar at Norton close. was so convenient there at the plaza.. grocery, hardware, post office… and a nice parking lot. Dollar General does not sell many of the same items. the stand alone …Family Dollars, (or GD) make me targets for “hold-ups”… and so many stores closing these days … I worry about those folks who could not afford college … where will they find work? I also think if these Dollar Stores and Mini Marts etc, would get rid of the mini ATM’s… there would be far less, crash and grab and dash crimes, which would keep their insurance rates down and prices as well. It’s just “asking for it”…..having them in the stores. I can’t help but wonder… how much longer our Kmart will be here. I don’t like to order online, increases your chances of getting hacked, I have a lousy mailman who mis-deliverers frequently and then there’s the porch pirates. I would rather go to the store. Anyways, just sad….sign of the times.

    • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Barberton could use a strong police presence.Make it to where dirt bags don’t wanna come in and don’t wanna be here.Max fines and sentences.Increase traffic stops.Become pests for them.You come through Barberton,your gonna get pulled.Make it a place to avoid for criminals.Law and order NOW!!!!

      • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

        Norton police should do the same.Tough love without the love!

      • Armed citizen on January 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

        My family never will go anywhere in barberton unless we are armed and if the business dosent honor concealed carry we go elsewhere!!

        • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm

          Only Barberton?

          • Armed citizen on January 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm

            Barberton is in are top 5 in the area!!

            • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 2:01 pm

              Was gonna say.Unfortunately I have to work in Akron quite a bit and this is where I’m most vigilant.Head on a swivel.Ever drive down Fern St.?I’d love to drop off a liberal there at dusk.

            • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

              Sadly everywhere though really.

            • Obamas purple lips on January 22, 2018 at 1:12 pm

              Did you notice where the Sylvester St shooter was from?What about the Barber rd shooter? What about the Hendon scum?

              • Armed citizen on January 22, 2018 at 5:10 pm

                Ya there’s alot of scum in akron ! And it makes no sense why so many people are against concealed carry and guns !! BUT I know I raised my children right and pro gun??

                • Obamas purple lips on January 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm

                  Good deal.stay safe my friend.

              • The King of the Weather on January 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

                I recall they were all from other cities. I think the Barber Road shooter was from Cleveland or something. They just said that the Sylvester Street shooter was an Akron thug.

                • Obamas purple lips on January 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

                  Madness.We don’t need that crap.

    • The Real Reality Check on January 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      want to see a real disgrace ?? go look at the parking lot of the dollar general store up towards wooster rd & state. looks like a 3rd world country ghetto. the city needs to put the hammer down on this disgusting eye sore !

      • Obamas purple lips on January 31, 2018 at 6:46 am

        Lol.I hear that.I told the cashier one day that their parking lot looked like a dumpster.They had it cleaned the next day,but didn’t take long for it to get back to the way it was.A lot of lazy people around.

    • Above you on February 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      The only time I was in the family dollar everyone in there looked like they were on their way or coming from the cherry blossom !! So them closing dosent affect me in any way !! One less trash hang out!!

      • pete @ repeat on February 3, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        Candyman,candyman,CANDYMAN!!! One more time for good measure!!

    • Above you on February 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      I was only in this store once in my life and it looked like everyone in there was either on their way or just left the cherry blossom! So I figure it’s just one less trash hang out!! So I don’t think it affects me or my family in any way shape or form!!

      • pete @ repeat on February 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm

        If you say it one more time maybe someone will care about a dollar store affecting you and your family? Derrrrp!

  48. bait and switch on January 18, 2018 at 11:37 am

    time to switch trash companies. this service we have now is garbage.

    • Obamas purple lips on January 19, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Nice play on words!! Pretty punny!!

      • So Move on January 19, 2018 at 11:39 am

        So Move

        • Obamas purple lips on January 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

          Yes.All you liberals move now!!

          • The King of the Weather on January 20, 2018 at 10:34 pm

            Somehow they would blame Trump. It is the Liberal way.

            • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 9:26 am

              Trump is the best thing this country,state and town(aside from O.C.Barber) has ever had.Mr.Barber was a staunch republican.

              • The King of the Weather on January 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

                I agree. One year in office and there have been multiple improvements. Things are looking up!

              • Slim Chance on January 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

                What do you think the chances of having a republican mayor are?…close to the Browns winning a Superbowl? But I guess anything is possible!
                GO BROWNS!

                • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

                  The more we become like Akron the less likely.We need to sever from our Siamese twin.As for the Brown’s and all sports I personally could care less.Played sports my whole life but I cannot see glorifying any.A fanatical following for that which does not matter.

                • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm

                  Don’t get me wrong I’m not completely against democrats just liberals.I’m an independent.The way libs have treated president Trump though.grrrr.I’d fight for the man.

                  • Slim Chance on January 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

                    I am so sarcastic sometimes, I don’t’ even know if I’m kidding LOL

                    • Obamas purple lips on January 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

                      I know the feeling!!

                • fern on January 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

                  How many Republican Mayors have there been in Barberton? I think the ones that we had were darn good.

                  • Slim Chance on January 23, 2018 at 3:57 pm

                    Last one Art Braddock 1988 !!!

                    • Slim Chance on January 23, 2018 at 3:59 pm

                      Sorry Bradnick

                  • The King of the Weather on January 25, 2018 at 4:23 am

                    Google the answer. There is a Wikipedia site that has a list of all the mayors the city has had in history. Looks like Phyllis Taylor from the Library submitted that info. I tried to post the link for you here the other night but apparently the site moderators do not allow it. But, it is out there.

                    • Good Ole Boy on February 1, 2018 at 10:16 am

                      so what is the answer?

                    • Slim Chance on February 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm

                      18 Democrats 12 Republicans. Over 30 terms!!!!

    • Thank you on January 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Just wanted to thank street dept. for filling the unavoidable pothole at 16th and Wooster rd. I do see you guys out alot and I appreciate your hard work. I hear you guys on the police radio and know a little more than your average Joe about what you have to deal with. Thanks again!

      • anonymous on January 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

        Go to the marathon gas station at shannon and cleve mass and thank them yourselves. usually 4-5 trucks there everyday after 1 pm. hard at work playing lottery tics and loafing on your dime

        • Just saying on January 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

          I think their on their lunch break!! I don’t believe a pansy like you could do their job !! The only thing you can do is bitch!!

        • Obamas purple lips on January 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

          What are you doing there at 1 pm? No work?

    • S-D on January 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      you are owned so move

      • Obamas purple lips on January 20, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Yes.All you liberals move now!!

    • anonymous on January 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      key question is do these companies even offer unlimited curbside anymore? everyone is assuming they do. and remember that repub is owned by waste management. not a lot of options. your leadership did not act quickly or strongly enough during the poor service period. stronger leadership and the offering of some free bulk item stickers are needed to correct this problem. get a free bulk sticker for every 6 months you pay your city util bill on time. simple. hey city council clowns, steal my idea please

  49. Triska on January 12, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Anybody Else getting tired of the Weather Forecasters “crying wolf” ? Where is our 6-8″ ? They get people all upset and panicky, sheesh. All we ever get is a Fizzle. not just Snowstorms, but in Summer too, Thunderstorms. I think they lost their ability to use intuition, relying on computer patterns and such. The Weathermen of Older days, I think were more accurate. They have so many bright colors on radar now, it “looked like” we were really getting clobbered with snow, but I looked outside, nothing. maybe 1′ on the ground. 3,5,8,19 and 43 only seem to understand the weather by the lake. Does anyone know of a good internet link to a more accurate weather source for Summit County? (I esp. feel sorry for school superintendents, that have to make “a call”, with such false weather predictions. then they get the flack)

    • The King of the Weather on January 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm


    • Pea-tear Griffin on January 13, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Definitely Grinds My Gears!!

    • The King of the Weather on January 13, 2018 at 10:02 am

      I am with you on this. I never take what the news says because of what you said and when the days actually get here then the news had it all wrong and it is always something else, mostly better than expected. You know, they put these forecasts out and people go cancelling their plans because of it and I just go about my days as planned. 9 times out of 10 I am able to do everything I wanted to do and I did not cancel plans because the news said it was going to rain or snow.

      You can get some nice apps for your phone. Storm is a good one and it is free. NOAA has one that is reliable. I have also found eWeatherHD to be a very reliable source as well and you have to pay for that. I think it is $2.99 but definitely worth it. That is one that airline pilots use a lot. Weather Underground is also a good one that I would recommend. Don’t just stick with one though, use them all and see what they all say and base your decisions off that. Also you should study the radar and satellite data as well as the surface data maps. There is a lot that goes into this if you want to stray away from the news but you can have much success with it and have reliable sources.

      Also, go online. Intellicast is probably the best source of information I have found and they work in conjunction with Storm. They keep up to date and are always on their game. They got good radar, satellite, and surface data there. Weather Underground is also online and is nice to use as well. They have a nice 15-day layout that seems to always be correct. Take with a grain of salt up to 15 days because a lot can happen but I have found it normally works out to be favorable.

      These sources also link up to personal weather stations in the area and there are quite a few in the area. I have one on my property and I love it! I guess you could say I am kind of a weather geek and love collecting data.

      By all means STAY AWAY FROM ACCUWEATHER! AccuWeather is by far the WORST! People in my circle call that one InaccurateWeather.

      Hope this helps.

      • The Real Reality Check on January 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

        You & Triska need to get a hobby. Maybe you guys can form a weather watch dog group? Heroin over doses, a failing school district and poor city budget spending gets no comment from you guys but the weather prompts
        4 paragraphs. No wonder this town needs an enema. While I am here….. here is your forecast : It will be cold with a 50% chance of rain or snow.

        • The King of the Weather on January 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm

          I have plenty of hobbies. Thanks for asking. None like yours though.

        • Obamas purple lips on January 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

          Heroin addicts know that they are shooting DEATH into their veins.Let em go.As for the dealers they are pretty easy to spot.Escalade.Tinted windows.Start making arrests!! Law and order now!!!!!!

      • Triska on January 20, 2018 at 11:46 pm

        Thanks for the tip …King of the Weather!

        • The King of the Weather on January 22, 2018 at 5:56 pm

          You’re welcome.

    • BarbertonHistoryDigger on January 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

      Hello fellow Barbertonians!! I am searching for a few old milk bottles from Barberton.Paying high dollar for a Kamenar Dairy,a Grafton Dairy and an Eberhardt Dairy.I also buy other hard to find Barberton bottles.

      • The Real Reality Check on January 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm

        You will get more biz around here if you switch over to liquor bottles.

        • BarbertonHistoryDigger on January 17, 2018 at 8:14 am

          Lol.I guess so!

    • Bocephus on January 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

      I believe the “science” of weather is in its infancy stages and is not accurate enough to give accurate weather predictions. I have a weather station, and internet access like you all have and still miss the forecast.

      • The King of the Weather on January 15, 2018 at 8:35 am

        Nice! Which one do you have? I am using Netatmo.

    • Rick on January 23, 2018 at 5:19 am They have nothing to sell so don’t need to keep you watching. Your tax dollars actually working!

  50. The King of the Weather on January 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    10 inches of snow……..BAZINGA!

  51. owned on January 12, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Hope the people in the north end are ready for the big storm. Get to the store now to buy your smokes and beer for the weekend. Snow plows will not be that way for a couple days.

    • So Move on January 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      HAHA….you are definitely owed because you are still posting nonsense. You got your a$$ handed to you!

      • owned on January 15, 2018 at 7:27 am

        aw…. owned

      • S-D on January 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm

        who owns the Northend?

        • So Move on January 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

          So Move

        • Obamas purple lips on January 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

          Jim does

    • Obamas purple lips on January 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

      No need to stock up.We all went out and got us wanna dem 4 ba 4’s!!!

      • Never stuck on January 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        About time you got smart and got rid of the little rice burner!!I

        • Obamas purple lips on January 14, 2018 at 8:16 am

          Thank you! Momma always said I gotta good brain!!

  52. Triska on January 11, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Barberton Herald should do away with this page. Viewsline. it’s just a bunch of bored folks cackling at each other. No Facts, no real Information here. Just makes our town look even worse. I can’t believe now you have, the wall of shame and fame inviting more idiotic commentaries. This is not Journalism. it’s just a Trash-Talk Page. Herald, clean up your act, become a real Newsworthy page of useful Information. Start 2018 on a better foot!

    • Just saying on January 11, 2018 at 4:01 am

      I’ve read alot of your post on here and I think you Surely do bitch alot!! Now thats good old American journalism right??

