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  1. ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 11, 2019 at 8:17 am

    wow the violent leftist protesters punch police horses,burn and break shit.Call the police pigs.Throw things at them while hiding behind masks.Attack people they dont agree with.We need to hold one of these protests in barberton.

    • Harvey the rabbit on October 11, 2019 at 11:38 am

      A fascist group that fights fascists. Makes sense to me
      If I can put my crack pipe down I AM THERE !

      • ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 11, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        cool bra!! we’ll pay you to be there!! then you can buy more crack!!

        • Harvey the rabbit on October 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm

          Thanks man, I need to get out of my mom’s basement
          I can use the bucks because she is talking about charging me rent. Next thing you know, she’ll want me to get a job. After the protest, I hope we can walk over to Mickey D’s. MAC ATTACK !

          • ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 12, 2019 at 8:29 am

            for sure bra! might find a senior citizen we can harass and beat up on at Macdonald’s. πŸ‘

            • ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

              I’m buying by the way. just gotta stick to the value menu. ma only gave me 10 for my allowance this week. shes pissin me off. shes starting to remind me of a Republican

            • Pistol packin white hair on October 16, 2019 at 9:27 am

              Watch out some of them old people have equalizers. God made us no all equal, Sam Colt and his like thinking people did. written with sarcasm

              • ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

                eventually antifa sissies are gonna pick on the wrong folk!!! sarcastically serious!

    • Blame Mayor in 3..2..1... on October 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      I’d rather see an Anti-DemoCrat Rally.

      • ANTIFA RALLY AT LAKE ANNA SATURDAY on October 12, 2019 at 9:09 am

        you better check your privilege brah!! your coming off as anti-semitic bra!!

  2. ocrazio cortex on October 4, 2019 at 11:57 am

    we need to eat z babies!! save us from global warming!! everybody eat z babies

  3. Triska on October 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    sigh……and now….. Wink’s closing Too????

    • Blame Mayor in 3..2..1... on October 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Closing due to the owner having financial trouble.

    • Me on October 8, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      ik winks was my fav place to eat

  4. remove it! on October 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    why do we need a statue of a racist old white man at our beautiful Lake Anna? O.C.Barber was a racist OLD white republican. What an embarrassment

    • Iconoclast on October 3, 2019 at 4:13 am

      Lake Anna = Lake Keep Out….no feeding ducks, fishing, swimming, smoking and the list goes on. Maybe to preserve its pristine beauty we could borrow an idea from President Trump: put alligators in the lake, surround it with an electric fence and top off the fence with flesh piercing spikes. The BPD could shoot violators in the leg so they could not get away from “justice”. I think we might be better served to leave O.C. Barber alone and work to get rid of the crazy man in the White House!!! By the way, history shows that Barber was like Trump, a crook who did not pay his bills. Still they are our founder and our president so we gotta show proper respect. I did prefer the cannon though.

      • remove it! on October 3, 2019 at 5:49 am

        Fish on!!! I knew I’d get one of you idiot,fake news loving,morons to bite. The corrupt media and the libtards are what need to go. See you in 2020 you POS!!! I’ve bought stock in kingsford!!!

        • edbassmaster on October 3, 2019 at 5:55 am

          you big dummycrat!!!

          • edbassmaster on October 3, 2019 at 6:50 am

            you should move iconoclast. I’m thinkin San Fran with your tendencies n stuff. Then you can hang amongst the men with their butt babies.Just pack er on up! And ship er on out! You wont be missed!! Go away commie!!!

            • trumpforprison on October 3, 2019 at 7:04 am

              It is clear that you have consumed Trump’s kool aid. Can no one see what that nut job is doing to our country? Well, some can and soon Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Schiff, AOC and the rest of the folks with an ounce of gray matter between their ears will impeach the crook. He has put himself way above the law and angered alot of higher up Dems and now he will be known as one of the three men to have profound disgrace in office. They are about to say to “the Donald” what he said to so many in his Apprentice TV show: “YOU’RE FIRED”!!!! May the Baby Trump balloons fly high.

              • remove it! on October 3, 2019 at 7:19 am

                no it’s the fact that you libtards cant accept the results of an election! 3 years of tears. Your boy Obama is the reason Trump was elected btw. Go back to your fake news. Have a good cry!!!

                • edbassmaster on October 3, 2019 at 7:28 am

                  lmfao!!! ORANGE MAN BAD!!! Dont you have some cash to embezzle?

            • ocrazio cortex on October 12, 2019 at 10:16 am

              remember to consume the proper amount of baby daily!!! you are my β˜€οΈ my only 🌞!!!

        • remove it! on October 3, 2019 at 6:52 am

          the phallic like cannon? go figure!! lmao!!

          • edbassmaster on October 3, 2019 at 7:36 am


      • Harvey the rabbit on October 3, 2019 at 11:44 am

        I was thinking about putting a mote around my house full of alligators to keep sales people away from my front door. I would rather have a wall but the city refuses to fund it.

        • Nikey on October 3, 2019 at 7:55 pm

          Just do it!!! Dont forget some good razor wire!!!

    • U-Haul on October 3, 2019 at 7:55 am

      So move! Move to NORTON.

    • VOTE DEMOCRAT on October 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      O. C. Barber voted Democrat in 2016

      • Barbers' ghost on October 4, 2019 at 8:59 pm

        I jerked off a bull in barn 1 once! πŸ‘‹. tiny hands like trump! πŸ‘

  5. Lydia on September 30, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Had a great opportunity to travel this weekend to several of the local festivals, everywhere I went people remarked at how much they loved the Mum Festival in Barberton and that this year it was a cool design. It did seem to be easier to get into and out of the parking this year for the event. I am looking forward to next year’s design.

    Want to say Thank You to the Barberton High School Marching Band for their performance during the Walk of Fame ceremony, I know it made for a busy night, but everyone there enjoyed it. Congratulations to the Walk of Fame class of 2019: Ken Cox, Chuck Ebner, Donald McGinnis and Frank Wrobel.

    • concern barberton voter on September 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Are you going to meet with MR Hart

      • edbassmaster on September 30, 2019 at 6:35 pm

        lol! πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—πŸ¦—!!!

    • remove it! on October 2, 2019 at 11:03 am

      u all need to get rid of the racist old white man statue first. U seem like a racist Lydia

  6. triska on September 30, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I know I am probably late at noticing, but I try to stay away from the construction zones. and whether or not it’s Norton or Barberton… many of us go there….and it is very sad to see…Village Inn… the Best Chicken House in the area….Up for Sale again! sigh.

    • Bwock Bwock on September 30, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Village Inn sucked ever since Milich’s sold it.

      • edbassmaster on September 30, 2019 at 8:57 am

        I 2nd that! πŸ’© πŸ“πŸ‘Ž

      • Iconoclast on October 2, 2019 at 4:42 am

        Boy do you have it right! Whomever took over the place after Dale passed away simply ran it into the ground. I’m sure the ongoing destruction on Cleveland Massillon Road was a factor as it has been for other businesses. Look at Norton Plaza with all the empty spaces. No more Hallmark, Farmers Exchange, etc. They call that mess “progress”. I call it bungle a Norton businessman! When will they make an end?

        • Bust on October 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

          Norton was trying to build a downtown and failed. I blame the Mayor.

  7. CRACKRON on September 24, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    lots of corrupt,greased palms,pay to play Democrats in that shithole.SCUMMIT COUNTY

    • edbassmaster on September 24, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      I love the way these dummycrats on all levels eat each other! πŸ‘good work. Now get on with impeaching Trump you scumbags!!!

      • remove it! on October 2, 2019 at 11:14 am


    • poly grip Pelosi on September 25, 2019 at 8:51 am

      another swig of vodka and another volume and all will be right in the world!!!

  8. Lydia on September 23, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Ethics 102:
    According to the City of Barberton’s website:, all public officials “agree to comply with the Ohio Ethics Laws as listed in the Chapters 102 and 2921 of the Ohio Revised Code”. When I looked that up, It states that any public official must submit a financial statement report by the 15th of May every year. My concern is that when Mrs. Debevec stated that she didn’t know she didn’t satisfy all the judgements against her until someone brought it to her attention, how did she honestly complete an Ethics statement every year for the past 8 years that she has been on City Council?

    • concern barberton voter on September 23, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      why don’t you worry about the mayor and ethics taking money for he’s re elec mayor from all the outsiders. and losing the Silver League softball

      • Lydia on September 24, 2019 at 8:50 am

        Losing the Silver League softball was due to a lack of funds in the parks dept. Hosting them did not boost our local economy, because they did not shop at any of our local shops; and actually cost the City money by having the lights on and having staff clean up after them.

        And in my opinion if someone wants to donate money to a campaign, I don’t really care where they live as long as the money is from a legitimate source, I am not sure why some people are offended by this.

        • concern barberton voter on September 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

          wow they spend money all over the town your wrong again and for the donate money back door again. Just admit your mayor will make this city the laughing City of the state. I will pay your company tax payer money and you give me money for my campaign. nothing wrong with that. LOL

        • concern barberton voter on September 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

          lack of funds Mayor job

      • libtard on September 24, 2019 at 1:47 pm

        where were these outsiders from?

    • concern barberton voter on September 25, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Lydia maybe you should open your eyes and see Mrs Debevec is a good person and honest and people like to tear good people down. And start looking at the people in charge that have done nothing NO STREETS MORE FLOODING AND LESS JOBS. thank you Mrs Debevec for putting yourself out there. letting people talk trash about you and not talking about the other people. Maybe voter will start caring about the city and voting for good people.Not just talking and not taking action.

    • The truth on September 26, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Lydia please tell me that you at least voted for someone, or that you live in Barberton? Or are you one of the financial supporters our “mayor” has. Mrs Debevec made one mistake and tried to fix it but something slipped through the courts. Have you ever made a mistake??? You must be a saint to run your mouth about a lady who only wants good in the city….. Let me know how your “mayor” does in the next race, o wait he will not be apart of it he will be going to the state level to ruin more. He did not care about little Barberton he cared about his name and the money coming in.

      • Lydia on September 27, 2019 at 11:43 am

        Yes I did vote and so did my entire household. Yes I live in Barberton and I am part of a multi-generational family that lives here. Yes I have made mistakes. While I don’t doubt she wants good for the City (as we all do), there is an honest way to achieve success, lying on ethics reports, not being transparent on her decision to run for Mayor and using misleading tactics to get people that do not live in Barberton elected do not make a positive impression on me.

        As a Veteran I served OUR Country so we all can have an opinion and the liberty to express it freely. But I can say that when the storm was raging in our City and the streets were flooding, Mayor Judge was out there hip deep in the flooding with State Rep. Tavia Galonsky, while Mrs. Debevec stated “it was unsafe for her to be out there” and was nowhere to be found until that storm was over and the reporters were around. I personally want someone that is willing to run full force into a dangerous situation to help people in need, not someone that doesn’t want to get their nails dirty.

        • The Truth on September 27, 2019 at 6:23 pm

          Lydia is that before or after he was on the golf course drinking beer for Ilene Shapiro’s golf outing? Congratulations that he came down in his useless RV and showed up. Maybe he can show up to meetings and not just at elections. Again thank goodness in 4 years he won’t be in OUR city. Let me know where all the funding For our city because he just cuts it right out and only helps the people who help him.
          I’m pretty sure he is as dirty and scummy as it gets in the history of Barberton politics. However on that note thanks for being part of the problem and not the solution.

          Thank you for serving I truly respect you for that one.

        • Carla Debevec on September 28, 2019 at 5:01 pm

          Kindness 101:
          Treat others the way you want to be treated. This is the way I was raised and the way I have raised my children.

          Lydia…I am extremely grateful for your service to our country! I value all opinions and everyone’s right to freely express them. For this exact reason, I will always sign my entire name to anything I write or post.

          I value YOUR right to have an opinion of me and my “unethical” actions, but respectfully disagree with you. The accusations you have made against me aren’t expressed as opinion, rather, they are eluded to as fact. I have been reluctant to defend myself, but the complete defamation of my character, even weeks after the election, must be addressed for the sake of my family. Personal attacks are ruthless and hateful!

          First of all, the financial statement reported under Ohio Revised Code was completed online by me. I was unaware of the outstanding debt, therefore, how could I report it. I would NEVER intentionally lie. If you knew me you would know that about me. Secondly, I followed all rules and procedures for filing to run for mayor. I wasn’t sneaky about it. I understood the gravity of the decision and what I would be subjecting my family to, and for that reason I collected signatures quietly while I continued to pray about whether or not I should proceed. This was not an easy decision, and it truly wasn’t made until the final hours. Finally, I’m not certain what your final claim about misleading tactics is even regarding.

          I’m also unsure where you got your information about the flooding and my lack of willingness to help or get my nails dirty, but that is absurd! Again, if you took a few minutes to get to know me, you would know that I often participate with time and money to causes near and dear to my heart and rarely announce where or what I did. I help others because I want to and not for recognition. At the end of the day, I have to be able to lay my head on my pillow and find peace. I am at peace with my actions.

          Ultimately, I respect every American’s right to vote for the candidate they deem best…that is one of the freedoms you fought to protect! I gracefully accepted the Barberton citizens’ decision not to elect me and called the mayor immediately following the election to concede and congratulate him. We all love the magic city!

          • concern barberton voter on September 29, 2019 at 9:57 am

            Love it that’s a person that CARES

        • Randy Hart on September 28, 2019 at 5:35 pm

          Lydia as you see I used my real name. I happen to be a veteran also. I enjoy talking with other veterans about their service to our country. With that said I would like to meet with you and talk about our experiences. You name the date and time and I will be there. If you would like to meet for lunch I would be more then happy to buy. You name the time and place. Hope to hear from you soon.

          • Randy Hart on September 29, 2019 at 5:23 am

            Lydia. Where are you at? I am anxiously awaiting your response.

            • concern barberton voter on September 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

              ha ha that’s funny he or she won’t do it..

          • O. Benson on September 30, 2019 at 8:10 pm

            Hey bro, this is like the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen you invite some random woman to meet up with you. Have you ever tried tinder or eharmony? You might have better luck.

            • the bearded lady on October 1, 2019 at 10:47 am

              never know what you’ll catch from those sites. HIVder, Eherpes

            • Randy Hart on October 2, 2019 at 7:57 am

              Sounds like you are very familiar with those sites.

    • Ethics on September 28, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      Ethics, let’s talk ethics, when a citizen requested documents showing that the city paid a bill from billy boys contractor, who flooded his neighbors house, and the so called law director never investigated it, yes there wasn’t a invoice, the clean up of billy boys neighbor was done by the water department employees, yes tax payers dollars. And you want to talk ethics Allen

      • edbassmaster on September 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm

        scandalous πŸ’© !!! the ones they work for, AKA the TAXPAYER gets screwed again!!! BARBERKRON!!!+

      • yearly floods on October 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

        If you have to deal with floods every year I would advise you to call the water department to come take care of the clean up. Apparently that’s what they do now☝️. This should piss you off a bit!!!

        • Barber Road Canoe Livery on October 3, 2019 at 7:57 am

          We have Summer specials every year on canoe rentals.

    • Ethics on September 28, 2019 at 5:01 pm

      Ethics, let’s talk ethics, what about the service director having a affair w billy boys secretary and now all of a sudden she is getting promoted to the so called planning department w a raise. And you want to talk ethics Allen

  9. Lydia on September 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

    This is why we can’t have nice things! I have been hearing a lot of people say that with K-Mart closing soon, they will be forced to shop at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. So I am asking each of my fellow Barberton citizens to keep in mind this one simple thing. I am sure you would not like someone to come to your office and knock things off your desk and then walk away. This is what I see people doing to many retail customer service people all the time. Please be considerate, if you knock something over, pick it up, and if you have to wait in line, keep in mind that they are only one person, they don’t control the staffing, their hours, or the temperature of the store. If we all work together and show a little pride in ourselves and our City, we can all enjoy living and shopping here for a long time.

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on September 20, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      I heard there is an ANTI-KMART rally at LAKE ANN tonight.

      • libtard on September 21, 2019 at 7:21 am

        no kmart,no kkk,no fascist shopping place!!! was I the only one to show up?

    • we need more RV's on September 21, 2019 at 5:42 am

      good luck with that lydiaclast! the whirlwind of joe dirts dont give a shit about anything but that next hit!

  10. TRUMPLESTILTSKIN on September 18, 2019 at 7:29 am


    • MOSCOW MITCH on September 18, 2019 at 7:35 am


      • Ismeal Keck on September 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

        Barbertons best drinking water was from a spring on Coventry Rd.(old road) that was blasted shut in the name of early barberton progress!! look into it!!

        • CHARLEY MITZEL of Lockwoods Ohio on September 18, 2019 at 8:10 am

          You ask for something original but where shall I begin? For there’s nothing original in me,except original sin. Jan.18th 1889

  11. THE DAY I TRIED TO LIVE on September 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I wallowed in the blood and mud with all the other pigs!

    • libtard on September 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

      Donald Trump and the EPA are contaminating our precious Barberton. Not all the old dump sites our homes and schools are built on.Not all the barrels of coolant buried on Fairview.Not all those wonderful ppg chemicals that are spread out everytime it floods.Its the Orange man’s fault!!!

      • libtard on September 18, 2019 at 7:22 am

        I heard trump put all those disinfectant by-products in our drinking water!! Orange man bad!!!!

      • TRUMLESTILTSKIN on September 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

        I tried thinking like a liberal but my head wouldn’t fit up my ass!!!

  12. d devil is so lovely on September 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    stupid people do stupid things,smart people outsmart each other,then themselves,THEN THEMSELVES

  13. AnOnYmOuS on September 11, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I heard a rumor that The Green Wasp was PAID to run in the election so that he could steal votes from Carla. Is this true? I mean, he had no real plan or experience, he was just throwing his name out there because he could.

    • edbluegillmaster on September 11, 2019 at 7:37 am

      could be that he was in the race b4 Carla.

    • MOSCOW MITCH on September 18, 2019 at 7:32 am

      RUSSIA!!!!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    • Iconoclast on September 28, 2019 at 5:24 am

      I think it a better assumption that Mayor Judge paid Carla Debevec (the last candidate to enter the race) to throw her hat in the ring just to steal votes from the GREEN HORNET. If he would have gotten Carla’s votes, he’d be Mayor today after all.

      • edbassmaster on September 30, 2019 at 9:12 am

        the hornet matches the definition of “schill”

  14. Lydia on September 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    So Mrs. Debevec, sends out a flyer using a photo of people that are on the record as supporting her opponent and she thinks that will convince people to vote for her. Anyone with any knowledge at all, knows that our current Mayor is being supported by our state Rep. So either she really believes that those people are supporting her, or she thinks you (The Voters) are gullible enough to believe it. As per her history, she again waited until the last possible second to put those flyers out so the people photographed couldn’t publicly announce they were not supporting her. Sneaky, we don’t need that in our town.

