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  1. triska on October 22, 2018 at 1:06 am

    hey, didn’t see any “headlines”.. or email Alerts, but are the Police searching for anybody on the West side? two nights in a row now, a vehicle ( it was dark hard to tell what kind – suv maybe in size…) has been going down the road with a very Blinding Bright Search Spot Light, shining it in everyone’s yards and windows! if it isn’t the Police …. isn’t this illegal? we need to know if we should be on the “look out” for any Fugitives! what’s up??

  2. City Slackers on October 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Don’t forget, folks, the filming for “City Slackers” starts today as our road crew rides around Ward 4 looking to pick up leaves that have not fallen yet. Since there won’t be anything to do, you can catch them leaning on shovels and posting messages to Facebook.

    • You Should on October 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Move. Now

      • City Slackers on October 16, 2018 at 5:01 am

        Filming resumes today. Day #2. The hunt for leaves continues…..

        • ah...poor baby on October 16, 2018 at 6:48 am

          Jealous a bit ?

          • OWN3D on October 19, 2018 at 11:59 am

            Guilty? You are owned! Slacker!

  3. LETS PLAY A GAME on October 13, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Trump is NOT a fascist.Change my mind.

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on October 14, 2018 at 7:43 am

      They won’t because they have no proof, just memes that people make on the internet to fulfill their own agenda.

  4. armed response of an entire nation on October 11, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I think it’s time president Trump gets the military involved in extinguishing the deep state republicans and democrats.The fed is going to purposely crash the market and lay blame on Trump.These globalist elite are in it to destroy America in order to implement their NEW WORLD ORDER.Start the military tribunals immediately!!!

    • Purple Haze on October 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      I hope the younger generation in America can put down their electronics long enough to see how easy a mild form of Nazism can grow and spread. You trump tards are truly a scary bunch and the poor and lower middle class need’s to get out and vote ! It is not about white versus black or poor versus rich. It is about the deplorable mindset exhibited by the majority of trump supporters. This forum is littered with such remarks. I would like to ask the Herald to clean up the juvenile comments and antics posted here. This forum should be a constructive tool for all. I would be embarrassed for someone in a neighboring community to read this forum. Do you really want to be known as Barbertucky? How about we shoot to be known as an intelligent community looking to rebound and grow.

      • So Move on October 12, 2018 at 7:14 am

        Pack the U-Haul and go!

      • Trump supporter on October 12, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Barbertucky intelligent LMAO!!!

        • Purple Haze on October 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

          I said its not about race!!! Ya hillbillies!!!

          • Purple Haze on October 13, 2018 at 10:27 am

            I said its not about rich or poor!!! Now go vote poor and lower middle class!!! I’m a jack ass!!!!

        • Blew grass on October 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm

          You should move to Kentucky

          • Purple Maze on October 19, 2018 at 6:39 am

            You should accept defeat a little better and realize you’re wrong.Trump is the g.o.a.t.!! I’m sure grass isn’t the only thing you blew!!!

      • that you max? on October 13, 2018 at 7:58 am

        Purple haze=Maxine Waters.

        • Brock Insane O'Bozo on October 13, 2018 at 8:57 am

          That would also include all those Dummycrats.

        • huh? on October 16, 2018 at 6:49 am

          that u in the red hat again by the lake annie

          • edbassmaster on October 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm

            That’d be me sir.Make sure to keep your area free of litter and debris sir.Thanks much sir !

    • Purple Haze on October 13, 2018 at 8:17 am

      I know MSNBC and CNN are the most reliable and accurate news out there.They are not biased in any way shape or form.They didn’t even call Kanye West a negro.That wasn’t real.You didn’t hear and see that.Antifa fascists are not violent.You didn’t hear or see what you think you did.Now do you see my intelligence?? I’m highly educated!!!

      • Purple Haze on October 13, 2018 at 8:31 am

        You’re a Nazi. You’re uneducated. You’re deplorable. You’re a trumptard. And that’s all I got! What will democrats do for you,you ask.I don’t know they haven’t came up with anything.

        • demonrat on October 13, 2018 at 8:37 am

          We’ll impeach Trump!

          • Purple Haze on October 13, 2018 at 8:49 am

            Please do my handouts are in jeopardy!!! Yikes!!!

    • Red Rider on October 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

      7 of 88 counties in Ohio voted Hillary in 2016. Summit Co.being one of them.

      • Trump supporter on October 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

        Sounds like most people in summit county like a free handout !!

        • Red Rider on October 13, 2018 at 8:40 pm

          It was close enough to be flipped and should be in 2020. Wayne Co.for Trump! Medina Co.for Trump! Portage Co.for Trump.C’mon Summit Co.get it together!!

        • Brock Insane O'Bozo on October 14, 2018 at 7:44 am

          That is because of Crackron stealing most of the votes. Other cities voted red, in fact Barberton was red for Trump.

  5. Strange on October 8, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I will be voting for Sawyers, that other lady is different.

    • edbassmaster on October 8, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Tell us more sir.Inquiring minds wanna know.Warts? An overly large head? Butterface? Speaks Chinese? Please let us know sir!!! Please!!

      • Strange on October 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        She falls down in public. She follows the Democrats around at certain functions. She has trouble carrying on a conversation. She goes to football games and leaves right after kickoff. Different.

        • edbassmaster on October 13, 2018 at 8:06 am

          Simply from your reply she has won my vote!!!

          • i bet on October 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

            doesn’t surprise me. you a little different too. kinda re-re

            • edbassmaster on October 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

              Thanks sir.It’s you are or you’re my special friend!English foo!Now I’m seriously gonna vote for her!!

        • puppet on October 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm

          That’s because her husband is running her camp. She is like a radio controlled car. Do her signs say Republican? Hmmm.

          • edbassmaster on October 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

            She’s one of those swamp monsters? I wizzed on one of those signs.is that bad?

    • So Move on October 9, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Republicans vote on Nov. 6th, all others on Nov. 7th.

      • edbassmaster on October 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm

        Right you are Ken!!!

  6. Soyars Soyars Soyars Soyars on October 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    4 the people

    • Willie on October 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Pretty sure he’s a Trump supporter ? I could be wrong.

      • Trump is G.O.A.T on October 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm

        Stop it sir!!! I…..Can’t……Take…..All…..This…..Winning!!!!

      • edbassmaster on October 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        Wrong sir!! He likes rummy better!!

    • edbassmaster on October 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Or 5 the people.Who knows?Very mysterious!!

  7. 2 Men & A Truck on October 5, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Moooooove it on out! Take the city slackers with you too!

    • edbassmaster on October 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

      That’s awesome! Like two kids towing cept they’re 50 something.Thanks sir!

    • edbassmaster on October 5, 2018 at 9:57 am

      Fat and skinny went to bed. Fat rolled over and skinny was dead! Welcome!!

  8. U-haul on October 3, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Nice,shiny,new,bright,white Chrysler 300 delivering drugs to Barberton’s east side today. Likely meth. Deer poachers buying.

    • Plate on October 4, 2018 at 6:58 am

      So, get the number on the plate wise guy.

      • U-haul on October 4, 2018 at 9:12 am

        I did.it’s krackasheartmeth

        • Plate on October 4, 2018 at 11:17 am

          I don’t get it?

          • U-haul on October 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm

            I know right

    • Pack It Up on October 4, 2018 at 7:59 am

      You should MOOOOOOoooooove!

      • fudge packer up on October 4, 2018 at 8:58 am

        You should put the fork down

  9. SOYARS!!!! on October 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Vote 4 Soyars!

    Let me guess, he’s the reason Huntington Bank in Norton is closing? Bunch of idiots!

