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  1. Reverend Horton Heat on February 13, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    DEMOcrats are the DEVIL! Sinners!!!

    • anon on February 15, 2020 at 7:52 am

      Demorats are above the law. Remember to always take a hammer and bleach bit to your incriminating emails. No biggie!

  2. Confused on February 12, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Why can someone that does not pay there taxes and is always getting sued keep a gambling business open in Norton. I do not know who is more crooked. The owner taking thousands of dollars a day from people or the city that collects fees and lets this person stay open anyway.Seems kinda fishy too me. All crooks because all of us that have been in there know better than gift cards given

    • Kenny Rogers on February 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Well, you just have to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

      • anon on February 15, 2020 at 8:04 am

        I didnt win now im gonna cry!!! Typical!!! 20 bucks says your a liberal. Heres a participation trophy for you. Dont be confused-πŸ–•

        • Kenny Rogers on February 15, 2020 at 9:09 am

          Know when to walk away, know when to run.

          By the way, have I mentioned that TRUMP is STILL your president?

          • anon on February 15, 2020 at 3:28 pm

            its called gambling dummy

        • Confused on February 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm

          Nope actually won sorry you must be his buddy. just don’t know how he gets away with no paying taxes. that is all. Thank you for the trophy though. lmfao rotfl

  3. disappointed resident on February 10, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I’m very disappointed at the council for passing the 500k grant. 7-1 vote and Mr Shaun Rocky Jaber was the no vote. Thank you for speaking up for us and voting no. We are digging deeper and deeper and the mayor sits there still smiling.

    • concern barberton voter on February 10, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      GUESS IT’S TIME FOR A RECALL 6/02/2020 RECALL THE MAYOR. WE HAVE no money and you want to spend more MONEY????? BUT WE ARE GOING TO SPEND MORE MONEY????????? maybe we should cut your salary in half that would put 50 grand back in Barberton DON’ T ASK THE PEOPLE OF BARBERTON FOR MORE TAX DOLLARS

    • Instant lottery winner on February 11, 2020 at 8:19 am

      No one cares.

      • Buns 'N' Hoses on February 15, 2020 at 9:11 am

        Say, I heard you might be buying the Purple RV and turning it into a Shaggin’ Wagon? Is that true?

        • anon on February 15, 2020 at 3:38 pm

          smart buy if so. would be an extremely practical purchase…..

    • B-Town Going Postal on February 11, 2020 at 6:07 pm


  4. City Slackers on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Anti-Democrat Rally at LAKE ANN this Saturday! Anyone going?

    • anon on February 6, 2020 at 5:54 am

      TRUMP 2020&2024 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    • Harvey the rabbit on February 6, 2020 at 10:52 am

      Do I wear all black with a mask or is that what the other side wears ? I ask because I don’t want to wear the wrong team colors.

  5. Trumpty Dance on February 4, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    PSSSSST! Still your president.

  6. Triska on January 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    OH MY! I used to Love – Peppe and Luigi’s – but now they Lost me as a Customer! Herald “Police logs” reported they had to use Narcan on am Employee ON the JOB?! Now imagine the Possible Fentanyl contamination to your Order, your Pizza Boxes or whatever, that can make a person sick just by the Touch… you, and your children at Risk! Trying to enjoy a Pizza. You can’t tell me the Boss didn’t know that Employee was doing Drugs.. no matter Which Drug…. How can we Trust them again? Employers need to Fire any Worker who does Fentanyl..or Any Drug…putting the Public at Risk. just mere trace can be Deadly, Everyone knows that! Shame on You P+L! *Mandatory Surprise Drug Testing at Every Place of Work is a Must! ..if for anything… their co-employees or the people who buy their products.*

    • triska on January 31, 2020 at 12:53 am

      ** as I mentioned “possible” …the police logs did not say which drug they were overdosing from. but not many use Narcan….to reverse, and/but still unacceptable, hope they were fired.**

      • Iconoclast on January 31, 2020 at 4:03 am

        I have owned a business in Barberton for many years. I once had a lady in my employ who did a really great job. Good attendance, etc. One day she was picked up right at work by the law for drug related offenses. I can assure you I never had any inclination she was so involved, but I did not have her back after the incident. I think it unfair to judge the pizza parlor before learning if they fired the employee or not. My guess is that, like myself, they did not know and acted quickly to get rid of the person.

        • triska on February 2, 2020 at 1:19 am

          very true Iconoclast, good point. and I apologize. but in these days, when Drug use is so way up, every other ambulance call is a Narcan run… I think…Drug Testing should be done once a year at ALL establishments.

          • Iconoclast on February 2, 2020 at 3:14 am

            My 4 kids, all adults, favor mandatory drug testing for all persons on public assistance. They argue that most jobs today do drug tests so people can have employment and pay taxes but that recipients of Welfare who are given tax dollars are not so tested. My argument against this policy is that it would create a crime wave the likes of which we have never seen (as people will get what they need by whatsoever means necessary). The situation seems so hopeless and many police officers and retired policemen (one a former chief of police) I know quickly admit that the “War on Drugs” is an abject failure. About all we really can do is to pray for our country and keep ourselves clean. Good luck to us all!!!

    • anon on February 1, 2020 at 7:35 am

      hard to find good help with all the zombies out there. everybody in the world needs more than lies and consequences to power them..

  7. triska on January 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Schools all over are closing because of the Flu today… here, green, cuyahoga, etc…. Parents..leave your Kids at Home when you Grocery Shop this weekend……. ! if You’re sick have it Delivered. went to the post office, the Clerk was coughing all over the place, with No Face Mask! People, be Considerate, Take Precautions… don’t Spread it…! argh

  8. B-Town Going Postal on January 27, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Jan. 15th – Players sit for national anthem to protest police brutality.

    Jan. 24th – Players sit for national anthem due to religious beliefs.

    February ??? – Players sit for national anthem because of ????.

    • Iconoclast on January 28, 2020 at 3:44 am

      …because of being spoiled brats thinking this BS gets them attention. Ignore it and they will quickly abandon this foul and disrespectful fuss.

    • Alex Fernwalt on February 14, 2020 at 10:43 am

      As a two tour combat Vietnam Veteran. I just want to say to the BHS basketball team. Never!!! Disgrace our Flag and our Country. To many Veterans from Barberton and the rest of the Country either sacrifice their lives so we all can live the great country and have the Freedom we as Americans have. If you want to make a statement or disagree you have that right. But, use common sense and respect our flag . You want a positive and Not negative results.

      • In God We Trust on February 14, 2020 at 1:38 pm

        It’s a religion thing Alex. RELIGION. I will pray for you. Thank you for your service. God Bless.

        • anon on February 15, 2020 at 8:33 am

          Someone please explain. What is a black isrealite? A HEAD FULL OF LIES IS THE WEIGHT TIED TO YOUR WASTE!

          • Deadhorsebeater on February 17, 2020 at 7:41 am


  9. Triska on January 24, 2020 at 1:22 am

    the Police should ask MORE Questions before they respond to a Call. They are NOT Your kids’ Parents, They are NOT Marriage Counselors, They are NOT the Landlord… Stop responding to Ridiculous Calls, and start concentrating on more Important things, like Where are all These Narcan Call drug users getting their supply…etc… and put a stop to the Dealers, catch the Thieves, Rapists and Vandals. The Citizens of this Town need to Grow up and take Responsibility for their own Problems… and Resolve them… not have the Police do it, unless a Life is Threatened. I find the Police Logs Preposterous. Arguments are NOT the Law’s Problem. It’s just a part of Life.

    • Harvey the rabbit on January 24, 2020 at 11:20 am

      So Triska, what you are saying is, If my wife and I have a disagreement, we can’t call the police to come and settle it ? DARN !! I guess I won’t be allowed to call the fire Department to get my son to stop smoking.

  10. Trumpty Dance on January 21, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Here’s a little song that I like to call, “Still Your President.”

    • retsamssabde on January 21, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      4 more years!!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    • Iconoclast on January 22, 2020 at 7:05 am

      Sad to say but I think you are right. I do not like Mr. Trump personally but with the idiotic proposals the Dems are making about ” free” health care and college, their glorification of abortion “rights” and Sodomites, the cancellation of all student loan debts, etc., etc. I think the results of putting one of them in office would be terrible for the country in more ways than one. Voted for the Donald once and will likely do so again in November (but with reservations).

      • Iconoclast on January 22, 2020 at 7:06 am

        P.S. Plus, Trump will let me keep my revolver!!!