    • check this out on September 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      once again we don’t care about the good old boys. people in Barberton need and want a new Mayor. Did you forget about the polls and backers of hillary. If his supports from the party back him just means he’s part of the good old boys club. Makes me vote for someone else

      • Iconoclast on September 11, 2019 at 6:40 am

        “People in Barberton need and want a new Mayor.” Oh yeah? Seems to me the people made their choice and it is Bill Judge. Guess you really don’t speak for the people in Barberton, do you?

        • AnOnYmOuS on September 11, 2019 at 7:19 am

          2,551 people voted, the other 11,000 will complain on Facebook and the Herald Viewsline. We need more than JUST Democrats running in these elections too.

        • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm

          voter suppression at it’s best. Kelvin wants more but do your parents approve??

        • check this out on September 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm

          guess your right but you will live in a place that has no roads no jobs and no money. I WON’T

          • edbluegillmaster on September 17, 2019 at 9:08 am

            I’d say check it out speaks for half of barberton.Look at the numbers you young dumb and full of *** dwarf. Debevic runs as a Republican that would have been it for biwee boy.

    • check this out on September 10, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Can you please tell us if your a family member or just a close friend ??????

      • Lydiaclast on September 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

        Both.Kelvin I’m waiting for more!!!

  15. flowers in the attic on September 8, 2019 at 6:19 am

    the president is a product of the American people being tired of corrupt do-little politicians. But yeah its Trumps fault.I know where not to buy from.thanks Hillary

  16. Lydia on September 5, 2019 at 10:35 am

    I realize that everyone wants “change” and I agree that we do need to continue to focus on moving forward and developing our Beautiful City. However, one person alone can not force a change, just because we want one. Instead of working with the current administration to develop lines of communication with agencies that have the power to help us achieve our goals, one candidate suggests that we allow her to jump right in as Mayor because she has a plan. Which in her own voice, just one week before the election, she didn’t have time to develop yet. Additionally, calling her co-workers (City Council) out in public by saying she is the “only one that askes questions or does any research” is not a good way to start a relationship with the people that will be voting on and creating legislation for her “plan”.

    • check this out on September 5, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      thank you for the info. but let’s look the other way bring in a planning guy that has filed bankruptcy three times to bring in jobs and businesses. when most businesses will not talk to him because he can not run his own businesses. Has had 8 years to do roads. 8 years to bring in jobs or keep jobs. I think it’s time we look at someone else. WE CAN’T KEEP GIVING TIME. if you work at your job and can’t do it for 8 years you would be let go.

      • THE OUTSIDERS on September 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm

        and this is where the green hornet aka STEVE BROOKENS comes in to play. shake em up!

        • The Green Wasp on September 5, 2019 at 7:49 pm

          He should just tap out.

    • Frankie Facts on September 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      Mrs. Debevec seems to be getting a free pass here based upon your break down. She had a responsibility on City Council, did she fulfill her job duties? I believe she also held some sort of a financial related position, how did she do on that? She has been part of the inner workings in this town during Bill judges tenure. So why the free pass? Trust me when I say, I am not a fan of Bill judge but I really do believe that his female constituent leaves a lot to be desired. Her resume is mediocre at best. When the voters of this town passed on Bob Genet years ago, they made a vital mistake that is now magnified more than ever. Obviously that is old news, it is just a sad State of Affairs politically in this town. Pick the lesser of the evils. Brookins really seemed to have lost his zest for the job here over the past month or so, he should consider issuing a public apology to anyone that signed his petition or gave him any consideration.

      • check this out on September 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

        who said i was talking about anyone i was looking at the other side that’s all. vote for who you like just look at what he has done and to me NOT MUCH

        • on September 7, 2019 at 4:06 am

          Just a word in defense of Mayor Judge….he is hardly a do nothing Mayor. Judge repaved my residential street and when we had a blighted house thereon he, after being made aware of it, acted and had the place razed to the ground. He repaved Second Street (where my business is located) as well as the alley behind my shop. Furthermore, Mayor Judge has always proven to be kind and helpful whenever I have approached him to help solve a problem. Unfortunately soft speech and diplomacy seem to have gone by the wayside over the last forty years and what would have been called a fundamental lack of charity has taken their place. Bashing peoples personal lives is so like our President who has managed to upset things at home and around the world with his crass verbosity and mindless attacking tweets. Let’s give Judge a chance. I think he’s a good Mayor.

          • Frankie Facts on September 7, 2019 at 6:06 am

            Paving a street with an increase in tax dollars or tearing down a crumbling old house is remedial work for a mayor at best. You are setting the mayoral bar very very low. We need jobs, increased growth within our business tax base and help with local crime and drug abuse. The mayor’s secretary could have organized those types of functions and my guess would be she probably did.

          • check this out on September 7, 2019 at 7:25 pm

            that’s good he did that for you. But i have been here over 25 years and my street hasn’t been done that long. talk about trash talking he may not have done it but a person close to him has. when they are caught talking trash we unpost it and not tell people they were wrong

          • f'em on September 8, 2019 at 6:30 am

            smiley glad hands with hidden agendas.

      • frankly facts on September 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        I love potholes and crime!!!

  17. Lydia on September 5, 2019 at 8:33 am

    To be fair- I listened to both speeches, one by the Mayor Bill Judge and the other by Carla Debevec. Mrs. Debevec started her speech by stating “She didn’t finish her platform outline because she ran out of time this morning” I would think that if it was the week before an election that should have already been laid out with a proposal on how to implement it at the start of her term. I have heard many times that she didn’t have time to research something for a council meeting or that she “forgot” her notes, but was hoping for more of a time commitment as our Mayor. So my question is, how can she run a city and all it’s moving parts, if she can’t even manage her own schedule. I am pretty sure she had the same amount of days leading up to this public event as Mayor Judge did. Am I expecting too much?

    • check this out on September 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      and he said nothing and has done nothing for 8 years. ARE WE BETTER TODAY THEN 8 YEARS AGO????

      • Lydia on September 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm

        Imagine if you will that you are used to making 100K a year and life is rolling along just grand, then someone comes along and takes 80K and tells you there is nothing they can do to help you and you will just have to figure out how to live with the 20K you are getting. That is what has happened to the current Mayor. No one could make that adjustment easily, and it could take years for anyone to recover from that kind of a drop in income.

        • check this out on September 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

          should work harder maybe work longer come on your just a mayor lover or sister

  18. G.O.P. on September 4, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Too many Democrats in this town. Need some Republicans or other parties to start running for office if anything is going to change for the future.

    • purple haired antifa chomos on September 4, 2019 at 11:14 am

      Scummit Co.

    • The times they are a changin on September 5, 2019 at 5:53 am

      In just five days the people of Barberton shall elect a new Mayor and put several in the general election for city council. This may be the most important vote you have cast in years. Flooding and wasteful spending are the hot button issues. I propose that the following persons would be great choices to get the jobs done instead of proceeding down the path of business as usual to which we have become accustomed:
      First, as Mayor, “The Green Hornet” Steve Brookens would address the flooding, lower the ridiculous salaries of top level city officials, and get the police some decent cruisers. He is “the man” and deserves a chance to do what the Ken Cox political machine has failed to do;
      Second, “Rocky” Jaber or as I call him “Mr. Barberton” can do a splendid job as fourth ward rep. He is a businessman and a walking work of charity who has pledged to donate his entire council salary to the youth of Barberton. What a guy! We need him for sure;
      Third, Thomas “Bebe” Heitic although a Republican (as you know most Barbertonians are Republiphobic) has a home in one of the flooding zones and would be a sure bet to help cure that problem along with others which beset the town.
      I urge my fellow voters to get out and get this new blood in city hall. I have great hope that this dream team will move us forward on the new road. As the song says, “the times they are a changin” and with good men in place the change will surely be for the better. God bless Barberton!

      • G.O.P. on September 5, 2019 at 7:35 am

        I can agree with you on Rocky and Heitic. They will get my votes. The mayoral race is a coin flip. Whoever gets the mayor job will only be there 4 years and we’ll have another wild race for the 2024 seat. This will only be a mayoral transition, very much like Genet was.

      • yes agreed on September 6, 2019 at 7:18 pm

        thank you

      • Frankie Facts on September 7, 2019 at 5:58 am

        you should write comedy shows. I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair reading your breakdown of your clown car candidates. A guy for mayor who has no clue about anything, a local businessman who constantly looks for a pat on the back whenever he donates a dime towards anything and another guy who has no resume but lives in the flood zone. Brilliant!

  19. Toddy C on September 1, 2019 at 9:16 am

    If y’all woulda let me be I was gonna buy kmart and make it the biggest bar/bowling alley on the planet.Yeah with watered down liquor!🀬 I enjoy kicking dead horses!!! weeeeee!!! 🐎🦢

  20. Triska on September 1, 2019 at 1:10 am

    just heard Kmart closing December 19th. I know their business was low, but still created jobs, and now we will have to go to Fairlawn, or Wadsworth to find any decent stores. ( for clothes and shoes …etc) Barberton is going to be a Ghost Town. I sure hope our “new mayor” works hard at finding something to move in that spot. ..before the Other Stores pack up and Leave too, and it will look like the Empty Norton Plaza. (I heard a rumor that DG may be thinking of leaving, did anyone else hear that one)? and no, we don’t Need anymore used Car Lots, Cash Stores, or Tobacco shops. What would You like to see Move in Kmart’s spot? Let’s be Helpful and Post some Suggestions.

    • Iconoclast on September 1, 2019 at 4:11 am

      Well, one nice thing is that Barberton Police will be able to lay off half the force with K-Mart going. I heard Walmart was not interested in coming to Barberton because of the large volume of shoplifting! On the positive side I have been informed that Big Lots has expressed an interest in moving to the larger K-Mart part of the Plaza, but that would just leave another empty storefront in the shopping center where Big Lots is now. In the case of Norton Plaza, that shopping center has been taken down by the never ending destruction on Cleveland Massillon Road. Many businesses have suffered and some have died from that fiasco that seemingly will never end.

    • Toilet Water on September 1, 2019 at 9:39 am

      K-Marts are closing all over the place. Their time is up. They should put a Cabella’s there. That would be awesome!

  21. Harold on August 31, 2019 at 7:44 am

    go to bed lady!!! I’ll sue!!! 3:50 a.m.?

    • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 1:11 am

      not everyone works 9-5 shift…..ya know. post midnight is my Free time.

    • SMOKED on September 1, 2019 at 4:09 am

      What an outstanding display of fireworks! Just wasn’t sure about something. Can you smoke at Lake Anna Park? Because everywhere we went to get away from someone smoking, more and more kept lighting up! This was very inconsiderate, seen as how most could see my wife is on oxygen! I guess there were so many doing it, that it couldn’t possibly be enforced. But what a show though! Looking forward to the parade tomorrow! I Won’t complain about people smoking in public, just thought rules and courtesy still meant something!
      Go Magics!

      • REBEL GOOSEMASTER on September 1, 2019 at 4:23 am

        NO SMOKING AT LAKE ANNA! IT’S THE LAW! Imagine many people lighting up and burning one at the Fireworks! Shocking! Anarchy! Imagine how much money could have been gleaned for the city if the police just came across the street from the station and rounded them up and collected all those fines for the city coffers. NO SWIMMING, BIKE RIDING, ICE SKATING, FISHING (and taking a bluegill home), AND ESPECIALLY NO FEEDING THE GEESE. Lake Anna = Lake Restriction. I wish more people would take a stand and violate all these stupid rules and take back our lake. Just for the heck of it I am going to buy a loaf of bread and go throw it in Lake Anna to feed the geese all the while thumbing my nose at city hall!!!

        • Not coddling on September 1, 2019 at 9:42 am

          oh you sarcastic SOB you!!!

      • Not coddling on September 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

        so you take your wife who’s on oxygen to a fireworks display to breath in vast amounts of potassium nitrate and sulfur and you’re worried about tobacco smoke? I wont complain about public stupidity. Go Magics!!

        • SMOKED on September 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm

          I was simply talking about all the rules at lake Ann being broken, get rid of all the rules, hell get rid of the laws too. I am stupid though being a smoker and walking to Canfield Hickman parking lot to light up, when in Rome do as the Roman’s do! And I’m glad I had that cigarette after the fireworks to clear out some of that sulphur nitrate! You know it could probably could have killed me! Not to mention the environment! Maybe the libs could spend a billion dollars on the study of fireworks and their impact on small lakes and make a new rule for our great Lake Ann!

          • Alexander on September 2, 2019 at 8:11 am

            I say we fill it in with sewer tile and build a projects on the site! No more rules to break!

  22. Triska on August 31, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I hope who ever the next Mayor is realizes how bad this Viewsline makes Barberton look..lots of out-of-towners and potential businesses do read the online version, or people who may of thought of buying a home home here. Do away with this page and turn off comments.. on stories, some are so insensitive esp. towards a tragic story. Barberton Herald be ashamed of yourself to allow this circus to continue, is This really how you want people to Judge our City? put credibility back in the paper on and offline print…. Stop This Stupidity. or at least only allow civilized, non name calling non aggressive non badgering… comments to be posted…. This is irresponsible journalism, show a little respect for the Town, and our Image. or maybe the new Mayor should sue the Herald for permitting City Slander. If we ever want to Improve and invite new people and Companies to seriously want to move here, You (herald) need to start taking Journalism more Seriously. This is not a Tabloid. it is a Town Paper.

    • Triska on August 31, 2019 at 2:50 am

      (please excuse the double typo (home)

    • Triska on August 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

      please bury the truth.happy thoughts only.rainbows and kitty cats and unicorns only.its destroying our terrific image.

      • Triska on August 31, 2019 at 7:35 am

        *terrific. I meant meth’d out fentanyl image

      • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 1:00 am

        so now we got a smart alack using my name as a fake username and making dumb posts…sad sad sad, your life is truly sad.

        • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 9:06 am

          I’ve watched this town slide slowly into a shithole. but dont get pissed off.enjoy being pissed on! amirite!!

          • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 12:38 pm

            since I am not able to log on after 4am… obviously that is not ME between 5am-1pm
            and did you know ….that even if you use a fake name and a generic email address your TRUE IP address is always logged onto the BH server. which is like our 9 digit zipcode. it tells them EXACTLY…. where You Live and Who you ARE. and if anyone wanted to press libel charges all they need is a warrant to obtain YOUR IP Address from the server and take You to Court. you are not as Anonymous as you Think You are ….Imposter Triska #2.

            • fake user name on September 1, 2019 at 2:27 pm

              no shit sherlock!!! I’m quite aware those pansies have shared my name with their homies!! maybe I should sue? sue this πŸ–•

    • Harvey the rabbit on August 31, 2019 at 10:19 am

      So Triska, you think outside people are going to judge Barberton by the viewline ? Really ? How about being judged about some of the people who live in Barberton. The drug problem and a very high crime rate for such a small town. There is a lot of hardworking good hearted people in this town and it is an embarrassment to hear what outside people say about Barberton. This use to be a proud blue collar town where everybody had a job at one of the local factories and money to spend. Barberton is just a shell of its formal self and it’s a real shame. And you want to blame the Viewline ? WOW ! ! Let’s shutdown the Viewline because you don’t like what is being said. GREAT ! Yes, there are a lot of stupid things said on line, insulting and rude. “I don’t like it either” it’s a lot of people’s frustrations with their every day lives and crazy things going on in the world today. But guess what, it’s our Constitutional first amendment right.

      • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 1:31 am

        well if the Herald wants a tabloid …blast the world page, maybe they can keep it separate like on FB or Twitter. and No, I didn’t mean they will judge the Town solely by the Viewsline, but many people do subscribe to the online instead of the paper version, and they are reading this, as well as the Police logs and all, they see the crime. yes…. we do have many problems. so do many Other cities. but this IS a Newspaper. the Digital version, not a local “sound-off bulletin board” but the Herald can create one just for Frustrated people, sure, but a Newspaper should have Dignity, if not for the Town, for Themselves. I mean are you Proud of when they post a Tragic story and someone has to post an idiotic comment and hurt the Family’s feelings? Free Speech is fine, but what is going on Here is a bunch of Name calling, and Baby Babbling , and no one is really “discussing much of anything” Important…or Helpful, like posting ideas and suggestions for our City Council.

      • Not coddling on September 1, 2019 at 9:35 am

        Most outsiders coming from Akron are delivering drugs ritually.Like clockwork! Its Friday mofo!! Nothing is done about it!!! STAY AWAY. Were bound to start doing something about it.Someday…

        • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 12:43 pm

          we used to have a good and brave neighbor, who noticed this. the strange car would hang at the corner. Finally the neighbor came out, snuck behind the car and shoved his shotgun in the drug dealer driver’s face ..aka…from the passenger side..surprising him… and said “I don’t want to see YOU around here any more, got it” and that pretty much did the trick.. He be Gone! we need More Brave Vigilantes, who aren’t afraid to take our Neighborhoods Back!

          • fake user name on September 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

            most are packing today so if you go that route I hope you’re prepared to use it. I am NOT CODDLING Trisky business.

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on August 31, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Most of these people who comment are from NORTON and not BARBERTON.

      • Triska on September 1, 2019 at 1:37 am

        Let’s not be Prejudice. many Norton folks do have to interact with Barberton. some even have to Work here, Shop here, Commute through here. maybe they have Family that live here. they may have some Good points.

      • factory rat...proof? on September 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

        Born and live in first name on here was Obama’s purple lips.Then edbassmaster.Then many many more.I enjoy pissing you sissies off.Its put some real enjoyment in my sad sad life😫. Dont wanna hear my sarcasm? Shape it up!! otherwise tough shit!!! block me here and you’ll see my thoughts on signs on street corners.I understand most of you wanna pretend and avoid reality. I do not paint like a feminist. Lake Annis is where I go to smoke!!!

  23. Barber Road Canoe Livery on August 26, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Has anyone seen any political signs supporting The Green Wasp for Mayor?

    • notta on August 26, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      maybe he’s developed ring fright???

      • Nope on August 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm

        No need

      • Barber Road Canoe Livery on August 26, 2019 at 3:23 pm

        Maybe he tapped out?

    • Iconoclast on August 30, 2019 at 5:46 am

      The Green Hornet (Steve Brookens) does seem to be running a campaign without signs. I do wonder though if large signs showing candidates in a family setting or big billboards mean much when it comes to getting the job done. It was nice to see the Herald do a great article on the Hornet in this weeks paper. He will address the flooding, stop useless expenditures such as the purple mobile bus, and get our police (the best money can buy!!!) new cruisers. To me that trumps a bunch of signs. Best of all, he will cut the high pay received by big shots at City Hall and make them work to earn a decent but not outlandish salary. I voted absentee this primary and am proud to say I cast my vote for the GREEN HORNET. Hope you will all do the same.