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 11, 2018 at 9:58 am

        So leave

      • Triska on January 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm

        it starts out as a legit topic, bringing a citizen concerns to the table. but then some antagonist comes with insulting one liners to ruffle your feathers and of course you tend to fire back, that’s why I said this place is turning into a 5th grade playground, full of bullies and name callers. ( and we all are guilty of getting pulled down to their “level”. the Herald needs to appoint someone to more closely monitor these posts. These one bullying insults should be Deleted. Posts with name calling should be submitted back to the posted with an edit request or it will not be posted. this page needs a little Censorship, it is giving Barberton a bad look. the Town is already going through hardships, with places closing, empty housing, the homeless, and drug problems running rampant, lack of jobs and more. Barberton and I am sure many other small towns having a tough time, trying to attract new residents and businesses, so they can improve, (and yes I know they do need to do more than that, like a complete city hall audit and get rid of waste $) not going *there*… but what I am saying is, Barberton doesn’t need a Childish Forum on what is supposed to be their News Media Page. Let’s try to keep the name calling and smart remarks off of it. Stick to the topics. State with facts, do research before you post, and behave like Adults, and stop scaring away, anyone who “might” be interested in this Town. this is not a Tabloid. Thank You.

        • Old school on January 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm

          I kinda like what people post it’s like a good old fashion dean martin roast!! That’s the problem in this town there’s no sense of humor lmao!!

          • So Move on January 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm

            You can move any time. Pack up the U-Haul and ship on out!

          • Obamas purple lips on January 13, 2018 at 7:45 am


            • Obamas purple lips on February 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

              Below you will witness great southern trend killers first sentence being contradicted by its second sentence.I says it’s as not to offend the gender confused.

        • Great Southern Trendkiller on January 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

          That’s because it’s full of stupid conservatives who cannot article any rational point. So instead they act like their president and become crying man-babies.

          • Just saying on January 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

            Another democrat who’s still upset over the election Trump did more in a year than Obama did in 8 !!

            • Obamas purple lips on February 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

              Liberalism is a mental disorder.

          • walk on home boy on February 8, 2018 at 9:59 am

            Article???? Sometimes it appears that we’re reaching a period when our senses and our minds will no longer respond to moderate stimulation.We seem to be reaching an age of the gross.Persuasion through speeches and books is too often discarded for disruptive demonstrations aimed at bludgeoning the unconvinced into action.The young,and by this I don’t mean by any stretch of the imagination all the young,but I’m talking about those who claim to speak for the young-at the zenith of physical power and sensitivity overwhelm themselves with drugs and artificial stimulants.Subtlety is lost and fine distinctions based on acute reasoning are carelessly ignored in a headlong jump to a predetermined conclusion.Life is visceral rather than intellectual and the most visceral practitioners of life are those who characterize themselves as intellectuals.Truth is to them revealed rather than logically proved and the principal infatuations of today revolve around the social sciences-those subjects which can accommodate any opinion and about which the most reckless conjecture cannot be discredited.Education is being redefined-at the demand of the uneducated-to suit the ideas of the uneducated.The student now goes to college to proclaim rather than to learn.The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.A spirit of national masochism prevails encouraged by an effete core of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

    • The Real Reality Check on January 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Triska, don’t condemn a forum simply because some post uninformed replies dripping with a juvenile attitude.
      This forum is not about investigative report type videos or statistical breakdowns with pretty pie charts and graphs. I feel this forum is about creating awareness in regards to both good and bad from all 4 corners of the town. Some may not agree with several of my posts, but I can assure you they are astute observations. Even the most die hard blind followers here in town have to stop and think just a wee bit which = “awareness”. Either the glass a.k.a. this forum is either half empty or half full, It’s up to the reader. I too, wish some folks on here would clean up their lame 4th grade antics via the “reply” function. If you don’t agree with an observation, give some real FACTS on why you disagree. Facts = examples, many of the rebuttals are missing facts. I think the Herald has broken away from the “good ole boy” network a little over the past 3-4 years, keep it up Herald!

      • Just saying on January 12, 2018 at 4:43 am

        I still think you like to bitch alot??

    • Obamas purple lips on January 13, 2018 at 7:43 am

      True journalism is carried out everyday by MSNBC.Correct?

  53. Matt A. on January 10, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Trash pickup was supposed to be delayed a day this week because of weather. And the truck just flew down the street because there are no blue trash cans out. Another fine job from the City of Barberton.

    • Just saying on January 10, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Another cry baby tax payer !! Pointing the finger you should practice standing on your own two feet!! And handle your own problems!!

      • luke atmaballs on January 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm

        That’s it, I am moving!

      • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        Don’t like it? Leave! Find a job somewhere else and pay your taxes!

  54. Concerned on January 7, 2018 at 10:22 am

    From ABJ this morning. Your mayor is now wanting to dig into the city financial coffers by negotiating the purchase of the Magic City pit stop aka the old McDonalds property in order to build a new justice center that will cost 14 million bucks. So we sell the old Portage school property on a prime corner for $1 & one elementary school on state street continues to sit empty. Obviously the city will apply for grants at some point but did leadership miss manage some previous property related dealings ?? When I read about this along with us taking over Norton’s sewer problems, I think the taxpayers should be gravely concerned. WE NEED TO START CRUNCHING FINANCIAL DATA 3-4 TIMES BEFORE WE ENGAGE IN OR FINALIZE THESE TYPE OF DEALINGS. How about we focus on collecting the hundreds of thousands of dollars owed to the courts via fines before we move them? FYI… YOUR CITY COUNCIL GAVE MR. JUDGE THE GREEN LIGHT ON THIS LATEST FINANCIAL POT HOLE . Just another bypassing of the local taxpayer at work via city council.

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

      I agree, What about the old Sieberling building? It could also hold enough room for a jail that we could actually lock up people for unpaid fines instead of turning them over to collection agencies.

    • Proud taxpayer on January 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      I think it’s a great idea !! So stop bitching again!!

      • Concerned on January 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

        Seems like the truth and financial FACTS turn you blind faith followers into 4th graders when it comes to posting adult replies and or rebuttal’s. Telling us to move and using bar room language = LMAO

        A few years back the 2nd largest city in summit co Cuy Falls dumped their municipal court and went to a mayor’s court. They opted to do this due to solid number crunching. Now their court system shows a profit. Stow who opted to pick up this muni court has been losing money ever since. This is something we should be looking at instead of being financially responsible for what ever portion of the 14 million is not covered by grants. Maybe we should know how much of the 14 mil is our responsibility before we go any further ??
        Hint : answer is “yes”.

        Sewers and Muni courts are not money maker’s, but spending money and getting press in the papers is big publicity for the local hierarchy. We need jobs and retail development. We do not need to build a taj mahal for the sentencing of heroin addicts and traffic offenders.

        • Just saying on January 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm

          I’d like to see some of u know it all’s with all your b,s, statistic try to run this town and I’m for sure it would be a joke especially when you probably can barely tie your own shoes !!

          • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

            They won’t

            • o on January 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

              Juan are you here legally?

              • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

                Yes, and you?

                • Obamas purple lips "o" on January 13, 2018 at 7:56 am


              • wierd on January 10, 2018 at 9:19 am

                He’s from Clueless NY

                • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm

                  Haha….go somewhere else.

          • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:36 am

            Just saying-you are soooo smart and everyone else is soooo dumb.put your black rimmed glasses on they make you look smart.

        • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:11 am

          Save the heroin addicts!!! They’re worth it!!!

      • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:31 am

        Liberalism is a mental disorder

  55. ice cube on January 5, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Not too many kids playing outside past couple days moron. You should move from the area. Go down south where it is warm. Oh wait, Carolinas got crushed with 32 degree weather and 2 inches of snow and the whole state shut down! Move now and go complain about those conditions. Make yourself look goofy some more.

    • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

      How many names do you post under around here? 12?

      • Ice cube on January 7, 2018 at 8:02 am

        Just one!! The other 11 people don’t like you either. Because you are annoying!!

        • So Move on January 7, 2018 at 8:47 am


    • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Not too many kids playing outside the past couple decades.Facebook generation!! Look at me,look at me.

  56. Triska on January 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    School should only be Canceled if: either a water main breaks, no heat or the roads are too dangerous for buses to travel …( ice). Just look outside on a “snow day”… matter for what reason, the Kids will be Outside playing…. ..if they can enjoy outside, they can Go to School! Grown-ups have to go to work! We don’t get snow days…and many adults have to walk to work, these days, too.

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      I agree.

    • NOT on January 5, 2018 at 7:39 am

      You don’t have to walk, you choose to walk. Stop complaining and make yourself better. Teachers get snow days. Become a teacher. Or move to Las Vegas.

      • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

        No school today?

      • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:42 am

        Public schools are liberal cesspool’s

  57. Land Fill West on January 3, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I see it took a fox 8 news story in order for the numerous taxpayers here in town to get some action in regards to the 2 weeks worth of trash that has been piling up. Glad all of our leaders where on the ball * insert big chuck & lil john laugh here * Another microcosm of what is wrong with local leadership = no sense of urgency.

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Shhhhh….some people on this board will just tell you that you should move….lol.

    • Just wondering on January 5, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Why wouldn’t you just do what I do take your trash to a friend’s house until they resolve the issue instead of complaining !! I would never leave trash on my curb for 2 days let alone 2 weeks I would just handle it and I would no way think that it’s the city’s problem! can anybody in this town stand on their own two feet!!

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 4:23 am

        They spoke up and got stuff accomplished!

        Nothing at all wrong with demanding top notch service out of what you are paying for so good for those folks for making something happen.

        It is not their job to transport their trash elsewhere for pickup.

        Try thinking about it from their perspective before judging.

        • Just wondering on January 5, 2018 at 4:44 am

          I live in the same area and that’s how I handle it !! Just like I handle any problem on my own with nobody’s else’s help that’s what’s wrong with this city they can’t survive without pointing the finger!!

          • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

            Allowing sub par performances are also another problem. That goes with anything.

            • Just saying on January 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

              And bitching from a few tax payers is the only problem !! I remember when I was in grade school teacher he’s looking at me !! Teacher he pulled my hair!!

              • Just saying on January 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

                My basement has never flooded and if it did I would fix it and not complain like you little cry babies!!

              • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

                You are the only one complaining it seems. Posting under several different names and talking to yourself could be signs of a social disease. You might need some anger management classes, or, better yet, get out of the house once in a while. Go contribute to the community or something.

              • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

                See you next Tuesday-just saying

                • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm


          • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 8:29 am

            Oh, so you live on the WEST SIDE!! Hey, don’t complain when your basement floods in the Summer. Just MOOOOOOVE!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! bb Yep, just pack up the U-Haul and GTFO!

            • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:50 am

              O.B. Luke Atmadik

          • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

            You know what finger I’m pointing?

            • luke atmaballs on January 10, 2018 at 9:42 am

              always pointing fingers. you got owned

              • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

                Pack the U-Haul and ship it out!

    • bye bye on January 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

      You should move out of this awful town now.

      • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:44 am

        How does it feel to be OWNED?

  58. Triska on December 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    we should start posting pot hole locations, so the city can start spot filling, esp. if it is in a potential accident area situation. Today I would like to report a nice pot hole at the stop sign at Auburn and 31st. cars are stopping ..straddling the center to avoid the hole, thus making cars turning onto Auburn having to make a wide turn to avoid a fender bender. please fill. Thanks! (i.e. if the city doesn’t know about it, they won’t be fixing it and the City can’t be held responsible if they are not aware of a potential car damaging pot hole = their legal defense) so if you see a nasty “pot hole,” …. Make it Known!

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 28, 2017 at 4:36 am

      That is a great idea. I believe you can do that on the city web site. Although you should not say too much that is critical of the city on here because people (trolls) around here will just tell you to move or something. I guess that is the answer to everything??? I don’t know. Just gathering that from the comments here of late.

      • troll out the barrell on December 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Keep complaining B.O.
        MOVE NOW!

        • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 1, 2018 at 10:18 am

          You bothered? Haha…..mission complete!

          • bye bye on January 5, 2018 at 7:28 am

            cry cry cry. bitch bitch bitch. ugh

            • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

              Haha….you are OWNED

      • Triska on January 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

        lol..the problem with the “MOVE” comment, is that, houses do Not sell in Barberton, because of the closed businesses, poor roads, flooding, homeless, drugs, empty houses, slumlords and pollution. (Summit County is #1 in OHIO for opiod OD and I bet we’re right up there in the ranks) No One wants to Live here. (in about every 3rd house, lives an xcon, and you can look that up!) so if their answer is “Move”… then, they can come and Buy my House at its’ Property Tax Appraisal and I will gladly Move! Right now with all the vacant houses and foreclosures, lowering values, I’d be lucky to get half that, and that is, even IF I had an interested buyer. Obviously, that “Move” commentary individual has an unrealistic view of our economy and our neighborhoods, sitting with a beer in their hand, unemployed, bored and only knows how to spell one word… M-O-V-E.

        • Slum lord on January 5, 2018 at 1:44 pm

          Keep your house buy another one in another town like I did rent it section 8 and get paid every month smartest thing I ever done !!

          • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 2:40 pm

            You are part of the problem with thinking like that.

            • Slum lord on January 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

              DONT BE JEALOUS!!

            • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:52 am

              Mouths like yours produce thoughts like that.

    • blow hole on December 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Move to Arizona with Juan kablowme. He has a big pothole on his face.

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

        You bothered? Haha…..mission complete!

    • The Real Reality Check on December 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      After writing subcontractor checks over the past couple of years nearing a million dollars, the main roads are in good shape. Obviously a few side streets still need work. I would call the mayor’s office or your council rep and report the problem [s].

    • Triska on January 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      THANK YOU street crew.. great job filling the pot holes. ( just noticed today) again, thanks.

  59. disgusted american on December 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    *Just a reminder* Traffic coming across the Fairview tracks does NOT stop.Never stop on the tracks!! Think just a little bit please.

  60. The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love reading some of the local union parasite comments on here. They feed off the hard working taxpayers around here but they NEVER say THANK YOU to the hard working citizens who really pay their fat cat salaries. If I was one of these blow holes, I would be a bit more grateful to those who fund your paychecks. I also like how they repeatedly “hide” and deny they work for the union. After they get held accountable for poor work ethic, they proudly pump up their union cards and use negative language on this forum. All very pathetic but yet expected. To those of you who work a real job without premium health benefits, endless polar pop breaks and 8 weeks PTO every year, I would like to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GOD BLESS.

    • Union life on December 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Sounds like somebody is jealous of skilled union people.

  61. concerned on December 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Does anybody know what they are building in front of Giant Eagle? Just curious!

    • Jimbo on December 24, 2017 at 11:00 am


    • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:29 am

      A new PERS employee lounge with 24 hour access.

      • What I heard on December 30, 2017 at 2:10 pm

        I heard their building a 8ft by 8ft building with 3 chairs so the 3 taxpayers who always like to complain about the city’s work ethics can meet every Monday and discuss what their gonna bitch about next!!

        • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm

          No work today?

          • overtime on January 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

            Yep, getting paid double time and half. You mad?

            • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

              Nope. My work week was over. I was relaxing.

              • Overtime on January 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

                I was relaxing too at work and getting paid for it!!

                • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm

                  So either you are a city worker or a Democrat?

                  • wan kiblowme on January 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

                    you upset? hahahahahahahahahahaha mission complete

                    • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:43 am

                      You are OWNED!

    • Concerned on January 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Just saw on fox 8 news Republic services in Barberton not picking up
      trash for 2 weeks!!! In the 16th st nw area, the whole street! According to them the contract is up in a few weeks. We as citizens should demand more bang for our Buck!! And help us clean up our city without having to buy RIP-OFF tickets to get rid of stuff our old trash service took for no extra Charge! I have heard of nearby cities having better service for less than we pay now, but have never actually seen proof of it.

  62. Never stuck on December 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I hope all the people complaining about the snow removal ran out after the snow melted and traded their vehicles in for a 4×4. because it’s snowing again and I’m sure I’m not the only one that dosent want to here the complaining again!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS YOU UNGRATEFUL TAX PAYERS!!

    • The King of the Weather on December 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Dosent? Here? LOL……just figured I’d point that out. Before you HEAR it from the masses. You know you will, just saying.

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        Like he really cares? Come on! He is a parasite leaching off the system and probably “dosent” have a job, which is why he is on here posting non stop every day even after he got schooled. He cannot stand that so he is fishing for attention.

  63. 3 d citrus on December 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    let me guess, the crisman park area roads are still 3 feet deep in snow ?

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Go back to Norton you parasite!

      • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Embrace your sister city! They were nice enough to let us take over all of their water and sewer needs. Now that is truly neighborly! The financial windfall to the Barberton financial coffers should be here any day now !

  64. Bah Humbug on December 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Am I the only one who is appalled, rather than charmed, by the atrocious spelling demonstrated in the majority of children’s letters written to “Santa” for publication? Why are their parents or teachers not making this a learning experience, helping with grammar and content, showing the kids how to spell the items on their wish lists correctly? And why is the Herald supporting this exercise in illiteracy? Now we know the real reason for coal in the stockings: neither jolly Saint Nick nor his helpers can decipher what the little rugrats are requesting.

    • Literacy is Cool on December 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Excellent post ! We have a voter base that continues to reward a state verified failing school district. The building blocks for any child k-3rd is rated an F by the state. Your graduation rate is 7 out of 10 kids. Your district does the state minimum on all scholastic levels and the older students are given 1/2 days off on Fridays. So what real job or life skills are the kids learning around here ? In real life mediocrity and doing the minimum does not feed the bulldog. This district needs to add welfare, ssd and food stamp applications to the curriculum. They are doing nothing to help break the cycle of living off the state & fed government.

      • whaaaaaa! on December 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

        But yet, my child went to Barberton and is now in Medical school. What are you saying.

        • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

          Home health aide or medical asst over at Brown Mackie doesn’t count. Sorry.

    • 3 d citrus on December 22, 2017 at 9:35 am

      yes yiu are

    • disgusted american on December 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Bbbbut momma says I gotta good brain!!

  65. Proud taxpayer on December 18, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I’d like to thank the city crew for doing a excellent job on snow removal. I wish every town cleaned snow like ours !!

    • Bwahahaha on December 18, 2017 at 7:42 am


  66. Concerned on December 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I love Barberton, but rejecting medical marijuana, the street dep. Issues, and changing the name of the Christmas walk are all the same types of things that bring a person to vote outside the box as seen with the last presidential election! Just move or stop complaining and pay your taxes no matter how they are used and taking for granted the school levies will always pass , I believe could have the same result in our great city!!!

  67. The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I’m scrolling around through comments here and I would have to agree with those folks who are saying that the city is doing an unacceptable job on the roads. They seem to be very poor at both Fall and Winter cleanups around town every single year. There is nothing wrong at all with demanding better work out of your city services when you are a taxpayer in town. Those of you on here who are making negative comments towards people like I am seeing here are most likely city workers defending their terrible work, or maybe people who are already retired, unemployed, or don’t work at all for some reason and they spend all day online making comments and not getting out of the house to know what is really happening. I’ve lived here many years and I can tell you that it was not like this many years ago. The city services were always on top of things and took care of the streets and plowed them when they needed to be. No one had to wait 2 or 3 days for their roads to get done. It has only been in the last 10-15 years that this service has fallen apart around here and they need to step it up.

    • No win situation on December 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Before I comment no I don’t work for the city !! All the comments about how the city did a better job 15 yrs ago I’d like to say budgets were different then and nobody wined as much as today so if the city cleared all the streets and worked a ton of man hours the people who are bitching about snow removal will be bitching about going over budget! So it’s a no win situation.

      • Get Plowed on December 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

        You PERS supporter’s really need to put more thought into your remedial excuses and responses. Let’s say we have an avg winter, not like the last 2 cupcake years. Winter for the most part encompasses a 12 week period. A modest figure of 2 O.T. shifts needed per week on avg X 12 weeks = 24 O.T. shifts. So the city budget is paper thin and we cannot afford that expense ?

        We seem to have plenty of dollars for the writing of 6 figure checks for street repairs and money to pay O.T. for city festivals and events during the warmer months. Not all taxpayers are mathematically challenged. Making excuses for sub par performance in any job field can become like a disease. Warm up is on the way so rejoice and Happy Holidays !! Many more snowed in weekends yet to come !

        • Just saying on December 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

          Out of thousands of taxpayers in barberton there is just a few on here who like to complain!! Just pay your taxes like everyone else and move on with life !! And I’m sure eventually you can find something else to complain about it must be your nature!!

          • What are U Say'in ? on December 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

            Lets use and or apply your philosophy of “just pay it like everyone else and move on with your life”

            1] don’t shop for a better interest rate, just pay 25%
            2] don’t look for the best doctor, just go to the closest one
            3] my kid has a drug problem. it’s ok, so does my neighbor
            4] don’t expect your local city services to be professionally done. Just give them pay raises

            I certainly hope your blind spot is PERS related only. I really do. Peace

            • Union on December 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

              Every union employee is entitled to a cost of living raise per contract . They have mouths to feed also!!

            • choice of reason on December 22, 2017 at 10:24 am

              not talking interest rates, doctors or drugs. thats a choice. pay your taxes and shut the hell up.

            • idi0t on December 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

              Stop paying your taxes then! Put your money where your big mouth is.

        • The King of the Weather on December 17, 2017 at 8:47 am

          Now that you mention festivals, there is one in May that I would not be too heart broken at all to see go away.

  68. SPD on December 14, 2017 at 4:18 am

    WELL, our roads are STILL not plowed after two days up here on the north end of Barberton. I really do not know how they expect people to get anywhere. They really need to re-evaluate how our tax dollars are getting spent.

    • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Here’s a Idea . Trade in your little front wheel drive car and buy a 4×4 s.u.v or a truck!!

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        Here is an idea, give me the money!

        • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm

          Another democrat trying to get a free handout !!

          • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

            Actually I’m Independent. I do not associate myself with Republicans or Democrats. I work and do not rely on handouts. I also have a budget and stick to it.

            Budget! That is something DEMOCRATS do not understand. Would you like an education or are you just one of those internet trolls who think they know everything about everyone?

            Sounds to me like you must be one of those internet experts who troll around and comment on everything. You think you know it all. Kind of like all those Facebook experts on the news sites.

            • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

              You still sound like a democrat to me ! And the answer is no I would never need educated by a democrat !!

              • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 4:38 am

                Yeah, well, you are sadly very wrong in many ways. You know nothing! Keep trolling, you might learn something some day. Do something constructive instead of making an ass of yourself.

                • Never stuck on December 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

                  Well you make it sound like you are very smart! BUT you drive a 2 wheel drive vehicle and complain how you can’t drive unless they plow the road . Go buy a 4 wheel drive and quite bitching.

                  • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 7:44 am

                    You have no clue what I am driving. You only assume like you assumed everything else here. What I drive was never stated. All I said is they need to get their asses in gear and plow. Fact is, you do not even know who I am.

                    So, again, stay stupid like you have really shown here.

                    Go ahead, post the last word too because you know you want to.

                    • Never stuck on December 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

                      I’m beginning to think you don’t drive at all you just like to bitch!! And you want the road plowed so you can get to the bus stop!! You see I was raised not to depend on any one snow leaves a broken vehicle or a house problem !

                    • 3-Ring Circus on December 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

                      Umm, you know SPD just schooled you here on that note. Hook, line, and sinker, you posted the last word. Don’t look now, but your stupidity is showing. You might want to cover that up before it gets too out of control.

                    • 3 d citrus on December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

                      Never stuck is correct here. Adjust to your surroundings. Complain, complain, complain. Always someone else fault. unless you live on a busy main well traveled road, you are going to have to wait. There are 13,000 streets in Barberton and the Crisman Park area is not well traveled.

                    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

                      I think you are all a bunch of morons who are really from Norton.

        • what snow? on December 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

          lil less booze and tobaccy

          • Silly Man Never Gives Up on December 22, 2017 at 11:44 pm

            You get your ass handed to you and you change names to stir the pot. Go back to NORTON. Better yet, get a JOB.

    • Get Plowed on December 15, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Barberton does a admirable job during the work week 8-5. Where they fail horribly is over night and weekends. This was not always the case 10 years ago, they did a nice job back in the day. So without bickering or too much debate, it comes down to one simple question. Is the city offering snow removal OT for nights and weekends or are the workers refusing the OT which is not mandatory due to union rules ? Don’t have to tell ya which way I am leaning on this one. Winter’s stink anyway, all par for the course. Happy Holidays !

      • The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

        Good point.

  69. SPD on December 13, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Pretty obvious we need to spend money on more snow plows in the city. By the looks of it, we do not have enough to handle the load. My whole neighborhood and surrounding streets have not been touched at all.

    • jay on December 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      3″ who cares. More snow plows for 4 snowfalls a year? Talk about wasting money.

    • numb nots on December 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      This aint Denver. Quit complaning about some flurries and 4 inches of snow.

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        I pay taxes and expect better than the subpar performance this city puts out during Fall and Winter cleanups. Apparently you don’t care or you don’t pay taxes, one or the other. I would prefer my tax dollars work harder than they do around here.

        • stop thief on December 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

          stop paying your taxes and move to Denver or a busier road.

      • Get Plowed on December 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        move to Denver

  70. SPD on December 7, 2017 at 8:37 am


    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      How do we know it isn’t already decided?

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 4:20 am

        Well, if it is, they better get someone who knows what they are doing. Have you seen a plow in two days in that area? I’m on the north end and two days and the roads are covered in snow! I don’t know how they expect people to get to work! Someone needs to get off their ass and make something happen around there! Last I saw they are accepting applications until January 8th so we need action!

        • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 14, 2017 at 9:10 am

          Soyars is the chair of the safety committee. Perhaps a call to him could help?

          • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 4:40 am

            I am sure a lot of calls have rolled in after that.

      • The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

        Is it already decided? What can you tell us?

        • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

          All I know is if a woman who’s name starts with the letter J is appointed it would not be a surprise. But what I hear is all hearsay until the appointment so please do not start with rumours and the like. I encourage all in 4 to apply, voice opinions on your representation, and be heard.

  71. MAGIC MOM on December 7, 2017 at 7:52 am


    • Reality check on December 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Don’t you know that no matter what barberton will always be Norton’s step child!!

      • klaus on December 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        Norton will soon be part of Barberton . Barberton already controls the safety dispatch ples water and sewer.
        And Acme will be funded by Barberton.

        • Norton on December 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

          Will norton inherit all of barberton’s drug issues also?

          • UNION on December 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

            No, Norton is already full of drugs. Take a look at the school board the past few years.

      • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 11:41 am

        And Akron’s afterbirth.

  72. Triska on December 7, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Holy Cow.. talk about Chlorine overload, YUCK….might as well drink from a Swimming pool! the Bathtub was nauseous! just WHAT is it, the Water Dept is trying to get rid of… in the water supply? the City should reimburse me for the Bottled water, I have to go buy. I think we need a neutral Party to come out and do a thorough investigation, and report what they found in our water.. aka in Plain English, not that techno babble… are there harmful Chemicals? Drugs? or way too much Rust and Lead in our supply? “Something” set off alarm bells at the Plant, that issued an Alert, that excessive Chlorine and who knows what else, needed to be dumped into the water supply!

    • UNION on December 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      The water dept. should be looked into. Hard hat or no hard hat.

  73. disgusted american on December 6, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Jay=Faaake Neeeews!!!

  74. CATHY LABBATE on December 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm


  75. CATHY LABBATE on November 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm


    • SPD on December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

      They pick and choose their areas. The obvious places are skipped.

    • jay on December 1, 2017 at 9:03 am


      • Reality Check on December 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        I hope someday that a simp like you can get your very own sect 8 neighbor when the good folks you chastise do indeed move out. Be careful for what you wish for! Bet you cried and took your ball home a lot as a kid when playing with others.

        • jay on December 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

          I am section 8. Move to Hudson

          • Reality Check on December 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm

            I almost believe you but a real sect 8 person could care less who moves or stays. It’s the PERS employee’s who have the 4th grade mentality of “move” if you don’t like it. I will move when my property value goes up. According to all of the dolts who keep voting in favor of school tax levies, a school district with a high tax base = increase in prop value. Some how, I don’t believe the prop values will rise anytime soon 🙁 But look at the bright side, our high school graduation rate is 7 out of every 10 kids and our k-3rd literacy is an F. Good times down on Norton Ave !

            • disgusted american on December 6, 2017 at 7:21 am


          • disgusted american on December 6, 2017 at 7:18 am

            Jay.Spread both cheeks,then grab your neck and yank your head outta there.

    • disgusted american on December 2, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Don’t worry Kathy.They don’t actually pull anyone over.That would be doing their job.Lawlessness will reign supreme.Look around.THE NEW AMERICA

      • Easy Rider on December 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        Amen brother ! I drive by them all the time and they are looking down at a cell phone or laptop when parked.
        Complete joke! We need more neighborhood patrolling and less sitting at empty corners. We have alot of drug mules toting packages around here both on foot and little motorized bicycles. Look for the back packs and the same people you see everyday going up & down the roads 10-12 times a day.

  76. Richard Miller on November 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I think the City administration needs to look into the departments being Closed at Barberton

  77. paul on November 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

    My child is grown and on her own. I am very proud of her. I never took it as the school was to be the only one to teach my child. I had to have a part as a parent. during the time as my child and yours was going to school more then just us was paying taxes. Now. It’s our turn. Not satisfied with what the school teaches? be apart. you don’t have to have kids in school to reach out and help. I was in the army during all of her school time. BUT I made it appoint to know and help every chance I had. I knew the teachers the staff, I even knew the janitor. so stop blaming the schools. We did this by not being apart of the system. coming from a family of 17. My dad would burn any books we brought home. with a child of my own. I made a difference. a small one but I was involved. a proud daddy.

    • Reality Check on November 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Let’s apply some of Paul’s “unique” logic to other jobs and or services. Server at the restaurant brings you over cooked and cold food, so we should go to the kitchen and re-make it ourselves and leave a tip with the check ? Cable company screws up your bill, so we should drive to Wadsworth and show them their mistake and make the correction ourselves?
      Auto mechanic forgets to put oil in the engine when changing the oil, so we should have checked the dipstick before we left? Since we did not, we tell him it’s ok and we will pay out of pocket for a new engine. Correcting or turning a blind eye to other’s short comings in the work place does not make you part of an army or “involved”, it makes you a gullible patsy! Are you this flexible on a daily basis with other professions & services Paul? Hypocrisy is disease!

      • Reality checker on November 30, 2017 at 9:32 am

        I agree with paul . alot of parents don’t get involved in their children’s education they rely on the school . I am a parent also with two very smart kids grown and college grads. And my wife and I were very much involved. Always remember it all starts at home . School is not a daytime baby sitter!!

  78. Gerry Hyde Barberton on November 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    It is a dog tag. I am not sure this is where I leave my answer but I can’t find WHAT IS IT.

  79. Johnny maddin on November 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Whom ever voted NO on the school levy renewal are the same people sitting at home on Friday nights not supporting the football team. Well, guess what? You are out numbered!! Go Magics!!

    • Triska on November 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      I have no kids in school or grandkids. I could care less about football, soccer or whatever. I am on limited income, and do not think I should have to support the schools, since they changed the curriculum, our young adults are dumber than ever! They do not know how to measure, make change etc unless a google shows them how. They have any of the social skill they need to get along in society. It’s be in a “Click” just because it’s “cool”, ( even if they do wrong) Bully others, to make themselves feel superior, or go shoot or stab people, they don’t agree with instead of discussion and compromise. The world is doomed with this fantasy play, uneducated generation. Instead of looking something up, let Alexa or Siri, do it for you. I have dumped enough of my hard earned pay into the schools, and all they want is to have a fancy looking school building, but not really teach the kids. I just want to be able to buy food and pay my bills. sorry, but Not everyone is a “Soccermom!”

      • sherry on November 16, 2017 at 8:06 am

        “I could care less about whatever” – There is the problem.
        “I am on limited income” – Get a part time job to make ends meet.
        “I have no kids in school” – And you have all the answers.

        • It's Magic on November 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

          Do you even have a clue to why some folks have a limited income ? Let me educate you. Hospital bills, med co pays & medication, loss of a job due to biz closing, at or approaching soc security age, home repairs needed, helping a family member with bills or student loans, etc…. get the pic ? Not everyone has a perfect financial situation. Not everyone has a job making 40K + per yr. Do not judge someone simply because $25 -$50 per month is important to them. Why do those who oppose the school levies simply want more on the job accountability from the schools and those who support the schools seems to be so snotty when in reality we are all living in the same drug riddled & property value plummeting zip code ?
          Don’t despise your neighbor because they do not support a district on a state verified meteoric decline !

          • sherry on November 20, 2017 at 8:26 am


          • dmu on November 21, 2017 at 6:42 am

            Good schools = higher property values. You’re not very well educated.

            • Reality Check on November 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm

              Go check the property values of 5 random addresses in any Barberton neighborhood. You can do this for free on the Summit Co webpage. 3 out of 4 properties in this town are worth less today than 10 years ago. The school district has done zero for the homeowners ! You are obtuse enough to believe that the zip code with over 25% of the county opiate reports has rising property values? I hope you don’t operate motor vehicles ! Scaaarry

              • jay on November 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

                Move now!

              • disgusted american on December 2, 2017 at 7:19 am

                Do not scare these people with reality.

        • Grace on November 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

          Look in the mirror, not the magnifying glass.

    • disgusted american on December 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Yes.Glorify a GAME.Makes sense.There’s a place in Apple Creek for you.They’ve re-opened!!

  80. slumlords on November 8, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Blame the slumlords for the levy passing. And all of the young adults who still live with mommy and daddy. Glad to see Sawyers win. He was the only one against the crooked Summa Hospital taking the park from our youth.

  81. Concerned on November 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Do you think the end result would be the same if it were not a renewal? I think alot of Barberton homeowners figured it’s not gonna cost me anymore than I’m already paying, it’s not worth the hassle ! What if it was a actual levy? Maybe not such a hassle!!!

    • SPD on November 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      An actual NEW levy and expenses would have failed big this time. People cannot afford anymore new taxes or levies.

      • stu on November 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        Wrong! Same people would have voted. Passed with ease.

        • SPD on November 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

          Don’t bet on it. The mind set is different when they take more from you.

          • greg on November 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

            little less booze and tobaccy.

            • SPD on November 9, 2017 at 6:18 pm

              So, what, are you an expert on everything or something? Post some proof that it would have passed if they were asking for more. Do you have an insight on everyones financial situation? I personally think you are wrong. People are tired of being taxed more and that is a fact! Look how bad the one in Norton failed for example.

      • It's Magic on November 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        I am afraid stu the pew and greg are right. If you take in account all of the rental & sect 8 parents then multiple them by their friends and family you have a large number that could show up to vote. Add in all of the gravy train riding teachers & admin working for the district along with their friends and families you have another large number. Proud homeowners who have worked hard for decades and live by modest means are clearly the minority in this town. They could pass a levy here every month. Patti Cleary once said that 70% of the district enrollment was on the free / reduced lunch program = parents paying no taxes. Landlords won’t raise rent because the slumlords don’t need the $ that badly. It will never end. I owe Chase bank 4 more years then I am gone. I will kick back and laugh when this town has a zero tax base by 2025 and the state takes over the finances.

        • Concerned on November 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm

          Barberton called the magic city from the years of industialization, is still the magic city because it comes alive like magic the 1st week of every month! I have neighbors that tell me they would be worse off working a job and losing their government entitlements! Every morning I drive past closed or shut down factories on my commute out of the city to work thinking of all the great potential that is still here. I believe Barberton will be the old magic city again but for positive reasons!!

          • disgusted american on December 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

            Right you are Ken!!Don’t worry Jay your entitlements aren’t being taken away.

        • jay on November 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm

          why wait….move now. that grass is greener.

        • disgusted american on December 2, 2017 at 7:30 am

          The age of the gross

  82. VOTE NO TODAY on November 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

    GET OUT & VOTE TODAY ! Please be sure the read the language in regards to the two state issues. Both have been broad stroked to the voters, be very careful. VOTE NO on the school levy. Bottom line I have no issues when it comes to helping the youth here in town. I have voted in favor of multiple levies in the past. But ask yourself, has your district performed in a positive manner as viewed by the state via the 3 year performance index? That answer is NO.

    A “NO” vote simply means that you are sending a message to the district that a sub par performance is not acceptable. A “NO” vote will not take away their computers or shut off the utilities. Teachers will not quit and the school admin will not resign. You are simply sending a message of “improvement is needed”. What kind of message does rewarding mediocre performance send to the kids when it comes to real life skills they will need as adults ?

    I was down on “Bebe” after reading some stuff here about some alleged decision making issues from his past. Then I thought, has anyone other than Lysenko asked or inquired about how the cities “daily business” is being conducted and could things been done differently or more soundly? THE ANSWER IS NO. Why keep voting for a bunch of “yes”
    council reps? “Bebe” you got my vote this morning ! No one is perfect although we have bunch of holier than thou types on here that throw some big stones. Think you might surprise a few folks. Keep your promises. Good Luck !

    • Chris ISON on November 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you for your vote. It means a lot when citizens put trust in what you say. He will not let anyone down who voted for him. Thank you again! Go Bebe Heitic!!

  83. Chris ISON on November 7, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Remember to vote today. It is your voice that matters.

  84. SPD on November 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Anyone want to put a wager on BARBER ROAD flooding and also the WEST SIDE of Barberton flooding by the end of the day?

    • VOTE NO TODAY on November 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I thought the mayor had that all fixed? Or was it the roads ? ** insert big chuck & lil John laugh here **

      • SPD on November 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        The Big Chuck and Little John laugh was a classic! Loved it! Another good one is to put the Benny Hill music to stuff. The Benny Hill music (Yakety Sax) makes everything funny as hell!

  85. SPD on November 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Awesome game, Magics!

  86. JackGainer on November 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    This is from my posts from last Friday on Facebook. I attended the opening ribbon cutting of The Makery with the Mayor this evening at the invitation of the owners. A few months back I learned that the owners were having trouble getting natural gas service for their new business. I immediately contacted Mayor Zita and asked him to look into their problem. He did so right away as he does with all requests from constituents. He gave the owners the good news that natural gas was indeed available and since then it has been installed. I think this business is a good addition to our city and will be there for years to come. Thanks again for the Mayor’s quick action.