    • wild eyed on October 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Nope. Trumps fault

    • confuse-us on October 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      You use a talking point that liberals constantly use on Trump yet your puppeting for a democrat.Are you confused? Oh wait I think I just answered my own question.The bank is being torn down for a parking lot by the way.LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Enlighten us oh brainiac!!!!

      • Puppet Master on October 4, 2018 at 6:42 am

        Banks are like shopping malls. They will all be closed thanks to the internet. Keep enlightening yourself Panther nation!!!!! You should move to B-Town. We own you. Move now!!!! LOL!!!!!

  10. City Slackers on October 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

    New movie, “City Slackers,” set to be filmed in Barberton starting October 15th and lasting through Winter. It will focus around the city street crew.

    • Pack your bags on October 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

      New movie, “pack your bags” will focus on idiots moving out of the city because they were not smart enough to pass a civil service test.

      • U-Haul on October 2, 2018 at 10:12 am

        Pack ‘er on up and ship ‘er out!

        • i think my glasses make me look smart on October 3, 2018 at 5:31 am

          Vote these lying,cheating,demonic liberals out in November.They’re no good for no one. MAGA TRUMP 2020!!!

      • no ones going anywhere on October 3, 2018 at 5:25 am

        New movie “truth hurts”. Self explanatory

        • MIC DROP on October 3, 2018 at 9:47 am

          BOOM

          • poop droppings on October 3, 2018 at 11:54 am

            u got shat on and owned. boom

      • U-Nasty on October 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm

        You need a u haul to get your giant old lady around.mooooooooooovvvvveeeee more and lose weight!

  11. looney left on September 27, 2018 at 10:13 am

    When you look in the dictionary under looney liberal there is a picture of Christine Ford.They all have that same horrible wild eyed,batshit crazy look to them.This mentally ill bitch is a psychologist? Wonder how many people she has ruined.We are doomed as a country!!

    • youve gone too far demon scum on September 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      We have all been raped by demonic democrats for many years now.I feel war will be the only fix now.F U democrat scum!!! Go to hell where you scumbags belong!! I will vote republican across the board for the rest of my life.I don’t give a shit about our local democrats we all know.F them too!!! U live when I die!!!

      • Energized on September 27, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        Well let’s see how many more gifts from the left we can receive before the midterms to energize conservatives! Lately they are gift that keeps on giving! All they have to do to lose again is act naturally! Keep up the good work! Mama always said stupid is as stupid does! LOL

      • U should move on September 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

        move scumbag move now

        • edbassmaster on September 30, 2018 at 7:32 am

          Lose your face lose your name and get fitted for a suit of flame

  12. making america great again on September 26, 2018 at 6:38 am

    business man to the rescue

    • edbassmaster on September 26, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Same thing Obama told me when he was tossing my salad 34 years ago.

  13. ICE at the polls on September 26, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Ohioan’s must have valid ID to vote.ICE will be at all polling locations across the state of Ohio.If you’re one of the 20 million illegal aliens in this country don’t bother trying to vote or you’re gonna be deported.In fact you should just pack er on up and MOVE!

    • Manuel on September 26, 2018 at 6:21 am

      Aye caramba!!!

      • edbassmaster on September 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

        I like tacos.

        • edbassmaster on September 26, 2018 at 11:07 am

          I think Joe Biden jerked me off 22 years ago.Is that sexual assault? Chuck Schumer gave me a blumpkin also.

          • globalist pigs-A.D.D. on September 28, 2018 at 6:35 am

            We fought your wars with all our hearts.You sent us back in body parts.You took are will with the truths you stole.We offer prayers for your long lost soul.The remainder is an unjustifiable egotistical power struggle at the expense of the American dream.We don’t give a damn about your world with all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls.We don’t give a fug about your world.Right now.

  14. Laughing Clown Malt Liquor on September 25, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Ok you Trumpy tards, lets here the excuses for this new one. I see Trumpy was speaking in front of the U.N. and when he boasted about his administration, most of the U.N. broke out in laughter. Check it out, it’s all there in HD video for you to see. That is what the world thinks of our leadership. Not fake news. Fake news is an excuse made up to help those without a clue. Sorry 🙁

    • DummyCrats on September 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

      The U.N. has no clue and they are mad because we don’t want anything to do with them.

      • LOL on September 25, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        I’d say they have been laughing all the way to the bank, from the previous administration.He who laughs last laughs loudest! If Obama would have accomplished a fraction of what Trump has done in 8 long years, he would have been the best president of all time! Of course paying your fair share has never been a Democrat idea! Go Trump 2020

      • Laughing Clown Malt Liquor on September 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

        Yeah, let’s down play the fact that the U.N. might be the greatest act of true WORLD WIDE diplomacy ever achieved. The UN is the world’s largest intergovernmental organization. 193 countries and or states represented by a common thread. Only a true Trump tard would mouth off against the U.N.

        • hillary in a landside on September 26, 2018 at 4:36 am

          Hahahahahaha!! What a joke.Libtards!!! Demonrats!!! Full of hate and shit!!! Trump 2020!!! Thank you,your comment just helped me talk another friend into registering to vote republican!!!

        • Trumpty Dance on September 26, 2018 at 4:54 am

          Get your dancing shoes on and learn the Trumpty Dance for when he wins his second term in a landslide victory.

          • democrat trash on September 26, 2018 at 5:22 am

            Most of them already do the tube steak boogie!!!

      • edbassmaster on September 26, 2018 at 11:34 am

        Nancy “Pillosi”(cause dat bitch is on some serious pills)flashed me her junk once a couple times.Gives a whole new meaning to curtain drop!! I feel assaulted!!

    • democrat trash on September 26, 2018 at 4:49 am

      We believe survivors!! We believe survivors!! We need no facts!! You should be embarrassed of your party but I’m sure you think it’s cute.99% chance that you’re a fat,wild eyed,butt ugly,liberal.See you at the polls TRASH!!

      • democrat trash on September 26, 2018 at 5:38 am

        Will check for your reply around lunchtime when you wake up.

        • City Slackers on September 27, 2018 at 11:48 am

          I’ll be too busy leaning on a shovel.

    • making america great again on September 26, 2018 at 6:33 am

      trumpy feeds on that kind of behavor. look how mad you are. lolololololol

  15. edbassmaster on September 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Just so you all know.I went ahead and moved like you so politely suggested.It was a lot of work but I just got done moving my dresser from the basement to the attic without any of moms help.I officially have a new bachelor pad!! I wanna thank you all so much so I’ll go ahead and do that now.Thanks all!!! P.S.Timmy loves it up here.Said he always wanted to live in an attic.

  16. Republicans in this town on September 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Some even follow people around and stalk them. Talk about weird.

    • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 5:40 am

      You weren’t supposed to tell people about that.I only wrote to Daisy Duke several times once.

    • liberal democrats in this country on September 15, 2018 at 6:18 am

      Most want everything handed to them.they are entitled.Talk about a glitter bitch.

  17. bumpy ride on September 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    What’s the deal with the street in front of the high school ? They ripped up the top surface over a month ago. Did we bounce a check or does the mayor need to get off his arse and call the subcontractor ? Should have been done by our own street dept weeks ago, oh I forgot. We moth balled our paving equipment so our well paid city workers can go home all rested and clean.

    • Leave now on September 12, 2018 at 8:13 am

      Move out of state now. Leave and go fly drones somewhere else.

    • City Slackers on September 12, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      That’s nothing! Wait until Fall and Winter get here and they slack on leaf pickups and snow plowing. We can only be lucky to have a mild winter because that would be a huge benefit for the city.