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on August 31, 2019 at 10:24 am

        Still a DEMO-crat and same thinking.

  24. Barberton Strong on August 24, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Let’s discuss Rocky’s Drive-thru and Gas Station. For purchase: milk, water, eggs, bread, jam, peanut butter, chips, soda, candy, gum, ice cream, and other miscellaneous every day food items. For those of age, like every other convenience store, beer, cigarettes, energy drinks, and all the “other” types of items set forth below by “Lydia.” All of which, like milk, water, and eggs, is legal to sell in Ohio. Let’s also talk about Rocky’s and how the business and its owner has contributed to the community: (1) stuff the bus (2) mittens, hats, hot chocolate for kids in the a.m. who forget their winter items or whose parents can’t afford proper clothing (3) permits kids to wait in the store and keep warm in the winter months before the schools open (4) power is out and your losing food items or are concerned your food will spoil? Check out Rocky’s and he will let you store your food in his coolers (5) stays open during flooding so you can ensure you have enough gas to get around town and also for any other needs you may have (6) paid for the Norton police officer’s badges to be dipped/colored in pink for breast cancer awareness month (7) supports all local sports teams (8) local park is overgrown with trash and debris, he cleans it up. The list goes on and on and on and on. Just thought it was important to throw that out there just to make sure we keep things “fair and balanced.”

    • Iconoclast on August 25, 2019 at 5:36 am

      Well written! This Lydia is obviously trying to discredit a good man and a Barberton lover. When you see all the ROCKY signs spread throughout the city you can discern that most do not share Lydia’s concerns. I predict that Rocky will win a huge margin of the votes and will prevail over the small minded peoples opinions (such as Lydia’s) which surely constitute a small minority. “A prophet is without honor in his own home.” GO ROCKY!!!!

      • Frankie Facts on August 25, 2019 at 7:22 am

        what you are failing to realize is that this person running for Council has 2 faces so so to speak. I think some of his Good Deeds are overblown but I do feel he has done some credible things. Some of the other things that have been mentioned are true as well. So as a voter you have to decide if you are comfortable with a person that is obviously promoting two different lifestyles. Just my two cents as an unbiased voter. my only question would be if a person is doing good deeds for the right reasons should they constantly look for a pat on the back and public praise? Self promotion of such good deeds seems to be a theme with Rocky’s

      • check this out on September 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm

        maybe it the sister again she good for this

  25. Lydia on August 22, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    I was recently given a run down of some of the items I could purchase at Rocky’s gas station. Along with gas and food, cigarettes and booze, you can get marijuana drug tests, 7 hour High Voltage Detox, and if that doesn’t help, you can just purchase “clean urine”….. I didn’t find that item on the shelf, but the rest of the items were pictured together in a post by Rockys Gas Shaun, with this as the remark: “Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and for those who celebrated 2 holidays don’t worry. I GOT YOUR BACK!!! Plenty of supplies if needed. Wishing everyone an awesome start to your week.” #muchlove

    • THC Todd on August 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      So I suppose you stocked up?

      • Samuel M.F-N.Jackson on August 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

        they have six hour high voltage detox on east ave just sayin.

    • Samuel M.F-N.Jackson on August 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      they also have ice cold beer!! it’ll get u drunk!!!

    • Cheech & Chong on August 23, 2019 at 4:26 am

      Aw c’mon. Are any of these items illegal? Your thinking is archaic. No one cares anything about pot anymore. It is legal throughout the country and mostly legal here in old fashioned Ohio. Get a life! In the seventies we could get papers, pipes, etc. at any drive thru. Just because a guy sells such products does not make him a druggie any more than every bar owner who sells whiskey is an alcoholic. Rocky has stated that he will donate his entire council pay to the youth of Barberton area. That does not sound like a pusher to me. Wonder if any other office seekers in Barberton will follow suit? Someone wise once said, “A tree is known by it’s fruit.” Rocky’s fruit looks pretty good to me!!! Given the number of his signs out here I’d say he will prevail in the election.

      • Lydia on August 23, 2019 at 9:14 am

        Well, since I didn’t even state what I was thinking, just what I was told. I am not sure how my thinking is archaic….But since you asked, this is what I think— He will still be getting an income from the City of Barberton which he will have to pay taxes on. But by donating that amount to the youth he will be able to get a higher tax credit then the amount of taxes he paid. Which sounds like tax evasion or tax avoidance.

        • Loopy-holes on August 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm

          A tax credit for donations??? who’s ever heard of such an archaic thing???

          • Lydia on August 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

            Rocky’s fruit looks pretty good to me too.But he wont grab me by my woop woop and that pisses me off!!! 🀬

            • IRS.GOV on August 29, 2019 at 3:12 pm

              Other Expenses You Can Deduct

              You also may be able to deduct the following expenses. See Pub. 535 to find out whether you can deduct them.

              Donations to business organizations.

              Expenses You Cannot Deduct

              You usually cannot deduct the following as business expenses. For more information, see Pub. 535.

              Bribes and kickbacks.

    • Johnny on August 30, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      He also sells crack smoking kits..a little brown bag with a glass stem, a piece of copper chore boy and a little piece of wire for pushing…a junkie friend of mine bought them all the time..

      • Johnny was a race car driver on August 31, 2019 at 10:17 am

        yeah.a friend. πŸ‘Œ

  26. wowzers on August 22, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Looks good on you. BWahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  27. teach me on August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I wanna be a major distributor of meth and receive government assistance at the same time. Can you teach me guys? I too wanna be able to invest in real estate and deliver drugs to the deer poachers on the east side in a different vehicle every other week!! Tell us how you do? Couldn’t be corrupt folks helping could it?

    • teach me on August 19, 2019 at 11:11 am

      can you use ebt to buy dope baggies? inquiring minds wanna know! I’ll pretend they’re for my fake lunch at my job I dont have!

  28. Barberton Strong on August 16, 2019 at 8:26 am

    So here is a question for the herald. I love our town’s little news paper but why would you actually favor or give the appearance of favoring one candidate over the other? You put the mayor on the front page but Carla gets page 10? This is a serious election with serious issues. Out city needs help to get out of this financial rut. Why not treat the candidates the same?

    • check this out on August 16, 2019 at 10:37 am

      she favor billy they want to high school together

    • Iconoclast on August 17, 2019 at 4:46 am

      It is also notable that the third candidate for Mayor, Steve Brookens (a.k.a. the GREEN HORNET) has not been given an article at all. He did receive press in the much larger Akron Beacon Journal but the Herald seems to be ignoring the man. In fairness, a couple weeks remain before the election and there still may be plans to feature him, but if they do not I’d say it betrays favoritism.

      • not a peep on August 17, 2019 at 6:20 am

        I’d like to hear what his plans would be. Should have already put himself out there on the internet. Youtube video would be great.Personally I will never trust the media again. Straight to the source is the only way till it too is fully censored.

      • Editor on August 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm

        We tried to contact him the same time we contacted the other mayoral candidates. He did not return our calls. Once we did get in touch with him, he canceled the meeting. We are still trying.

        • check this out on August 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

          thats a joke your all for the mayor . we can see that

          • Barberton Strong on August 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm

            You’re likely correct ‘check this out’. It’s no coincidence the Herald employee who “runs” the Viewsline is an ardent supporter of the current mayor and never fails to let everyone know about it, consistently going after others who disagree.

        • Iconoclast on August 30, 2019 at 5:50 am

          Thank you to the Herald for publishing the fine article on Steve (Green Hornet) Brookens in the Aug. 29 issue.

    • Frankie Facts on August 18, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Current mayor will always get the bulk of the press. The other 2 candidates should have wrote the Herald and asked that their campaign agenda’s and or ideas be published for all to review. Do they have credible and printable plan’s for the voter’s to consider? I would ask this question first. Mitchell who ran for mayor a few years back said he was afraid to share his idea’s because they could have be stolen by his democrat counterpart. No need for cloak and dagger secrecy in local politics. Brooken’s heart is pure purple but he also see’s a big purple paycheck. Walk before you run Mr. Brooken’s. Show up for council meetings and educate yourself. Run for a council seat next term. Carla had a modest run on council and she is to be commended for her effort. However there are some short comings that have been alleged. Educated voter’s can take it from here.

      Judge at best has managed to keep bailing water from a sinking city but has no idea how to fix the hole. That is not the guy we need. His opposition has no credentials what so ever. Either way it is a sad state of political affairs here in the Tragic City. I would suggest that smart voter’s and homeowners focus on sending a STRONG message to a verified failing school district that is asking for more hard earned taxpayer dollars. VOTE NO ON ALL SCHOOL LEVIES. Come see us when the Sate of Ohio has verified that your performance is on the rise.

      • DO WHAT??? on August 19, 2019 at 4:12 am

        So let me get this straight…If we follow your advice we will have no Mayor and the schools will have no operating funds??? That’s an improvement??? Why vote at all? Sorry, but your line of thought ends nowhere.

        • Frankie Facts on August 19, 2019 at 5:44 am

          Our local politics and school district embodies your statement of “ends nowhere”. So in a left handed sort of way you are starting to understand.. Welcome aboard friend ! Truth be told, either candidate running against Judge could do not worse than him, he has set a pretty low bar. Your school district is failing, money will not fix that. Hard work from within the teaching infrastructure will. Ask Wadsworth residents how many school levies they have had in the past 15 years. We have had one every 3-4 yrs. Which of those 2 districts would you want your kids to attend ? I voted for several school fund requests previously but we cannot keep rewarding mediocrity. You like comedy ? If so try using Barberton city schools as a selling point when you go to sell your home.

      • check this out on August 19, 2019 at 4:14 am

        Mitchell also said GOOD OLD BOYS and that surely is the truth. Time for change. Carla need to have some power to get things done not her hands tide. This Mayor has done this to her way to long i seen it day in and day out.

        • Frankie Facts on August 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

          The “good ole boys” is a myth fueled by those unsuccessful in political en devours. The closest thing you have to’ good ole boys” would be your over paid and under worked local municipal workers. Most of them don’t even live around here so what are they controlling or influencing ? The mayor has a couple of close cronies one of which is well known but who is to say Brooken’s or Debevec would not promote a friend of sorts themselves? We need ideas and plans, not finger waving.

          • check this out on August 19, 2019 at 9:02 am

            good ole boys is a job given to a three time failed business owner just saying

            • Iconoclast on August 20, 2019 at 4:08 am

              Here I thought that triple bankruptcy and non-residency were prerequisite to being a successful planning director! Won’t go belly up on a lucrative 80K plus job with great benefits. A failed director for a failing town.

  29. Barberton Strong on August 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    What does we have leveraged our water and sewer assets to create economic opportunities and customer growth? I don’t know what that means and Judge uses it as a campaign accomplishment. But it doesn’t say anything and it doesn’t mean anything. If you’ve done anything then say it enough with the flower language that sounds good but means nothing. This has got to change. Re-paving 80 lane miles may sound good but it has made zero impact on travelling through this town.

  30. Barberton Strong on August 15, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I think its important to point out that the mayor really has nothing to say of what he has done the last four years. This fluff and illusion he attempts to create regarding Amazon at Rolling Acres is laughable. He says he is working to ensure we have an opportunity for employment with Amazon via his hard work is absurd. This guy had nothing to do with the City of Akron procuring Amazon to this spot. Bus lines already regularly run from Barberton to Rolling Acres. When he is confronted with this now he changes it to more direct lines to Amazon from Barberton. He says he can’t provide any other info because he doesn’t know what the shifts will be. What a bunch of garbage. You going to use that big purple bus to shuttle everyone all day, everyday? This is his poor attempt to use fluff so he can keep his job. Akron’s accomplishment should not be used as this guy’s accomplishment for Barberton. Maybe put more time and effort into keeping the police department cars in good working order?

    • #whocares on August 16, 2019 at 6:21 am

      so what

      • Barberton Strong on August 16, 2019 at 8:18 am

        So what you don’t want our community to be productive? So what you don’t want competent leaders that don’t provide you with something more than just flowery language in their effort for reelection? I think everyone cares.

        • how can these people run? on August 16, 2019 at 9:27 am

          No revenue = problems.
          Does not matter who you give the overpriced salary to. Nothing will change until businesses appear in this town. And businesses are slowly struggling, closing or moving to down size. Get ready for the bottom to drop out real soon. Remember 2008? It will be worse in about 15 months. Layoffs, unemployment, house market, stocks, you name it. Just wait, it’s coming.

  31. Lydia on August 13, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Is buying the election illegal or immoral? With such an important election ahead for the residence of Barberton, I agree that we all need to get out to vote, and we all need to help our neighbors that might not have a way to get to the polling locations. Absentee voting is a great tool that can provide better access to more voters. However, helping a person get registered to vote and paying them for the vote you want is considered Ballot Tampering. Paying for the stamp for the absentee voting ballot is still “buying” the vote, which is both illegal and immoral.

    • Disappointed on August 14, 2019 at 5:26 am

      Wow, I thought my vote was worth more than a fifty five cent stamp! The vote is for sale but I’d like at least a dollar and a half! LOL

      • Loch Ness Monster on August 17, 2019 at 6:47 am

        your vote is worth bout.tree-fiddy give or take!!!

    • B-Town Going Postal on August 14, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Doesn’t matter. Unless we can weed out the Democrats, nothing will change.

  32. Frankie Facts on August 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Barberton school district rates out in the bottom 25- 30% of the state per the report card system, they have a lot of nerve asking for more cash. LEVY DOLLARS GO TO THEIR POCKETS. State money is not allowed to be used for salary increases, etc. Educate yourself as a voter. So how does a failing school district help your home value ? There goes that myth right out the levy window.. VOTE NO ON ALL LEVIES.

    • Epsteins Killers on August 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

      ON IT!!! Frankie Fritz πŸ‘

    • #whogivesashit on August 13, 2019 at 9:45 am


    • check this out on August 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      new turf for all sports and the soccer team first game CAN NOT USE IT . Why because we have a scrimmage football game

      • Frankie Facts on August 14, 2019 at 5:15 am

        You and the nine other parents who attend the soccer games must be really disappointed. Be patient, your turn will come.

        • Surf and Turf on August 14, 2019 at 6:39 am

          Yes! Football will always trump any other sport on the turf. Generates more money for the school’s. But what is going to happen when the school’s are going to have to pay for the rest of the turf loan? Not even close to paying off the loan as of now and in ten years will have to make repairs and replace. But then again, no one is allowed to use it anyways so it might last for 15-20 years. Your tax money that goes to the school’s will pay for the turf. Good Luck Barberton.

      • Ty at 2 Briar Ln. on August 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm

        gotta pool and a pond.pond would be better for you!

  33. narcolepticjoe on August 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

    PEOPLE take drugs and die.PEOPLE shoot guns and kill.PEOPLE stab with knives.PEOPLE = SHIT but truth outways fact amma right??? go back to sleep ole boy!!!

    • Comedy Central on August 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Go to barber college or trade school for goodness sakes

      • narcolepticjoe on August 12, 2019 at 10:45 am

        seems u waste your mind on some dumb shit.COMEDY CENTRAL??? Noah,Colbert,pee and keel. All shit…. liberal garbage… btw Barber college = drug dealer

  34. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU VOTE FOR! on August 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Can someone please explain to me how Saun “Rocky” Jaber got enough signatures to run for City Council in Barberton? Do these people know that he was one of the Bath Salt distributors just a few years ago? Oh, people want to tell you that they were legal when he sold them but so is giving your child alcohol! Is it right, NO! Did they kill people . . . YES!!! What in the world is the City of Barberton coming to??? He wants to “shame” children on the street who are learning and growing when he, a very grown man, sold debilitating drugs to Barberton residents. And, let’s not forget that he is located across the street from two schools!!! He wants to act like he’s this big town supporter now when in fact, he’s part of the repercussions of selling bath salts and paraphernalia. We don’t need people like Suan Jaber anywhere near our town and most definitely NOT in our Council!!! #votewisely

    • haroldthecommiescum on August 11, 2019 at 8:30 am

      anyone who would put bath salts up their schnoz and not in their bath are the lowest of the low. but yeah its the drugs making the bad moves. I look at these hard drugs as a way of weeding out the trash. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.keep up the good work!!!

    • Anyone on August 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

      With $45, between 25-75 valid signatures can be on the ballot for a ward. Which race are you in?

      • BE CAREFUL WHO YOU VOTE FOR! on August 11, 2019 at 11:25 am

        Me? Im in the race to the bathroom to check my depends!!! Mighta pooped em!!!

        • Anyone on August 11, 2019 at 1:49 pm

          I hope you win that race!

          • BE CAREFUL WHO YOU VOTE FOR! on August 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm

            I lost!

            • #pooped em on August 17, 2019 at 6:31 am


    • Apollo Greed on August 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      Glad someone else is awake and willing to step up and comment on this clown. They have been price gouging local residents both at the pumps and inside of the store for years ! Gas is routinely 25-30 cents per gallon higher than most places. Add up the excessive fuel cost per customer over the course of a year, that is a nice amount of money. We do not need this person on council for multiple reasons. Seems like a person out for personal gain.

      • Lake Annie on August 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm

        You should run. Run as a REPUBLICAN because DEMOCRATS are just the same old same old.

      • Epsteins Killers on August 12, 2019 at 11:14 am

        oh yeah here we go!!! The items in the store made me buy them!!! the gas made me buy it!!! it should all just be Free!!! People are idiots!!! he’ll just be running to the camode like the other jack ass and not as a republican but a demonrat

    • Iconoclast on August 13, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Now just a minute here. Does the town make a drug dealer Grand Marshall in the Cherry Blossom Parade? I think not. Rocky also stated on his Facebook page that he will serve as Councilman without any financial renumeration. He is donating his council pay to the youth of the community. Does that sound like a pusher? Verily not. I think some contributors to this page bathe in libel. Shame on you!

      • Frankie Facts on August 13, 2019 at 2:54 pm

        So a would-be politician Ops to pass on $1,000 per month salary and now you are willing to drink all of of his Kool-Aid? You are easily swooned and impressed. Your vote is being bought way too cheaply. Look at the facts and don’t fall for a cheap act of generosity.

    • Autumnzirkle on August 14, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Paula you are trash. Your lies are trash. Shame on your for trying to tarnish Shaun Jabers name! He has done more for barberton than your trashy self has ever done and ever will do. This man visits elderly members of the community when they are in the hospital, he raises money for hungry children so they can have meals during the summer months when schools are closed, he hands out hot chocolate and gloves to the kids walking to school, he offers his drive thru at night if anyone encounters a stray dog in fridged temps, hes delivered food to pregnant women, hes helped young people start up their own lawn business, hes cleaned up dirty alleys in barberton. Hes been giving back to this community for years and all youve offered up are lies. You truly make me want to vomit you ungrateful lying witch

    • Yo Adrian on August 15, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Is this the same guy that supports Republicans but is a Democrat?