    • Just Say'in on November 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Don’t worry Jack, that brown stuff on your nose should wash off.

      • Grace on November 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Look in the mirror, not the magnifying glass.

  87. SPD on November 1, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Another Fall and another year where Barberton starts the leaf pickups WAY too early. Started October 24th. They need to think about bumping that up about 3 weeks. Leaves really do not start coming down in bunches until about early November.

    Now if they come back to Ward 4 where they started, it may not be until mid-December and hopefully we have not had snow or else the plows will push leaf piles all down the road and back into yards. If you recall, last year was really cutting it close on time. Other years, not so fortunate.

    Best idea is to mulch the leaves up with your mower and forget raking! That is what I started doing a couple years ago.

    • John Q Public on November 2, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Fact: Residents can only put the leaves out for pick up after they fall. Solution: Your service director only needs to drive thru the town very quickly to verify that the leaves have begun to fall. Employee’s are already on the payroll, just assign them to leaf duty shortly after the leaves fall. WHY STICK TO A SET SCHEDULE ? City planning around here is robotic at best. No pride in making sure a job is both planned and performed at a top level. Are we flipping burgers around here or do the taxpayers deserve better ?

      • SPD on November 3, 2017 at 8:48 am

        Totally agree.

  88. Dee You Eye on October 31, 2017 at 11:48 am

    BeyBie ISIS, the two lost politicians! When you lose, beers on you at the Green Diamond. Don’t forget Magic Taxi.

    • Charlie Flohr on October 31, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      I’ll buy you a beer to come out of your mom’s basement and discuss issues rather than use third grade character assassination. This city hasn’t progressed in forty years. You should be applauding people that would like to get involved and see it improve. Grow up.

      • Ric Floor on November 2, 2017 at 8:15 am

        It’s time for a Whooooo! Can i get two claps and a whoooo! You askin for a change? We dont need no change. All these losing council people talking trash and running in circles. Whoooooo! B-Town has never been better. Whoooooo! Stylin and profylin! Whooooo!

        • NWO on November 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

          Regardless of who or whom might be running for council, anyone who thinks this town is on the upswing or never been better must be clueless. Just stay home next Tuesday and watch the WWE channel.

          • So Move on November 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

            You can move out any time.

        • Chris Ison on November 5, 2017 at 12:20 am

          Yea never been better at wasting taxpayers dollars.

  89. Flippy floppy on October 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    ISON, are you Republican running for Democrat? How in thee hell can you get 4 DUI’s at the Green Diamond on overpriced beer?

    • Chris Ison on October 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I am an Independent. I am not going to answer the DUI question. If you read , research, and have basic comprehension skills then that question would answer itself.

  90. Chef Rock on October 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Finally the Rock has come back to the views line.

    Baybay is in way over his head. Stick to the kitchen.

    If you smmeeeLLLLLL….what the Rock…….cookin!

    • Chris ISON on October 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Get a new gimmick.

      • busted on October 31, 2017 at 11:49 am

        Republican or Democrat?

    • NWO on October 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      You guys are too much 🙂 Poor Bebe being dragged thru the Tragic City political mud. If the alleged DUI incidents are actually true that would be a question mark that should have been answered. Think he might be best suited to serve his community by attending meetings as a citizen. Say what you will, he has done his homework. He needs more time to help create distance from the mistakes made as a youth. So all of you bebe basher’s must have flunked out of the priesthood,? Takes guts to run for rep.

      Chef Rock is smmeeeeLLLLL’N last nights soup kitchen he ran in someone’s Prius. That’s whats really cook’in !

  91. MADD on October 26, 2017 at 6:48 am

    4 DUI”S? Who is puting up all these signs???? UBER???

    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thank you for noticing the signs! And I put them up myself, with help on the larger ones. I’m only 5’3″ and those are bigger than I!

  92. ALOHA on October 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    vote 4 soyars

    • Chris ISON on October 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Why? He is running on his previous ten year platform, which has accomplished nothing. Time to get the Democratic “good old boys club” out of there. I choose to vote a new direction for one of the seats . Vote Thomas”Bebe” Heitic if you want increased transparency. He is fiscally responsible. He has a degree in economics. He will propose cut the budget and unnecessary spending.

      • NO CHANGE on October 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        Soyars and Debevec are doing a fine job. No change needed. Barberton known people with clean driving records.

        • Chris Parker on October 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm

          “Bebe” Hetic for council has about 4 DUI’s. Elected officials should be of high character records, not drinking and driving records. Barberton is doing well these days, no need to elect law breakers.

          • Chris Ison on October 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm

            Since were on the subject of high morals and high character. Soyars should have recused himself from voting for the school levy since he was employed there. Or how about not questioning giving Canfora 100k over a five year deal for a lease that should have been free. After all that is that is the same person Bill Judge called out for not paying and stiffing the city. How about not filing the proper paperwork with the board of elections, in reference to his campaign finance report. Last one filed was 2013. That’s real decision making there. No thank you.

            • Chef Rock on October 26, 2017 at 6:45 am

              it a renewal. if you smeeeeeLLLL…what the rock…is….cooking

          • Chris ISON on October 26, 2017 at 8:59 am

            Is this sour grapes because the Governor appointed his Honor , Todd McKenney and Stevenson to two different benches over you? Or is it due to you loosing to Elizabeth Walters? Just wondering why you are in Barberton Politics if you live in Coventry? Have a nice day!
            Go Thomas”Bebe ” Heitic!! Real change!

            • Chris ISON on October 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

              Correction, Copley.

              • gimmick on October 31, 2017 at 11:51 am



            • Chris Parker on October 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

              c’mon…Hetic hasn’t done anything constructive in the city (except strain police forces and put peoples lives in danger with his DUIs), so what makes him worthy of being on council? There is a solid, positive pair on council now, Soyars and Debevec. Never seen a lackey work so hard for a non-achiever.

              • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

                Gentlemen, let’s stay civil here. Mr. Parker, if you’d like to hear my ideas for the city, my email is I would love to correspond with you over thoughts and concerns regarding Barberton. There are a few issues I believe need addressed and have not seen over the years. Plus new ideas that are worthy of discussion and actions. I believe people can trust in their concerns with me, and if elected I will do my damnedest to make sure their voices are heard. If not, then I would say like anyone else vote me out if ineffective. If I do not win a seat, I as a citizen will still bring these things to attention and would work hand in hand with the incumbents to advance our fine city!

              • Chris Ison on October 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm

                Name one thing productive he has done for this city? He is a yes man to the Mayor who likes to waste taxpayers money.

                • Chris Parker on October 27, 2017 at 4:19 am

                  He helps those throughout the city, helps kids in the town and is a positive voice for the safety of the city. How does the city waste money? It seems like you’re sooo smart, you must attend all of the committee and council meetings, NOT. Your lackey from ward one votes with everyone else on council but you don’t put her in that same category.

                  • Chris ISON on October 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

                    Did you think Bush was disqualified because of prior DUI’s when you voted for him? The whole argument is ridiculous. The voters will vote on Soyars current record , not Bebe’s past record. Seems strange that a Republican such as yourself would rally behind Democrats.

                  • Chris Ison on October 31, 2017 at 7:34 pm

                    Well maybe instead of insulting, you should ask her pointers on how to run a successful campaign and actually get elected.

                • 1 on October 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

                  one thing positive, NO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

              • MADD on October 27, 2017 at 10:03 am

                Vote 4 DUI’s……or…..Vote 4 Soyars ??????????

                • Chris Ison on October 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm

                  Yea vote for Soyars if you want to continue to throw away money. Thumbs up!

                  • Chef Rock on October 31, 2017 at 11:54 am

                    How much money has been thrown away on DUI’s??????

                    If you smmmeeeeLLLLLL….what the Rock……..cookin…

                    • Chris Ison on October 31, 2017 at 7:32 pm

                      Way less than this current council and Mayor throw away. It’s easy to hide behind a keyboard, probably in your moms basement drinking the toxic Democratic cool-aid this city has been exposed to for too long.

                    • gimmick on November 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm


                      how bout LOSER

      • league on October 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        LOL. little out of his league.

  93. Anonymous on October 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I have been pleasantly surprised by the way our new Middle School principal, Mr. Andric, has been handling the bullying issues at the school. Things have been handled swiftly and I am seeing consistent measures being put in place. Parents are also being contacted when their students are brought into the office and been involved in a bullying issue, whether they are the victim or a witness. I am sensing a NO Tolerance policy at the school. Thank you to Mr. Andric and his administrators

  94. VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    In regards to the racially related “Top Story” in the Herald. How does anyone know who perpetrated his act ? They could have been white, black, purple, etc. Could be a simple ruse or prank. Until you know who or whom perpetrated this act it is merely an over publicized story about vandalism, nothing else. As a community we do not need to fuel race baiting and this story should have never got past the police report section. This town is so racially mixed on so many levels I find anything derogatory in regards to “race” around here to be laughable. The Herald should have used a little better decorum when looking to publish this information. The Pierson piece a couple of weeks ago was done in suspect taste as well, public record or not. You know what they say about big stones and glass houses. We have all had a bad moment.

  95. Anonymous on October 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    why did the band change ama mater? Ama mater is tradition.

  96. Mr Esquire on October 21, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I am disappointed for a real reason. Our education system in the United States is mediocre at best, Less than half rate when compared to the educations of the world. Out of 65 countries who rate their education systems we rank in the middle. But we pay the most for education in the world. Go to a hospital, see the good DR jobs, most you cant say their last or first name because they are not American. When our children graduate from high school and attend college they are forced to take remedial classes because they did not get the education needed to attend a college.

    We have so many people wanting to be teachers and no jobs for them, yet our school boards say we have to pay a great wage to keep the teachers. When you put out a call for teachers and you get 250 applicants per job there is no reason to pay more money. Supply and demand. To get a fresh, educated and certified teacher is not a bad thing. When talking to the lobbying group for the teachers, school board members who are ex teachers or people who have family members working in the school system they want us to think new teachers cant teach. They are certified by the state and can teach.

    If you are a teacher, an ex teacher, or have family members who are teachers you are not a good school board member, you are a lobbying for the teachers union.

    • Jan on October 21, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Look up World Health Organization’s Ranking of Health Care by Country in google.

      The USA is ranked 37! COSTA RICA is ahead of the US!!! Our healthcare system is half rate. It is mediocre at best.
      Using your logic, let’s totally stop any money that goes to healthcare since I am DISAPPOINTED that the US is ranked 37!!! There’s tons of new med school graduates, and future business leaders that could easily fix the system! Let’s defund healthcare and fire all the doctors, and those who work in healthcare because we are ranked 37, and because there are cheaper, younger, graduates we can hire to take their place. Then we can fire these new graduates that we hire in 3 years and replace them with cheaper younger graduates!

      • Mr Esquire on October 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

        Your response is spoken like a true lobbyist for the teachers union. How about if we quit electing lobbyist’s to be school board members. Vote in people who want to make our school systems better instead of giving administrators and teachers raises. Throwing money at this problem does not work. We are living truth. Hire teachers who can teach, statistics show we are doing a mediocre job at this.

        If I ever hired a health care person and he or she did not do the job I would let them go and find one who will do what is expected of them. I have fired doctors who I did not feel they were doing the job, we need to do this with incompetent people in our schools also.

        Teachers get number 1 pay in the world for education, how about us getting them to do a number one job? We are paying for it.

        • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

          FINALLY….. another person who believes that pay raises, benefits and pensions should come with on the job accountability! IN THE REAL WORLD you have to produce or you are are terminated. This levy is not about unions, taxes, homeowners, kids, etc. It is about the open checkbook mentality and the entitlement that the district has grown to expect from a struggling tax base. I voted “yes” multiple times in the past because the district was in full decay, the taxpayer wallets have more than remedied that problem. Tired of the bogus excuses : Lil Johnny has a poor home environment, state grading system is unfair, the next district over is failing, so why can’t we ?? Excuses are the tools of incompetence. It is easier to find an excuse than a solution.

          VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER and send a simple message. Improve your on the job performance or no more “extra” perks. A NO VOTE will truly help the kids.

    • Jan on October 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Using your logic we should dictate the pay of doctors’ on how healthy their patients are. I mean if doctors’ have overweight and unhealthy patients they clearly aren’t doing a good job, right? It’s about accountability! Isn’t it? Or is it only about accountability when it comes to teachers?

      Lobbyist for a teacher union? That’s laughable. I am merely pointing out a double standard in your line of thinking. By the way, where is your outrage on the police and fire unions? People love picking on teachers, because it is easy. These same people who cry about the union never talk about the police union or the fire union. They don’t care about accountability, they merely have a grudge against public education. One last point on the issue, if you care about accountability so much than why are 99% of private charter schools, that taxpayers fund, failing?