      • rake ur azz on outta here on September 12, 2018 at 2:43 pm

        move to myrtle beach. leave now, hurry. you have 25 hrs

      • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        I’m starting to feel a little deja vu reading these comments.bitch-move-bitch-move-bitch-move-bitch-move-bitch-move=boring!!! And that’s coming from a real loser.lame

        • Fact on September 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

          The comments are all from the same person. I would bet there are only about 4 real people on here, the other 100 names are the same person. Rumor has it that the Herald employees post here to stir the pot. You can tell by the posting style that the person is the same.

        • movie on September 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

          you should move

          • edbassmaster on September 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

            Said the same thing to your mom.she didn’t. Lame

            • jerome lame on September 20, 2018 at 8:15 am

              so move now

              • LeBumBum Jones on September 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

                Hi Jerhomie!

                • edbassmaster on September 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

                  Hello LeBron.how’s things goin out there in the wonderful city of L.A.?

                  • LeBumBum Jones on September 20, 2018 at 6:21 pm

                    The Liberals love me! I like this whacky state of California!

                    • edbassmaster on September 21, 2018 at 10:18 am

                      That’s great sir! Now you get to be with all the other highly educated folks in America.No way were you ever passed through a grade just so you could play bassetball.No way Jose.By the way how is MS13 doing?Tell em I said hi! I love their face tats!!



              • edbassmaster on September 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

                I wanted to use the name jim stix but ya know.OK I’ll move now.Thanks sir!!

      • The Norm on September 15, 2018 at 3:36 am

        How many of you out there just go ahead and rake and bag and drop off leaves at Edgewood, knowing the city dropped the ball a long time ago. Yeah it used to be a new norm, but hey, at least it’s done at the right time and the city doesn’t tick me off! Just wondering what would happen if an outsider ran for office against the establishment in this city? Hey Hodge you got your ears on? Come on man, shake things up! Most people agree with you because you say what we’re already thinking!

        • Idea on September 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

          Why not just chop the leaves up with a mulching mower while keeping up with the mowings in the Fall? I started doing that a few years ago because it is much easier than raking all of them and it is also good for the lawn. They will come by this area in mid-October before leaves even start falling and then by the time they make a second pass through here, if they get around to it, then it is almost the end of December and you have piles of leaves sitting there in the street for several weeks. Hopefully you don’t have snow in that time frame or else the plows will push them back into your yard or onto your neighbors yard. I think they need to think about starting in November as opposed to October though. Most times leaves don’t start falling down in bunches until after Halloween.

          • Thanks on September 23, 2018 at 7:19 am

            Just changed to the mulching, way better than all that work! See how it goes when the leaves fall! Thanks for the idea!

    • Just saying on September 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      I think you must be jealous or maybe your not smart enough to be a city employee. First of all no city in this area paves a whole rd nor do they have the equipment or man power to do so !! So dont comment on something you dont know about !! Stick to advance basket weaving better yet get on your short bus and move!

      • Just saying on September 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

        And as far as the leaves and snow real men dont rely on someone to get rid of them they handle it their self . That’s what separates the men from the boys!!

        • City Slackers on September 13, 2018 at 7:32 am

          Then I guess our city slackers are all BOYS! Hahahaha

          • 4 on September 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

            how old are you, 4?

            • Slakkas on September 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

              They are ALL slakkas, from the top down!

              • Just saying on September 14, 2018 at 11:52 am

                WORK SMART NOT HARD DUMBAS!!

                • City Slackers on September 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

                  Hi Mike

                  • who? on September 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

                    Hi poosie

                    • U-Haul on September 19, 2018 at 9:55 am

                      YOU should probably just mmmmoOOOOOOOOOve



                  • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm

                    I wouldn’t mind hanging out with you guys!! You’re a real hoot!! Plus we have so much in common.P.S. what is this poosie you talk of? Sounds like something I may like.

                • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:23 pm

                  I like to take my leaves with a toothpick.Make it challenging!!

            • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm

              NO sir!!! He’s 47.geez some people!!

        • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:28 pm

          Nuh-uh mam! Someone else on here said sports was what separates the men from the boys.geez now I’m really confused

    • edbassmaster on September 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Make like a tree and leaves.get it? P.S. Timmy said he’s sorry for stealing your drone and flying dirty on it sir.

  18. RAIN on September 7, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Floods are coming!

    • hyman azzhull on September 8, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Do you think the floods will effect 14th St.?

      • RAIN on September 8, 2018 at 9:05 am

        You can bet the farm on it! Anyone own canoes over there? You might need them later.

    • where? on September 10, 2018 at 8:54 am

      no floods! idiots

      • hyman azzhull on September 10, 2018 at 6:19 pm

        I know.didn’t even get to bust out the water wings.thanks Bin Laden.see ya next possible flood!!

      • Al Gore on September 11, 2018 at 6:59 am

        Thanks Obama!

        • Howard Dean on September 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm

          Gaaahhhhhhh!!! don’t u forget about me

  19. Republicans in Barberton on September 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Cant win in this town. Sorry Charlie

    • im ron burgandy? on September 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Chithole?

    • Republicans in Barberton on September 6, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Some even spent time in Prison for stealing money from people.

      • the great awakening on September 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        Bill and Hillary? Anyway.The democratic plantation is being abandoned in droves!!!#walkaway

        • artist on September 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

          Art Bradnick you are not. Keep flying drones.

          • jedi master on September 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

            Thanks Yoda!!

      • edbassmaster on September 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

        Attn:everybody.My pet squirrel Timmy didn’t come home yesterday.I’m very upset and miss him alot.If you see him please tell him to get home on the double.He’s wearing a red backpack so you’ll know if you see him.He was last spotted near the taxidermist on Wooster Rd.Please any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks

    • Brock Insane O'Bozo on September 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks OBAMA!

      • jedi master on September 6, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        Given thanks to a traitor you have.Smart that is not.Head from azz you must pull.

  20. Nicholas Ratay on September 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Hats off to the planners of the Labor Day festivities this year, they were great! The parade was very good and the fireworks were wonderful! Great community event!

  21. NA on September 4, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Very disappointed in the Barberton Band staff. Ever since the current staff became in charge the quality of the band significantly dropped. The band is barely audible at the games, the Alma Mater has been re-written and sounds terrible, traditions have been discarded, and the band does nothing exciting to get the crowd excited for the game. Not to mention many students say how the staff is rude and condescending to them and makes band unenjoyable for them. Many stay in band and deal with it because they want to play their instrument and there is no alternative. Our students’ musical talents are being wasted by a staff that looks out for only themselves and not the community or students. They are damaging to our band history and band program and they need to go.

    • destroy everything on September 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Welcome to the age of the gross!!

    • Nicholas Ratay on September 4, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      I don’t agree with all of the changes our staff has made to the band, but I do know that our band program is good and strong. We are blessed to have, in my opinion, some of the most talented high school musicians in the state performing on the field. We should be very proud of our band!

      • old school on September 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm

        You guys rock!! Don’t “FRET” over it!!

    • Jock on September 5, 2018 at 11:04 am

      I never new anyone that pays attention to the band!! Friday night r for football!!

      • jock-azz on September 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

        Because anyone you know glorifies stupid shit.have u seen my bayball?

        • Jock on September 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm

          Sports have and always will separate the men from the boys!!

          • something worth a damn on September 6, 2018 at 3:52 am

            LOL!! I’ll say the same about music.To glorify a form of pastime/entertainment is silly.Sports are great way to stay in shape and keep the ruffians off the streets for the most part.Also a great way for parents to live vicariously through their kids.How about glorifying god and country.Our military.Our doctors.Our police.Our teachers.Our farmers.Our business owners who provided jobs.etc.At the end of it all its only a game Fokker!!

        • Jock on September 7, 2018 at 7:08 pm

          Everyone I know are winners!!!

          • jock-azz on September 8, 2018 at 8:52 am

            Oh don’t get offended.I’m sure you,your friends and family are all way better than everybody.LMAO!!!