    • Leak on August 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      move to Springfield

    • Yo Adrian on August 20, 2019 at 6:32 am

      Democrat or Republican?

  35. B AND W on August 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm


    • B-Town Going Postal on August 8, 2019 at 5:32 am

      Babcock & Wilcocks will be leaving soon. It is what they said.

    • Frankie Facts on August 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Hey genius, only part of b&w was scheduled to leave. Try again

      • captain dummy on August 14, 2019 at 6:28 am

        and part has not left yet. u goofball

  36. Uncle Tom on August 5, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Tom harden for Mayor

    • Torie Sphincter on August 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      any of u lowlifes remember the 2008 bailouts? Goldman sachs, the auto industry(which has been charging astronomically inflated rates for decades). Yet they needed bailed out? What a fn scam.Democrat,Republican they’re all corrupt!!! If you cant see that you might be a re re? Your gubment has you bent over a barrel and is showing you the 50 states!!!

      • Torie Sphincter on August 6, 2019 at 6:47 pm

        πŸ₯’ 50 states!! get it???

        • Comedy Central on August 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

          Got to luv the boob who replies to their own post. What are you, in the 7th grade ? Grow up

          • Torie my pants on August 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

            Im in the 18th grade now. boob tube

          • Torie Sphincter on August 11, 2019 at 11:20 am

            So you remember??? U MAD BRO???

            • Torie Sphincter on August 11, 2019 at 11:21 am

              But…do you get it???

  37. B-Town Going Postal on August 4, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Who is this “Green Wasp” everyone is taking about?

    • Iconoclast on August 5, 2019 at 5:41 am

      The “Green Wasp” you ask about is actually a gentleman named Steve Brookens who is running for Mayor of Barberton. He is a retired professional wrestler whose ring name was the Green Hornet. He was also a businessman in town and has done much charitable work for the youth in the area. While he has some big opposition in Bill Judge and Carla Debevic, with enough folks seeing the value he would bring to the Mayor’s Offoce he could well be the man to MAKE BARBERTON GREAT AGAIN.

      • RIP OFF on August 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

        Don’t count on much change. He’s a Democrat…same old, same old. He should probably just tap out.

        • The Rock on August 6, 2019 at 10:04 am

          The Rock says this….Hornet should tap out, Debevic should tap out, Soyars should tap out…. All the Dems should tap out…The Rock ain’t voting for Judge, The Rock ain’t voting for no cook, The Rock ain’t voting for no Wokojance…If you smelllllllllll….what the Rock….is……cookin!!!!!!

          • no vote? on August 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

            the rock says f it all???

          • Piper's Pit on August 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm

            The “rock” must be bored in mommy’s basement. Go back to watching your wwe network. You immature fools have made a mockery of this community forum. Herald should be ashamed for not blocking the i.p. address’s of these arse clowns!

            • #whogivesashit on August 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

              u lookin for some quality debate?

            • Peter Piper on August 7, 2019 at 6:20 am

              You must be bored responding to The “Rocks” post. Community forum? There is about 8 people in this community that read this stuff. And half are from Norton. Go pick a pack of pickled peppers.

          • Barber Shop on August 6, 2019 at 11:29 pm

            Shaving heads!

            • haroldthecommiescum on August 11, 2019 at 8:34 am

              what u sell at your barber shop? πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘

              • Flash on August 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

                Don’t worry about it.

  38. RIP OFF on August 1, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I see Barberton Schools are wanting another levy. VOTE NO! They get enough of our tax dollars as it is.

    • pencil on August 1, 2019 at 8:51 am

      move to texas

    • Drugged on August 1, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Since Ritzmans closed I have really felt the impact of losing a pharmacy that works on a timeline, cares about their customers. I have to go through cvs or pay double, so they got me and they know it, and they have jerked me around basically since Ritzmans closed. I read the comments when they first closed, but now I fully understand. What a poor excuse for a pharmacy in general!

    • Iconoclast on August 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

      The proposed levy is a renewal…no increase in taxes they say and is supposed to be good for the next ten years. I wonder if the Board will guarantee that should the thing pass we will not hear about a school levy till 2029??? Also, isn’t it something that the Superintendent will not be voting for the levy? He and most of the highest paid school system employees do not choose to live here and pay their property taxes in other towns. Go figure. We’re good enough to pay the very high salaries and beautiful benefit packages for these workers but not good enough to live among. Kinda a slap in the face to us “Barbertuckians”!

      • Move now on August 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

        If you consider yourself and others “Barbertuckians” then you are a dumb@ss. Move to west by god now. Talk about a slap in the face. Barbertonians dont like them words. Packer up and mover out.

        • Camel Joe on August 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

          Your mom won’t let us pack up and move out. Who would give her cig and beer money down at the corner ?

        • the Tuck on August 7, 2019 at 5:15 am

          gonna get lucky in barbertucky

      • Slight correction on August 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm

        The superintendent does live in Barberton since I think the beginning of this year

        • Iconoclast on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am

          I looked into what you have said here and I happily stand corrected. Mr. Ramnitz did recently move here and after many years of having absent Suerintendents we now have one who is living among us. Thanks for bringing this out.

          • who are u on August 16, 2019 at 11:47 am

            who’s in charge of community foundation

        • NO ON SCHOOL LEVY on August 6, 2019 at 8:22 pm

          Yes, a home was purchased and tax records show the house valued well over 220K. So lets do some simple math. Those who live in 200K + homes need more tax money from those of us slumming in 60-80K homes while working for slightly above a living wage ? Answer: VOTE “NO” ON ALL NEW LEVIES

      • yes agreed on August 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm


    • School House Rock on August 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      Barberton school district rates out in the bottom 30% of the state per the report card system, they have a lot of nerve asking for more cash. LEVY DOLLARS GO TO THEIR POCKETS. State money is not allowed to be used for salary increases, etc. Educate yourself as a voter. VOTE NO ON ANY NEW LEVIES.

  39. the lonesome polecat on July 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    democrats are threatening civil war if Trump is re-elected in 2020!!! Oh no!! How scary!!! LMFAO!!!

    • the lonesome polecat on July 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      typical Barberton politics!!! bunch of snakes!!!

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on July 31, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      Good. Easy win for Conservatives. It will be the shortest Civil War in history, last a whole 1 day or less.

      • tuesday on August 1, 2019 at 8:52 am

        move to kentucky

        • Its friday ****** on August 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm

          move to L.A. lower Akron!!!

  40. Fire Bug on July 25, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    So Barbie is endorsed by the Firemen? How many Firemen were paid overtime while attending the Green diemund?
    The firemen endorsed D-you-eyes and bankrupt mayor wanna-bees? The police would never do that…

    • Fourth? on July 25, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      They endorsed four people, you forgot one. Got to be a creative name for the missing one!

    • Iconoclast152 on July 30, 2019 at 6:43 am

      I don’t know if I’d give alot of thought to whom the firemen endorse. The fact is we have several Republicans running this time. Two of these men, “Rocky” Jabar and “Bebe” Heitic are actually businessmen who might know a thing or two about spending money in a conservative manner. If elected, together with Steve “Hornet” Brookens this could be a dream team and very good for the city. Our current Mayor and Council seem Hell bent on spending money on a Justice Center we do not need and mobile homes. They have given a high city position paying over $80 thousand to a man who lives in Norton and pays his property taxes there (good enough to take our monies but not to live among us?). If we do not take advantage of these mens business experience the fault is our own. Make Barberton great again…lets shuffle the deck a bit and hopefully be pleased with good results.

      • Business men246 on July 30, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        One runs a drive-thru. (every 15 yr old kid worked in a drive-thru growing up). And the other is a cook (that heats up leftovers in a microwave). Dream team? DUI’s and banging every ho in town aint no dream team.

        • the lonesome polecat on July 30, 2019 at 12:43 pm

          they’ve been bangin every democrat in town??? who knew!!!

        • Lesser on July 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

          Beats the crooked network downtown!

        • Iconoclast on July 31, 2019 at 6:24 am

          Your comment is very much out of place! Rocky Jaber owns and operates a very busy convenience store/drive thru/gas station. His efforts in the community caused him to serve as the Grand Marshall of this years Cherry Blossom Parade. As for Bebe Heitic, he is a skilled chef whose restaurant has captured so many “Best of the Best” awards he could use the certificates for wall paper. I doubt you’d have a clue as to how to do their jobs. Such hubris…condemning and making light of a mans line of work. Perhaps you are a skilled brain surgeon or a professor? From your literary style I’d say its more likely that you are on relief! Furthermore, you offer no evidence to support your allegations that these men are drunk drivers and whoremongers. Shame on you. The Herald should delete your ridiculous remarks.

          • #whogivesashit on July 31, 2019 at 6:31 am

            as to how to

        • U-Haul on July 31, 2019 at 9:31 am

          You should pack up the truck and move to NORTON.

          • packer up on July 31, 2019 at 1:57 pm

            ship her on out.

        • Tag Team back again on July 31, 2019 at 2:44 pm

          The Green Hornet and Frankensoyars can have a steel cage match against The Rock and a high school girl, they both have the experience

          • aged wine on July 31, 2019 at 3:25 pm

            How old are you? Packer on up and move to Nortin.

    • Lydia on July 30, 2019 at 8:48 am

      I heard someone say today that they were voting for Carla Debevec, because she can fire Joe Stefan and Lisa McLean. Unfortunately, both of those individuals were appointed by and work for a commission, and are not employees of the Mayor. It does not matter who the Mayor is, they can not fire people that are not even their employees.

      If Mrs. Debevec is such a great option for Mayor, why did she sneaky pete the election. When asked by many people over the first part of the year, she stated no she was not running for Mayor this year, then two hours before the deadline, she drops her name in the race, I do not understand why lie about something like that. It is hard for me to get behind someone that lies right to my face.

      • the lonesome polecat on July 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

        yet u voted Hillary!!! amma right??

      • wrong on July 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

        Fake news sunshine. Stevan aint from here- Fired! Liza is full of weeds – Fired! Vineay is Fired! Fired!

        • the lonesome polecat on July 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm

          maybe he’ll leave state to avoid paying his debts like his bro? I want my 250 Marc.I worked my ass off at St.Augustines for you and you ripped me off.Snake!!!

      • #whogivesashit on July 31, 2019 at 6:30 am


        • Torie Sphincter on August 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm


      • Barberton Strong on July 31, 2019 at 4:18 pm

        Well if its hard for you Lydia to get behind someone who “lies to your face” I would think 8 years of lies, deceit and misogyny would send you running in the opposite direction embracing such a qualified candidate like Carla Debevec! I would think making such a decision to run and subject yourself and family to the level of petty you just demonstrated must be a hard decision to make and one that is not done lightly. Maybe she didn’t make up her mind until it was time to file? Maybe she didn’t want people such as you taking such an issue with her run. My household is looking for a change. We now have new voters in my household and we are all voting Debevec!

      • #whogivesashit on August 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm


    • WWF on July 31, 2019 at 9:57 am

      They’re too busy watching former councilmen bodyslam 18 year old girls in his front yard to endorse anyone

      • packer up on July 31, 2019 at 2:04 pm

        you should move to cali

  41. Thanks on July 25, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Local 666

  42. AC/BC on July 24, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Went to the Akron City Brewing Company last weekend and they had maybe 5 choices. Empty Pockets had more.

  43. Torie Pines on July 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm


    • Torie Spelling on July 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      Spell your name the right way you generation flunky. How dare you use a fake name. Wait til the Republicans take over this town you non spelling voter. Go on and get out of town and move now.

    • U-Haul on July 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      Pack up the truck,,,,ship her on out!

  44. ANDIE BOTNAR FOR MAYOR on July 17, 2019 at 6:41 am


    • Big Chuck on July 18, 2019 at 8:35 am

      If there was ever a town that needs to be financially taken over by the state, Barberton is it ! They do it with poorly run school districts, why not a town? All is not lost. We are already making a fortune with the great Norton sewer merger and now we are looking at expanding fire dept coverage with a dept that has excessive OT expense due to call off’s and vac time. Your leaders need to get a clue, the only merger that makes FINANCIAL sense would be to merge the 2 school districts. Just keep signing those subcontractor checks Mr Mayor

      • Little Johnson on July 18, 2019 at 5:11 pm

        Norberton would win state championships in every sport if they merged. Except golf. Oh ya, It’s the middle of July and B&W is still here going on as always. Scare tactic by all the Republicans that they were pulling out? They are not going anywhere. Why? They cant afford to move. They will shut the doors before they move.

        FAKE NEWS!!!!!

        • little richard on July 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

          at least you know your fake news!! state championship.lmao!!!

          • Torry M on July 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

            you deviated my septum!!! you know what I’m sayin???

    • Steele on July 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      He should run for Mayor. What would be the difference if he steeles all the peoples money or our current guy? At least he has experience steeling money.

    • Torie Pines on July 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      is that your real name Andie?

      • Fake handoff on July 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm

        no it’s not. Bodner stole my grandma’s retirement

    • Fake handoff on July 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      he spent 12 yrs in jail

  45. Torie Mitchell on July 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Kinda sad we have to talk trash under a fake name about people when you don’t know the truth to start! Y’all can say that the younger generation is bad but their are grown adults on here gossiping worse than people did in school. Take a lesson from an 18 year old and grow up!! #thisismyrealname

    • #sureitis on July 13, 2019 at 10:17 am


      • Torie Mitchell on July 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm

        Yet here you are still using a fake name… talk about childish.

        • Mike Drop on July 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

          Still no proof of either………..#boom

          • Torie Mitchell on July 14, 2019 at 7:17 pm

            This just continues to prove my point that you are childish, you are still on here gossiping and hiding your identity. I’m 18 years old and not afraid to put my name on here what do you have to hide? Sorry I don’t have proof to post it also it is not my business to spread, that’s something my parents taught me was not to gossip must’ve skipped a generation then huh?

            • Woof Crick on July 15, 2019 at 9:35 am

              I’m just going to weigh in on this one here. You are aware that people don’t have to give their real names here and the other thing is that there are a whole bunch of different people who are commenting under anonymous names or made up names. It isn’t just one person who comes up with all this creativity here.

              Something else too, I know for a fact that some of these anonymous comments are made by people who work for and at the Barberton Herald and they do it to stir the pot.

              • Torie Pines on July 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

                I didnt know that shit!!! u yankin my chain??

            • #MOVENOW on July 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm

              You should move to Whineville. Crybaby!

            • U-HAUL on July 16, 2019 at 9:35 am

              Pack ‘er up …. ship ‘er out.

    • #therenottheir on July 19, 2019 at 9:14 am

      stupid generation

      • Torry M on July 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm

        their,they’re now!!! we are superior!!! highly intelligent!!! you know what I’m sayin???

  46. Jay on July 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    While walking through the city parking lot behind the library, I saw something minor, but annoying. Everybody is supposed to empty anything that holds water to prevent mosquitoes, right? Well, there are parking signs for city employees that are on poles that are in buckets with asphalt to hold them up. Problem: the asphalt is about six inches from the tops of the buckets. There are no drain holes for the rainwater to run out of, meaning, you have at least a dozen moquito factories right behind the library! Can some employee find a spare hour or two to drill holes in those buckets?

  47. Purple Gong Show on July 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Billy promised to get with engineers years ago to fix the flooding, never happened. Numerous biz’s have left without a trace or a fight. Another candidate allegedly has issues paying their personal bills. Hornet is viewed as a joke. Oddly enough, my gut tells me he cares more about the town than the others. ABJ did a nice piece on the Hornet today. Find the former republican clown candidate from a few years ago and you would have a comedy reality show. Welcome to Barberton mayoral 2019. Lord save us !!

    • Iconoclast152 on July 3, 2019 at 4:24 am

      You are correct. Choosing Judge or Debevec is asking for more of the same. This is the age of political outsiders stepping in and getting the job done. Just look at what President Trump has been able to accomplish in two short years. The Akron Beacon Journal seems to see this and made Steve Brookens (A.K.A. The GREEN HORNET) their main story on the front page on Tuesday, July 2. Here is a man who had a career as a professional wrestler and a businessman. He can get going when the going gets tough and fears no opponent. I think he would dredge the canals and solve the flooding problems. Heck, he couldn’t do worse than what we got going now, could he? Frankly, I believe this mans candidacy deserves more looking into by the Herald and that the good citizens of the Magic City should give him a try in the Mayor’s Office.

      • Purple Gong Show on July 3, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        Brooken’s seems like a nice gent but lets keep things real, he has no credentials or game plan to be mayor. It’s a nice local human interest piece, that is where it ends. Takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there and because of that I would encourage him to run for a city council seat. I would vote for him. The real key to keeping this town off life support lies within city council. Council has a lot of power to do things but you have a bunch of reps that want to “emergency” and vote “yea” on everything so they can get home quickly to watch “the bachelorette”.
        Your mayoral candidates are poor and I am being nice. WE NEED “REAL” EVERYDAY PEOPLE ON COUNCIL WHO STILL BELIEVE IN THIS TOWN. Not rep’s looking to cash in $1000/ month for 3 hours worth of work.
        Have a happy and safe 4th !

    • FAKE NEWS on July 3, 2019 at 6:50 am


    • Woof Crick on July 7, 2019 at 9:26 am

      I think the Green Wasp should just tap out now.

    • Fact Finder on July 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      Someone didn’t pay that candidate so took them a minute to recover when they were screwed over, still got paid though didn’t it? Maybe you if you checked the facts on all candidates you wouldn’t be online talking trash anonymously.

  48. Triska on June 30, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Farmer’s Exchange going, West End going… who’s next? Kmart?
    Norton and Barberton both, are folding up.
    and did I hear right …that the Dollar Tree now is going to be
    selling items for more than $1, what will they rename themselves?
    A Buck Plus? lol

    • U-HAUL on June 30, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Farmer’s Exchange is headed to Wads Vegas. West End is closing because the current owner is in bad health. K-Mart is a sh!t hole and should have closed years ago. Norton is dysfunctional and has no downtown.

  49. Dilly Dally on June 27, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Anyone know how to get to DOWNTOWN NORTON with all the roads blocked off now?

    • Where? on June 27, 2019 at 8:49 am

      Nobody goes to Norton. Why would you? Bad pizza and wine.

    • Triska on June 30, 2019 at 12:45 am

      Hametown road to Greenwhich

  50. FRANK THE RABBIT on June 25, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Every living creature on Earth dies alone…….. ROBERTA SPARROW

    • Iconoclast152 on June 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

      “Every man is essentially a hermit, for when a man dies he dies alone.” Thomas Merton

  51. Triska on June 24, 2019 at 1:04 am

    wow that Barberton Reservoir Bridge being out….. is a real Pain. which ever way you choose to Go Around is indeed a LONG way around! Last I heard…. won’t be done before Winter???? not good ….. they hadn’t even Started on it, bet it will be more like next summer!…. look how long it has taken the 224/I76 bridge overpass. and we’re talking a bridge over deep water!