      It is simple. If you want high property values, then vote yes on a renewal that will cost you $0 more in taxes. If you want to defund education, and have subpar schools and home values, than by all means vote no on the renewal.

      • mr esquire on October 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        When I doctor fails to heal me as I expect, I fire said doctor and get another one. I am not able to fire a school teacher if said teacher failed to educate a child. The school board has the job of running the school system. They hire administrators to perform this task. Our school system is failing us and we have administrators and a few school board members who think the answer is to throw more money at the problem. That does not work, we have proven that, paying the highest in the world to educate and ranking 50%.

        Raise our taxes, provide a half rate education is not the way to raise the value of your home. If you want to raise housing value, cancel open enrollment, force the people who live out side the district to purchase homes in Norton’s school district. We would need approximately 300 houses to house the 600+ children and parents. This would bring about $10 million in income into Norton. With the housing shortage and all that money, our values would increase. Your formula to raise housing value only gives teachers and administrators more money. I have not noticed housing values rising in our area.

  97. Disappointed on October 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    As a life long resident of Barberton and a product of the great education I received from this district, I am greatly saddened that our OWN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER doesn’t seem to support their own district!

    Let’s be honest the only reason that you published the salaries of city and school employees was to stir the pot….sell more papers…NOT because of your journalistic integrity to “keep the community informed.”

    Here is what you didn’t include with your wages:
    1. Typically, the amount of education you have correlates with the amount of income you make.
    2. You too could have pursued higher education opportunities which would have allowed you to make better wages.
    3. Educators have to pay for all continuing education out of their own pocket. To keep their license current they have to get 6 graduate hours every 5 years for their entire career. Unlike other careers where you are compensated for going back to school.
    4. There are great things going on in the Barberton City School District! I see it everyday with the opportunities that are afforded to my nephews and niece.

    I realize that the state report card is disheartening. But if people truly took the time to educate themselves on the changes that are made every year, they would understand that the state is consistently comparing apples to oranges to grapes to etc. Instead of apples to apples to apples. When the state finally allows that to happen you will see a significant change in the state report cards.



    • Jan on October 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Let’s be honest, Barberton Herald only cares about one thing: The Barberton Herald. The Barberton Herald is in the business of selling more newspapers. It would be dumb of them not to publish faux juicy and faux salacious stories of those “fat cat government employees” living lifestyles of the rich and famous! Sometimes the Barberton Herald tries to be the National Enquirer, but ends up more like World Weekly News.

      That said, voting yes for the school levy is a no brainer. It’s NOT a tax increase. It will cost the tax payer exactly $0. Good Schools = Good Communities.

      • Triska on October 21, 2017 at 11:55 pm

        ….and also a no brainer….. if you vote NO…your property Taxes will go Down! because the Tax will not renew. with cost of living going UP and paychecks going down…due to medical insurance hikes and all… folks could use a cut rate. I also felt that…Folks who have children in School should pay the School Levies anyways, if you have no school age children, or home school, then that fee is not included in your Property Tax bill. or start just making all Schools… Tuition Entry? and Pay to Play. I am sure they could find Organizations to help those who are of Low Income. it’s an Unfair system.

        • Jan on October 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm

          You are correct that if you vote no your property taxes will go down, but it will go down something like $50 a year. What is more important? Keeping your property values high and having quality schools or saving $50 a year? You will lose thousands if you vote not on the levy.

        • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

          Don’t quit your day job ! Anyone with an ounce of homeowner / taxpayer sense knows that the property values have sunk for most while very few have stayed the same. Our taxes have nearly doubled in 15 years, all fact! Go to your county tax record, it is all there for a remedial mathematical review. Really getting tired of you school district cronies making excuses and giving out miss information. Know anyone who owns a home in Wadsworth ? Their property values continue to rise and they have had only 1 school levy in 10 + years. Why is that ??? Better budgeting would be a strong guess. Your propaganda of schools increasing homeowner value is as mythical as finding a big foot out on Barber Raod.

    • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      The Herald has posted salaries numerous times over the years. All public record. You are fortunate that the Herald does not publish the district budget report, top shelf health care coverage costs and pension amounts. Those figures are staggering! I believe over 80% of the district budget goes to the employee’s. Always wondered how that 80% could coincide with the b.s. mantra ” it’s for the kids”. You think that teaching is the only profession that requires both a time and financial investment ??????? You are truly living in the clouds ! The “entitlement” spewing from your post literally jumps off of the screen. People like you are too obtuse to realize that your bias rants only hurt your own cause. People know greedy and cocky when they read it ! VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER ON 28. STOP THE ENTITLEMENT !! TIME TO GO TO WORK AND STOP WORRY ABOUT EXTRA PERKS !!

  98. Chris ISON on October 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    They skip anyone else? This trash company has got to go. Bad business, bad customer service, and bad prices! City once again is hosed in a contract.
    Advisory: Bulk trash pickup Oct 16-18. Can set up to 1 bulk item and 3 lg. bags or cans on curb.

    Dear Nixle User,
    City of Barberton
    Fall Bulk Pickup Program

    The City of Barberton’s Fall Bulk Pickup Program will be held October 16-18. Residents who are part of the City’s curb side program are eligible to participate in the clean-up. In addition to normal trash pickup, residents may place one (1) bulk item and up to three (3) trash bags (no larger than 30 gallon) or three (3) trash cans at the curb on their REGULAR scheduled pick up day during this week.

    Items MUST be on the curb NO LATER than 7am on the scheduled collection day. There will be a separate truck used for this program and it will only make one pass through each area. Any items on the curb in excess of the allowable amount will require adequate stickers.

    Unaccepted items include tires, electronic waste (such as computers), construction material and debris, chemicals, and any kind of hazardous waste, refrigerators, and air conditioners. Whole house clean outs or court evictions will not be accepted. TV’s are considered an accepted bulk item. For additional information, visit our website at

    • recycle on October 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Green recycle containers are missed all over town all the time. This trash service is GARBAGE!

      • Chris ISON on October 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        Not to mention how rude they are on the phone.

        • call soyars on October 25, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          I left a message for Mr. Soyars and our trash was picked up in a few hours! He gets it done!

    • SPD on October 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Seems like they always drop the ball on the bulk days.

      • Chris ISON on October 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        I do not usually complain , but this has been a pattern of theirs and seems like this administration could care less along with a few on council who I will not name. I had to call another wards council member due to mine being non-responsive. Sad. When I run for Ward3 , I promise the people will get the representation they need. Time to hold the officials accountable.

        • SPD on October 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

          Too bad I live in ward 4 or I could vote for you. I used to be in 2 but they changed our boundary a couple years ago and my house landed in 4 after that. I can walk to the next block down and be in 2, like 6 houses down!

        • SPD on October 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm

          Actually, it was WARD 1 I was in, not 2….correction.

  99. Easton 25k+ on October 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    NO, the issue’s with the Easton Rd speeding had not been addressed. The reduced speed limit to 25 was a brief moment by means of the sign being attached to the portable speed checker which does absolutely no good what so ever! The “road closed”, really, to who and where? The construction did not slow down the traffic one bit. In fact the road closed signs were being ignored completely and the people just drove around them! Now that the road is about complete there absolutely no doubt it will be the best racetrack in Norton!

    • Norton on October 20, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Most of the people complaining about speeding,the dust,and all the bumpy roads and the construction project around Easton rd are the same people who wanted city water and sewer now that it’s being installed we have a group of cry babies! Now you have to deal with it.well water and septic has worked for generations.

      • Easton 25k on October 20, 2017 at 8:53 am

        You are correct WELL WATER & SEPTIC does work and is far less expensive than this project that was forced upon these residents. There is NO CITY WATER that is included in this project at the ridiculous rates that will be charged to the Nash residents, and WILL include interest on top of the $11,200 if not paid in CASH! Please do not forget the additional cost to make the changes within your home to even be able to connect. Oh, and the additional fees for the actual connection and plumbing outside to connect at the road! The speeding is definitely a problem, always has been and continues. I am sure we can get video feed from those residents on Easton with the security cameras to prove this!

  100. Jan on October 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Vote Yes on Issue 2. It’s time Ohio takes the lead in the nation and becomes the first state to fight big pharma!

  101. Chef Rock on October 16, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I’ve seen 2 Bay Bay signs in this town. Yep, 2! If you smeeeLLLLL……what the Rock……..cookin!

    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you noticing! I have more, mostly in neighbourhoods. I will be putting more up this week!👍

  102. Anonymous on October 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Who changed to traffic pattern on Wooster Rd N. and Hopocan?? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen It goes along with the lights on Tusc Street and the Bike Trail. There will be some many wreaks you wont be able to keep up with. I am beginning to hate this town and the stupid ideas they do!!

    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Yet making Third Street off Wooster to Tusc between the post office and McDonald’s can’t seem to be one way with angled parking. If you come from downtown turning left onto Wooster is nearly impossible, to do so you have to pull up a car length past the line then no one can turn onto Third.

    • SPD on October 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Well, you could always move?

    • bag on October 16, 2017 at 7:33 am

      MOVE NOW

    • turn on on October 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Actually it is a great idea. There is an arrow at the light. And no tight turn anymore because left lane is turn only! Makes it pretty simple to turn left now. Even someone like yourself can do it. You should try it and then keep driving west all the way to Arizona. Move now!

  103. Anonymous on October 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I have been pleasantly surprised by the way our new Middle School principal, Mr. Andric, has been dealing with bullying issues at BMS. Things have been dealt with swiftly and I am seeing consistent methods to handle any of the school issues. I have also been notified the same day when my student has been brought into the office to discuss what he/she has witnessed. I am sensing a No Tolerance policy at Barberton Middle School. Thank you to Mr. Andric and his administration at Barberton Middle School for making me, as a parent, feel comfortable that any issues regarding the students will be handled appropriately.

  104. G. O'Pea on October 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    We need more REPUBLICANS to start running for public offices around here.

    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Here I am!

      • concerned on October 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        you got my vote

      • Yes man on October 18, 2017 at 7:12 am

        Dont need no sauerkraut ball

    • Jan on October 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Why do we need more Republicans? I’m interested to here why. What will Republicans, in city council, do any differently than Democrats?

      • Republican on October 13, 2017 at 6:36 am

        They won’t lie!! And they won’t tell you want you want to hear they will make things happen! And their not sore losers!

        • Republican LOL on October 14, 2017 at 8:53 pm

          And they’re not worried about grammar! Go Uneducated!!!!

          • SPD on October 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm

            I saw that too

            • Jan on October 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

              I actually think “Republican” was being ironic with his post, and was meant as a joke. Well done!

          • Republican on October 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

            Sorry I did not spell one word right but it was 6:30 am and I was 20 feet up a tree trying to settle a score with bambi bow and arrow in hand!! You see republicans don’t sleep till noon like democrats waiting for someone to give them a handout we work for what we have!!

            • Jan on October 15, 2017 at 8:21 am

              So you have a deadly weapon in one hand, you are up 20 feet in a tree, and the first thing that the neurons in your body shoot to your brain is, “I gotta use my free hand to make a comment on the Barberton Herald’s website?” Seems reasonable to me. Nothing to see here folks. Just a typical Republican voter lol.

            • SPD on October 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

              Grammar Police are everywhere. We have to walk on egg shells on public forums….LOL.

            • Republican LOL on October 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm

              So basically you’re a liar and have bad grammar? Guess that’s pretty common in the GOP. #sad.

              • Democrat lol on October 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

                Can’t take the truth!! F.Y.I. I’m 20 feet up again commenting you see republicans can multi task!!

    • William Tweed on October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Anyone who believes dem or repub has any bearing on city type politics clearly has no clue on how municipal government works and or the problems facing most cities. VOTE for someone with creative idea’s and a passion for hard work. Someone who will impose accountability for everyone within the city infrastructure while providing solid civic services owed to the taxpayers. Does not matter if this type of person is dem, repub, purple, etc

      • Chris ISON on October 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        I will be running for WARD 3 in the next election. I will be running as an Independent. I refuse to be tied to a party. Its about relationships, and doing what is right by the people who elected you. I will not be bought and paid for.

    • Concerned on October 14, 2017 at 8:12 am

      We need to focus on manufacuring and creating jobs! Not so much on on the liberal left agenda! We need more people like you to keep voting republican ! Thank you

  105. Jack Gainer on October 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I am now going to comment on Dennis Pierson’s comments to the police dispatcher. Mr. Pierson has been caught in so many lies and has failed to respond to them even when a citizen wrote a letter to council that stated in no uncertain terms that Mr. Pierson “and” My opponent had lied not only to the public, but also had lied to their fellow council members. These lies were to influence the outcome of a vote by council to either buy or not buy the Chief of Police a new vehicle. If not for the citizen’s letter they might have succeeded.
    I am not an attorney, however if this is not a crime, then it should be!
    In regards to his racist remarks about everyone who participated in or attended the Norton Cider Fest, his remarks were so terrible as to disgrace the office that he holds. How can any person who respects the Boy Scouts,the Girl Scouts,The Lions Club,The Chamber of Commerce or all of the volunteers and the visitors who helped make this years Fest such a success, I ask “how” can anyone vote for this person?? I also will be interested in my opponents opinion as to his constant support of Mr. Pierson since joining council? Does he have the same opinion of all Cider Fest participants as does his close friend?
    Please Vote for Jack Gainer for Ward 1 Council and rid the city of these two individuals.