  22. poll facts on September 1, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Chief Hopocan(Captain Pipe) was born in 1725.

    • poll facts on September 1, 2018 at 10:46 am

      O.C.Barber-1841,Bo Schembeckler-1929,Glenn Jeep Davis-1934,And Hodge should just take offense to this!! Lol!! But if a statue can celebrate it’s birthday I’d go with the “statue” of Chief Hopocan!!

      • chuck hole charlie on September 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        I thought the 100 yr old pole question was in regards to how long had it been since Barberton completed a PROPER street repair without writing a 350,000 subcontractor check ?

        • poll facts on September 2, 2018 at 7:57 am

          Now that’s funny!!!

        • drone on September 4, 2018 at 8:00 am

          grant for repair

          • just say'in on September 5, 2018 at 7:20 am

            You need to read your council minutes. When council approves $350k, it is no grant

            • horace grant on September 5, 2018 at 8:32 am

              fake news

        • Pack'er Up on September 5, 2018 at 8:53 am

          Move’em out.
          You should leave now!

          • edbassmaster on September 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm

            Can you please use your drones to find my pet squirrel.his names Timmy.been missing.He’s wearing a red backpack and has a knapsack over his shoulder.I think he’s near lake ann.if you spot him from way up high please let me know and tell him to get home we miss him.and that I’m sorry for not giving him his treat.

  23. Vote Soyars on August 27, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Vote Soyars

    He stays on his feet!

    • Barberton Made on August 29, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Soyars does have the Knowledge and experience to STAY ON HIS FEET! VOTE 4 SOYARS!

      • MAGA hat on August 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm

        Did anyone see the liberal communist father who dared his “daughter” to knock a kids maga hat off for 100 bucks? Most likely you did not because of the lying liberal communist media.You can find it on the internet! Absolutely disgusting!! Fair warning: You toucha my hat,I breaka you face!!! Or worse…

        • walk the plank on September 4, 2018 at 6:40 pm

          yup I seen that.liberals are traitors to America.Look at the illness at the kavanaugh confirmation hearing.They want our 1st and 2nd amendment rights.They want open borders.They want free healthcare.They want free college tuition so they can become indoctrinated by liberal “professors” and proclaim their intelligence yet most never land a job worth a damn.(liberal arts)lol.They wanna live at their parents house forever because they’re entitled and if you kick them out they’ll try to sue.They want boys to be girls and girls to be boys.They want their win even though they lost.Mentally ill spoiled little brats that could use a good azz woopin is really all they are.Sad isn’t it?poor poor little liberals

          • reap what you sow on September 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

            You have some serious issues. Your blind hatred for those whom are different or have less is both sad and very scary. I am all for someone working hard and I have no issues with closing our boarders as a nation. Terrorism has left little choice in that matter. NO WAY SHOULD ANYONE BE DENIED HEALTH CARE IN THE MOST FRUITFUL NATION IN THE WORLD. You are dead wrong about judging people who cannot afford health care. Other financial assistance programs leave some room for debate. I hope karma finds you soon! Have a nice day !

            • understand what you read on September 5, 2018 at 1:31 pm

              You have some serious Trump derangement syndrome.Seek help!! Where in my comment did I say anything about denying health care? You’re dead wrong!! Keep twisting words to fit your agenda.

            • mud on the helmut on September 10, 2018 at 1:54 am

              You got that FRUITFILLED part right.C**KSUCKERS is what I call em.

          • Jake on September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

            Lol man,I would say I have not heard something so utterly ridiculous, and unintelligent in a long time, but luckily for you we have the definition of a moron for a president, who can’t shut his mouth, with the most corrupt administration in American history. I’m not a liberal, but they are clearly not the issue in this beautiful country.

            • highly intelligent Jake!! geez some people on September 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm

              Enlighten us Jake.You liberals are nothing but truth deniers.(I wouldn’t admit being liberal either).Do you think government corruption just started? Trump was elected into this shit to get rid of this shit.Like I said you libs are delusional.You HATE Trump plain and simple.Stay in your fantasy land Jakey Jake.

    • questionable on September 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Soyar’s is a respectable gent but how is he helping Barberton when he left for a Summit Co council seat? Just say’in

      • drone on September 4, 2018 at 8:01 am

        Barberton is in Summit county. Stick to flying drones

        • wipe your nose on September 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

          yeah, summit co council helps Barberton all the time. stick to your snotty and juvenile posts. leave politics to adults

          • swat on September 5, 2018 at 8:28 am

            lol, its ok ……… want me to call the whambulance?

      • who cares on September 5, 2018 at 8:31 am

        get a hobby, or a job?

  24. The Trumpty Dance on August 25, 2018 at 10:35 am

    August 25, 2018 and Donald J. Trump is still YOUR president. Liberals heads are exploding!

    • Q on August 26, 2018 at 9:18 am

      WWG1WGA!!! TRUE PATRIOT!!! DRAIN THAT CORRUPT SWAMP!!!

    • Anon on August 26, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Liberals own 90+ % of the media.Trash him all day and night yet his support grows!!! People are slowly waking up to the greatest president in my lifetime!!! TRUMP 2020!!!

      • knuckle-sandwich sissy-wrangler on August 27, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        i dont like the guy he took my handouts away.

        • Demo-LoserBrock Insane O'Bozo on August 28, 2018 at 7:37 am

          Vote for them Obamacrats. They will give you freebies.

          • record unemployment my arse on August 28, 2018 at 10:52 am

            Those numbers aren’t reflecting on this area that’s for sure.I’ve never seen so many able bodies not doing a damn thing but driving around and hanging out.Get the hell outta my way I’m trying to work you lazy liberals!!

          • Love and hate on August 29, 2018 at 12:49 pm

            This is what happens when people hate Trump more than they love our country! Just think what could have happened if the Dems in office would have helped him (us) instead of starting a witch Hunt! Almost 2 years later and still no collusion! But what about the Dems??? I feel Sessions was Trump’s biggest mistake yet. I hate the tweets and some of what he has said, but love what he is doing in the economy, tax cuts, stock market, jobs etc. Trump for me was the lesser of the two evils, but out of love of country I proudly support him, and hope Republicans can keep control in mids to keep America great!

      • Say NO to Trumpy Tards on September 2, 2018 at 11:59 am

        You are seriously delusional. He has had a dozen of his original hand picked team members quit or get fired within 2 years. His own Repub’s rejected his health reform for month’s. The guy rants on twitter like a juvenile every day and we all know he was in bed with the Ruskie’s. This is your greatest prez ? Build a wall so the Mexican’s can tunnel under it ? Raised tariff’s which in return caused other countries do the same to our exported goods. The list is endless. Keep enjoying the dysfunctional reality tv show that resides in the White House. It’s final season will be very soon! Look on the bright side, you can always watch re-runs of your
        “cartoon prez” on Showtime.

        • YOU HAVE T.D.S on September 3, 2018 at 12:49 am

          2 years of butthurt!!! LMFAO!!! See you at the polls liberal,commie pig!!! TRUMP 2020!!!

        • careful what u wish on September 3, 2018 at 11:05 am

          And yet support for President Trump grows.Mystifying huh?

          • Say NO to Trumpy Tards on September 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

            His popularity only grows with the simple minded and those whom enjoy drama. Being what the old timers call ” a character ” does not make for a strong and successful leader, however it does gives you good reality tv.

            • Proud deplorable on September 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm

              What haven’t the Dems tried to impeach him then? Oh that’s right you have no crime! You see in my delusional life, you have a crime, and you investigate to find the person! In the Dems reality TV life, you have the person investigated to see if there was a crime committed. But there is good news for you too, cnn, msnbc, nbc will keep you on the mental life support you so desperately need!!!