    • Beterny McKinley on June 25, 2019 at 6:20 am

      Call Bethanie McCrimely. She dont even know it;s a county project. what a joke. take another picture at an event you stay at for 10 minutes. another fake politition.

  52. Triska on June 24, 2019 at 12:59 am

    well if Barberton don’t do something about the flood problems… I would not blame Fred Martin if they considered relocating. whooops there goes more City Tax dollars! and it’s the City’s fault. when they did the interview on the news… all the Mayor said was, “errr will I would like it resolved too, but it takes money” lol… no plans just excuses. but we can blow money buying up land for a new justice center… they charge us for storm sewers and our road has 3 foot weeds growing out of them! let’s talk about raises, but not fixing current problems… and I have yet to hear the mosquito truck… and June is nearly over. It’s time to kick everybody out of office and get fresh people in there who would be willing to work for less pay and get stuff done. our current politicians are too comfortable in their desk chairs.

    • AnOnYmOuS on June 24, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Fred Martin is a crook and is located in NORTON.

      • Triska on June 29, 2019 at 12:28 am

        ok must be just over the line. because the school and the sports field is
        just down the road. and they advertise themselves as being from Barberton
        on their website. confusing.

  53. Logan Rameau on June 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Thank you for your clear information.

  54. what would u do? on June 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

    *******Breaking News****** daddy was banging sons girlfriend.Out of the darkness and into the light!!!!

    • Mountaineers on June 21, 2019 at 11:46 am

      We in West Virginia don’t see that as an issue? Ain’t that right, Ma?

  55. Miles Chaix on June 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Your content gives readers things to think about in an interesting way. Thank you for your clear information.

  56. Pat on June 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

    To all of the businesses that are deciding to leave the city…..SEE YA! Bunch of crybabies and winers. Speaking of wine, the guy that spoofs the winery in Norton and lives in Norton is a tool box. Why are all these Norton citizens complaining about Barberton anyways? Go bark up someone else tree. QUITTERS!!!

  57. The Rock on June 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The Rock cant stop flooding…The Rock cant stop spending…The Rock cant sing in the gazebo…But the Rock can and will vote for Debevick because he can..If you ssssmmeeeelllllllll what the Rock….is…..cookin.

    • Deadbassmaster on June 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      πŸ‘ first bit of sense you’ve made in a while!!!

      • 6th sense on June 19, 2019 at 6:21 am

        I don’t smellllll what your cooking. Move now

        • Deadbassmaster on June 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm


    • Iconoclast152 on June 26, 2019 at 4:58 am

      The Rock better check his recipe book…the name is Debevic, not Debevick. You may want to vote for your fellow wrestler, the GREEN HORNET instead. Make Barberton Great Again. By the way, the M G B A purple hats are very nice!

      • Debevic??????? on June 27, 2019 at 6:34 am

        IT’S DEBEVEC! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! now go on and get, you big dumb non speller.

  58. Triska on June 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    the weather reporter said that Barberton should not of cried wolf with the tornado sirens today….. the warning wasn’t anywhere near us! Summit County is a BIG tall county!!! who ever presses that panic button needs to look at the Tornado box map… to determine whether or not to sound off. I was also told at a skywarn meeting, that technically… those sirens should not even “go off” until a funnel cloud is Confirmed by a law enforcement officer or weather spotter official.

    • RAIN on June 17, 2019 at 6:49 am

      NWS sets those off when there are weather events, not the city.

  59. Triska on June 16, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    well what another fantastic city wide yard sale fail we had again! I cruised around for 3 hours, on Friday the best weather day.. found 18 sales. 10 were all holiday decor, 5 were baby stuff, or senior equipment, only 3 were worth stopping at. Barberton you might as well hang this idea up.

    • Deadwongrabbit on June 17, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Move no Green

    • Deadbassmaster on June 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      if you all weren’t so damn tight maybe you’d see something good for sale.I found a 1952 topps Mickey Mantle for a buck!!! 🀣 Seriously but not really…

  60. grass coo-coo on June 14, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    fair warning to anyone driving through norton.if you see five foot tall stakes with caution tape around the property dont you dare go near the grass.dont park by it,dont walk by it,dont even look at it! cause just inside the home lurks a CRAZY lady who will call your work and lie through her stained teeth about you.good thing I film everything with my go pro so I only made her look like the fool she is.Oh yeah there are looney liberals in norton too!!! πŸ€—

    • Deadbassmaster on June 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      They growing that “special” grass?

  61. Triska on June 12, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I had to Laugh when I just saw that fox news story about Kimble trash getting caught dumping both recycle and trash in the same trucks…in Barberton! My husband just said last week, “hmm they must being doing it different now, maybe they have different sides to the trucks one for recycle and one for trash, because they just picked up both” and I told my husband he must of been imagining……. lol… sigh I am going to have to tell him he was Right! only it wasn’t because the trucks have different sides. … the workers changed their story 3 times to the reporter who followed them and video’ed them. ..the Company is saying maybe the worker was not properly Trained… hmmmm… or maybe… it was to save Time on the route??? I saw they sent out those notices… “if in doubt throw it out”… because they were getting allot of non recyclable stuff in the bright bins…. thought maybe they were cutting back on the recycle program. I am more confused than ever ..what to put in which can these days. I heard some companies where even Fining residents for putting non recyclables in the bright cans. so I been doing Less sorting these days. heck with it….. seems some workers might be thinking the same.

    • Deadbassmaster on June 14, 2019 at 4:53 am


      • Coffee Pot on June 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm


        • Deadbassmaster on June 19, 2019 at 9:34 am

          5:53 and not all of us can sleep till noon you lazy liberal! Someone’s gotta pay for your handouts.Get that lighter fluid ready for 2020!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

          • Deadbassmaster on June 19, 2019 at 9:39 am

            look. I just posted at 10:34 and it says 9:34.funny how that works!! try to keep up. make sure you know who you’re talking to little girl. You wanna meet at the coffee pot? If you think you know something why dont you get in someone’s face?

            • Deaddadbeater on June 27, 2019 at 6:41 am

              Coffe pot? no one goes there. meet me at the Enchanted cafe. behind the xmas tree.

              • Dicebassmaster on July 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

                Great guy was slappin it to his sons girlfriend? Aka the enchanted unicorn!!

  62. *******BREAKING NEWS******** on June 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    #######Attention citizens of Barberton########
    Criminals are trying to take over our land. Jail Birds are disrupting City Council with all of their DUI’s. Prison dwellers are stealing peoples money and operating area news social media pages. Drones are flying illegally. Bad wine and pizza are on the menu outside of the city limits. People from Norton are acting as if they live in Barberton. Our land is in great danger. The guy with the red hat on down by the lake doesn’t even have a red hat and is feeding the swans the Kool-Aid. Please be aware of overweight green wanna be wrastlers other than THE ROCK. We are in great danger.

    Clark Kent

    • Run Clark run on June 13, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Never fear Clark, Frankensoyars will save you!

    • Harvey the rabbit on June 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Darn Clark, if we can get enough Kool-Aid packets to put in lake Anna, we can all enjoy a cooool summer drink along with the swans. CHEERS !

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on June 14, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Thanks Obama!

  63. Soyars 4 Mayor on June 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm


    • Harvey the rabbit on June 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Sayers is the king of the wild frontier. I heard, “he once killed a bear with a knife when he was only 3”.

      • Deadwongrabbit on June 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm

        Wrong, he once killed a bear with a knife after he shot and made a “3”.

        Vote four Saywers.

        • Deadbassmaster on June 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

          You have the ability to make people never wanna vote for him!!! Its uncanny!!! I’m sure he’d not appreciate your “help”.

          • Mindurbusiness on June 18, 2019 at 8:14 am

            You have the ability to move now. I remember watching Soyars play hoop as a kid. It rained and he used his Reebok Pumps to clear water from a neighbors basement.

  64. Tusc Ave high rise on June 11, 2019 at 5:27 am

    people in this area.your homes and garages are being cased.we fidd’n ta steal yo chit

  65. Judy Case on June 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I’m taller than you.

    • The Rock on June 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      The Rock says this. You can’t run for office if you are a wrestler. You can’t run for office if you are a loser. You can’t run for office if you are a cook. You can’t run for office if you are a kid of a former mayor. You can’t run for office if you can’t run 3 blocks. You cant, you cant, you cant, cant, cant…….If you sssmmmeellllllllll what the Rock….is……cookin!

      • Deadbassmaster on June 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

        smells like you’ve been SMOKING THE ROCK!! for some time now!! You cant think straight any more!!! You cant,you cant,you cant! BE SURE TO KEEP A READY SUPPLY OF LIGHTER FLUID FOR WHEN THINGS DONT GO YOUR WAY!! πŸ”₯ πŸ˜‚

      • Curious on June 14, 2019 at 1:47 pm

        Isn’t the current mayor a formers kid?

        • Kid Rock on June 18, 2019 at 10:36 am

          You are so right!!!!!! Hows that working out?????

  66. wackarnolds on June 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    local fast food joint serving up some nasty stuff. definitely in need of sum quality control. inch worms on lettuce.buns from the floor with metal shavings being served.someone needs fired immediately.**buyer beware**

    • Deadbassmaster on June 4, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Anyone else hungry? πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  67. Triska on June 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    a near collision and laying on horns as 2 pickup trucks almost ran into each other, Thanks to the over grown bush at the corner of 28th and Auburn at the basement house property. πŸ™ ..guess someone has to need an ambulance before anyone does something about it. (can you say Lawsuit?)

    • FYI on June 2, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Here is who owns the property:

      155 LOWE DR
      AKRON, OH 44319

  68. Triska on June 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    so what is the former Johnson School building being used for?

  69. Triska on May 30, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    New Neighbor and/or Puppy? near 28th st sw (around benton-douglas)? There is a new Ordinance that prohibits keeping your pet tied outside 24/7 …to bark..Cry…Whimper…and howl…. all day / night and in the pouring Rain. it started a couple days ago and sounds either very small or maybe a young Pup. If you don’t want to care for it and make sure it is Happy, then find it a New Home. Dogs are Not Lawn Ornaments!

    • Triska on June 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

      I cruised the block, the crying puppy seems to be on Benton between 28th and 29th. πŸ™

      • Deadbassmaster on June 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

        Have they shut their mutt up yet?

  70. The Joker on May 29, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    What did one Republican say to the other Republican?

    • what? on May 30, 2019 at 11:39 am


      • Deadbassmaster on May 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

        Republican 1-wait till 2020 maybe they’ll all light themselves on fire. Republican 2 – Hopefully!!!… Take a bath you dirty hippie sponge!!!

      • FIRE!!!! on May 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm

        Anyone got a light?

    • Trumpty Dance on May 30, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      The Trumpty Dance is your chance, do the Trump, the Trumpty Trump.

  71. Deadbassmaster on May 27, 2019 at 10:33 am

    God bless all of the men and women of the U.S.Military and Law Enforcement who have given their lives and continue to risk their lives every day to keep us free and safe!!! Thank you!! and God bless America!!

  72. Deadbassmaster on May 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I heard lakemores library burnt to the ground 😞.Both books!!! Just kidding!! but seriously….

  73. Emily Jones on May 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

    How do I get to downtown Norton?

    • Deadbassmaster on May 24, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Emm’s you gotta keep going through downtown fairlawn till you get to downtown Copley then turn left and head through the 5 buildings we consider downtown barberton take another left and you’ll arrive in downtown norton!! Word!!

      • Deadwrongmaster on May 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm

        That will take you to Snyder Town!

        • Deadbassmaster on May 24, 2019 at 3:05 pm

          downtown Snyder Town? I’ve been there.ive also been to downtown lockwoods and downtown sherman.just sight seeing!!!

  74. every American should.... on May 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    throw away all the meaningless shit that’s clinging.the enemy is here!!

  75. hey idiots on the road on May 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    ever heard of a BLINKER? Try using yours dirtbags!!

    • must be on May 23, 2019 at 8:59 am


      • hey idiots on the road on May 23, 2019 at 11:59 am

        Definate liberals. Hipster glasses and a man wearing a skirt.#Deadgiveaway

    • Trumpty Dance on May 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Has to be Democrats. People with Hillary, Obama, or Bernie Sanders stickers on their cars are the absolute WORST drivers!

      • Bwahahahaha on May 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm

        Mons Repukicans don’t have a licence. After 4 DUI’s you can’t drive. #run4council

        • hey idiots on the road on May 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

          lolololololololololol that just dumb

  76. Pete Buttigouge on May 21, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    for reelz??? jeeezzus crysss

  77. Emily Jones on May 21, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I had 37 deep fried twinkies at the carnival.

    • Coach on May 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      that’s it? I dropped 37 deep fried twinkies in the bowl this morning!

    • Harvey the rabbit on May 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Did you get your twinkies over by the memorial ? Just askin.

  78. Crakron on May 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    You should have to be a resident of Barberton to participate in the Cheri Blossum Festival. All the Akron Crack Heads ruin it every year. Thanks Crakron! Thanks a lot.

    • Trumpty Dance on May 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      Build the wall.

      • Deadbassmaster on May 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        πŸ‘ I can think of a few roads that would look great as dead ends!!!

    • Kenmoretards on May 21, 2019 at 6:26 am

      you can not say retard

      • Deadbassmaster on May 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm

        lmao.will dipshits work?

        • political correctness on May 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm


  79. RAIN on May 18, 2019 at 5:44 am

    ……aaaaannnnD HERE COMES THE RAIN!!! Told you so! I am right about it every single year! Cherry Blossom Festival + RAIN = $$$ in the bank!

    • BET on May 20, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Good thing you didnt bet! Never rained one time during festival or parade. Another sunny and hot weekend. Can’t wait til next year.

      • RAIN on May 20, 2019 at 10:56 am

        Not having it next year due to various problems from this year. Cancelled! And yes, good thing I didn’t bet. First time ever in the entire HISTORY of the Cherry Blossom Festival that it didn’t rain.

        • problems? on May 20, 2019 at 1:03 pm

          problems? what problems? you making stuff up for some reason. move now. shipper on out.

          • U-Haul on May 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

            LAST SCARY BLOSSOM EVER. They are MOOOOOoooooooving it out for good.

            • Deadbassmaster on May 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

              I hope that’s true!! good riddance!!! I’m embarrassed for them since they dont have the ability!!!

  80. AAAHHHHH....... on May 17, 2019 at 11:46 am


    • Deadbassmaster on May 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      aaahhhh dont threaten me with a good time!!!

    • Harvey the rabbit on May 18, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Went to the festival last year with my grandson. Very disappointed because the Saturday we went, in the evening, there were a lot of drunks and I saw a needle laying on the ground. Plus the people reminded me of the bar scene from Star Wars. The families I saw there deserve better. The Barberton I grew up in, just not the same.

      • Deadbassmaster on May 19, 2019 at 6:04 am

        never seen a more wretched hive of scum and villainy…lawlessness reigns supreme…

    • AAAHHHHH on May 19, 2019 at 8:05 am


  81. Radar on May 17, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Not a drop in sight! Unless you live over there by Christmann park.

    • King of the Weather on May 17, 2019 at 7:38 am

      Rain was cancelled due to lack of interest. TURN UP THE HEAT!!!

      • Octavio Cortex on May 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm

        It’s because of global warming and climate change!!! geez some people!!!

  82. And you are......? on May 16, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    90% of the people on social media complaining about the Mayor do not live in Barberton. And 50 % are criminals.

    • B-Town Going Postal on May 16, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      You got that RIGHT! Most of them live in NORTON!

    • Deadbassmaster on May 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm


      • Deadbassmaster on May 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm

        and dumber

  83. RAIN on May 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Don’t look now, but they have dropped 10 degrees off the tempewrature for Saturday and added in RAIN, all done since last night. I’m telling you, it is going to be a washout starting Friday evening. 🌧🌧

    • RAIN on May 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      “temperature” – before the GRAMMAR NAZIS see that.

      • Emily Jones on May 15, 2019 at 6:13 am

        It’s temperiture, not temewrature.

        • RAIN on May 15, 2019 at 7:04 am

          I’m aware of it and I caught it. RAIN coming!

          • Emily Jones on May 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

            Looks like we need a new Baseball coach.

            • shhh on May 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

              why? your nephew don’t play baseball.

    • c attle on May 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Ya, in Seattle. Never rained for cherry bosom festival.

  84. Emily Jones on May 14, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Is there anywhere in town where I can get free handouts?

    • Deadbassmaster on May 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      nope.i know where they have $2 handouts!!

  85. bet? on May 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

    hott and sunnny this weekend for cheri blossum. i gott moneys on it with all the north enders. ———-no rain——–

    • RAIN on May 13, 2019 at 10:46 am

      GONNA RAIN. It does every year. Pony up! $$$ — Money in the bank!

    • Richard Gotther on May 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

      You are correct sir! There is no rain in the area all weekend. This makes the 23rd year in a row that the festival has been rain free.

      • RAIN on May 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

        PSSST…..check the forecast. Rain coming!

    • tiltawhirl on May 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      Once again, it does not look like rain for the Scary Blossom Festival. Summer is finally here.

      • Albutt GooWar on May 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm

        I hope Summer is here because this Global Cooling is getting old.

    • Carl Spackler on May 14, 2019 at 4:58 am

      The heavy stuff’s not gonna come down for some time..

      • Comic on May 14, 2019 at 6:16 am

        Seen Aqua Man down at the Lake last night swimming laps around the fountain. He’s fast! He should swim for Council-at-Large.

        • City Slackers on May 14, 2019 at 7:22 am

          The Green Goblin will save us!

        • Deadbassmaster on May 14, 2019 at 5:20 pm

          seen the mayor on the east side.gave me the stankface.gave him the finger! no.1

          • Seymore Butz on May 14, 2019 at 7:35 pm

            Should have shown him the MOON!

          • young on May 16, 2019 at 10:48 am

            how old are u?

  86. TRUTH on May 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    The only person in this town who has a chance against Bill Judge is Michael Soyars. All these facebook frauds are living in la la land. I wish Soyars would give it a whirl.

    • Deadbassmaster on May 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      He should.But can you blame him if he didnt. I would vote for him. Im a non vote on the current candidates. We need an older person with their head on their shoulders to step forward. I am an independent but you can rest assured Mike Soyars is the only democrat i would vote for in this day and age.Nationally democrats are a disgust!!!

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on May 11, 2019 at 7:08 am

      Too many DEMO-crats. We need change at the party level. Even the Green Goblin is a DEMO-crat.

  87. G.O.P on May 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Can someone run for office if they are not a registered voter?

    • King of the Weather on May 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm

      I would imagine so. Just declare a party to run under.

      • Flippy Floppy on May 10, 2019 at 6:12 am

        Can you run as an independent if you are a Republican?