        • . .. on January 31, 2020 at 9:13 am

          Heaven help us if we have to put up with Trump any longer. Someone made a comment on keeping their revolver. Is that the most important reason for voting for this president & the disrespect he shows for people in our country. I don’t think he can say two ( let me rephrase that) one sentence without being rude & putting everyone else down when he β€œthinks” he is so much better & knows β€œeverything” when he doesn’t know (!!!!) about running the military & and how to run many other things except lie to the very people who elected him the β€œfirst time”. I voted for him the first time but won’t make that mistake again!! May do a write in at this point. Trump needs to take his cronies & live somewhere else, maybe Russia where he & Putin are buddies & can live together!

          • anon on February 1, 2020 at 7:23 am

            Id like to read a book about YOU written by people who hate YOU. Thats all these liberals are full of: HATE and πŸ’©. The liberal hypocrites will never look in the mirror. HOPELESS-HYSTERICAL-HYPOCHONDRIACS OF HISTORY!! Trump is owed a 3rd term now. TRUMP 2020-2024 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

      • retsamssabde on January 22, 2020 at 8:34 am

        The man is down to earth.Maybe a bit arrogant at times but all in all hes real! Hes accomplished a lot despite being fought every inch of the way. All aboard the Trump train! TRUMP 2020 FOR AMERICA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

        • . .. on January 31, 2020 at 9:14 am

          Heaven help us if we have to put up with Trump any longer. Someone made a comment on keeping their revolver. Is that the most important reason for voting for this president & the disrespect he shows for people in our country. I don’t think he can say two ( let me rephrase that) one sentence without being rude & putting everyone else down when he β€œthinks” he is so much better & knows β€œeverything” when he doesn’t know (!!!!) about running the military & and how to run many other things except lie to the very people who elected him the β€œfirst time”. I voted for him the first time but won’t make that mistake again!! May do a write in at this point. Trump needs to take his cronies & live somewhere else, maybe Russia where he & Putin are buddies & can live together!

          • Trumpty Dance on February 4, 2020 at 2:48 pm

            Best president EVER!

        • . .. on January 31, 2020 at 9:19 am

          Are you kidding me?!!! Think you’re a bit confused, or a lot!! Maybe you need to pay more attention & do more research.

          • Trumpforprison on February 1, 2020 at 3:48 am

            The book “A Warning” recently published sheds alot of light on Trump and his running of things. The House of Representatives (that is the Democrats of the House) exposed alot in the Impeachment. Bolton’s book is about to hit the stores. Yet the Senate will declare Trump not guilty and he will run and win the 2020 Presidential election. 4 more years! Perhaps Biden is right when he says America is losing its soul. Or, just maybe, the Democratic Party needs to examine itself and steer toward the center instead of heading for left field. We shall see.

          • anon on February 1, 2020 at 7:29 am

            logical liberal: Im against the death penalty!!! logical liberal: Im pro choice!!! Kill z fetus and eat z babies!!! HYPOCRITES 100%

            • anon on February 1, 2020 at 7:49 am

              dont get me wrong! Im all for liberals aborting!!πŸ‘Œ Just wanted to point out their BS

        • anon on February 1, 2020 at 7:51 am

          + Trump lets me keep my AR’S!!

  11. wise william on January 21, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I just opened my real estate tax bill and see Norton SD is hitting me with the same real estate tax as last year. Didn’t they tell us by approving the income tax the school district real estate taxes would be eliminated?

    • retsamssabde on January 21, 2020 at 2:59 pm


  12. Woman Beater on January 19, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Does anyone have the police report where Mike Soyars he hit that woman? My friend told me to make a request for the the police report to get it but not sure how to do that.

    If this is true, I am ashamed to have voted for him. Sad times in Barberton.

    • Kristi Evans on January 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      Go to the City Hall main entrance and go down to the police records office and talk to Jackie. She’s very helpful and friendly. You can request police records with her and she’ll get you copies. I want to say that the office is on the ground floor. I am not a Soyars fan, by the way, but I would caution you that there are two sides to every story. Don’t be ashamed to have voted for him.

    • Tracy Soyars on January 22, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      I would encourage you to get a copy of the police report and read the facts. The 18 year old girl, her mother, and her 17 year old boyfriend came to my house at 10:30 at night to start a fight with my 15 year old daughter. She received threaten texts from the adult female all day that day (which were provided to the police). Unfortunately, a fight did take place and my husband went out and separated the two girls. We have a ring doorbell and it captured this separation by Mike on video. We contacted the police and provided the text messages, audio recording and the doorbell video. We were asked by the officer if we wanted to press charges after all the information was provided. Knowing this young lady was getting ready to go to college, we decided not to press charges. This is a very unfortunate situation but there is a lot of untruths being put on this site,

      • Soyars 4 Mayor on January 27, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        Vote 4 Soyars

        • B-Town Going Postal on January 29, 2020 at 1:04 pm


          • 1980? on February 13, 2020 at 8:15 am

            This aint the 80’s . Throw out the parties.

            • anon on February 15, 2020 at 8:36 am

              @1980? : Something the losing side says? Am i close? lmao

      • Guy Fawkes on February 4, 2020 at 8:23 pm

        And like everything, we’re supposed to believe everything that’s on here, right?!

        • anon on February 15, 2020 at 8:37 am

          yes. all truth

  13. Dreamin’ Darlin’ on January 19, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I have tried to reply to a comment multiple times here on the online viewsline without any luck. This comment is simply a test to see if it’s operator error on my part or if the Barberton Herald has my IP address blocked, ultimately withholding my first amendment right. Here goes nothing!

    • Dreamin’ Darlin’ on January 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Well, my test has just proven that the Barberton Herald has blocked my IP address.

  14. LIAR LIAR on January 18, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Justin Greer is just like the other politicians. I’ve called and emailed him for concerns on my street and he has done nothing. Why did I vote for you? I know because you LIED.

    • Photographer on January 18, 2020 at 9:46 am

      Yes Mr Justin Greer. Maybe you should of chosen another career. Stick with being known as a Photographer since you suck being in charge of streets. These pot holes are terrible and I have only seen 1 city plow truck all morning.

      • Iconoclast on January 19, 2020 at 5:22 am

        Who worries about potholes when we have a Criminal Justice Centre to construct? We should all be more supportive of the proposed tax increases so we have a place in which to prosecute and contain the massive criminal element in Barbertucky! Give till it hurts and your wallet will be as sore as your back is from hitting all the potholes. As Hodge says: “The world’s gone crazy Matilda!”

      • concern barberton voter on January 19, 2020 at 7:02 am

        he’s been in office for 19 days come on. maybe you should help the city and start looking at the waste in the mayors office first. we have a man to bring in business and we pay a lot of tax payer money results zero. we just had the mayor agree to give city workers a PAID HOLIDAY FOR THERE BIRTHDAY. can anyone tell me if you get paid for your birthday at your work. complain about things that matter

      • Kristi Evans on January 20, 2020 at 9:51 pm

        Um. He took office, like, two weeks ago. Have SOME patience… I’m literally begging you. I learned more about how the roads are actually fixed and the process and time that requires, in an hour talking to Justin, than I have in years of living in the city. I saw some of the work he’s putting into learning this process and breaking it down, visually, specifically to teach the citizens EXACTLY how the process works. Based upon the comments here, it is clear that many previous council people never, ever took the time to do what he is in the process of doing, and many of them had YEARS to do it. And we – the voters – didn’t demand it. We just kept voting in our buddies and grumbling. Give it more than a couple of weeks, okay? Seriously. We didn’t let the city get this way in a day. Let’s don’t expect a brand new guy to fix the whole mess in a day.

    • 4x4 on January 18, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Typical democrat complaining about pot holes and plow trucks be self sufficient life isn’t a handout! Be prepared with a four wheel drive then you dont have to cry about plow trucks!! Ditch the rice burner!!

    • U-HAUL on January 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Pack ‘er up and ship ‘er out. Go live in MEXIFORNIA.

      • Tis the season on January 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

        LMAO! All my favorite characters are back!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

        • U-HAUL on January 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm

          Absolutely! I wasn’t going to let that one escape without comment.

  15. that's impossible!! no Luke HE'S YOUR DADDY on January 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

    It was said that you could hear Obama’s screams all the way from Martha’s Vineyard yesterday when the Dow came to a close at over 29thousand!!

  16. Ricky Gervais on January 15, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Your online poll requires a 4th choice -d) all of the above.