            • careful what u wish on September 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm

              Check out the walkaway movement if your hatred will allow you.Check out all those people you’re calling simple minded.You are sparse on facts and full on opinion oh brainiac.Just like your favorite news channels.#walkaway

  25. LETS GO NORTON on August 24, 2018 at 11:50 am

    PANTHERS GONNA BEAT MAGICS TONIGHT

    • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      I’ll be at the concert tonight following knuckles around cleaning his trash.(He’s a lazy one!)Won’t have time for the game.GO NORBERTON!!!

    • Nortucky on August 25, 2018 at 10:36 am

      What’s on the agenda in Downtown Norton tonight….oh wait!

  26. Writ on August 23, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I heard The Fast Lane and Garage Bar are about to be evicted by the corporation that owns the plaza. Any truth to this?

    • Good job on August 23, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      The tracks at Snyder are fixed! Thank you big time!

      • city? on August 24, 2018 at 9:51 am

        had nothing to do with this paper or the city fixing. thank the railroad co

        • Good job on August 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm

          Well thank you then for the info, I didn’t realize that!

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

    IS IT THE ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS OR THE ALL FOOTBALL BOOSTERS? SHARE

    • what a chithole!! on August 21, 2018 at 6:40 am

      We have a nice new dump here in Barberton.The on and off ramps to 76 on Wooster rd.keep up the good work dirt bags!!!

      • chitpoltle on August 21, 2018 at 8:47 am

        Move out now! Take your new front wheel drive car and move today.

        • what a chithole!! on August 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

          Learn how to dispose of your trash dirtbag.I’m not going anywhere.I’ll leave right after I kick your teeth in!!!!

          • what a chithole!! on August 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

            I mean tooth!! Dirtbag!!!

          • seniorita on August 24, 2018 at 9:52 am

            u a low life 67 yr old who lives with mommy still. weirdo. u feed Canada goose down there and mess up flowers. creep

            • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

              Speak English!!! You here legally?

              • knuckle sandwich on August 24, 2018 at 11:48 am

                lunch time for wussy

                • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 1:53 pm

                  Whatever knuckles!!! Lol!!

        • Cyber Bully on August 23, 2018 at 10:29 am

          You should probably pack up the U-Haul and move out.

          • Neal&Bob on August 23, 2018 at 11:19 am

            You should clean your yard dirtbag.Not all of Barberton has to look like your chithole!!I’m walking around Lake Anna right now.Stop by.I’m the guy with the hat.

            • Cyber Bully on August 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm

              Which one? I am there now.

              • what a chithole!! on August 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                Red one.That you by the trash can?? Now start putting your trash in it!! Dirtbag!!

                • Cyber Bully on August 24, 2018 at 7:30 am

                  So you answer and/or show up 7 hours later? I was there around 1pm. You were probably never there. Still sitting in your mom’s basement typing on your keyboard.

                  • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:29 am

                    Some of us have to work freeloader! Did u come up with that conclusion all by yourself?I’d slap you silly fool.You would poop em!!!

                    • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

                      I’m on bittaker in Akron eating my lunch right now stop by.LMAO



                    • Cyber Bully on August 24, 2018 at 10:32 am

                      Posting online from work? Who is the Freeloader now?! I am on earned PTO. Loving the break!



                • red hat guy a loser on August 24, 2018 at 9:32 am

                  stop walking around lake anna and walk all the way to Texas where u belong. Move now u poke man playing weirdo.

                  • Cyber Bully on August 24, 2018 at 10:35 am

                    I think he is really a city worker. I would throw the name out but it might get him fired.

                    • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

                      Like I said I’m on lunch in Akron right now.I’ll be here.Throw someone’s name just for shits n giggles.So they can sue you for defamation.



                  • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:37 am

                    Please learn proper English!!

                    • knuckle sandwich on August 24, 2018 at 11:48 am

                      i will be at the concert at the lake standing by the jeep statue. come say hi tuff guy. or you and mommy playing rummy tonight in the basement. creepy weido



                    • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 1:59 pm

                      Listen knuckles!!! You touch Jeep’s statue I seriously will rip off your head and shit down your throat.GENTLY!



                    • jeep wrangler on August 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

                      i built the statue. i run this town. you….well…..stil live in mommys basement



                  • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:43 am

                    Duhhhh!!! Back to work now so I might not be able to hover over the viewsline.

                    • Demo-Loser on August 24, 2018 at 11:30 am

                      You’ll still be on here, all day in fact, you Obama-Loving Democrat!



                    • LeBumBum Jones on August 25, 2018 at 9:13 am

                      Fool



                  • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 1:55 pm

                    You poke mon?Wow I got the retards all stirred up!!! LMFAO!!

                    • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm

                      Did you just call me a democrat you sissy? Now dems fightin words!!!



            • poke man on August 24, 2018 at 9:54 am

              u play pokey mann and sit in gazebo during elvis concerts and sled ride down hill . goof ball

              • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

                Just so you know..ICE will be at all polling locations across the USA.Tell your homies!!

      • knuckle sandwich on August 24, 2018 at 11:49 am

        1 swing and down goes the basement dweller

        • what a chithole!! on August 24, 2018 at 1:57 pm

          I’d slap you so hard you’d starve to death rolling!!! Just pick up your trash joedirt!!!

          • sissy on August 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm

            you a little lite in the pants mr red hat guy. head on to the soup kitchen .

            • what a chithole!! on August 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm

              Yawn…try working! And clean it up dirtbag!!

    • down ready set on August 21, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Take a look at who runs the club.

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

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

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

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

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

        Lol

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

      Pack ‘er on up and ship out!

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

        California is nice!!!

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

          Mexifornia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Grammar Nazi?

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

    Barberton Post Office is horrible!

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

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

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

        Make Barberton a sanctuary city!!!

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

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

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

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

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

              Amen!!

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

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

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

              *our

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

        very very true

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Comments are being responded to by herald employees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Mogadore Reservoir allows fishing and electric motors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Wrong! Not even close to PPG.

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

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

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

      Comments are being responded to by herald employees.

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

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

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

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

    • Dd on June 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      That’s awesome, everyone needs a second chance.

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

        Not

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

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

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

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

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

          Consider it a learning experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      RAIN all weekend.

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

        Perfect weather once again

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

          It rained on Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      You say this every year and it never rains?

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

        Yes it does.

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

          sunny and 75
          Friday, Saturday and Sunday

          You behind the horses again this year with your shovel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    Nope. 7-1. Only loss this year.

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

                    Saturday it rained.

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

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

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

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

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

      You got owned!

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

        I don’t feel tardy!!

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

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

    BY THE WAY, ALL YOU IDIOTS POSTING JUVENILE SMACK TALK NEED TO BE BANNED. HERALD : PLEASE BAN THEIR IP ADDRESSES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          U say shame train? My dog!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Dumb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Russia put those potholes there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  featherweight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  Weird fetish you have! But yeah or Amish.

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

                Peanut butter and crack sammiches!!

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

                I think he be eatin fried chicken n sheit!!

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

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

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

            And Trump IS YOUR PRESIDENT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Russia did it!

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

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

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

        I like you!!

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

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

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

    Russia told me Akron is a lawless chithole!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    God I hate you people so much!!

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

      You should move then.

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

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

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

      As goes the church, so goes the nation!
      Hmm…….???

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

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

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

        uh, what kinda weed are you smoking?

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

          Only the best Clark!

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

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

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

      I like doing 90 on crack!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      What??

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

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

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

    Why cant none of these Republicans understand guns?

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

      I remember when I had my first beer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      You should move then

      • ananymous on March 2, 2018 at 5:41 am

        Zooz.you should play in traffic.you’d make a great speed bump!!