    • Mr Esquire: on October 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

      If I call the Norton police and my comment is not consistent with the party line of the good old boys, will my call be leaked to the press like you did Mr Piersons? Usually news media need to ask for the information, my question is how did they know about it unless it was “leaked”? Are all calls to the police department leaked to the press?
      If you want a councilman who will fight for you then vote for Mr Pierson. If you want a councilman who plays “get along” and will sell you out for the “party line” then dont.

      • Honesty on October 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        I myself found it very disturbing that this type of call made it out to local media. Public record or not, both Norton & Barberton seem to have issues with confidentiality. This is a perfect example of why some neighborhoods live in fear, to afraid to call police because everyone is aware of the “leaking” of caller info when responding to a disturbance. I myself have witnessed police divulge whom the complaining neighbor or caller was when they responded to a call.

        Is any shocked at the usage of the phrase “white trash” by anyone living in the 44203 area code? We own
        25 % of Summit county drug over doses followed by an economy backed by food stamps and sect 8. Mommies & Daddies who do not work. Councilman or no, guy responded in an upset manner because it was affecting the quality of his neighborhood. No one cares about a problem, providing it happens at somewhere else. Maybe Mr. Gainer would like to hold next years festival near his home ? Pierson needs to own his comments and the people who actually get out and vote will applaud him for it. How many of us have not made a derogatory remark at some point, truthfully ? Vote based upon politics, not a phone call.

  106. VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    The hard working homeowners around here [ few that are left ] have stood by this school district for 15 + years ! I myself voted YES for more than one tax hike. This district AS VERIFIED PER OFFICIAL STATE REPORT CARDS and statistics has been on a meteoric decline. We can no longer turn a blind eye and make excuses. I could care less about other district ratings or the fact that Lil Johnny comes from a less than desirable at home academic surrounding. ON THE JOB RESULTS = $. This is the most basic financial concept in ALL job markets.

    ACCOUNTABILITY needs to put into place. LETS GET OUR DISTRICT REPORT ON THE RISE AND COME SEE US IN 2 + YEARS. WE CAN NO LONGER REWARD MEDIOCRE PERFORMANCE. They need levy dollars for pay raises, health care and always rising pension costs. State money can NOT be used for their own * EXTRA * financial luxuries. PLEASE VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER. You will be truly helping the children by sending this message = IMPROVED STATE REPORT CARDS WILL = $$. To bad the football program could not seek their own levy, coach Gotto and his players are a perfect example of hard work & positive results = praise and respect from the taxpayers. GO MAGICS FOOTBALL !!

    • Thomas J on October 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm


      Thanks for your comments. That said, I think you are misinformed in several ways. First off, voting YES, is NOT A TAX INCREASE. It will cost you exactly $0 if you vote yes.

      Secondly, the district is actually INCREASING in test scores. You see, every year the Ohio Department of Education increases the percent that they consider passing. This past year, I believe they said that 80% is considered passing. What this means is that if the entire 5th grade has 79% of its math scores as passing, the state will give the district an F grade for the 5th grade math score. Correct me if I’m wrong, but last I checked, a 79% in your drivers test, a high school class, or even a college course is considered passing. So why is the state now saying anything less than an 80% is failing? I believe it is because politicians, and bloated statewide bureaucrats, in the Ohio Department of Education, are making the stakes so unattainable for the majority of school districts on purpose. They need to keep their jobs so they are making the state of Ohio look like it is failing on purpose. This is purely a sham.

      If you still think I am wrong look up the grade for Strongsville City Schools. Strongsville is an upper middle class district and have many Browns players living it. They scored a C!!!

      My last comment to your point is in regards to accountability. If anyone was to take your post on face value, than we should dictate the pay of Doctors at Akron City and Cleveland Clinic on how well they perform in regards to their patients that they see. When you go into your doctor’s office for your yearly physical, and your doctor says, “you need to lose weight” do you listen to him/her? Given your logic, we should dictate doctors’ pay based on how healthy their patients how. If you don’t listen to your doctor and you gain weight when they tell you that you have to lose weight, we should dock doctors’ pay. Just like doctors, teachers tell their students how to learn. If students care not to take their advice, just like patients with their doctors, why should we fault the teacher? Unless I am totally misunderstanding your point, and you do feel that we should decrease the pay checks of doctor’s when their patients show up more unhealthy to their yearly physical.

      • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        You make the former school super “Patti” look like an amateur at “spin doctoring”. Your comments could not be further from the truth. Why do all of you district cronies refuse to look at things from a JOB BASED PERFORMANCE standpoint? Mediocre results do not warrant financial increase. Stop stating that this is not a new tax, that is very misleading to ill informed voter’s. Here is the truth : Almost 5 years ago we had 4 emergency mil levies thrown at us in under 2 years and it finally passed after 3 failures. So it was a new tax 5 years ago and now it requires voter approval in order for them to keep milking the taxpayers.This town has stood by this district financially and the coffer’s are dry ! What is wrong with any homeowner keeping some money in their pocket while asking for an improved district performance BEFORE the next taxpayer funded financial windfall?

        LEVY DOLLARS can and will be used for pay increases [ on top step raises ], health care and always increasing pension costs. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE KIDS OR QUALITY OF THEIR EDUCATION.
        I want educators who truly care about a failing k-3 literacy score and a well below avg graduation rate.
        Time to EARN the taxpayer’s money.

        Barberton – District summary

        Standards met 4 of 30
        Performance Index 2015-2016 73.52
        Performance Index 2014-2015 85.05
        Performance Index 2013-2014 90.82
        Component grades

        Achievement D
        Gap closing F
        K-3 literacy D
        Graduation C
        Progress F
        Prepared for success D

        • Thomas J on October 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

          I find it funny that you think that I am a “spin doctor.” I am an average joe interested in truth.

          1) You are incorrect. The levy IS NOT a tax increase. It will not raise anyone’s property tax. This is a FACT. I challenge you to find facts to correct me on this. You won’t because you know I am correct.

          2) You stated this in your previous post,
          Performance Index 2015-2016 73.52
          Performance Index 2014-2015 85.05
          Performance Index 2013-2014 90.82

          Man this looks bad at first glance (even though a 90, 85, and 73 are all passing grades)! What you are forgetting to mention, is that in each of these 3 years there were DIFFERENT State Tests and DIFFERENT DIFFICULTIES! 2013 was an easier test. The state then changed tests, and made it harder in 2014. The state changed again in 2015, and made the test even harder with a different testing company. These are facts. I am disappointed that you neglected to mention these facts in your posts. You are clearly spinning this issue. It seems you want the schools to fail in order to propel your ideological agenda. Shame.

          3) You talk about accountability and job based performance. Why don’t you want doctor pay dictated on accountability and job based performance? Just like teachers, doctors give out advice to their patients. If patients don’t take their doctor’s advice, then maybe we should dock the pay of doctors like you want to dock the pay of teachers. You are a hypocrite if you want to defund education, and let doctors earn a 6 figure income, when their patients are unhealthy. Tell me when it is a job based performance success of a doctor seeing a patient who refuses to listen to their medical advice.

    • Mr Esquire: on October 11, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Is throwing money at the problem the real answer to mediocre education in the US?

      In our world there are slightly less than 200 countries. Out of the 200 countries 65 compare education. Out of 65 countries we are rated in the mid 30’s for quality of education. This means there are over 30 countries who educate the children better than we do in America.

      Now look at the price we pay: We pay the most of any country in the world for educating our children in public schools. Pay the most and get rated 50% in quality of education. This is not very good bang for the buck.

      A recent visit to a local hospital I ran into foreign doctors. The majority of the doctors I ran into were not American. Where are our students if we are doing such a good job of educating the youth of America?

      Throwing money at the problem does not work. We need to see what the other 35 countries that are doing better than us are doing and adopt their way of educating our children.

      I dont live in Norton, but use the Norton School System. To vote for an ex teacher, or a mother of a teacher is just putting the fox in the hen house. All Santelli and Webel did was vote for early raises and increases in operating expenses. Never did they look at educating our children for tomorrows world.

  107. Joan on October 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    WOW!! What a great football game and season. I went to school from 1955 to 1958 and they didn’t play like that and George Izo played then.

  108. Football frustrated on October 6, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    How long are we gonna keep this so called football coach in Norton? He hasn’t had a winning season since the first year but the work was already done before he got here. He is embarassing to watch on the sidelines yelling at the refs and his coaches. Never being accountable for any losses always blaming the boys and his staff. The kids deserve better the community deserves better. IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE, ITS TIME FOR A NEW COACH!!!

    • we good on October 11, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Transfer to Barberton!!!! WE GOOD

  109. Chris Ison on October 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    We as citizens have a choice to make. In November you can vote for the same old for Council at Large, or we can vote for Thomas”Bebe”Heitic. Change needs to start here and then the regular ward seats , up to the Mayoral seat. Change only happens when we vote. This is our voice to exercise. Remember in November, when you vote for the school levy renewal, also vote for Thomas”Bebe” Heitic.

    • Chef Rock on October 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Gonna vote for the same. Aint broke don’t fix it. If you smmeeeeeLLLLLL what the Rock……is……cookin.

      • Chris Ison on October 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        That’s the same mindset that’s is getting this town in trouble. I for one am tired of the wasteful spending. The city from two different pieces of legislation has wasted 106k of tax payers money. If you like that kind of irresponsibility keep voting in the status quoe. You get what you vote for.

    • SPD on October 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Nothing at all wrong with the current administration. Voting for the same and against the school levy renewal.

      • stupid on October 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Why would you vote NO for a school levy renewal???? It will cost you n $0 !! Your beer and smokes cost you more…

        • SPD on October 12, 2017 at 5:19 am

          We are already paying for it! Schools get 75% of our property taxes as it is NOW!
          Vote against it and you pay LESS! Maybe they should trim their budget too like the taxpayers have to do when costs go up?

      • MADD on October 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

        Dont want no pork chop.

    • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      “Bebe” has been posting on this forum very frequently this summer. Did he even bother to announce that he was officially running for a seat via this forum? I have seen his yard signs out & about but I see no info on here in from him in regards to his politics and what he plans to bring to the table. Sounds like another jabroni looking for a $900/mo part time paycheck. Easy $ for attending ONE 30 minute council meeting every 30 days. THIS TOWN NEEDS ANSWERS AND ROLL UP THE SHIRT SLEEVE TYPES, we have waaaay toooo many paycheck casher’s around here!

      • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

        Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email is and I’ll do my best to answer promptly. I do guarantee a response. As for a “jabroni looking for 900/mo part time paycheck” I assure you the 10k per year salary is not a factor. I’ve personally discussed with citizens in order to make the pay attractive enough for a full time engineer (as the charter commands) instead of outsourcing it to GPD Group all elected and appointed officials should take a pay cut. It’s about working within our means. If the position on council paid 1k a year I’d still be willing.

        The council meetings are at 730, but there are committee meetings beforehand where the public can interact. Council decorum prohibits retort when addressed in the meeting of the whole.

        • VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on October 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

          We need to STOP sub contracting out jobs that should be done by our well compensated city workers. STOP writing checks and start having our well paid employee’s go home a little tired with dirt on their clothes for a change. Do you have any idea how many MILLIONS of dollars we could have saved by having our own employee’s do lets say 50-60 % of the street repairs over the past 3 years ? What could a struggling town do with an extra couple of million bucks ?? uhmmmmm

          We need rep’s who will get off their arse and GET OUT AND MEET THE PEOPLE and help organize community watch groups to combat crime / drugs. Grass roots “Bebe”, that is what this town needs. Tired of seeing rep’s do nothing and then they expect the full time working citizens to attend meetings, etc. That is why we have you rep’s, you are to be a voice for those who WORK AND PAY TAXES.

          COUNCIL NEEDS TO START ASKING QUESTIONS AT THE MEETINGS. I followed meeting minutes for years and the only person who asked questions and asked about other options was Lysenko. I respect the pluck it takes for you to run but lets really hear about your agenda. ANY person running for rep should have at least a 5 point plan ready for discussion. The floor is your “Bebe”.

          • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

            I would love to work at quite a few things. For starters making the weekly agendas available online to keep more people informed. Also I would like to try to end this practice of “suspending the rules of the charter and declaring an emergency” so things don’t go three readings and voted on right then and there. Authorization of the mayor to enter into contracts without public input is only an emergency if proper research and public input is disregarded. Understandably, liabilities can be (disposal of assets like decommissioned police cruisers), less they sit and do nothing.
            Moreover, outsourcing should be used in the case of state or federal monies when they pay 51% or more. A road company answers to GPD Group, again an outsourced engineer. I want our own with our interests in mind.
            Elected officials should be more hands on with citizens. It’s not a job when elected it’s a responsibility. How many times is something passed quickly and people find out weeks later?

            • Polar Pop Police on October 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

              I would take an educated guess and say that the majority of local street repairs done in the past 3 years are not state or fed funded, correct? If so, they should have been done by our own city street dept. Right now we are paying top wages and benefits for guys to patch pot holes or cold patch a 25 ft section? What a miss managed waste ! Bebe, Barberton is now up to $10 local tax on all license plate stickers done at the bmv, where is the extra $5 per sticker going? Good stuff on the emergency vote & mayor autho. Both need to change !!
              Best of luck!

          • stupid on October 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

            Once again, the city has no equipment to fix streets. You have poor information on all of your posts. Move out of the city now!

            • Chris Ison on October 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

              We could have if the current administration would stop wasting money. Phil Canfora just received a five year 100k lease from our elected officials without citizen input. Call the city officials and ask them how much they spend on contracts without qualified oversight. Your opinion would change real fast.

            • Polar Pop Police on October 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm

              They do have some and at one point they had a full fleet of equipment. It has been moth balled due to the subcontracting. If you invest in equipment it will save you money !! Why does an auto tech buy tools for his job ? He needs them in order to make money. It is called an investment and or cost of doing business. What’s a matter union dude, afraid to get dirty?

        • SPD on October 12, 2017 at 5:21 am

          May I ask what ward are you running in?

          • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on October 12, 2017 at 8:14 am

            At large, there are two seats and three of us running

      • Chris Ison on October 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm

        Then I guess you would have read about the invite that was in the Barberton Hearld for his meet and greet. You should have come out since you post on here quite frequently.

      • Chris Ison on October 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        There are council meetings almost every Monday, except holidays.

  110. Thomas J on October 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Given the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, I believe it is time we start to have a conversation on gun control measures.

    The Supreme Court ruled in the 1919 decision of Schenck v. United States, that you can not “yell fire in a crowded theatre.” This Supreme Court decision eroded 1st Amendment Free Speech Rights. This decision curtailed 1st amendment rights of Free Speech.

    The precedent has been set. The Supreme Court CAN curtail rights found in the Bill of Rights. Why did no one protest the Supreme Court curtailing first amendment rights, but conservatives feel that no one can ever touch the second amendment? The Supreme Court precedent has already ruled that they can curtail rights found in the Bill of Rights.

    Let’s take this argument to the next logical stage. The founding fathers believed that we should have a militia in case England tried to invade. They had no idea what an automatic, semi-automatic, or nuclear weapons were. If strict constructionists want to argue exactly what the founding fathers thought, then let’s make legal every musket and make illegal every other gun other than the musket!

    Let’s also talk about this idea of a militia. The idea of a standing militia was to prevent a foreign government to invade. There were no nuclear weapons back then. Hence, the idea of having a “militia” is null in my opinion since governments have nuclear weapons and can wipe into oblivion militias. Thus, the idea of second amendment revisions is much needed.

    • SPD on October 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Well, we have terrorist organizations and criminals invading so the Second Amendment needs to be left alone.

      • Thomas J on October 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

        Can you please elaborate? What terrorist organizations and what criminals are invading?

        If we really want a common sense approach to gun control, we would have a mandatory 20 year prison sentence for anyone found with an illegal firearm, as well as anyone on disability with a firearm.

  111. John Kulcsar on September 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I will not support any person, sports professional, or organization that disrespects our flag or the national anthem. Pubic officials and business leaders who condone such actions should be boycotted. Our forefathers have sacrificed too much for such negative actions. We Americans have very few instances where we can stand together shoulder to shoulder/arm in arm for one moment in respect of our nation.

    Free Speech is in our Constitution, but should not be exploited during a such moments. Individual rights and Free Speech have no place in superceeding our Flag and National Anthem.

    Kudo’s to President Donald Trump for taking a stand for America… over politics and personal views.

    Adios NFL & NBA. My time, money and energy will be spent elsewhere.

    • SPD on September 26, 2017 at 7:55 am

      I agree. I will be getting a lot more done on Sundays between now and February at my place these days.

    • Thomas J on September 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      I respect both sides of this debate, but I think we should all take a step back. Since when does kneeling during the anthem, mean it’s an attack on the military? It’s not an attack on the military, but rather a sign of obstacles that we, as a nation, still need to overcome in regards to race relations in our country. Would it be no different if Irish men of the 19th century took a knee to protest the “No Irish Need Apply” policies of our country back then?

      Let us not forget the “Know Nothing Party” of the 19th century…a party that was Anti-Catholic and Anti-Immigrant. The Know Nothing Party wanted to keep America as a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Country. The times have changed, but the current of ultra right wing nationalism has not. In every age of our country’s history, there is a tenant of right wing populism that attempts to cast doubt on those “different” than us.

      That said, would I kneel? Probably not, but then again, I do not live, nor encounter, the struggles that minority communities deal with. That being said, these communities need to understand the struggles that police officers, and their families deal with every single day. When Kapernick wears pig socks dressed up as cops, this does nothing to add to a thoughtful discourse, but rather, add to the nastiness of this topic. Kapernick was wrong in wearing pig socks, but so is Trump. Kapernick should have simply knelt. No need to fuel to the fire.

      Trump is clearly playing a not so secret game of Dog-Whistling when it comes to racial politics. Trump knows that this issue is a win in the heartland (Not sure much in the rest of America), plus it takes away from his inept handling of Hurricane Irma and Maria. Trump is a master manipulator. He knows when to change the subject to take the heat off of his inept handling of domestic matters.

      For people like John to claim that it is an act of “disrespect” totally misses the point the players are trying to make. BTW, it’s not like they are dragging the flag through mud or burning it. They are simply kneeling. If this is their reaction to kneeling, I would hate to see what they would do when people burn the flag, which the Supreme Court ruled in the 1980’s, was protected free speech.

      Instead of taking your ball and going home, why not let’s all try to have a constructive dialogue about the issue of police misconduct towards minorities, but also attacks against police. At the end of the day, we all just wanna be able to go home to our families.

  112. Diane Vickers on September 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I had made a suggestion that our Mayor should drive up and down 2nd St. SW for a year and tell me if the road does not need to be redone. Year after year I’ve heard the same thing, IT”S ON THE LIST! Well when is it really on the list 2024????

    • wth? on September 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

      you are on the wrong road sister. many main roads will be done way before that one. Maybe you should move

      • Diane Vickers on October 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        I’ll move when you do

  113. Dale Ruff on September 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Why can a heroin addict overdose and be back at home that same evening with no criminal charges? Why is it that someone in possession of marijuana can get charged, someone drinking and driving can get charged, but a heroin addict can overdose in public and not get a single charge? Why is it OK for a heroin addict to tie up EMS and first responders and cost millions of dollars to the state and taxpayers to cover the cost of Narcan and these EMS runs?

    Heroin is by far one of the worst drugs available and people are getting away with it on a daily basis. EMS workers are responding to overdose calls on a daily basis and these people get brought back to life and sent home, sometimes more than once a day. Where are the adult consequences for abusing as well as possession of an illegal drug? Any other drug user who is caught is not given that choice. They are arrested, charged and booked to await a hearing. It’s time to start making these people own up to what they are doing, it’s time to take away the freedom of having no consequences for the lack of, a “bad choice.” No one made them take the drug, they chose to do so on their own.

    I know we all heard growing up, “Don’t let them pressure you to do something.” OK, I get that, but these are not kids using this drug. For the most part, they are adults with children of their own. Give them a dose of reality while they sit in a cell and think about what it is they are doing.

    At any given moment, there are people on heroin behind the wheels of cars, sitting next to you in restaurants, in the parking lot at the school pick-up point, leaving needles on the streets for our kids to find. The courts and jails are full but that is still no reason to let this go on without disregard to public safety.

    Let’s not wait until it’s too late and the cemeteries are full. There is a petition in Erie County, Ohio with the goal of making that change. They are trying to put enforcement behind the use of the drug. Why just them? We all should stand up and let our voices be heard.

    • Diane Vickers on September 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      I agree with your statement.

    • N. Anderson on September 23, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Great article Dale, please don’t stop until it’s a punishable law. I support you!

    • Thomas J on September 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Correct me if I am wrong, but most communities DO punish people who overdose. In fact, the main problem is that people are afraid to call 911 because they are afraid they will get prosecuted. Again, please correct me if I am wrong.

      And to play devil’s advocate, many of the Libertarian wing of the Republican Party would argue that the federal government should legalize most drugs and regulate it. If you regulate drugs, then people would not buy questionable drugs on the street that are lethal. Doing so would also cut into the Mexican drug cartels profits, since people would simply go to a Government Pharmacy where they know they can buy a safe and legal product. Let’s not even take into account the tax dollars the country and state could make!! This would increase government profit and reduce gang activity. Granted, this doesn’t take into account the negative externalities that would arise in society.

      • Dale Ruff on September 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        Thomas to correct you no must do not the explanation that was given is because the drug has been ingested injected or some other means their is no evidence as to would was taken so no charges can be files if you wish to check my statement pick up a copy of the Wadsworth post there you will find the reason given for area departments.

        • Dale Ruff on September 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Thomas to correct you. No must departments do not arrest and here the explanation that was given is because the drug has been ingested injected or some other means there is no evidence as to what was taken so no charges can be filed. One department does charge them with public nuisance so they have a record of them on file If you wish to check my statement pick up a copy of the Wadsworth post there you will find the reason given for area departments. sorry for the first reply when using a phone to type replies it is some what difficult to correct spelling errors as well sentence structure.

          • Thomas J on September 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm

            Dale, thanks for your reply. All I can say is that the county that I live does prosecute people who overdose. I was not aware that Summit does not. I think it is needed for the Federal Government to intervene at this point. Where is Trump? He needs to have a federal plan of intervention along with forcing insurance companies to cover treatment for people who want rehabilitation. Currently, health insurance does not cover a comprehensive rehabilitation treatment. This is the problem.

  114. Mike Heitic on September 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    As Americans we have the freedom of speech. We can voice our opinions. The ViewsLine is an “OPINION” page. I don’t know or have ever met Michelle DeShon, but she is the “OPINION” page writer. To those of you who take issue with her “OPINIONS” should note she signs her name to her “OPINION” and doesn’t hide her feelings. I don’t agree completely with everything she writes, but I do agree our current President is unqualified. His constant rantings about how he is treated by the media, lashing out at anyone who questions him, yet has no problem making childish comments about other world leaders, comedians, and other politicians. I have experience with family members and friends who have had dementia and have seen it from the first stages. I hope he gets a complete medical exam.


    Mike Heitic

    • CWP on October 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

      The October 5th HERALD carried a Views Line stating that Michelle De Shon should be fired, shipped out of the city and the country, and fined heavily for her writing in the negative about President Donald Trump. She was called un-American as well. Like you, I do not claim that I agree with De Shon (as often I do not), but I thought that debate and discussion were sort of fundamental to our type of society. These folks should understand the concept of free speech and that punishment doled out to those who dissent flies in the face of it. Let the girl talk…maybe we could learn something from her! By the way, I have met Michelle De Shon and she is a charming young lady.
      As far as goes President Trump, I voted for the guy and question the wisdom of my vote. He has managed to upset the country and in fact the world and I’m wondering when exactly he will get something accomplished. With control of both houses and a 5 – 4 Supreme Court he should have little difficulty, but look how it’s going.

      • SPD on October 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Trump has not upset the world. The world was upset long before he was elected or even thought of running for president. Where have you been?

  115. Triska on September 14, 2017 at 1:39 am

    hey PPG…..ever hear of WALKY-TALKIES? I am tired of the blaring of your PA system at 2-3am! talkies are free to use (aka no minutes to buy) and cheap to purchase.

  116. VOTE NO IN NOVEMBER on September 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    2016 State Report Card . Does anyone else find a 17% drop over 3 years in overall performance to be concerning? Deserving of more levy dollars? K-3 literacy & Graduation is an embarrassment.

    Barberton – Summit County
    District summary

    Standards met 4 of 30
    Performance Index 2015-2016 73.52
    Performance Index 2014-2015 85.05
    Performance Index 2013-2014 90.82
    Component grades

    Achievement D
    Gap closing F
    K-3 literacy D
    Graduation C
    Progress F
    Prepared for success D

    • home boy on September 15, 2017 at 7:10 am