    • Ricky Gervais on January 15, 2020 at 8:59 am

      and your little check the propaganda box in the paper should have an equal sign.= There all punks. No agenda or bias at the herald! πŸ‘πŸ‘ Not one bit. Not divisive at all. Some newspapers dispose of their garbage by printing it.

  17. 4-H on January 14, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    In the networks’ endless pursuit of controversy,we should ask what is the end value…to enlighten or to profit? What is the end result.. to inform or to confuse? How does the ongoing exploration for more action,more excitements,more drama serve our national search for internal peace and stability?

    • 4-H on January 14, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      A narrow and distorted picture of America often emerges from the televised news. A single dramatic piece of the mosaic becomes,in the minds of millions,the entire picture.

      • 4-H on January 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

        Hopeless,hysterical,hypochondriacs of history

        • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 7:53 am

          Some newspapers dispose of their garbage by printing it

      • Trumpforprison on January 15, 2020 at 4:25 am

        That’s why we need to watch the TRUTH by watching CNN news.

        • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 7:22 am

          CNN? That’s an offshoot of Nickelodeon. Its for petulant babies . Try OAN. ONE AMERICA NEWS!!

  18. retsamssabde on January 14, 2020 at 7:45 am

    πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ TRUMP 2020 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    • retsamssabde on January 14, 2020 at 8:01 am

      most realize that the kneeling is more about eff Trump and eff white America. that’s it. when did the kneeling begin Collin? exactly!!

      • Respectful American on January 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm

        Are you kneeling because your lazy ?? Or you just weren’t raised with respect??

        • Iconoclast on January 15, 2020 at 5:44 am

          Maybe they are praying for America???

          • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 8:07 am


      • Respectful American on January 16, 2020 at 9:16 am

        1. Stop means stop. 2. Put your hands up means put them up keep them up and dont reach for your Obama phone!! 3. Respect the command then there would be no need fo tdd any kneeling simple simple!!

        • retsamssabde on January 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm

          Whoa!!! You might be overloading them with common sense. Baby steps….

    • Trumpforprison on January 15, 2020 at 4:24 am

      Joe Biden says that if Trump wins again America could lose its soul! Bernie says Trump is a fraud and a homophobe. AOC says to impeach the big nut. Butt-edge-edge says Trump not a man of honor and that he dodged the draft. Warren is on the Indian warpath against him. Woe is Donald J. He will go home disgraced by his impeachment to spend his last years grabbing them by the p-ssy!

      • Iconoclast on January 15, 2020 at 6:03 am

        LOCK HIM UP!

      • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 7:15 am

        I see you’re part of the club 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

      • win/win on January 15, 2020 at 1:58 pm

        Wow that’s quite a diverse list of Democrat candidates. Lotta “soul” in that list! Best two candidates are about to get the axe. Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. Bye bye Booker. Looks like it’ll be another rich white!!

    • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 7:50 am

      The United States,despite all of its flaws is still the greatest nation in the country

  19. navy seal on January 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    stand up or bench him. no room for this in Barberton. Justin Grer I liked you and will not be voting for you. In your post on January 12 you did not condemn their actions. shame on you. I should of voted for Shannon

    • Kappernick2 on January 14, 2020 at 4:08 am

      “stand up or bench him” is about the most authoritarian puke I have ever heard of. Isn’t this America? Do we not have the right to protest evils in society? Should a high school ball club become a moral minority choosing who may or may not play based on their political views? This is madness indeed. Get with the times!

      • Trumpforprison on January 14, 2020 at 4:13 am

        Bet ya 5 bucks “navy seal” voted for Trump. They are both seemingly of the same mindset. If I don’t agree with what you do then I will crush you. What a world!

        • retsamssabde on January 14, 2020 at 7:35 am

          yeah bring Trump into it libtard. Mainstream media and Hollywood have ruined you. Its freedom of speech. That doesnt mean everyone has to like it. That’s their freedom of speech. Get it? It’s not just for you! No one can tell you’re Kappernick2 and Trumpforprison. πŸ€ͺ A HEAD FULL OF LIES IS THE WEIGHT TIED TO YOUR WAIST! Stick to what you’re good at. Caking your face with makeup. Imagine if you were around when Orson Wells broadcast War of the Worlds. You’d likely of been one to commit suicide believing every word you were hearing. BAAAAAA SHEEP

          • Trumpforprison on January 15, 2020 at 4:18 am

            Your difficulty, friend, is that you watch too little CNN. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. On Spectrum it’s channel 24. Give it a try…the mind you save may be your own.

            • 4-H on January 15, 2020 at 7:26 am

              The Russian Aliens are coming!!!!! REEEEEEEEEE

          • what? on January 15, 2020 at 10:23 am

            They dont need an unfair advantage getting a job!!

    • 2 years on January 14, 2020 at 8:37 am

      both of our at-large council members need AA. cheers.

      • 117.28 on January 14, 2020 at 9:36 am

        Or at least be taught how to steal public money and get away with it for personal benefit

        • what? on January 15, 2020 at 10:27 am

          ask BCF. They teach. Pro’s!

          • πŸ†πŸ‘…= $1.25 on January 15, 2020 at 12:59 pm

            just like Trump!!! Except you despise Trump. You must be one of those cheap bj’s Rocky was talking about. LMAO

      • Jack on January 14, 2020 at 12:41 pm

        One flew over the cuckoos nest. The Apple didn’t fall to far from the tree

      • Jack N on January 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

        The Apple doesn’t fall far. One flew over the cuckoo nests

      • Dreamin' Darlin' on January 19, 2020 at 12:33 pm

        Bold accusation coming from a LOSER! Good news though, there is an anger management class directly across the street from AA that Mr. 2 years would definitely benefit from. In case Mr. 2 years didn’t know, body slamming a 100 lb. young lady is not only frowned upon, but more importantly ILLEGAL! If you think you can win in “2 years,” you are dreamin’ darlin’!

        • Kristi Evans on January 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm

          And… AA has saved countless lives. Maybe folk who use that as an insult to others should check it out some time. I give that advice as one who knows the kind of irrational anger and immaturity that can lead to substance abuse. “2 years” may want to take a serious look at the rooms and people of AA, lest he find himself personally in need, with nowhere to turn. Peace out, “2 years”, get some peace, brother.

  20. Ex councilman on January 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I keep hearing and seeing people talking about the past of Shaun Rocky Jaber’s criminal past but you have to pass a criminal background check to get elected? Being an ex councilman myself in the late 90’s in Wadsworth I think he is doing a great job of fixing this broken city. Keep doing a great job of fixing this corrupt town!

    • Kara on January 11, 2020 at 10:19 am

      I’m a Ward 1 resident and Shaun Rocky Jaber is not even my councilman but he still went out of his way to help me with a neighbor dispute. I watch all the herald Facebook live and I watch the mayor and other council members laughing and joking around while we are in a 2 million dollar deficit. It is funny. The joke is on us. I hope other council members follow in Rockys mind set. Fix the problem from the top.

      • Sophomore @bhs on January 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm

        I didn’t vote in this election but I will vote when Rocky runs for council again. My whole family and I love him.

        • Iconoclast on January 15, 2020 at 5:43 am

          Well BHS Soph. keep your eyes on good old Rocky. I predict that in four years he’ll be our new Mayor. Gotta love a guy who is not afraid to grab the bull by the horns and shake up the Barberton politics as usual gang. GO ROCKY!!!!

    • concern barberton voter on January 12, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      very true and he’s running a business man running a business that is doing well. NOT LIKE THE PEOPLE WE HAVE IN THE MAYORS OFFICE THAT HAS BANKRUPT THREE BUSINESS. man has to go

    • Kristi Evans on January 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      It’s not about what he did or may have done in his past… that’s obviously long irrelevant. He’s a stand-up business owner and does much for this community – for YEARS, now. There are people anonymously bringing up his past because it’s all they have. They can’t outwork Rocky. They can’t campaign clean. They can’t inspire voters to vote for their friend. They can only slander a man who was voted in, fair and square, and who is actually working for change in City Hall, for us, *after* the fact. There is a lot of change that has come upon Barberton, thanks to the voters, but some of the old guard can’t come to terms with it. The past is all they have. It’s negative, ugly and very sad, actually. I’d ignore it, to be honest, and give anonymous slanderers some sympathy. They don’t have the good sense to be embarrassed by their behavior and they got nothing else to hang their hats on.