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

        Oooze likes it in the brown ring!!

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

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

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

          So does your M@M

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

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

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

        I have moved 3 times out of the gayrage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Maybe they should of stayed in Europe!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                Well said my friend!!

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

        Are you really from Norton?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Jan is racist!

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

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

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

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

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

      you should move to europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Psshhh!

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

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

    BARACK OBAMA:

    1) Great President
    or
    2) Greatest President

    I vote for Number 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Exactly!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          I feel sorry for Jan.

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

      Janice is a blatant racist!!!

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

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

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

      How’s that working in Chicago?

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

      Thank god for the bomb!!!

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

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

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

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

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

        Get a job!!!

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

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

    We defend our children ……..with a sign that reads:
    “THIS IS A GUN FREE ZONE”
    ……and then call someone with a gun if there is an emergency!

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

      Well said!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Exactly!

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

        Ever heard of the black market?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT-TRUMP IS YOUR PRESIDENT NEED MORE?

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

      TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP!!!!!!

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

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

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

      Below is four of the brightest folks around!!

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

      I got mine today. No problems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        What’s the graduating percentage at barberton?? LMAO

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

          SCOREBOARD!

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

            Communist Liberal Pigs!!!

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

            Go to sleep Kemosabe.This is my home now!

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

          Higher that the tooth percentage in Norton!!!

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

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

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

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

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

              Wanna meet?

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

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

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

                  Its woman not women. Typical Norton re-re

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

                  Smart move! Keep that one chopper you have left.

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

              We’re =we are.hypocrite retard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

      Find a friend.you loser!

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

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

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

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

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

      All you west siders should move now!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                Liberalism is a mental disorder!

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

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

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

                  The teach this in any Law School Class 101.

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

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

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

                FAKE NEWS!!

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

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

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

          DRAIN THE SWAMP!!! TRUMP 2020!!! MAGA!!!! GET READY FOR YOUR TRUMP BOX FREELOADER!!!

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

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

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

        Communist Liberal Pigs!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Piss off sissy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Smoke on the water……u should move

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

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

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

      Brilliant comment!!Put the pipe down!!

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

      Let me guess,you are a window licker!!

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

        Ben Dover and I will show u

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

          I’m a colon pilot!!

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

      You should just move out of the city.

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

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

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

    you should move

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

      Yep! All DEMOCRATS and LIBERALS should move out!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  70. 2pac on February 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

      That is sweet!!

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

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

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

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

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

        Wow the truth must hurt!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        they should move now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            I can see a Oprah Windbag coming down the pipe LOL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          I see they have a levy up for vote too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Only Barberton?

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

            Barberton is in are top 5 in the area!!

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

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

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

              Sadly everywhere though really.

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

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

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

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

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

                  Good deal.stay safe my friend.

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

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

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

                  Madness.We don’t need that crap.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Nice play on words!! Pretty punny!!

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

        So Move

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

          Yes.All you liberals move now!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      I know the feeling!!



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

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

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

                    Last one Art Braddock 1988 !!!

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

                      Sorry Bradnick



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

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

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

                      so what is the answer?



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      you are owned so move

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

        Yes.All you liberals move now!!

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

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

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

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

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

      Yes

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

      Definitely Grinds My Gears!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope this helps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Thanks for the tip …King of the Weather!

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

          You’re welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

          Lol.I guess so!

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

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

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

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

    • Rick on January 23, 2018 at 5:19 am

      weather.gov. They have nothing to sell so don’t need to keep you watching. Your tax dollars actually working!

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

    10 inches of snow……..BAZINGA!

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

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

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

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

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

        aw…. owned

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

        who owns the Northend?

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

          So Move

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

          Jim does

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        So leave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            Here,here!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

              Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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

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

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

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

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

        I still think you like to bitch alot??

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

      True journalism is carried out everyday by MSNBC.Correct?

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

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

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

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

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

        That’s it, I am moving!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            They won’t

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

              Juan are you here legally?

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

                Yes, and you?

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

                  Probably???

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

                He’s from Clueless NY

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

                  Haha….go somewhere else.

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

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

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

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

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

        Liberalism is a mental disorder

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

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

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

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

      • Ice cube on January 7, 2018 at 8:02 am

        Just one!! The other 11 people don’t like you either. Because you are annoying!!

        • So Move on January 7, 2018 at 8:47 am

          Hahaha

    • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Not too many kids playing outside the past couple decades.Facebook generation!! Look at me,look at me.

  82. Triska on January 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    School should only be Canceled if: either a water main breaks, no heat or the roads are too dangerous for buses to travel …( ice). Just look outside on a “snow day”…..no matter for what reason, the Kids will be Outside playing…. ..if they can enjoy outside, they can Go to School! Grown-ups have to go to work! We don’t get snow days…and many adults have to walk to work, these days, too.

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      I agree.

    • NOT on January 5, 2018 at 7:39 am

      You don’t have to walk, you choose to walk. Stop complaining and make yourself better. Teachers get snow days. Become a teacher. Or move to Las Vegas.

      • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

        No school today?

      • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:42 am

        Public schools are liberal cesspool’s

  83. Land Fill West on January 3, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I see it took a fox 8 news story in order for the numerous taxpayers here in town to get some action in regards to the 2 weeks worth of trash that has been piling up. Glad all of our leaders where on the ball * insert big chuck & lil john laugh here * Another microcosm of what is wrong with local leadership = no sense of urgency.

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Shhhhh….some people on this board will just tell you that you should move….lol.

    • Just wondering on January 5, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Why wouldn’t you just do what I do take your trash to a friend’s house until they resolve the issue instead of complaining !! I would never leave trash on my curb for 2 days let alone 2 weeks I would just handle it and I would no way think that it’s the city’s problem! can anybody in this town stand on their own two feet!!

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 4:23 am

        They spoke up and got stuff accomplished!

        Nothing at all wrong with demanding top notch service out of what you are paying for so good for those folks for making something happen.

        It is not their job to transport their trash elsewhere for pickup.

        Try thinking about it from their perspective before judging.

        • Just wondering on January 5, 2018 at 4:44 am

          I live in the same area and that’s how I handle it !! Just like I handle any problem on my own with nobody’s else’s help that’s what’s wrong with this city they can’t survive without pointing the finger!!

          • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

            Allowing sub par performances are also another problem. That goes with anything.

            • Just saying on January 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

              And bitching from a few tax payers is the only problem !! I remember when I was in grade school teacher he’s looking at me !! Teacher he pulled my hair!!

              • Just saying on January 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

                My basement has never flooded and if it did I would fix it and not complain like you little cry babies!!

              • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

                You are the only one complaining it seems. Posting under several different names and talking to yourself could be signs of a social disease. You might need some anger management classes, or, better yet, get out of the house once in a while. Go contribute to the community or something.

              • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

                See you next Tuesday-just saying

                • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

                  Leave

          • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 8:29 am

            Oh, so you live on the WEST SIDE!! Hey, don’t complain when your basement floods in the Summer. Just MOOOOOOVE!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! bb Yep, just pack up the U-Haul and GTFO!

            • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:50 am

              O.B. Luke Atmadik

          • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

            You know what finger I’m pointing?

            • luke atmaballs on January 10, 2018 at 9:42 am

              always pointing fingers. you got owned

              • So Move on January 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

                Pack the U-Haul and ship it out!

    • bye bye on January 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

      You should move out of this awful town now.

      • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:44 am

        How does it feel to be OWNED?