  88. Out of Towner on May 9, 2019 at 7:49 am

    If you don’t live in Barberton, you can’t comment about this town. If you don’t live in Barberton, shut your pie hole. Stay in Norton. Stay off social media, you are making yourself look like a bozo. Now go on and git to the Norton Pub.

    • Deadbassmaster on May 9, 2019 at 8:09 am

      you should move.move now!

    • U-Haul on May 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Everyone should just pack the truck and MOOOoooooove!

      • pack man on May 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        packer on up and shipper on out

  89. Emily Jones on May 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Is there anywhere in town that sells prom dresses? Was hoping not to have my daughter wear mine from 1990 when I was the prom queen at Wheeling High School.

    • Harvey the rabbit on May 8, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Gee Emily, I would love to help you with a prom dress but I quit cross dressing years ago.

      • see on May 9, 2019 at 6:17 am

        Harvey, that you down there at the memorial. Over there by Lake Annery? That’s a pretty hat.

        • Deadbassmaster on May 9, 2019 at 8:07 am

          bet u 20 bucks Timmy would whoop ole Harvey! He’s a mean little S.O.B. and he’s pretty good at detecting hidden pickles. Do a little trash patrol while you’re at Lake Annis.Thanks!

    • Well Hello There on May 9, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Prom Queen? You must be smokin’ hot!

      • Emily Jones on May 9, 2019 at 1:02 pm

        Not really. Short and fat.

        • Harvey the rabbit on May 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

          It’s okay Emily, don’t down grade yourself. In good ole Barberton we love, short and fat. Skinny and tall, pretty or ugly, smart or dumb. We don’t care as long as you’re gainfully employed and you don’t hurt anybody. God Bless You.

  90. AnOnYmOuS on May 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I heard something about a Dog & Pony show downtown. Will this be during the Scary Blossom Festival?

    • Deadbassmaster on May 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm


  91. Collin Hay on May 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Ghost’s appear and fade away

  92. Emily Jones on May 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    How do I get hold of the person in charge of the natitorium? Does anyone know when they are removing the roof for outside swimming?

    • Deadbassmaster on May 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      Call Michael J. Fox. Roof opens in 1986

  93. G.O.P. on May 7, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Time to vote these Democrats OUT!

    • Ron on May 7, 2019 at 8:53 am

      This is what you get when Democrats run the city and are in office for many years. You have lost jobs, bloated salaries of government and union employees, crime, and reduced services such as roads. If you think Barberton is broke now, wait a few more years and see how broke you are when the big salaried firemen start retiring with the overtime inflated monthly pensions.

      • Comic on May 7, 2019 at 1:34 pm

        Is the Green Booger still running for Mayor? Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Rock? All Barberton needs now is Elmer Fudd and PePe Le Pew.

        • Wyle E. Coyote on May 7, 2019 at 2:38 pm

          Rumor has it that Beavis & Butthead have entered the race.

          • Cheetos on May 7, 2019 at 2:52 pm

            Who’s next, Cheech and Chong?

            • Deadbassmaster on May 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

              all democrats

              • citezins on patroal on May 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

                Better than all criminals

                • butthurt liberal on May 8, 2019 at 6:53 am

                  Reality is your enemy.The collusion delusion!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            • Mary J. Juanna on May 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm

              Cheech and Chong would be a hoot!

      • Fake News on May 8, 2019 at 6:16 am

        Just ask the 14 lieutenants. Fuel perks at Giant Eagle go into who’s vehicle?

        • sista souljah on May 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

          wanna dance?

        • Deadbassmaster on May 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm


      • Iconoclast152 on May 10, 2019 at 5:17 am

        If you want to have it made with a salary four times higher than the average Barbertonian the work as a teacher or administrator in the schools here, or in the Fire Department, or even better, at City Hall!!! Raises galore and more!!! Are we not a bit crazy being that these highly over-paid folks work on our money? IF EVER WE NEED THE GREEN HORNET IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, IT IS NOW!!! He would get this stuff fixed.

        • Porky Pig on May 10, 2019 at 9:41 am

          aba-d, aba-d, aba-d………thats all folks

    • East Side Crime Stoppers on May 7, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      I see Soyars is running for council. HE SHOULD RUN FOR MAYOR!

      • Deadbassmaster on May 7, 2019 at 12:49 pm

        he would win.not sure he would want to though.cant blame him.Our current mayor was born and raised here too and I know he loves this city but you cant please all the people all the time. I’ve noticed crime watch neighborhood signs popping up on the east side.Wonder who put those there? I wonder……..

    • citezins on patroal on May 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

      And replace with criminals?

      • butthurt liberal on May 8, 2019 at 6:49 am

        yep you and your momma

        • 3 on May 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

          good one , 3 yr old.

          • Deadbassmaster on May 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm

            we know how you like them chester

    • Out of Towner on May 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

      If you don’t live in Barberton, you cant vote.

      • Deadbassmaster on May 9, 2019 at 8:14 am

        that just dumb.I live next door.the one that’s always cleaning up after YOU. have a pickle!! πŸ₯’

  94. AnOnYmOuS on May 3, 2019 at 9:13 am

    When is the Hick & Hoe Fest happening in Barberton?

    • Sumo on May 4, 2019 at 7:57 am

      They already hoisted yours to Lake Annie with a crane.

      • Chumpies Brand Potato Chips on May 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

        at least you made me laugh you sorry S.O.B.!!!

        • Sumo on May 5, 2019 at 8:24 am

          It’s all fun. LOL.

    • Deadbassmaster on May 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Tuesday.Last Tuesday

    • square dance on May 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

      It’s not in Barberton. At a winery outside city limits.

      • Deadbassmaster on May 9, 2019 at 8:18 am

        remember πŸ•+🍷=🚽

  95. Emily Jones on April 29, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Will there be a Cherry pie eating contest at the Cherry Blossom festival?

    • cheri on April 29, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      No, you fatty. Move to Fattyville.

    • Wingin' It on April 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

      I heard HOT WING EATING CONTEST! The hotter the better!

    • RAIN on May 2, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Gonna rain!

      • x on May 2, 2019 at 11:31 am

        Not gonna rain. Never does. Ask the North enders, they’ll tell ya.

        • RAIN on May 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

          EVERY YEAR! Started on Friday last year at 5pm sharp. Stopped two hours for parade on Saturday, then picked back up and quit Sunday about 1pm They had 4-5 good hours for the whole thing. Expect the same this year…..RAIN!

        • 14th st.flood watch on May 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm

          You big dummy!!!

          • Barber Road Canoe Livery on May 6, 2019 at 7:36 am

            We’ll be ready.

            • Deadbassmaster on May 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

              πŸ›Ά πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘ dredge the Tusc.for this!!!! $$$$

  96. Deadbassmaster on April 19, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The tasing video has been taken down!!! WTF!!! Anyway GREAT JOB OFFICERS!!! Its on u tube if youd like to see it. Puts a big ole smirk on my face!!! Tased Barberton

    • Damage inc on April 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      All of that drama over someone allegedly buying tobacco for a minor ? Very poor decision making by all involved.
      So when do we start placing multiple people at risk over low level misdemeanors ? Better training is needed for Barberton’s finest.

  97. Emily Jones on April 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Can you tell me if Skoops is opening this summer?

    • No Such Thing on April 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Skoops closed a few years ago. Durbin’s is open though.

  98. Emily Jones on April 17, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Looks like we need a new Tennis coach.

    • mind on May 2, 2019 at 11:33 am

      mind you’re business. if you dont practice you dont play.

  99. Emily Jones on April 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

    When is Burger King coming to Barberton?

    • Ronald McDonald on April 16, 2019 at 7:20 am

      They aren’t. They went bankrupt and so did the city.

      • Emily Jones on April 16, 2019 at 9:03 am

        Did any of the Firemen take a pay cut?

        • City Slackers on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

          Hahaha…..good one.

  100. Ocrazio Cortex on April 10, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I wonder how fossils of sea life are found in the mountains? Maybe the climate has changed before? Nah!! They must have had wings back then!!! *WARNING* Expect climate change today!! Its gonna start out a little chilly then its going to warm up!!

  101. Vote 4 Soyars on April 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Mike Soyars needs to run for office.

    • Damage inc on April 9, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      Guys like Soyars and Lysenko from the past are all the same. They are decent rep’s but have no desire to run for mayor. Lysenko did a half arse run a couple of years ago but he had zero campaign idea’s and no plan if he did get elected. Let’s face it, this town is a complete mess. The only way to fix this town would be a good natural disaster and then have the orange menace get you some funds to re-build. You have zero foundation to build upon and most of your residents live off government handouts. Game over, sell and leave while you can. Then the trolls on this forum can stay here with the trash !

      • ORANGE MAN BAD on April 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

        IDK.I still think a jimmy johnboys on every corner might just pull us outta this mess!!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

        • Ocrazio Cortex on April 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

          World ends in 12 years anyway!!! πŸŒŽπŸŒ‹πŸŒͺβš‘β˜„πŸ”₯πŸŒŠβ„πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

      • Emily Jones on April 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm

        Who’s Lysenko?

      • Iconoclast 152 on April 15, 2019 at 6:32 am

        Don’t despair. Remember that the Green Hornet has thrown his hat into the ring and is running for Mayor. Let’s give a political outsider a chance. The powers that be don’t seem to satisfy many Viewsline readers. Make Barberton Great Again…go Green Hornet!

      • yes on April 19, 2019 at 3:14 pm

        you are damaged……do you have any advice? Lysenko published his ideas and plans on Face Book and The Herald posted it also.

    • Emily Jones on April 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Soyars for Mayor

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on April 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

        No more DEMO-crats!

  102. Concerned Citizen on April 5, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I hope the City of Barberton is aware of the liability they assumed by taking over Slovene Center, when a function is scheduled and takes place there are people coming and going and alcohol is being served. Even if Slovene has all the proper liability insurance including liquor liability the owner of the property will also be held accountable for any occurrence which may happen. I haven’t heard of any other City who owns a club which serves alcohol ….. have you !

    • Iconoclast on April 6, 2019 at 4:43 am

      Maybe the City is listening to the fortune telling mediums that say our future is ice skating and breweries???

    • Harvey the rabbit on April 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      When is the city going to take over Francois and get us some better dancers ?

      • Frank E. Ohs on April 8, 2019 at 6:42 am

        E I E I O

    • Confused Citizen on April 8, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Out of the 3 people that go to this place, 2 don’t drink. Go WINE somewhere else.

    • Big Daddy on April 9, 2019 at 6:16 am

      how about we only post when this city and it’s so called leadership makes a wise decision ? * insert crickets here *
      every decision made by your current group is clearly made with no real thought process or financial number crunching
      VOTE HORNET !! Of course he has no real chance but the total number of votes he get’s shows how bad Judge really is. Bet the Hornet gets over 1000.

      • Big Dorky on April 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

        You would lose that bet dork face. No one in this town votes. Bunch of rental properties and white trash living by lake Anner. AMHA bringing in all the leftover scum from Akron and even Cleveland (like the fire people).Crimsin terrass, projects, Al Peter, Tusk sky rise and West side building are not gonna get you too many votes. Same reason why our schools are at a D rating. Half these kids do not have Mommy and Daddy to help cheat on projects and do homework for them. (or help them study the right way ) Open your eyes or better yet keep them closed and vote for a fictional character. This aint 1976 for cryin out loud.

        • Harvey the rabbit on April 9, 2019 at 8:59 am

          Dang Big Dorky, you are scaring me into NOT moving to Barberton. I sure hope you’re not on Barberton’s tourist attraction board

        • Big Daddy on April 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm

          Your rant has been posted on here 100 times over by myself and others. My post was about our cruddy leadership and that the hornet has no chance. his number of votes will send a message to your cruddy leadership. stay on topic next time and don’t just blurt out a post. Back off the caffeine and chill wee man

          • Emily Jones on April 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm

            I’m confused. Why are there so many geese at lake Ann? Can’t we get dogs there to scare them away?

            • Lake Annie on April 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

              They have to drain all the water out so the geese will go to another place where there is water. Dogs are not allowed at Lake Annie.

      • ORANGE MAN BAD on April 9, 2019 at 9:01 pm


      • dumbo on April 15, 2019 at 6:32 am

        How about move

  103. Ouch!!!! on April 5, 2019 at 11:15 am


    • Jerry Atrick on April 5, 2019 at 11:36 am

      Too bad he’s the only one trying to run. Everyone in town thinks they can do better but only one name in the hat to challenge.

    • Jocularity 152 on April 6, 2019 at 4:46 am

      Indeed yes! The Hornet would shake up things at City Hall. He could do for Barberton as Donald Trump has done for America. MAKE BARBERTON GREAT AGAIN and put the Green Hornet at the helm!

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on April 6, 2019 at 5:55 am

        Hornet is a DEMO-crat so probably not.

        • Town whole on April 8, 2019 at 6:32 am

          The whole town is Democrat dummy. Been like that for years. Always will be. Move now!

          • U-HAUL on April 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

            You should MOOOOoooove. Pack it up, ship it out. Go move to Mexifornia.

          • Big Daddy on April 9, 2019 at 6:11 am

            Your mom standing in front of slovene won’t let me move !

            • Twisted Sister on April 9, 2019 at 6:44 am

              Call the Fire Dept to help, they would love the overtime. So does your sister.

              • City Slackers on April 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

                Will they show up in the Purple Pump-her?

  104. hey Al Sharpton on April 5, 2019 at 1:16 am

    If you want it come and take it from me.If you think you can you still dont know me.Let me tell you man i said it.I meant it and i will always have the right to defend it!πŸ‘…πŸ₯œπŸŒ°.

  105. prepare on April 5, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Civil War is coming!!

    • B-Town Going Postal on April 5, 2019 at 11:37 am

      I’ve been saying that for the last 15 years.

  106. John Burk on April 5, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Just watched the last council video.Pretty good stuff.Very surprised an old white man is allowed in their ranks.MV.Had an Akron firefighter blaming the far right for the lack of cash while at the same time hes bursting out of his undersized suit coat! He hungry!🀣🀣.50 something women who wanna pretend they are hip and dressing like theyre 15 and sippin on a latte.Ha ha.Then i noticed an article about a another demonrat(hypocrite) talking to kids about drugs while at the same time his brother is one of the biggest drug dealers around!! 🀣🀣.You cant make this shit up folks!!! Im convinced more than ever we are screwed!!!

    • fat democrat abundance on April 5, 2019 at 1:30 am

      How do i get through to these keeeeds!!! Well.You pretend.Like always!!

    • Ellis Burks on April 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Strike 3, youre out. Get a job and pay for something.

      • fat democrat abundance on April 8, 2019 at 7:42 pm like my videos!!! Im a real picasso!!!! …and no!!! i love ma handouts!!🀲

    • Jake the Snake on April 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      If it was a snake it woulda bit ya. Move now! Move to an island and work for the Army.

      • John Burk on April 8, 2019 at 8:07 pm

        ok.check out my videos you snake lover

  107. Keep quiet on April 2, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Union or no union, be quiet. Top 8 should go to jail for theft. And you should have to live in town just like the BCF leader.

    • John Burk on April 5, 2019 at 12:32 am

      @keepquiet πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  108. The Rock on April 2, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Can you smell what the Rock is cookin?

    • Nope on April 3, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Smells I lil fishy to me.

    • joe biden on April 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      I smell hair!! smells delicious!!

    • smelly nelly on April 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      I can smell what the firemen are cooking, and it aint ramen noodles from Giant Eagle. Steaks from Leaches and Ribs from Green Diamond.

  109. BAFB on April 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I see the Barberton all football boosters is having a fundraiser the same night as the Softball fundraiser. How does this happen? Same person in charge that schedules the firemen staff?

  110. Just Curious on March 30, 2019 at 5:20 am

    draw your conclusions.Solutions? anybody else wanna run?

    • Jerry Atrick on April 2, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      I’m in!

      • Luke Atmadik on April 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

        Run rabbit. Ruuun rabbit.

  111. Just Curious on March 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    What do you leave the city to buy because you cannot find it here? Lets hear it?

    • chicken on April 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      kentucky fried

    • John Burk on April 5, 2019 at 12:50 am


  112. G.O.P. on March 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Democrats have ruined this city.

    • City is boomin on March 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      First time in Barberton in 2 years. Looks good and lots to do. Good job Mayor Judge.

      • Deadbassmaster on March 30, 2019 at 4:33 am

        🀲 ma handouts!! i want some free shit!!

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      You Trump tards are clueless. The cities demise has been a direct result of leadership that had and currently has no vision for the future and or economic common sense. Big whoop if your prev mayor [s] has been democrat. Party affiliation has no bearing on local works. Compare Wadsworth and Barberton 25 years ago. Barberton had jobs and Wadsworth way a rural speed bump. Now look at the 2. One community planned and crunched numbers for the future while the other planned no retail development while at the same time good paying jobs left in the middle of the night. Simple. Stick to your soap opera’s and judge judy. The orange menace loves his blind followers.

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on March 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm

        Do you know how to read? Apparently not.

      • 2 many chiefs not nuff toothless injuns on March 30, 2019 at 3:29 am

        Yes.Thats it!!! We need more retail shopping!! If you build it they will come….destroy it! We need jimmy johns on every corner.That will help! ORANGE MAN BAD!!! Wanna generate some cash in Barberton? Hand out some traffic tickets to the ample supply of effing idiots driving around!!! 😁😁😁😁

        • ORANGE MAN BAD on March 30, 2019 at 3:39 am

          The collusion delusion!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • Deadbassmaster on March 30, 2019 at 4:13 am

          Look folks☝️it doesnt matter democrat or republican on a local level as long as you vote demonrat.Get it got it good.And you trumptards better watch your soaps and judge judy and what not while youre WORKING.GEEZ some(half) the people!!

      • neon distraction on March 30, 2019 at 6:07 am

        Just a rural speed bump!!! Ha haaaa.You should move there now that its a big ole city!!! C’mon girlfriend just go!!! More money!!! More tax dollars!!! More progress!!! More!!! More!!! More!!!! More!!! More!!!More!!! More!!! I think we’re going to more ourselves right out of existence in the name of progress!!! Im all for it!!!

      • Harvey the rabbit on March 31, 2019 at 9:33 am

        So. You are saying Barberton’s down falls are Trumps fault ? Okay…..are you enjoying living in your Mama’s basement ?

    • John Burk on April 5, 2019 at 12:52 am

      @GOP Might be an understatement!!

  113. Kim Foxx Mikey Obamas homey on March 28, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Bidge look like James Earl Jones in Conan the Barbarian!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Deadbassmaster on March 30, 2019 at 4:18 am

      Pre-snake? or both?

  114. The Rock on March 27, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    The Rock says this… The Rock says if you are 4 ft tall and wear goofy hats you should run in the next election. If you fly radio controlled planes and think you are sweet you should run in the next election. The Rock says this… know your roll and know if your a troll…..If you smmmeeeelllllllllll what the Rock….is…..cookin.