  21. concern barberton voter on January 10, 2020 at 7:35 am

    so the water bill goes up and the mayor just gave the city worker a vacation day for there birthday. wow one more reason for a recall on the mayor and a few council people

    • retsamssabde on January 10, 2020 at 8:14 am

      ole pizz Willie’s lost his marbles. Early onset dementia? seeing his latest picture gives a whole new meaning to “living high on the hog”! geez put the fork down dude!

    • Iconoclast on January 11, 2020 at 3:40 am

      Where can I get an application to work for the city????

  22. bill on December 31, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Who’s the knuckle head who designed the new parking layout at the Norton Acme? What a mess. The west entrance dead ends right into a cart corral and there’s no way to get across the parking lot. Acme is just asking for a lawsuit when a wreck occurs. It’s like bumper cars.

    • smart on January 3, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      ole smarty pants

    • Iconoclast on January 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      Probably related to the knuckleheads who are behind the “improvements” on Cleveland – Massillon Road…the project that will never end. Look how many businesses have been knocked out… Farmers Exchange, Hallmark Cards, Twigs Diner, Milich’s Village Inn. This is progress? That whole thing is a joke. Couple Norton’s loss of business with Barberton’s loss of B & W and K-Mart. Our area is a sinking vessel. I guess this is the economic recovery Mr. Trump is always patting himself on the back for.

      • retsamssabde on January 12, 2020 at 7:31 am

        No. This is a democrat run shithole! Keep crying 😒

        • retsamssabde on January 12, 2020 at 7:48 am

          ☝️ this is not just a shitty opinion. Its actually true!!!! Demo-crat = Demo-lition. ORANGE MAN BAD!! ICONOSPLATS did you see fake news CNN settled with Nicholas Sandmann? You know, the smirking little racist cracker. πŸ’΅Washington Post is next to open that wallet!!!

      • retsamssabde on January 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

        no. this area is a Democrat run shythole!! KEEP ERASING THE TRUTH!!

  23. blackis real ight on December 31, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Talib Omar Cortex Hamas are one in the same. Jews who vote for these democrats are voting for their own demise!

    • Biggie Smirks on January 8, 2020 at 3:49 am

      for all u fake news sponges- Nick Sandmann just settled his lawsuit with CNN for a cool 275 million! Im sure MSM wont be mentioning. Stick that in your peace pipe and smoke it! That racist little,smirking cracker! 🀣 Go sympathise with terroists!! Traitors!!! You should be embarrassed to call yourself a democrat after these past 4 yrs.

  24. The Rise of Soywalker on December 24, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Ok.Since Harold didnt like my factual list of democrat accomplishments, tell me what(in your opinion)they have done for America in the past 10 yrs? C’mon! Lay it on me!

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on December 24, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Here is my list of what I noticed:

      • The Farce Awakens on December 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

        You’re too generous!!

    • Big Chuck on December 24, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      You “Trumpies” are so ridiculous. Your hatred for those less fortunate than yourselves blinds you. This country will not be torn apart by racial divide, the divide is economic and the Republicans are accelerating the process. We need UNITY as a nation and instead we have an INDIVIDUAL tweeting and ranting while residing in the White House. He is not for ALL people. We need resolve to issues that face us as a nation, not a mock dictatorship. You Repub backers are so easily fooled. You wave your flag while at the same time big corps such as gas, petroleum, medical and prescription drug companies are Republican owned / backed. George W Bush put together NAFTA which helped to send good paying jobs out of the country. So next time you tell someone a little less fortunate to go get a “better job” remember who destroyed those “better job” opportunities. If you truly believe either party on a national platform is doing anything for you and your daily quality of life, you are easily fooled. Try to help those a little less fortunate, you mind find it has its rewards. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL regardless of party affiliation.

      • retsamssabde on December 25, 2019 at 6:01 am

        oh Chuck. Typical. Deflect,claim the moral high ground, play the race card. Good work not listing one accomplishment!

      • Trumpforprison on December 27, 2019 at 5:10 am

        Be of good cheer. Just saw on Yahoo home page that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being groomed for a Presidential bid in 2024 or 2028. She may well be Bernie Sanders running mate as Vice President. Trump is impeached and disgraced. While I do respect the Presidency I certainly do not respect Donald Trump and his vile lack of character. Want to have your eyes opened, read the book “A Warning”. The man is mentally unstable (even if he claims to be a “stable genius”). What happened to “repeal and REPLACE Obamacare”? What happened to the great peace he said he had with President Un of N. Korea? What of his sexist attitude toward women (grab em by the pus-y)? When he tires of bragging on himself and throwing kids into cages what will he do next? GO BERNIE AND ALEXANDRIA!!!!!

        • retsamssabde on December 27, 2019 at 5:47 am

          LMFAO!!!!!! πŸ€ͺ

        • May the Schwartz be with ya on December 27, 2019 at 9:42 am

          good goyim!!

      • Republican for life on January 1, 2020 at 3:02 pm

        I really dont believe trump supporters are ridiculous I believe were just different from a Democrat. We get up early go to work provide for our family !! We dont sleep until noon waiting on the mailman to drop off our free hand out! And spend our time dreaming on how to disarm law abiding citizens! And we already know it will be trump 2020 and all Democrats will still be cry baby sore losers again!!

    • Farakool and The Gang on December 31, 2019 at 8:12 am

      We have Democrat congresswomen and men? promoting attacks on the Jews. Boy when the agenda isn’t working for them you dont hear much about it huh? Research. Do not rely on the fake news mainstream media. Nothing but propaganda. WE WUZ KANGS-N-SHEIT

  25. The Rise of Soywalker on December 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I’m afraid our new justice center will be fully operational!!

  26. Big Chuck on December 23, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Attn : Council Rep Wokojance. Don’t quit your day job. Your comments made to council concerning the fire dept and the financial workings of that dept confirm you know nothing about finance. Do you have any idea how much medical and pensions cost alone are per each union fire worker? Long term [ 20 years ], is million + per each worker. This town needs drastic cuts, not new hires !! RESEARCH AND CRUNCH DATA BEFORE YOUR GET ON YOUR SOAP BOX AND SPEAK. I appreciate and respect your time and effort but you have not done your homework!

    Here is a modest challenge for ALL CITY COUNCIL. Contact communities within Ohio who use volunteer fire and private contractor ems / ambulatory. It works elsewhere, why not here ? RESEARCH AND WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE ENOUGH DATA, RESEARCH SOME MORE !! We keep going at these financial matters too fast and half cocked. We have to think long term NOW or the value of our homes will plummet over night ! Who will want to buy a home in a town with no jobs, drugs, crime and a city functioning financially solely on taxpayer tax hikes very year ?

  27. Lydia on December 23, 2019 at 10:42 am

    You have to have goals: Everyone is so upset about the proposed Criminal Justice Center. I am not understanding the outrage, don’t we all want to improve our homes and lives at some point? Think about it for just a second, if you want to put an addition on your house, you don’t just wake up on a Tuesday and say, I want to put an addition on my house today, and then go out and put an addition on your house. It takes years of planning and saving. That is exactly what the city is doing about the CJC. They have to put the process in motion, does that mean, that today they are going out and building a CJC, no, that just means that they are hoping to one day build a new CJC. There are at least 827 steps to getting the CJC up and running, and they are on step 2.

    • HAROLD THE COMMUNIST on December 23, 2019 at 2:38 pm


      • HAROLD THE COMMUNIST on December 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm


        • Nancy "Polygrip" Pelousy on December 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

          I agree. Boonyuck Sandahs is a Commie.

      • RU NUTS on December 24, 2019 at 4:25 am

        Amen Brother! Wooster Road West is horrible. Look at the big mound in front of Hodge’s Cafe.

    • Big Chuck on December 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      They should have used the Seiberling complex / bldg for the new Justice Center. Easy access to Norton Ave and Barber rd. Seiberling could be renovated at the fraction of the cost of building a new structure. Anyone down in the muni bldg or finance dept is welcome to steal my practical and financially sound idea. No thanks needed.

      • Just Us Center on December 24, 2019 at 7:21 am

        Good idea Chuck. Plenty of space and parking. Not sure it would be shiny and new enough for them though.

    • RU NUTS on December 24, 2019 at 4:28 am

      But don’t we need criminals? Read the police logs and you will see that this isn’t exactly Chicago. Our crooks are small time and with K-Mart gone you could probably lay off a quarter of the police force anyway. We need a 14 million dollar building for that? The current jail is fine for Barberton’s needs.