  84. Triska on December 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    we should start posting pot hole locations, so the city can start spot filling, esp. if it is in a potential accident area situation. Today I would like to report a nice pot hole at the stop sign at Auburn and 31st. cars are stopping ..straddling the center to avoid the hole, thus making cars turning onto Auburn having to make a wide turn to avoid a fender bender. please fill. Thanks! (i.e. if the city doesn’t know about it, they won’t be fixing it and the City can’t be held responsible if they are not aware of a potential car damaging pot hole = their legal defense) so if you see a nasty “pot hole,” …. Make it Known!

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 28, 2017 at 4:36 am

      That is a great idea. I believe you can do that on the city web site. Although you should not say too much that is critical of the city on here because people (trolls) around here will just tell you to move or something. I guess that is the answer to everything??? I don’t know. Just gathering that from the comments here of late.

      • troll out the barrell on December 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Keep complaining B.O.
        wha-wha-wah-wah
        MOVE NOW!

        • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 1, 2018 at 10:18 am

          You bothered? Haha…..mission complete!

          • bye bye on January 5, 2018 at 7:28 am

            cry cry cry. bitch bitch bitch. ugh

            • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

              Haha….you are OWNED

      • Triska on January 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

        lol..the problem with the “MOVE” comment, is that, houses do Not sell in Barberton, because of the closed businesses, poor roads, flooding, homeless, drugs, empty houses, slumlords and pollution. (Summit County is #1 in OHIO for opiod OD and I bet we’re right up there in the ranks) No One wants to Live here. (in about every 3rd house, lives an xcon, and you can look that up!) so if their answer is “Move”… then, they can come and Buy my House at its’ Property Tax Appraisal and I will gladly Move! Right now with all the vacant houses and foreclosures, lowering values, I’d be lucky to get half that, and that is, even IF I had an interested buyer. Obviously, that “Move” commentary individual has an unrealistic view of our economy and our neighborhoods, sitting with a beer in their hand, unemployed, bored and only knows how to spell one word… M-O-V-E.

        • Slum lord on January 5, 2018 at 1:44 pm

          Keep your house buy another one in another town like I did rent it section 8 and get paid every month smartest thing I ever done !!

          • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 5, 2018 at 2:40 pm

            You are part of the problem with thinking like that.

            • Slum lord on January 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

              DONT BE JEALOUS!!

            • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 9:52 am

              Mouths like yours produce thoughts like that.

    • blow hole on December 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Move to Arizona with Juan kablowme. He has a big pothole on his face.

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

        You bothered? Haha…..mission complete!

    • The Real Reality Check on December 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      After writing subcontractor checks over the past couple of years nearing a million dollars, the main roads are in good shape. Obviously a few side streets still need work. I would call the mayor’s office or your council rep and report the problem [s].

    • Triska on January 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      THANK YOU street crew.. great job filling the pot holes. ( just noticed today) again, thanks.

  85. disgusted american on December 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    *Just a reminder* Traffic coming across the Fairview tracks does NOT stop.Never stop on the tracks!! Think just a little bit please.

  86. The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love reading some of the local union parasite comments on here. They feed off the hard working taxpayers around here but they NEVER say THANK YOU to the hard working citizens who really pay their fat cat salaries. If I was one of these blow holes, I would be a bit more grateful to those who fund your paychecks. I also like how they repeatedly “hide” and deny they work for the union. After they get held accountable for poor work ethic, they proudly pump up their union cards and use negative language on this forum. All very pathetic but yet expected. To those of you who work a real job without premium health benefits, endless polar pop breaks and 8 weeks PTO every year, I would like to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GOD BLESS.

    • Union life on December 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Sounds like somebody is jealous of skilled union people.

  87. concerned on December 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Does anybody know what they are building in front of Giant Eagle? Just curious!

    • Jimbo on December 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

      CHIPOTLE

    • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:29 am

      A new PERS employee lounge with 24 hour access.

      • What I heard on December 30, 2017 at 2:10 pm

        I heard their building a 8ft by 8ft building with 3 chairs so the 3 taxpayers who always like to complain about the city’s work ethics can meet every Monday and discuss what their gonna bitch about next!!

        • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm

          No work today?

          • overtime on January 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

            Yep, getting paid double time and half. You mad?

            • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

              Nope. My work week was over. I was relaxing.

              • Overtime on January 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

                I was relaxing too at work and getting paid for it!!

                • O.B. Juan Kanobee on January 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm

                  So either you are a city worker or a Democrat?

                  • wan kiblowme on January 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

                    you upset? hahahahahahahahahahaha mission complete

                    • Bwahahaha on January 5, 2018 at 7:43 am

                      You are OWNED!



    • Concerned on January 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Just saw on fox 8 news Republic services in Barberton not picking up
      trash for 2 weeks!!! In the 16th st nw area, the whole street! According to them the contract is up in a few weeks. We as citizens should demand more bang for our Buck!! And help us clean up our city without having to buy RIP-OFF tickets to get rid of stuff our old trash service took for no extra Charge! I have heard of nearby cities having better service for less than we pay now, but have never actually seen proof of it.

  88. Never stuck on December 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I hope all the people complaining about the snow removal ran out after the snow melted and traded their vehicles in for a 4×4. because it’s snowing again and I’m sure I’m not the only one that dosent want to here the complaining again!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS YOU UNGRATEFUL TAX PAYERS!!

    • The King of the Weather on December 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Dosent? Here? LOL……just figured I’d point that out. Before you HEAR it from the masses. You know you will, just saying.

      • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        Like he really cares? Come on! He is a parasite leaching off the system and probably “dosent” have a job, which is why he is on here posting non stop every day even after he got schooled. He cannot stand that so he is fishing for attention.

  89. 3 d citrus on December 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    let me guess, the crisman park area roads are still 3 feet deep in snow ?

    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Go back to Norton you parasite!

      • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Embrace your sister city! They were nice enough to let us take over all of their water and sewer needs. Now that is truly neighborly! The financial windfall to the Barberton financial coffers should be here any day now !

  90. Bah Humbug on December 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Am I the only one who is appalled, rather than charmed, by the atrocious spelling demonstrated in the majority of children’s letters written to “Santa” for publication? Why are their parents or teachers not making this a learning experience, helping with grammar and content, showing the kids how to spell the items on their wish lists correctly? And why is the Herald supporting this exercise in illiteracy? Now we know the real reason for coal in the stockings: neither jolly Saint Nick nor his helpers can decipher what the little rugrats are requesting.

    • Literacy is Cool on December 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Excellent post ! We have a voter base that continues to reward a state verified failing school district. The building blocks for any child k-3rd is rated an F by the state. Your graduation rate is 7 out of 10 kids. Your district does the state minimum on all scholastic levels and the older students are given 1/2 days off on Fridays. So what real job or life skills are the kids learning around here ? In real life mediocrity and doing the minimum does not feed the bulldog. This district needs to add welfare, ssd and food stamp applications to the curriculum. They are doing nothing to help break the cycle of living off the state & fed government.

      • whaaaaaa! on December 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

        But yet, my child went to Barberton and is now in Medical school. What are you saying.

        • The Real Reality Check on December 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

          Home health aide or medical asst over at Brown Mackie doesn’t count. Sorry.

    • 3 d citrus on December 22, 2017 at 9:35 am

      yes yiu are

    • disgusted american on December 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Bbbbut momma says I gotta good brain!!

  91. Proud taxpayer on December 18, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I’d like to thank the city crew for doing a excellent job on snow removal. I wish every town cleaned snow like ours !!

    • Bwahahaha on December 18, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Blind!

  92. Concerned on December 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I love Barberton, but rejecting medical marijuana, the street dep. Issues, and changing the name of the Christmas walk are all the same types of things that bring a person to vote outside the box as seen with the last presidential election! Just move or stop complaining and pay your taxes no matter how they are used and taking for granted the school levies will always pass , I believe could have the same result in our great city!!!