    • Deadbassmaster on March 27, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      I dont smell no dinner cookin!!!

  115. VOTE NO! on March 27, 2019 at 7:34 am

    VOTE NO on any and all new levies, increases, and renewals. Enough is enough! Time to take back our city!

    • Deadbassmaster on March 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm


  116. God loves you on March 26, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Brewery leaving. Thank God there is one less bar in town. Need more churches. Amen.

    • God Hates You on March 26, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Brewery and bar are not the same.

      • 2 guys walked into a bar on March 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm

        Says who? you? That place was poorly run anyways. Better off with a shoe store or overpriced suits.

        • Toddy C on March 26, 2019 at 7:10 pm

          2 whores walked into my bar.They loved my watered down liquor

    • Ron on March 26, 2019 at 11:52 am

      and we pay a planning director how much to see these businesses leave?

      • its a bar on March 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        there is 43 more of them in town. who cares.

        • Toddy C on March 26, 2019 at 7:11 pm

          name em smart azz

          • U-Haul on March 27, 2019 at 1:39 pm

            Some of those are restaurants and if you disagree, then you’re a racist and you should MOVE!

            • jerk face on March 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm

              with bars in them idiot

              • 2 Men & A Truck on March 28, 2019 at 7:23 am

                Pack ‘er up and ship ‘er out. You should MOVE!

      • Tar tar on March 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm

        Planning director has nothing to do with a disgruntled employer pulling out of Barberton because he’s butt hurt. Thanks Barbara mckinny

        • gaydar alert on March 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

          never use the words pulling out and butt hurt in the same sentence.☝️

    • U-Haul on March 27, 2019 at 7:38 am

      You need to MOVE! Pack the box truck and GO! Go live in the BIBLE BELT.

  117. "THC" TODD on March 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Smoke ’em while you can.

    • Toddy C. on March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

      Man i didnt even inhale! Besides i was just holding the reefers for my momma.She got her medical card

  118. City Slackers on March 24, 2019 at 8:56 am

    All you folks who were backing the Fire Department are awfully quiet these days. Kind of like all the Liberals zipping it after the Mueller Investigation.

    • Tab on March 25, 2019 at 8:38 am

      This just in: Fire = Money

      • cut the cheese on March 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

        cut all the salaries in half and double the staff

        • Deadbassmaster on March 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

          I like your style!!! Not your smell though!!!

      • Anonymous on March 25, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        Why attack the fire dept when the same stuff is much more rampant at the schools. Your municipal workers have been ripp’in us off for decades now, Your teachers slack off 4 months a year and teach little Jimmy with computer programs and video’s, yawn ! They rank in the bottom 60-70 districts state wide.Your municipal workers sip polar pops and scratch lotto tics while you are paying $300 for a busted ball joint after you hit a pond sized chuck hole. Your mayor laid a bunch of people off and while causing wide spread panic and then after a 2nd number crunch everything is now ok. Can you imagine Bill Judge doing carpentry work? The ole measure twice cut once would not be his strong suit.

        • because they are twisting the system on March 26, 2019 at 6:50 am

          don’t change the subject carl. they should be arrested for cheating the system. shame on them. and the crackhead heroin users are keeping them rolling in the doe. go blow smoke somewhere else blind boy

    • Just saying on March 25, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      I think everyone complaining is just jealous that they dont have a job there !!

    • Rubber City Rebel on March 25, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Advice to Firefighters…Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton!

    • Deadbassmaster on March 26, 2019 at 5:03 am

      Donald J Trump greatest American to ever live!!! Maga!!! 2020

    • Ron on March 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      the pensions these guys get will put the city into bankruptcy in about 5-10 years is my guess

  119. The Joe Crazy Lies Hotline on March 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    The J. Crazy rumor of low-income housing in Norton is totally innacurrate as usual. Therefore, looks like he might need to find another place to live, preferably in a different city. Make Norton Great Again.

  120. Under Fire! on March 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Read the Herald

    • insane on March 21, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      All these people complaining about the Mayor. Look at the money made by these Giant Eagle Fireshoppers. Are you serious? Check thief’s.

    • Ron on March 21, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      The fire department absolutely disgusts me. I hope you realize that the pensions they receive will pay them about 75% of their top 5 years average salary. Guys making $100K will retire and collect $6K a month for life from a city that is losing its tax dollars base as jobs leave town. This is insane and why cities are cutting services where they can.

      • John on March 22, 2019 at 6:16 am

        And half do not even live in Barberton.

      • because they are twisting the system on March 26, 2019 at 6:52 am

        that’s why they are driving trucks, floating boats, buying land down south and living in upscale houses outside of city limits

    • City Slackers on March 22, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Same old, same old.

  121. Brock Insane O'Bozo on March 16, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I heard that too and if anyone disagrees they are racist.

  122. TDS on March 16, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Fake News is the new heroin!!

    • John Burk on March 16, 2019 at 6:51 am

      Self inflicted lead is the new narcan!! Now lets keep paintin!!

  123. Akron postal distibution center on March 15, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Funny how mail can make it to Akron from Wisconsin in hours.It then takes days for Akron to get it to Barberton. Not one packaged delivered on time! I wonder why usps is failing so miserably? huh.I wonder.

    • Mail pail on March 15, 2019 at 8:29 am

      Call Bethany Mckinnley to help out.

      • Akron postal distibution center on March 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        why would i do that? you put too much faith in your pos politicians.

        • where did she go on March 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm

          she gone

    • B-Town Going Postal on March 15, 2019 at 11:35 am

      That’s nothing, wait until Barberton Post Office gets a hold of it and screws it all up.

      • Akron postal distibution center on March 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        never had a problem

        • B-Town Going Postal on March 16, 2019 at 7:06 am

          Consider yourself lucky because Barberton Post Office has been going downhill since the early 1990’s. Either you don’t get mail or you haven’t lived in Barberton long enough, or, quite possibly you DON’T live in Barberton and you are just responding as if you really do.

          • Akron postal distibution center on March 16, 2019 at 10:11 am

            Actually i take that back.I have had mail delivered to the neighbors and vice versa.Nothing major though.What issues have you been having? As for your projecting that i DONT live in Barberton my family has been here since Barberton was Norton and New Portage.That long enough?

            • B-Town Going Postal on March 17, 2019 at 7:29 am

              25+ years of issues with the Post Office around here, really, I would have no idea where to even begin to bore you with that list.

    • John Burk on March 16, 2019 at 7:18 am

      Unfortunately i had to work in that town all week.Witnessed on average 5.7 drug deals per day.Thats just the blatant right in front of my eyes deals.Im sure there were many others i didnt see.Pretty confident that less than 40% work.I fear for my life working in that place.It is lawless.

    • Red light on March 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Does anybody else besides me and my co workers have a problem with the eastbound red light on Robinson at 5th st. At 3:30-4:00am, the light stays red! Me and my buddies have either ran the light or shortcutted through the bank or Giant Eagle! This has been going on for at least 10 yrs. Public official told me it’s a long light, sat there for 10 minutes one time and then treated it as a 4 way stop. Now the police are cracking down, instead of taking a longer route or sitting there until daylight, maybe then we should fix the light, the police know about the problem does anybody else? Just trying to get to work that’s all !

      • Red light district on March 19, 2019 at 3:08 pm

        Did you call the utilities department? Did you call the City building? Did you take the next step to solve the issue? Don’t be part of the problem, say something to help the problem.

      • Johnny Cockrun on March 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

        Ohio law says you can go through a red light if it has malfunctioned as long as it is safe to do so.

  124. The Rock on March 13, 2019 at 8:58 am

    The Rock has come back to B-Town! If you smmmeeellllllllllll what the Rock…. is ……cookin.

    • Deadbassmaster on March 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Im sorry sir but people around here dont like the rock any more.They want meth or some form of opiate.Rock is old hat.Thanks sir!!!

  125. Enter Sandmann on March 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

    CNN you got to pay up!! (Communist News Network). Hillary for PRISON!!!!

    • Deadbassmaster on March 13, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Geez.I know thats right!!!Thanks!!!

    • Reality check on March 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      If Hillary goes, then trumpy bear should be doing laundry in the same facility. Knowing him though, he would opt to run toiletry errands for the Aryan Nation

      • TDS on March 16, 2019 at 6:31 am

        Good one soy boy!!! Now get back to your safe space and be sure to recite everything from your fake news.They are the ones destroying this country and should be held accountable.They prey on weak minded sheep.Baaaaaaaa baaaaaaaa.Reality Check? I dont think you should use that name when youre hooked on fake news!!

        • John Burk on March 16, 2019 at 6:56 am

          I heard that too

        • Realty One on March 21, 2019 at 10:42 am

          For Sale – $156,000 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. And a free porch swing. Bwahahahahahahahahaha. Check your cameras. Baaaaaaa baaaaaaa

  126. RAIN on March 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

    It is going to RAIN from May 17 – 19, 2019. Put money on it!

    • wc on March 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      who cares

      • RAIN on March 12, 2019 at 11:50 am

        You do.

        • Voo Doo on March 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm

          Doo Doo

    • Deadbassmaster on March 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Thats a given!!!

  127. pot hole on March 6, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Rather be a pot hole then a whole pot.

    • Deadbassmaster on March 7, 2019 at 5:13 am

      So first you wanna be a pot and second uou wanna be a whole pot? Makes a ton of sense!! Learn the difference between then and than.Two different words. Heres your style.7 is greater then 6. Im going to eat my burger than my fries after that.Pass this great knowledge on!!! Confusious say man standing on toilet is ” high on pot”

      • pot hole on March 7, 2019 at 7:38 am

        never herd that won before?

        • Deadbassmaster on March 8, 2019 at 4:58 am

          So a typo that is not even a real word is the same?? I guess im a hypocrite THAN!!! You got your medical card huh?

          • OWn3d on March 8, 2019 at 6:38 am

            OOOOOOOHHHHH, You got own3d. leave now move..

      • pot hole on March 7, 2019 at 7:40 am

        uou? uou my friend are a hippo crate.

      • Reality check on March 8, 2019 at 6:54 am

        I really do believe that a couple of you on here need to have your Physicians double check your dosages. The juvenile Antics on this forum have went beyond ridiculous

        • SO on March 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

          MOVE then

          • OS on March 9, 2019 at 4:51 am

            Your mom won’t let me

            • SO on March 11, 2019 at 9:43 am

              That’s not my mom, its my cousin Bubba. hahahahahahahaha….u got OWN3D!

        • City Slackers on March 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

          Maybe the city slackers have more time to post with the budget cuts?

          • repeat on March 12, 2019 at 6:42 am

            over and over and over again. the same thing. blah blah blah. you should MOVE.

            • Penske on March 12, 2019 at 11:51 am

              Your mom won’t let me.

              • Roger on March 13, 2019 at 6:26 am

                Your mamma’s so fat, her belt size is equator.

                • Brock Insane O'Bozo on March 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

                  Thanks Obama!

    • Deadbassmaster on March 8, 2019 at 4:59 am

      Youre jobless!!

  128. Mr. Ed on March 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    My friends horse is pregnant! I blame the Mayor.

    • Deadbassmaster on March 6, 2019 at 5:13 am

      90% of Barberton streets look like the surface of the moon.I blame your friends horse! P.S.Dont worry you can abort your love child even after its born libtrash! You know,if its not the model you’re going for.

      • Mr. Ed on March 6, 2019 at 7:53 am

        Why the long face Deadassmaster? 90 % of all Ohio streets look like the moon. Was in Zanesville yesterday and wow! Talked with a local at the lil diner I frequent. He says, the mayor is why our streets look this way. I says to him, I says, must be democrat. He says, nope Republican, a horse could do better here. I drank my coffee and galloped away.

        • Deadbassmaster on March 7, 2019 at 5:20 am

          Mr.Hed you should try doing 2 seconds of research. Since 2011 a demonrat(Jeff Tilton) has been mayor of Zanesville.Like your fellow democrats youre are full of disinformation!!! Ive heard that Zanesville has an opiate/fentynal problem.You wouldnt be muling drugs down there from Summit Co. on the frequent would ya? Youre being watched!!!

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on March 6, 2019 at 8:26 am

        I blame it on RACISM just like everything else.

        • Up in smoke on March 6, 2019 at 2:27 pm

          I blame the firemen!

          • Deadbassmaster as Mr.Ed on March 7, 2019 at 5:25 am

            Im sooo confused.I thought i was born a horse.Turns out im just a jack ass in a horse costume!!!

          • P on March 7, 2019 at 5:48 pm

            Tim McCracken should get his head examined. I read your attempt at journalism. All I can say is you are an ignorant idiot. I guess you’d be the first one to complain if your house was on fire and they couldn’t get there in time due to staff shortages,(or confirm that it wasn’t a false alarm first) and with the elimination of auto-aid so no neighboring firefighters would be coming either to save you. What’s your beef with the fire department? Did you try to be a fireman and couldn’t cut it?

            • Staff infection on March 8, 2019 at 6:42 am

              Never short handed. Double time and a half to be there. Why wouldn’t you be there. Sooner or later it catches up to you. Stealing pay checks.

  129. Job recruiter on February 28, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I see Acme is hiring. Since I don’t think Mayor Judge will be reelected, maybe he should put in his application so he can work with Mayor Zita.

    • Purple Haze on February 28, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      Norton is a joke. Maybe an internship at the City of Wadsworth should be in order for Mr. Mayor ? Does anyone else think that maybe the local income tax hike from a few years ago has been used to cover up the disaster of a city budget instead of the roads? Very little road improvements made in 2018. Where’s the tax $ ?? It is tough question that city council needs to look in to.

      • City Slackers on March 1, 2019 at 7:35 am

        Or maybe towards that nice big house on State Street? Hmmmm…..

        • Up in smoke on March 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm

          read the herald

    • Reporter on March 1, 2019 at 8:38 am

      The herald is hiring a reporter as well. That Barberton Area News jockey should apply. No background check required.

  130. City Slackers on February 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Any plows out or are they parked due to budget cuts?

    • Deadbassmaster on February 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Looks like they did a good job.U know what theyre working with right? geez!

    • Up in smoke on March 6, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      read the herald

  131. Aqua Man on February 18, 2019 at 10:39 am

    thanks to the hero on the east side, no more crime in soyarville! thanks mike soyars….

    • tarzan on February 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm


  132. COMIC BOOK on February 15, 2019 at 6:35 am




    • 3-Ring Circus on February 15, 2019 at 7:00 am

      Bring in the clown car.

      • Realty Check on February 16, 2019 at 5:37 am

        You mean the RV

    • Jokers Wild !!!!!! on February 15, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Joker – Joker – Joker

    • Realty Check on February 16, 2019 at 5:43 am

      With the current state of affairs in this town, you need to have a sense of humor. Oddly enough if you were a hold an election two weeks from now, I bet the Hornet would give judge a good run for his money. Seriously, what do you have to lose at this point? Your local leadership group has been like a bad episode of The Gong Show for several years now.

      • Aqua Man on February 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

        Don’t drink the water Realty One. The Green Hornet never won a wrastlin match. He aint winning no election either.

        • G.O.P. on February 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

          Democrats will lose.

  133. Fire Bug on February 14, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Someone is having a camp fire in Norton and cooking hotdogs and marshmallows. So lets pay Johnny Fireguy Overtime to Drive over the Purple Pumper in full gear to tell them to put out their 24 twig fire. And then blame the potholes.

    • Up in smoke on March 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Read the herald this week.

  134. Buzz Stinger on February 13, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Green Hornet is next in line!

  135. Phillip Dajail on February 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I bet all the Republicans in town are glad they are closing the jail.

  136. Triska on February 11, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Budget Woes. well, we can layoff people and cut services..let crooks roam the street, why not…also cancel the summer concerts, fireworks, cherry blossom, labor day celebrations, mum fest, put parking meters back up… etc… “a penny here a dollar there”… or we can think Big and just Sell the rest of Tuscora park to Summa, they can build their parking lot and helicopter pad or whatever. They’ll be happy….It’s not much of a park anymore anyways, not kept up well…and We’ll be happy…the City would make enough money get out of the hole and rehire workers. Also, aren’t there still some empty school buildings, we could sell? I just don’t think putting the Citizen’s worth the risk. There are Other ways to fix this. Put your thinking cap on… Mr. Mayor!

    • Park Ranger on February 12, 2019 at 7:19 am

      You aint takin Tusc Park from nobody. Summa cant afford to pay attention. University will take them over soon. They already built their parking lot, open your eyes. “It’s not much of a park anymore anyways”???? WTH are you saying?? The city will make 4 Million to get out of hole??? Stop commenting, you are an idiot.

    • Triska on February 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      funny how folks have to keep changing their names to look like different posters, what’s wrong with your REAL name “Ranger?” bashful? may bad about the Lot, fortunately I hadn’t needed to go to the ER lately. didn’t notice. ok…I did go to the Park the other day, and it was a dumping grounds for city leaf trucks and branches of trees and huge flooded areas all over the place. it looked crappy! I did not see anyone enjoying the park, I was the only one there. and usually I am, except for a couple of kids shooting hoops. yes they wont make ALL the money they need…. but it will be a good chunk, we have to start somewhere. an Empty Trashed Park vs Public Safety… hmmmmmm tough choice…. You Think? there are plenty of Metro Parks…Sometimes we have to make sacrifices, esp. when we have a major set back, with B+W leaving us. if you Lost your Job, you don’t go buying a new $ phone, you stock up on food. You get what you Need not what you Want. We Need Fireman and Police.

      • Triska on February 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

        oops modem reboot on first draft here….. delete

        • Tasket on February 13, 2019 at 6:33 am

          Ya , Ur not very bright!

    • Triska on February 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      funny how folks have to keep changing their names to look like different “posters”, what’s wrong with your REAL name “Ranger?” bashful? -and that goes for the rest of you fake names- may bad about the Lot, fortunately I hadn’t needed to go to the ER lately. didn’t notice. ok…I did go to the Park the other day, and it was a dumping grounds for city leaf trucks and branches of trees and huge flooded areas all over the place. it looked crappy! I did not see anyone enjoying the park, I was the only one there. and no one when I drive through, except for a couple of kids shooting hoops. yes they won’t make ALL the money they need…. but it will be a good chunk, we have to start somewhere. an Empty Trashed Park vs Public Safety… hmmmmmm tough choice…. You Think? there are plenty of Metro and State Parks…Sometimes we have to make sacrifices, esp. when we have a major set back, with B+W leaving us. if you Lost your Job, you don’t go buying a new $ phone, you stock up on food. You get what you Need not what you Want. We Need Fireman and Police.

      • Seymore Butz on February 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        How are we to know that Triska is YOUR real name?