      • joe on February 14, 2020 at 10:28 am

        for the record…save a lot, big lots, the dollar tree and many other stores have theft issues…why bring up kmart…its the thieves…not one particular store…

        and i support police

    • triska on December 26, 2019 at 1:58 am

      Nothing against Progress at all. but “if a person gets laid off from work, they don’t go out and commit to buy a new car.” We need to put the Project on a back burner. the City needs to get back into the Black…. before any huge spending. and it isn’t just about *cutbacks, and selling off and taxation*…. that Alone…won’t bring us out of the Red by as much as we “Lost” when B&W left. We need some real “go-getters”….. to go out there and bring in an **Industry!** That will generate tax revenue. fyi: Just filling the Kmart building… isn’t “Major” enough. the City needs to think BIG and offer a good enough incentive, like how Akron nailed Amazon! the City needs a ~Think Tank Committee~… people who have inside info… about WHO is looking for New Locations… and what do We have to Offer? Stop Nickle and Diming…and Thinking Small and Hurting the People. We took a major Hit… Now we have to Think of a major Win!

  28. Lydia on December 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

    After watching the video of the last City Council meeting, I am disturbed by the actions of Shawn “Rocky” Jabers who turned out the lights while council was in session. This is a direct violation of the Ohio Revised Code 2917.31 Inducing Panic, section A #3. Flipping the lights on and off during a meeting could have caused epileptic seizures, triggered someone’s PTSD or caused a complete public panic. This type of behavior can not be tolerated at any level and needs to be addressed. Also, his total disregard for authority is a little unsettling, telling the Safety Director that sometimes he needs to do things to “shake up” the norm, is not the best form of teamwork.

    • Big Chuck on December 23, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      Agreed, this type of behavior from a council rep is concerning. Clearly a ” everyone look at me ” action. We need team players on city council, not individuals. Rest assured, Jaber has his sights set much higher than council. Be careful fellow Barbertonians, you have opened up pandora’s box by electing this guy.

      • Nancy "Polygrip" Pelousy on December 23, 2019 at 6:36 pm

        I think we need to worry more about Bluejeans Bill.

    • RU NUTS on December 24, 2019 at 4:21 am

      Yeah, I heard that epileptics were foaming at the mouth and rolling all over council chambers! LOL Get off it. ROCKY is a new breed of councilman like TRUMP is a new breed of President. Shaking things up some seems to me to be just what the city needs.

      • momentary lapse of lighting on December 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

        It no exaggeration. I literally pooped em! In case you were wondering what that smell was. Sorry πŸ€ͺ

      • momentary lapse of lighting on December 24, 2019 at 9:52 am

        for a moment there I seriously thought I was gonna be raped!!! then the lights came back on.πŸ€ͺ

      • Big Chuck on December 26, 2019 at 5:26 am

        Granted, Lydia’s examples were a tad bit extreme but it was an excellent observation. “Shaking things up” would be presenting ideas or crunching data which is in short supply at council meetings. Flashing the room lights like a 3rd grader stuck inside on a rainy school day is a sign of immaturity. Other council reps and the Mayor better pay close attention to this guy, it’s only the beginning.

    • Becky Geier on January 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      I think you are completely overreacting to Mr. Jaber’s actions. While it may have been dramatic it definitely did not incite panic or induce any epileptic seizures. For once we have a representative that is doing what he was elected to do, which is represent the opinions of the people in his ward. You don’t have to agree but don’t make it into drama. Mr. Jaber I might add is only trying to his job since no one wants to listen to reason. I for one find it refreshing for someone to speak up and say what others are afraid to.

      • concern barberton voter on January 8, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        so so true this mayor is doing nothing and the two woman that do everything he wants need to be removed before this city is GONE. Thank you Rocky for showing you care

  29. Triska on December 22, 2019 at 1:07 am

    just noticed on the top corner of the Water Bill today, the rates will be going up 5%. They claim it has been while, but yet they managed to bill us for Street lights, and Storm sewers…. which I have not need any improvement on the lighting around here, and our sewers have 2′ weeds growing out of them in summer, and of course on our Taxes the invisible mosquito truck that doesn’t start till into summer… after the bugs have come and multiplied and does not do the roads on a regular basis. and the Library.. with computers and the internet who uses the Library anymore? and Where is All this Money Really Going? The Water here tastes so disgusting, most folks buy Bottled. I suppose Next they’ll be charging us for Snow Plow Service… charge us for Owning Pets… start taxing us for Owning more than one Car per household… hey why not bring back Parking Meters? lol… gee All kinds of ways they can Dollar us to Death….Folks seem to enjoy Paying out Money..they Renew the Tax Levies every year, yeh not a new tax, but your Property Taxes would be Cheaper if you voted NO. Wake Up People… pretty soon we’ll be like Cleveland… paying an $800 water bill! Has Anyone else other than City Hall gotten a Decent Raise at Work or on Social Security Lately? because I haven’t. With all these Businesses packing up and leaving, the City is going to take it out on Us. How Many times have you seen 4 City workers all standing around watching One guy work? Speeders whizzing by parked Patrol Car and not getting a Ticket? I see Waste Everywhere…. and what we DO need.. like Many Roads Paved.. doesn’t get done! ~oh well… let’s just go with the flow~ we all have Money Trees in our back yards….Right? Aren’t You Tired of it? Start Writing. Let Them Know…. We are not a town of Wealthy Citizens… and we’re done with abuse of funds, laziness, and over spending and making us poorer.

    • retsamssabde on December 22, 2019 at 8:07 am


    • G.O.P. on December 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Keep right on voting Democrat and they will keep raking you over the coals.

  30. retsamssabde on December 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    You know,Trump calls them the do nothing democrats but that is just not true! Below is a list of just a few of the magnificent things they do. -LET ILLEGALS IN -LET CRIMINALS OUT -CODDLE THE LAZY PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS – DEMONIZE POLICE OFFICERS -LET BOYS IN GIRLS BATHROOMS – TOLERATE AND ACCEPT RADICAL ISLAM -ADVOCATE FOR THE MURDER OF THE UNBORN. I could go on and on but there just isn’t enough daylight! Trump should get a clue!! ORANGE MAN BAD 😒

    • Iconoclast on December 22, 2019 at 4:22 am

      Do you know how you can tell when TRUMP is lying? A) He opens his mouth. What we need is a man of clear vision like Bernie Sanders for President and a bit of Democratic eye candy like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Vice President and then we will really be on the road! Bless the sodomites, transgenders and every other weird kind of freak. Abortions galore and more! (OR) Payments to whores and quid pro quo’s on the other side of the ballot. A disgraced impeached man on one side and liberal nuts on the other. Who will deliver us from this mess??? I say, vote for the GREEN HORNET!

      • retsamssabde on December 22, 2019 at 7:32 am

        stick to local politics where you’re not so easily swayed by fake news! WELL SOB! ORANGE MAN BAD!

        • retsamssabde on December 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

          If you want communism vote Boyknee Sandis!!!

          • Mike D. on December 22, 2019 at 7:59 am

            Hillary will be announcing her 3rd run soon. So no need for any other candidates. With over 30 million illegals in our country she’ll gain the popular vote no problem. We’ve only spent about 300 BILLION on illegal immigration this year not too shabby. We definitely couldn’t use that for our crumbling infrastructure.

            • TRUMP 2020 on December 22, 2019 at 9:27 am

              Promises Made Promises Kept!!! Cant wait for the debates!! 🍿 Well Son of a “B”! LMAO

  31. Big Chuck on December 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Time has come for city council to SOLICIT AND LISTEN TO HOMEOWNERS. Yes, short term we can band-aid the budget issues by taxing the homeowners over and over. Wrong approach. Time to get aggressive and down to the basics. ABJ had a great article today. Take the time to read this and you will be disgusted with your Mayor’s version of budget cut backs. Your biggest budget drain is the fire dept. RESEARCH THE POSSIBILITY OF DIS-BANDING THE FIRE DEPT as it exits now and transition over to a VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. Let private ambulance and ems companies respond to 911 calls. Several towns have been doing this for decades. COUNCIL NEEDS TO TABLE THIS IDEA FOR RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION.

    Your mayor will not do this, he wants to keep his overpaid and well compensated cronies intact. HERE IS BILL JUDGE’S IDEA OF CUT BACKS:

    β€’ Seasonal workers weren’t hired this year.
    β€’ Employees have been moved β€” that helped the general fund but created vacancies in city departments.
    β€’ $800,000 of a reserve fund built up during his administration was used to help meet budgetary requirements.
    β€’ An employee who moved out of state was not replaced.
    β€’ The municipal building fund was restructured.
    β€’ Elected officials β€” Judge, Law Director Lisa O. Miller and Finance Director Jeremy Flaker β€” will not receive pay increases.

    What a financial genius we have in place acting as out mayor. Ridiculous! Don’t forget, this guy wanted a 15-20% pay raise prior to election.

    • Just me on December 19, 2019 at 10:47 am


    • Lil' John on December 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      Instead of taxing existing home owners, why not tax those who have rental properties? Tax the owners who have rental properties and institute violations for properties that are eyesores and not under code. It’s like Mayor Guiliani of NYC did when mayor, he went after little offenses, because he said little offenses that wasn’t dealt with lead to bigger issues.

      • Trumpforprison on December 20, 2019 at 6:29 am

        Rudy Guilani…now there’s a piece of work. His fumbling has helped make Donald Trump a laughingstock! A disgraced president and his disgraced personal attorney.

      • Trumpforprison on December 20, 2019 at 6:33 am

        “he (Guliani) said little offenses that wasn’t dealt with lead to bigger issues.” Is that like pressuring Ukraine with a quid pro quo for that crooked vulgar Trump that lead to the bigger issue of the stable genius’ impeachment????

        • Hairy Legs Creepy Joe on December 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

          well SOB! Aren’t you special! The TDS is strong in this commie!

  32. Triska on December 15, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I may of missed out on allot of News, so help me out here… Is the City Still going through with the New Justice Center? and all that expense… while we are in such dire need of money that we have to Tax folks to death? didn’t the City pay a bunch of money for that Lot? why are we Spending? re sell the land , auction off any buildings and city lots, we really aren’t using, cancel all Festivals, Parades and Concerts, and Fireworks, they really aren’t that great anymore anyways.. all kinds of ways trim a little here and there, it all adds up. but You have to Stop the Spending. and make sure 911’s are Really emergencies.. parents need to Parent and couples need to get their act Together… he won’t make the bed, she won’t go to school, he spit on me, he said she said…etc…… is NOT a 911 call! and stop the Narcan. or if you do..BiLL THEM! if they don’t Pay up, they Don’t get any more. Time for Common Sense, Buckling Down, Trimming the Fat. and no more Elected Official Pay Raises, Sell the City Parks, no one uses them Anyways…well maybe a few but not enough to justify the costs. just keep a couple. Macafferty can go, Edgewood can Go, Waltz can go, Anna Dean park can go…and more… we only need like 3 Parks… Let an organization buy them and let them take care of the grass etc. Reduce Waste..Cut Back… Don’t Over Tax!

    • Iconoclast on December 15, 2019 at 4:06 am

      Now that’s what I’m talkin about!!!! Right on Triska! And if the big shots can’t stop the spending then let the city use the piled up monies in the Foundation. After all, when we sold the hospital the funds were to be used for the benefit of the people of Barberton, were they not? The money is there.

    • Whistleblower 2 on December 17, 2019 at 4:07 am

      Interesting you mention the lot purchased for the new Justice Centre. The city purchased the property from the Husseins for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Remember the old run down building and the parking lot filled with huge pot holes? Was not worth $50.000! Here’s the rub…from whom did the Husseins purchase that land not that long before the city paid such an outlandish price for it? If that land had still been owned by the previous owner it would have looked bad for a certain mayor. Follow the money on this one and you will doubtless end up at city hall. It is one of those curious situations where corruption is covered over. “Fake News”? Take a gander and you will see.

      • THE HOBBS ACT on December 17, 2019 at 6:45 am


      • Kristi Evansj on December 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

        I thought one could not print slanderous material here. The Pit Stop was worth more than $50,000. That is a lie, anonymous Mayor Judge supporter. And… purchasing the property does not mean that we have the money for a justice center now, does it? So, we have more vacant land that the city is responsible to keep up, yes? Where – while we are dying and businesses have a legendary, routinely hard time opening here, as opposed to other towns – does Judge intend to get the money for the build? Grants? If so, what rights do we have to give up in exchange for the grant money, if any? Loans? If so, what are the terms? I can say with confidence that if the income tax passes, there will be no sneaking that revenue into a justice center. The citizens have had enough.

        • turd polisher on December 18, 2019 at 8:50 pm

          yes the pit stop was worth at least a quarter of a million pesos!! confused?

  33. concern barberton voter on December 10, 2019 at 5:59 am

    The Barberton Herald
    Β· 10 hrs Β·

    BREAKING NEWS: Mayor William Judge has requested a withdrawal of both pieces of legislation. once again you have it wrong HE DID NOT ASK IT TO BE WITHDRAW. Carla Debevec Did. Why does this paper keep trying to make this man look good when he’s done nothing for this city but help he’s friends out with jobs that they do not do.PLEASE STOP REPORTING FAKE NEWS IT DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE

    • Barberton Resident working in Norton on December 10, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Thank you Mrs.Debevec for thinking of us! Keep em fair!

    • Iconoclast on December 11, 2019 at 3:46 am

      Whether it was Mayor Judge or Ms. Carla that got this idiotic proposal removed…THANK YOU! Flip side of the coin is that they now want the voters to approve a property tax increase to cover the monies desired. Is that an improvement? Now most of the highest paid employees in the school system and even one city “cabinet member” all of whom live outside the city limits will get a free pass when they pay their property taxes to other municipalities. Didn’t we just pass a ten year school levy? Does the well of the pockets of the taxpayers have no bottom? Thankfully the issue appears to be set to be thrown to us for a vote in March. I got a fin says it fails bigly. The real solution is to spend less…less on the crooked firemen and their ridiculous overtime, nix to the “Criminal Justice Center”, etc. We can live without some services but can the city tighten its belt? Let’s see some sacrifice at town hall.

      • Barberton Resident working in Norton on December 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

        I agree with most of what you’ve said but how do they get a pass? Dont they pay income tax? And if they live outside of the city then we’ve never had the tax from their properties? πŸ€” perplexing…

        • Iconoclast on December 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

          Many of Barberton’s top paid folks, especially in the school system as well as at the hospital,etc. live outside the city. They pay their property taxes to other cities while enjoying our roads, police protection, and (very well paid) fire protection. Those of us who live here pay for the schools and city services which these people enjoy free of charge. Now we are being asked to foot the entire bill…in fact to pay more to cover the city’s monetary shortfall. Many Barberton homeowners are on fixed incomes and many are struggling to just stay afloat. It is hardly fair to put the burden on the homeowner while those getting the biggest chunk of change from our city are not willing to pitch their tents among us and shoulder their share of the burden. The proposed property tax increase must be judged as unfair for that very reason.

          • Barberton Resident working in Norton on December 12, 2019 at 7:32 am

            Yeah it’s not our fault B&W is leaving or left. Time to make some cuts! Does anyone know the total number of homes we have here? Just curious.

            • Barberton Resident working in Norton on December 12, 2019 at 7:37 am

              and the neighborhood B&W is moving into is becoming a war zone so they got that going for them.

            • AModestProposal on December 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

              May I make a modest proposal on the city saving money and thus not having to further bleed us taxpayers (both personal and property):
              Many communities have a volunteer fire department. Let’s face it, if a real house fire comes all that the fire department will save is the foundation of the house if that. Follow that with contracting with Summit County for sheriff service and eliminate the salaries and vehicles, etc. that come with having a department of our own. Other folks, such as is the case with Coventry, do just fine that way and if you read the police log we are facing some drunks, a weenie wagger or two, and the ever present shoplifter. I’m sure Summit County is equipped to handle such big time criminals.
              The savings would more than bring us out of any financial crisis and eliminate the need to talk lots of new taxes which we can not afford (at least some of us!!!).

  34. Wizz Kid on December 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

    What a sloppy drunken mess!!

  35. Free Willy on December 5, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Suprising no one got footage. Or did they????????

    • billy boy at it again on December 5, 2019 at 5:11 am

      maybe just in time for the recall

    • Lydiaclast on December 5, 2019 at 5:14 am

      Just stop it! He doesnt drink anymore……….or any less.

  36. RECALL THE MAYOR on November 29, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Ohio revised code 5705.92 Signature requirement is 15% of total votes cast in the last election. Start a petition. This number can be easily achieved!

    • concern barberton voter on November 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      i’m for this who do we contract to get this started??????