        • Tasket on February 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

          Real name is Dumbo. He went to the park the other day when it was 3 degrees out and he was the only one there? No DUH! Leaves have not been there for over 2 months. And, couple kids shooting hoops? Not in this weather, BOZO! You didn’t know they built a parking lot? Took over a year. Stick to knitting wise guy, you got OWN3D here. Oh ya one more thing. Amazon will be taking over the B & W building this fall! Pretty much a done deal. Good day!

    • Tasket on February 13, 2019 at 6:32 am

      Fake News!

    • Triska on February 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      from what I researched the City made $275,000 just from 4 acres of Tuscora Park. And even if Summa doesn’t have immediate plans for it.. to have pre-acquired the land around it will be a Bargaining chip for any other Medical facility interested in it, if they plan the move on. to know They can expand any time they want without all the “red tape” of acquiring it, will attract more Serious contenders to our city, maybe a nice big burn unit and a children’s wing, like at Rainbow? why not put our City on the Map? (for something other than Chicken Restaurants) think of the Benefits to the Community (not to have to go to Akron) for one thing….and Tax Revenue, when built someday? meanwhile folks who want to hang on to those “PAST childhood memories,” what good is that… doing our economy.??? wake up! grow up….The hospital can create an agreement with the City that until they Plan to develop or sell ..the City may continue to run the Land as a Park for the Citizens and maintain it, thus relieving Summa from that burden, and the property will be TAX FREE.. until such time. I don’t know how many Acres are left, but surely a Million dollars worth! Barberton makes Money… You’ll still have a Park for probably a good while, and someday we’ll have a First Rate Top Notch LARGE Medical Facility. One that will bring Jobs and future Tax revenue ..and Summa will be able to use the Potential to also close a great Deal. It’s a win win..option, esp. when you are a City hurting for money, “that doesn’t grow on trees”… but actually it Could ….from Tuscora Park!……. (and the neighbors to the park, who oppose, will have plenty of time… to put up those “for sale signs”)…….at least something to Think about. huh?

      • dr. feelgood on March 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm

        Smoke another one

  137. G00D M0RNING on February 10, 2019 at 8:57 am

    What are we offended by today?

  138. Fireman Bill on February 5, 2019 at 6:55 am

    These Firemen made fools out of themselves. Top dollars paid for out of town employees. Take the money and run! Same with the Community Foundation. Out of town person in charge. These are not Barberton people. These are pay check hungry money mops. How many lieutenants do we need? How bout the mattresses that were donated? Does anybody know why they needed mattresses? Money – the cause of all evil. Take a pay cut then make it back with all the overtime. Put in a little extra. And stop with the poor me mentality. Everyone has a home and family. How much money is wasted on 2 parades per year so we can hear loud sirens?

    • Alex on February 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Fireman Bill-You are a degenerate and just made yourself look like a fool. “Pay check hungry money mops”…you must get everything handed to you and not have to work for a living to take care of yourself and others…or do you play the system and let tax payers with jobs (in which they NEED to support THEIR families) to feed and house you? You are a joke. I hope you aren’t from Barberton…because if so, you are a disgrace to that city. Also- Barberton firemen have it harder than many other fire departments. They are constantly saving lives due to the drug epidemics and other emergency situations in that city. You should go ahead and volunteer at the department once to see what exactly they do before you open your big, dumb mouth again.

      • Realty Check on February 6, 2019 at 5:17 am

        Calm down Francis

      • Up in smoke on March 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm

        read the herald

    • Alex on February 5, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Since you clearly were not present at the council meeting based on your lack of intelligence on this issue, let me set the record straight for you.

      Understaffing is what is causing SOME firemen to make so much money. The overtime is outrageous because the city allows it to be. If you hire more firemen, you end up avoiding paying overtime. Those few that made 6 figures WORKED (something you seem to be inexperienced in) 500-700 hours of overtime. They got that much because others did not want to work overtime…thus, understaffing being the problem.

      The mattresses (2 were donated out of the 20 needed) because there was a bedbug infestation and the city ignored the problem. The mattresses are needed because these men work 24 hour shifts protecting people of the city.

      • lax dude on February 5, 2019 at 12:35 pm

        Next time you’re in a Whambulance, stop by burger joint and get you a Whammy burger.

        • Alex on February 5, 2019 at 1:47 pm

          And you are just as uneducated.

          • OT turmoil on February 5, 2019 at 1:57 pm

            The way they are cheating the system to grab overtime hours is ridiculous.

        • Realty Check on February 6, 2019 at 5:19 am

          You and the rest of your immature fools can go back to watching Sesame Street. The real workers and taxpayers are finally reappearing on this forum. Way overdue

      • OT turmoil on February 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

        They got that much overtime because they were not scheduled to work while others took vacations.

        • Realty Check on February 6, 2019 at 5:15 am

          SPOT ON! Those who work within the department do not want people to know that. The general public would be shocked at how much personal time off a tenured firefighter can accumulate. So when a department loses thousands of hours to vacation and personal time you have to hire others to work while others are being paid to stay home

          • OT turmoil on February 7, 2019 at 7:22 am

            poor management

          • OT turmoil on February 7, 2019 at 7:24 am

            schedule them to work during others vacations you wont have to pay OT. idiot

      • Triska on February 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

        good point. EMPLOY more People… instead of over paying current with over high wages…, I agree… expand the Pool of Employees, then you have more to Choose from, when we need extra Manpower for those special Emergencies, esp when you have a “select few” who might want to decline…for various reasons, things do come up…and not Over work the few who are willing to “cover”….. and that goes for ALL businesses…. Less OT…and allow more folks to earn Paychecks. stop the Greed from some who abuse OT…and / or Demanding too Much from the Few who are Willing to work…and spread the Pride of giving Other folks the Ability to be Employed and put food on their table. Even if it is just Part-Time.

    • Ron on February 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      The firemen know how to play the system. Norton Fire has 12 full time members and the rest are part time.

      • OT turmoil on February 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

        Oh, believe me I know. Work 8 days in one month. Can only get away with it for so long. Feel the pressure time and try to put a twist on it.

        • Ron on February 8, 2019 at 9:06 am

          compare the fire department costs in Wadsworth and Norton to Barberton’s.

  139. SOYARS FOR MAYOR! on January 31, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Plus he’s a hero!

    • City Slackers on January 31, 2019 at 11:53 am

      ….and a Democrat.

      • Throw it out the window on January 31, 2019 at 3:45 pm

        You might want to start throwing the D and R out the window. Have to make the right decisions that make sense for the people and city. This is not 1976. Randy Hart, where are you?

        • Hard Times on February 1, 2019 at 9:52 am

          Amen ! Dem or repub makes NO diff at municipal level’s. It is about vision and planning. This town has had zero for decades ! I thought Genet had a chance to do something, but he was not tied into the local cronie network. We need to pull info and planning from successful communities in the area. There are a few, why not ask for info in order to formulate a plan for the future ? To turn this town around you will need a person with vision, planning and the ability to work hard 12 hours a day. Cashing a paycheck and employing your buddies is not the right formula.

          My dentures about fell out when you seemed to imply that Randy Hart was worth a hoot ! A good laugh is always appreciated. The blue collar workers and a pethora of jobs made Randy, he was justa long for the ride.

          • hard head on February 1, 2019 at 12:01 pm

            Get used to it. It was a pretty smooth ride genius. but that not good for u either? his daughter might be next. but what do I know? you are the one that knows everything. Laugh out loud

          • edbassmaster on February 6, 2019 at 6:28 am

            doesn’t matter Democrat or Republican? that’s just something liberal losers say. Slim chance in this town? I dont think so! last election still not real for ya?

            • IDK on February 7, 2019 at 7:26 am

              Not sure what u are talking about? Not sure u know what u are talking about?

  140. G.O.P. on January 29, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Time for Republicans to start taking over this town!

    • Slim Jim on January 31, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Slim chance in this town.

      • City Slackers on February 2, 2019 at 8:52 am

        And that is a sad thing too. Democrats will ruin this town like they did to Crackron.

        • edbassmaster on February 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

          crackron has 40% of the people working while 60% freeloads.Grade A shithole

          • hole on February 7, 2019 at 7:27 am

            Whole country is like that Francis

            • Brock Insane O'Bozo on February 7, 2019 at 2:07 pm

              Obama and Democrats made it that way.

  141. Great Job on January 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for clearing the roads. Great Job.

    • nj anderson on January 25, 2019 at 6:15 am

      Barberton middle school security: I take my grandson to scgool daily and must say that their is no security on all three enterances at the middle school. The school police officer is around breifly waving cars through. The kids or anyone for that matter run wildly in and out at will. The school board needs to use one monitored enterance with a metal detector. Kenmore started doing it years ago and no more weapons are brought in. Lets get with the times and keep the school safe for everyone!

      • Cardinal rams on January 25, 2019 at 6:29 am

        Kenmore is safer than Barberton ?

      • Point is? on January 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm

        This has to do with clearing the roads how?

      • N.R.A. on January 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm

        If u had metal detectors wouldn’t it blow the cover of the teachers that carry concealed??

  142. B & W on January 22, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Shovel your sidewalks NOW! Looks like they are giving up. Poorly run business.

  143. Snow Blind on January 21, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Hey city of Barberton plow truck drivers, one of your toggle switches should turn on the salt spreader. Try it. Wake up down there !

    • City Slackers on January 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Budget cut$

    • You a lil salty on January 22, 2019 at 6:23 am

      Doesn’t work when it’s this cold dummy. Now go git your sippy cup re-filled.

      • Uncle Salty on January 22, 2019 at 6:36 am

        Salt seems to work just fine over in Norton. Oops, there goes your slacker b.s. propaganda again πŸ™

        • Uncle Dummy on January 22, 2019 at 8:18 am

          Huh? Nortons roads are awful. Truth hurts Dummy!
          Now go drink bad wine.

          • Uncle Salty on January 22, 2019 at 8:43 am

            Seems like you have the alcohol drinking covered for all of us ! Go sleep it off dust head

            • Rain Man on January 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

              Salt + snow + brine + snow + salt + plow + salt + plow + bad wine + salt + snow = REPUBLICANS WITH HANDCUFFS

  144. City Slackers on January 20, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Budget cuts on plowing too? Time to sell the RV!

    • Anonymous on January 21, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      What about plowing on the north end. ERIE, HURON,ONTARIO

      • Ear Mutts on January 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

        We did. And it looks good. Now go pick up all the dog poop from your cooped up mutt.

      • Suomynona on January 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        Them the Great Lakes. They got salt under them lakes.

  145. You got plowed on January 18, 2019 at 6:18 am

    We were out all night plowing and salting getting paid time and half so all you winers and pizza eaters can get to work this morning. Now off to catch some z’s on the clock so we can get paid double time this weekend. yawn……..!!!!

    • City Slackers on January 18, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Liar. You were not out anywhere.

    • edbassmaster on January 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Geez big daddy warbucks!! U got 20 bucks i can borrow till Wednesday? The following Wednesday….

    • Superduty on January 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Just picked up my new diesel 4×4 so you dont have to plow my road ! I was raised not to rely on other people .

      • fumes on January 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

        That you over there on Noble wearing the green hat building a snowman? I can smell that stinky diesel from here. Smells like breathany’s perfume. Now go on and git.

      • alexandria ocasio-clueless on January 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm

        Just pay for it. Now you can MOOOOVE! Move outta town!

    • Proud taxpayer on January 20, 2019 at 7:11 am

      The roads are in excellent shape thanks to our city street department! !! Excellent excellent job!!! Somebody needs to shake the money tree for all of you!

  146. Concerned on January 15, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Look at all the places in town have shut down or are shutting down soon since the election. She gone!

    • Trumped Out on January 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Be careful, the Trump Tards on here will want to build a wall. Keep tax paying biz in and crackron out.

    • Proud taxpayer on January 16, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Hats off to our city workers our roads were in tip top shape this morning. Whatever their paying you guys isn’t enough I think you all need a big raise thank you

      • No Rai$e$ on January 16, 2019 at 10:31 am

        City is 3 mil in the hole. No raises!

        • Proud taxpayer on January 16, 2019 at 1:50 pm

          Just raise the taxes now that trumps president there is more job than ever so I think everyone can pay more and give the city workers a raise

          • alexandria ocasio-clueless on January 17, 2019 at 8:23 am

            Just pay for it.

    • edbassmaster on January 17, 2019 at 11:05 am

      You lost ❄.You have severe TDS!!!

  147. City Slackers on January 15, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Get those plows ready. Don’t say you haven’t been told or warned. I expect to see a full crew out this weekend.

    • Wine on January 15, 2019 at 6:43 am

      Want some cheese with your wine? How bout some bad pizza?

      • Todd Meat Cleavage on January 15, 2019 at 7:07 am

        25 cent wings at Garbage Bar

        • Crackland on January 15, 2019 at 8:09 am

          2 dollar drafts

      • edbassmaster on January 17, 2019 at 11:08 am

        πŸ·πŸ•= 🚽

        • just somebody on February 17, 2019 at 3:15 am

          I like your post, it made my day

    • U Funny Man on January 15, 2019 at 8:25 am

      YEAH RIGHT! You will be lucky if you see even one truck out this weekend. They will wait until Monday morning to get anything done.

      • $$$$ on January 15, 2019 at 10:10 am

        Shows how dumb you are! We will be out in full force getting paid time 1/2 and double time! Now go pi$$ up a rope you scumbag loser. Just for that we are skipping the North End. Say hi to Chief Hopocan for me. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA.

        • U Funny Man on January 15, 2019 at 11:36 am

          OK, so what, I live on the West Side.

          • U stupid man on January 15, 2019 at 2:40 pm

            No you don’t you pig. You live over there by Fig Newton Park you dirty dog, you. Move now. sir.

        • edbassmaster on January 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

          You fellas are all mixed up!!! My bad!!! My Toddy C posts were inappropriate!!! 🌞

    • Poor records on January 15, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Take a look at all these Republicans on social media complaining about the City of Barberton. Almost all of them have been in trouble with the law for some reason?

      • Brock Insane O'Bozo on January 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

        Thanks OBAMA!

        • Jail Birds on January 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

          cawwww, cawwwwwwwww…..

          • edbassmaster on January 17, 2019 at 11:32 am

            Liberals litter the prison system!! Truth is tough.I know.☹☹☹

      • edbassmaster on January 17, 2019 at 11:28 am

        Barberton is the best!! Its half the people thats the problem!!!πŸ’£Boom!! Go on and git!!! Crackron seems like your place!!!

  148. Social Media on January 9, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    White Horse Brewery

  149. thanks on January 8, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Just heard Kmart and McDonalds closing

    • Pack It Up on January 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Ritzmans, not McDonalds.

      • veer to on January 9, 2019 at 6:30 am

        Thanks to Bethany

        • Brock Insane O'Bozo on January 9, 2019 at 7:30 am

          …..and OBAMA!

          • She Gone on January 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm

            Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

            • PENSKE on January 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

              We’re yellow. Pack ‘er up and leave!

              • Yello on January 10, 2019 at 8:49 am

                Her teeth are yello. ooohh…. u got own3d. fudge packer on up and ship her on out….

                • Todd Meat Cleavage on January 10, 2019 at 11:57 am

                  That’s it! Meet me at the Garbage Bar at NOON!

                  • Not me on January 10, 2019 at 12:48 pm

                    I will be at Lake Banana at 3 sharp. Im wearing the bed sheet. I will be playing Geese geese Goose by the rock steps.

      • Ronald Mcwrongold on January 10, 2019 at 12:50 pm

        McWrongolds is closing because of bad management and Booger King.

    • Just saying on January 12, 2019 at 5:47 am

      I never new kart was still even open. but then again I never go near that crack infested plaza!!

  150. Hank Johnson on January 7, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I am a racist.along with many others in the media and some sports stars and Hollywood stars.Over the past few years we have proved that fact.We will flip it and call you racist when in fact we are the true racists.Hope you all stay stupid and don’t realize anything.

  151. Nancy meat curtains "Pill"osi on January 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    we don’t want no border wall.we need the illegals vote.we want more Americans killed by illegals.we are anti American and deserve the firing squad for being traitors.we are liberal scum!

  152. Norton - Barberton on January 4, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Anybody see Breathany Mackennie at the female game last night?

    • norberton on January 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

      seen her with your mom actually!!

      • Yo Mammy on January 7, 2019 at 6:26 am

        Good one 5 yr old. Now go hang out at the Garage Bar you POS drug hungry, ho bangin, meth sippin loser.
        Packer on up and shipper on out. She gone Sir! You don’t wear red hats.

        • Toddy C on January 7, 2019 at 8:54 am

          meet at lake annabel? tell your mom I’m sorry for bruising her taint!!

    • The whole football stadium on January 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Have not seen her since she tripped on the field.

  153. triska on December 30, 2018 at 12:32 am

    so…we pay Extra for a mosquito spray truck ..if we’re Lucky… we see Twice during the whole summer….they don’t even start till mid June..the bugs are here in May! then we started paying Extra for sewers…which my whole two sewers on my road, always have 2 foot+ high weeds growing out of them all summer…… and Now….. they want to charge us for the street lights? the lights go out, what …once every 3 years or so? it may seem like Pennies to some…. but add all that up PER Household… that is a nice Chunk of change, that someone is Pocketing, for NOT doing Anything. I call for an Audit..!… we’re being Ripped off. I would not mind paying it…..IF they Actually attended to the things, we are Paying for.

    • those in charge on December 30, 2018 at 8:18 am

      how the hell else are we gonna make $100,000 + annually?

    • U-HAUL on December 30, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Pack’em up…..ship’em out. Hit the road, Jack!

      • edbassmaster on December 31, 2018 at 6:56 am

        That’s it.I’ll be at Lake Annie today all day if you’d like to stop by for some quality debate. I’ll be the one with the shirt.

        • U-HAUL on December 31, 2018 at 8:35 am

          Why wear a shirt? It is warm out. I’ll be there with the RED HAT. No pants or shirt, just a hat. Look for me. I’ll be hanging out all day.

          • edbassmaster on December 31, 2018 at 9:19 am

            lmao.That is a perfectly good idea!!!

    • Citi Slackers on December 30, 2018 at 10:22 am

      You are wasting your time on this forum. The trolls with a 5th grade maturity level continue to post juvenile remarks by the hundred’s on here. A once valuable community resource, this forum has turned into a safe haven for immature fools. The Herald needs to block the IP addresses of these a$$ clowns so we can go back to good community debate and sharing. This town’s leadership continues to waste taxpayer dollars while large tax paying employer’s slip out the back door. Read the council minutes and you would be amazed at how fast your tax dollars are being spent because we the voters gave council the right to “emergency” every expenditure. This means sub contractor checks are being written before the council even adjourns. This town could have saved millions by doing our own street repairs. You only get state & fed $ for state route listed roadways, all of the side streets are done with taxpayer $.

      • Pot on December 30, 2018 at 10:46 am