    • Barberton Charter on November 29, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      Section 8.03 requires 20% of the total ballots cast in the previous Municipal election

    • NON COMPREHENDERUNT on November 30, 2019 at 5:23 am

      I don’t comprehend this. We just elected the Mayor and you want to recall him before he is even sworn in??? Could it be that you work outside Barberton and are voicing this treason because the Mayor wants to reach into your wallet for a few dollars to have you pay your fair share of what it takes to have these outstanding roads, well paid firemen, and a nice new Criminal Justice Center? No one plays for free. You gotta pay the piper to dance. You had a chance to change Mayor’s and could have elected either Crooked Carla or the Green Hornet and you did not do it. You wanted the Mayor, now you got him. ENJOY!!!!

      • double taxed on November 30, 2019 at 7:15 am

        tax the working class MORE like a good dummycrat. Treason? lmao. you must be the neighbor with the flooded basement the taxpayers had to foot the bill for huh? corrup,corrupt,corrupt

      • concern barberton voter on December 2, 2019 at 7:55 pm

        is this because you voted the crook or your part of the good ole boys

      • Big Chuck on December 4, 2019 at 8:56 am

        You are the clown who keeps posting here under diff names. Stop trying to stir the pot with your left handed “I told ya so” crapola. We all know the mayoral candidates were a huge joke. Big whoop. All of your beloved local republicans went into hiding at election time so we were left with a carnival side show. Not a shocker.
        A recall outcry on the mayor shows that a few people still care about their city. I think it shows resolve and guts. Embrace the spirit, don’t kill it. If some of the accusations on this forum are true these citizens who witnessed an alleged public intoxication of a certain political leader need to step forward at the next council meeting. Make it public record. HEY CITY COUNCIL, YOU NEED TO INVESTIGATE , LEARN AND START UTILIZING ALL OF THE LEGAL POWERS ENTRUSTED TO YOUR POSITIONS / CHAMBERS. You are not maximizing your strength as a group of leaders. Learn the charters and bi laws! Peace Out

        • Exterminated Hornet on December 5, 2019 at 6:11 am

          If you are right and the Mayor did these disgusting things it is just awful. I do not think the accusation should be made, however, without confirmation by at least two witnesses or a picture. Just an aside – we would not have this problem had the Green Hornet been elected Mayor.

          • stating facts no assumption on December 5, 2019 at 7:52 am

            βœ”,βœ”and βœ”

          • Big Chuck on December 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

            FYI… the 2 alleged sightings that were posted here by other’s have been deleted by the Herald. Fact or fiction, who knows? My advice was for those making allegations to come forward at a council meeting.

        • corrupt on December 9, 2019 at 8:17 am

          Republicans were scared away from the polls- FACT

    • taxevadermaximus on December 1, 2019 at 4:31 am

      Will the current Council which seems to be in the Mayor’s pocket be the ones voting on the proposed tax increase? Or will it be the soon to be seated new Council? I can’t picture Bebe Heitic or Rocky Jaber supporting this tax. Furthermore, it would not seem right to make this decision at this time with a changing of the guard literally days away. Frankly, I do not see Judge prevailing in the matter. Better yet, throw the issue to the people in an election and let them decide. If we fall short on money then let’s cut some services and big goofy ideas like the so-called Criminal Justice Centre as well as the totally crazy amount of overtime firemen and other city workers are taking. Just saying

      • Big Chuck on December 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

        Your council is not so much “in the mayors pocket”, most of them are just in it for a part time buck $. Attend one 30 minute meeting a month for $1000. Pretty nice gig ! I had one rep tell me so when he ran for council a few years back and he actual held the spot for 1 term. He never returned phone calls or got out to chat with residents or police his ward. 1st order of biz much needed: Take away council’s ability to “emergency” every issue on their table. We as voters gave them this right years ago and it needs to be rescinded asap. Council needs to start researching tabled topics and digging deeper instead of voting “yea” on everything so they can hurry home.

    • billy boy at it again on December 2, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      that’s ok his the mayor

    • Iconoclast on December 3, 2019 at 4:09 am

      Sure and this can not be so! Do you have even the slightest evidence of the truth of these accusations? Is this not what Donald J. refers to as “Fake News”. If Judge did do that would he not have been picked up by the cops whose station house is but two blocks from the bar? Methinks you work outside of the Magic City and are just sour grapes because Judge plans to tax you more! For shame!!!!

      • ClamLydia on December 3, 2019 at 6:46 am

        picked up? lmfao! were all aware of the insider bullπŸ’©.

    • Don Pluskwilly on December 3, 2019 at 8:02 am

      I did stuff like this while I was running Crackron into the ground.

    • Sue on December 3, 2019 at 8:20 am


    • Barn on December 3, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Well… It was Sir Walter Raleigh Day.🍾🍷🍸🍹🍺🍻πŸ₯‚πŸ₯ƒ

    • Iconosplats on December 4, 2019 at 5:15 am

      Hello darkness my old friend…

    • pizzvideo on December 6, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Will it be a council member to start the petition? Or will it be a private citizen?

    • WHO ARE THEY? on December 6, 2019 at 9:37 am


    • Wizz Kid on December 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

      What a sloppy drunken mess!

  37. EPIC TROLLING on November 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    by the herald in this weeks publication. CONVICTED IN THE COURT OF MEDIA!!! PERFECTION!!! πŸ‘Œ Love it!!!

  38. City Slackers on November 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

    What time does the Dog & Pony Show start at LAKE ANN?

  39. edbassmaster on November 19, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Eric Swalwells’ fart is now the Democrat front runner for 2020!! πŸ’¨

    • Mike D. on November 20, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Ha. His fart definitely lasted longer than his presidential run.

  40. POPEYES EMPLOYEES=GODS PEOPLE on November 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    πŸ“πŸ—πŸ”πŸ‘ŠπŸΏπŸ‘ŠπŸΏ LMFAO!

    • Mike D. on November 20, 2019 at 7:51 am

      I’m thinkin those sammiches contain CRACK.

  41. edbassmaster on November 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Hopefully Ocrazio Cortex is hit by a drunk driving illegal!! 🀞

    • edbassmaster on November 14, 2019 at 7:11 am

      the mighty Adam Schiff could hang glide on a dorito!!! hell hes gotta put a neck brace on to get his head up Pelosis ass without snapping his neck!!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

      • Iconoclast on November 15, 2019 at 3:22 am

        Come on now…Schiff’s neck brace is to hold up a head weighed down by a huge and superior brain! After all, he’s kicking the President’s ass all over the House floor and may well be the most respected man in America today. As for those who dispute AOC’s stunning good looks…get ya a pair of glasses folks. She could easily be a centerfold. I also predict that in not that many years that beauty could well be your first woman President (and she does not need to play crooked like Trumpster to do it!).

        • edbassmaster on November 15, 2019 at 6:48 am

          It’s your story tell it how you want!!! 🀣

    • Murne Cowan on November 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

      I sure hope so.She wants me and my family dead!πŸ„πŸ’¨

      • Jehanna Chene on November 14, 2019 at 8:26 am

        She has horse teeth too. Get out the buffer!

  42. Whistleblower on November 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Eric Ciaramella

    • Hot bucket of feces dumped on woman by homeless man in California on November 13, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Civil War cant come soon enough…What a great way to cleanse America from the top down!

    • Inquisitor on November 14, 2019 at 4:49 am

      I like your idea about Bernie and AOC, however, I have a question that perhaps a Views Line contributor can answer:
      The Constitution says a person must be 35 to be President and 30 to serve as Vice President. Now Bernie enjoys a bad ticker. What if he and Cortez (who is 30) are elected and (God forbid) Bernie should pass away. Could AOC assume the office or would her age disqualify her? If so, who would be President?

    • libtard leech on November 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

      if trump is removed I hope all of his supporters vote for Yang. Join the freeloaders! I want my 1200 direct deposited!

    • edbassmaster on November 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

      that’d be him. Eric Ciaramella is the whistleblower. Joe Bidens boy. 100% πŸ‘

    • edbassmaster on November 14, 2019 at 6:58 am

      Holy shit! LMFAO! EAT Z BABIES! the woman who had crap dumped on her likely deserved it for voting dummycrat!

  43. cam on November 7, 2019 at 7:03 am

    go magics

  44. G.O.P. on November 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Big changes coming!

    • trumpforprison on November 8, 2019 at 4:44 am

      Yes indeed! New Council with Rocky Jaber, “Bebe” Heitic and Greer soon to be sworn in. Shows that people were fed up with business as usual by Council while Mayor Judge’s re-election shows they were happy with the mayor’s performance. Now on to bigger and better magic for the city. Good luck to our new officials.

      • G.O.P. on November 8, 2019 at 7:42 am

        Good Old Boys Club took a HIT!

      • edbassmaster on November 8, 2019 at 8:12 am

        I’d say by how close all of the races were,that Barberton voters are pretty divided. Just like the rest of the country. Term limits are needed for all politicians.

        • edbassmaster on November 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

          :confirmation: GOBC did take a hit! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€¬πŸ€¬

        • G.O.P. on November 8, 2019 at 9:43 am

          That would be for the roughly 1,800 or so people who care to vote I’m sure.

          • edbassmaster on November 8, 2019 at 10:42 am

            a win is a win!?!?! πŸ˜‚ … I hope they show up next year!

            • G.O.P. on November 8, 2019 at 3:23 pm

              Yes, absolutely. We need more representation at the voting booth. 1800 people show up for both elections is sad. I did my part!

        • Iconoclast on November 9, 2019 at 4:33 am

          Barberton voters are more disinterested than divided! Our current population sits at about 26,500. How few voted! Sad. Thus our school levy and the slate of persons who represent us have been decided by less that 10% of the residents. Hardly a mandate but certainly cause to say the people just don’t give a damn. We must all remember that we sorta get the government we deserve.

          • edbassmaster on November 9, 2019 at 5:18 am

            the voters that cared to vote WERE in fact pretty divided. no?

            • edbassmaster on November 9, 2019 at 5:37 am

              we could always offer something FREE(meth,heroin) as an incentive to get voters out in the future. 🀣. Fill out your ballot.Take a photo with your phone and send it to me. If I like who you voted for,you shall receive free crack for life!! Fair warning it’s a little hairy!!

      • Sue on November 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

        same ole same ole

  45. Triska on October 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    gee what Wonderful DREARY Weather for trick or treat! you know between distracted drivers, creeps and unpredictable weather and fewer houses participating.. why doesn’t Barberton just HOST Trick or Treat….. in a couple auditoriums, one for elementary, one for middle school, parents can set up booths, decorate and hand out treats Inside. and make it a Party! Safe, Warm, Dry…no texting drivers in cars to worry about, no weirdos,’s so far and few between houses these days for kids, and no fun ..lots of walking…when the weather is bad, would be safer and more fun, they can even make a mini haunted house and all… separate the ages, between 2 schools..or run them on different nights or days… to not over crowd… even maybe show some spooky kids movies too on a big many really cool things can be done with an Indoor Environment and would be More Enjoyable for the kids and parents. Wake Up Barberton… the Tradition of Neighborhood door to door Beggars Night is not longer a Good idea.

    • triska on October 27, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      besides, daytime trick or treating has really taken the “fun” out of beggars night. accent on NIGHT. those purple and orange lights you hung, don’t shine well, you can’t really see if the jackolantern is lit, and it’s hard to hide behind a bush in daylight to scare the kids.. LOL..I used to do a strobe light and everything… you just can’t really do up a yard like you used it, it has lost it’s effectiveness. tradition or not, it’s already been ruined. indoors you can bring back the blacklights and strobe lights and all…. but no one in Btown probably has the motivation to bring about a plan for a major change to beggars night and bring back the fun, and not to have to deal with the weather and lots of walking. so just like our great city wide yard sales, pleh! other towns seem to do well… we’ll continue to Fail… until it’s a dull flicker of so called pathetic fun.

      • Just saying on October 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

        WOW just what we need kids staying in side .I think they should be outside no matter what the weather is! That will teach them later in life that the weather or darkness wont stop them from going to work everyday!!

    • Blame Mayor in 3..2..1... on October 28, 2019 at 7:31 am

      I blame the MAYOR!

      • stupid purchase on October 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm

        for the RV?

  46. 4 11-13yr. olds rob man in Akron park? on October 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Some real POS failures as “parents”!! Glamorize retardism and this is what you get. Being raised by their professional back planting mothers. Worthless donors are absent(could care less),murdered or in jail. Do we reach a point in life where we stop learning?

    • 4 11-13yr. olds rob man in Akron park? on October 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

      * I should have said stupidity instead of retardism. Before one of you PC freaks comes along and sickens me.

  47. Lydia on October 24, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Things you can do with $5 …. #1 Get one cup of coffee at Kave. #2 Purchase 2 gallons of gas (approx.). #3 Buy one gallon of milk and a loaf of bread. Any one of these purchases is not that noticeable over the course of a year, we all do these things without thinking, sometimes more then once a week, because it is only 5 dollars. But what if everyone in Barberton put 5 dollars a year into a fund that would help improve our streets, something that we all benefit from. That is what the Governor is suggesting the cities to do. The suggestion is that everyone pays an additional $5 on their license plates that would be kept by the local government and could only be used for roadway improvement and maintenance. Yes, we would have to pay more for our plates and people with multiple cars would be paying more then those individuals that only have one or maybe don’t have any cars. But I for one, will not miss one cup of coffee per year in order to have better streets. And as a family that is blessed to own more then one car, I surely don’t mind throwing an extra 5 in the pile because I want to be part of the solution.

    • how bout the politicians take a pay cut? on October 25, 2019 at 1:36 am

      Kave.lmfao.243 yrs of taxes our roads should be paved in gold. the squanderers!

      • edbassmaster on October 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm

        God no! How dare you!🀣

    • concern barberton voter on October 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Meet with MR Hart lol

    • Keeping my $5 on November 5, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Or, you can save $5 a week into a savings account paying 2% and you’ll $262.57 at the end of 1 year. And, yes, there are savings accounts paying this. Our local government squanders our money and hasn’t fixed the roads yet – just used the bandaid method. Also, for some, buying a gallon of milk and loaf of bread is the difference between living and starving to death.

  48. Triska on October 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    hey Herald Webpage, how about changing your “Polls”
    (on the front page) now and then? – wake – up !

    • Blame Mayor in 3..2..1... on October 23, 2019 at 7:42 am

      We should have a poll on how often they should change their poll.

  49. 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!!

  50. cam on October 7, 2019 at 9:59 am


  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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‘

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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!!!

  57. 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

  58. 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!

  59. 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

  60. 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!!!

  61. 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

  62. 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”

  63. 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!!!

  64. 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

  65. 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.

    • WHO ARE THEY? on September 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      How come none of the Republicans have “Republican” on yard signs? They ashamed?

      Donald Rump

    • 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!!!

  66. 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

  67. 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!

  68. 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!!! 🐎🦢

  69. 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!

  70. 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!

  71. 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!!!

  72. cam on August 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Red Horse cryery

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

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

    • checkered flag on August 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Couple at Barberton Speedway

    • 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?

    • no need on August 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      does not need signs

    • 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.

  74. 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

  75. 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.

      • U Drunk? on August 23, 2019 at 6:31 am

        DUI’s are Illegal

      • 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

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

    Looks good on you. BWahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  77. 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!

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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!

  83. 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

  84. 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?

  85. 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

  86. 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???

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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!!!

    • Miguel L on July 30, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      where are you? we need you!! please remember!!! you grew up here!!! u brother!!!

    • 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!!!

  90. 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!

          • poggle "the" on July 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm

            they’ve my vote mate!!!

        • 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

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

    Local 666

  92. Jake the Snake on July 25, 2019 at 6:32 am

    How many of the firefighters were getting paid overtime at the Green Diamond last night? Local 666! You’re telling me them thieves endorsed 2 people who have not done a single thing for this town, a DUI specialist and a finance fraud? So glad I live in Norton. Brookens gets my vote.

  93. 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.

  94. 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!

  95. 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

        • the lonesome polecat on July 22, 2019 at 5:57 pm

          that not good!!!

        • the lonesome polecat on July 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

          that not good!!!

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

      he spent 12 yrs in jail

  96. 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???

  97. 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?

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. these eyes on June 29, 2019 at 9:07 am

    peerless = lawless = jobless = worthless = crackron

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

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

    Thank you for your clear information.

  106. 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?

  107. 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.

  108. 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!!!

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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…

  112. 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?

  113. 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!!

  114. *******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!

  115. 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.

  116. 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

  117. 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?????

  118. 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˜‚

  119. 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

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

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

  121. 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?

  122. 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.

  123. 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!!

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

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

  125. 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!!!

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

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

  127. 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

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

    for reelz??? jeeezzus crysss

  129. 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.

  130. 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


  131. 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!!!

  132. 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


  133. 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!!!

  134. 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

  135. 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.

  136. 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!!

  137. 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?

  138. 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.

  139. 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?

  140. 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

  141. 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.

  142. 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


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

    Ghost’s appear and fade away

  144. 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

  145. 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₯’

  146. 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•+🍷=🚽

  147. 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!!!! $$$$

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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.

  151. 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.