  93. The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I’m scrolling around through comments here and I would have to agree with those folks who are saying that the city is doing an unacceptable job on the roads. They seem to be very poor at both Fall and Winter cleanups around town every single year. There is nothing wrong at all with demanding better work out of your city services when you are a taxpayer in town. Those of you on here who are making negative comments towards people like I am seeing here are most likely city workers defending their terrible work, or maybe people who are already retired, unemployed, or don’t work at all for some reason and they spend all day online making comments and not getting out of the house to know what is really happening. I’ve lived here many years and I can tell you that it was not like this many years ago. The city services were always on top of things and took care of the streets and plowed them when they needed to be. No one had to wait 2 or 3 days for their roads to get done. It has only been in the last 10-15 years that this service has fallen apart around here and they need to step it up.

    • No win situation on December 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Before I comment no I don’t work for the city !! All the comments about how the city did a better job 15 yrs ago I’d like to say budgets were different then and nobody wined as much as today so if the city cleared all the streets and worked a ton of man hours the people who are bitching about snow removal will be bitching about going over budget! So it’s a no win situation.

      • Get Plowed on December 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

        You PERS supporter’s really need to put more thought into your remedial excuses and responses. Let’s say we have an avg winter, not like the last 2 cupcake years. Winter for the most part encompasses a 12 week period. A modest figure of 2 O.T. shifts needed per week on avg X 12 weeks = 24 O.T. shifts. So the city budget is paper thin and we cannot afford that expense ?

        We seem to have plenty of dollars for the writing of 6 figure checks for street repairs and money to pay O.T. for city festivals and events during the warmer months. Not all taxpayers are mathematically challenged. Making excuses for sub par performance in any job field can become like a disease. Warm up is on the way so rejoice and Happy Holidays !! Many more snowed in weekends yet to come !

        • Just saying on December 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

          Out of thousands of taxpayers in barberton there is just a few on here who like to complain!! Just pay your taxes like everyone else and move on with life !! And I’m sure eventually you can find something else to complain about it must be your nature!!

          • What are U Say'in ? on December 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

            Lets use and or apply your philosophy of “just pay it like everyone else and move on with your life”

            1] don’t shop for a better interest rate, just pay 25%
            2] don’t look for the best doctor, just go to the closest one
            3] my kid has a drug problem. it’s ok, so does my neighbor
            4] don’t expect your local city services to be professionally done. Just give them pay raises

            I certainly hope your blind spot is PERS related only. I really do. Peace

            • Union on December 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

              Every union employee is entitled to a cost of living raise per contract . They have mouths to feed also!!

            • choice of reason on December 22, 2017 at 10:24 am

              not talking interest rates, doctors or drugs. thats a choice. pay your taxes and shut the hell up.

            • idi0t on December 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

              Stop paying your taxes then! Put your money where your big mouth is.

        • The King of the Weather on December 17, 2017 at 8:47 am

          Now that you mention festivals, there is one in May that I would not be too heart broken at all to see go away.

  94. SPD on December 14, 2017 at 4:18 am

    WELL, our roads are STILL not plowed after two days up here on the north end of Barberton. I really do not know how they expect people to get anywhere. They really need to re-evaluate how our tax dollars are getting spent.

    • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Here’s a Idea . Trade in your little front wheel drive car and buy a 4×4 s.u.v or a truck!!

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        Here is an idea, give me the money!

        • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm

          Another democrat trying to get a free handout !!

          • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

            Actually I’m Independent. I do not associate myself with Republicans or Democrats. I work and do not rely on handouts. I also have a budget and stick to it.

            Budget! That is something DEMOCRATS do not understand. Would you like an education or are you just one of those internet trolls who think they know everything about everyone?

            Sounds to me like you must be one of those internet experts who troll around and comment on everything. You think you know it all. Kind of like all those Facebook experts on the news sites.

            • Never stuck on December 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

              You still sound like a democrat to me ! And the answer is no I would never need educated by a democrat !!

              • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 4:38 am

                Yeah, well, you are sadly very wrong in many ways. You know nothing! Keep trolling, you might learn something some day. Do something constructive instead of making an ass of yourself.

                • Never stuck on December 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

                  Well you make it sound like you are very smart! BUT you drive a 2 wheel drive vehicle and complain how you can’t drive unless they plow the road . Go buy a 4 wheel drive and quite bitching.

                  • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 7:44 am

                    You have no clue what I am driving. You only assume like you assumed everything else here. What I drive was never stated. All I said is they need to get their asses in gear and plow. Fact is, you do not even know who I am.

                    So, again, stay stupid like you have really shown here.

                    Go ahead, post the last word too because you know you want to.

                    • Never stuck on December 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

                      I’m beginning to think you don’t drive at all you just like to bitch!! And you want the road plowed so you can get to the bus stop!! You see I was raised not to depend on any one snow leaves a broken vehicle or a house problem !



                    • 3-Ring Circus on December 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

                      Umm, you know SPD just schooled you here on that note. Hook, line, and sinker, you posted the last word. Don’t look now, but your stupidity is showing. You might want to cover that up before it gets too out of control.



                    • 3 d citrus on December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

                      Never stuck is correct here. Adjust to your surroundings. Complain, complain, complain. Always someone else fault. unless you live on a busy main well traveled road, you are going to have to wait. There are 13,000 streets in Barberton and the Crisman Park area is not well traveled.



                    • O.B. Juan Kanobee on December 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

                      I think you are all a bunch of morons who are really from Norton.



        • what snow? on December 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

          lil less booze and tobaccy

          • Silly Man Never Gives Up on December 22, 2017 at 11:44 pm

            You get your ass handed to you and you change names to stir the pot. Go back to NORTON. Better yet, get a JOB.

    • Get Plowed on December 15, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Barberton does a admirable job during the work week 8-5. Where they fail horribly is over night and weekends. This was not always the case 10 years ago, they did a nice job back in the day. So without bickering or too much debate, it comes down to one simple question. Is the city offering snow removal OT for nights and weekends or are the workers refusing the OT which is not mandatory due to union rules ? Don’t have to tell ya which way I am leaning on this one. Winter’s stink anyway, all par for the course. Happy Holidays !

      • The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

        Good point.

  95. SPD on December 13, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Pretty obvious we need to spend money on more snow plows in the city. By the looks of it, we do not have enough to handle the load. My whole neighborhood and surrounding streets have not been touched at all.

    • jay on December 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      3″ who cares. More snow plows for 4 snowfalls a year? Talk about wasting money.

    • numb nots on December 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      This aint Denver. Quit complaning about some flurries and 4 inches of snow.

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        I pay taxes and expect better than the subpar performance this city puts out during Fall and Winter cleanups. Apparently you don’t care or you don’t pay taxes, one or the other. I would prefer my tax dollars work harder than they do around here.

        • stop thief on December 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

          stop paying your taxes and move to Denver or a busier road.

      • Get Plowed on December 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        move to Denver

  96. SPD on December 7, 2017 at 8:37 am

    WARD 4 IN BARBERTON MAY BE OPEN FOR A NEW PERSON TO TAKE. ALL YOU “EXPERTS” SHOULD THROW YOUR HATS IN THE RING FOR CONSIDERATION.

    • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      How do we know it isn’t already decided?

      • SPD on December 14, 2017 at 4:20 am

        Well, if it is, they better get someone who knows what they are doing. Have you seen a plow in two days in that area? I’m on the north end and two days and the roads are covered in snow! I don’t know how they expect people to get to work! Someone needs to get off their ass and make something happen around there! Last I saw they are accepting applications until January 8th so we need action!

        • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 14, 2017 at 9:10 am

          Soyars is the chair of the safety committee. Perhaps a call to him could help?

          • SPD on December 15, 2017 at 4:40 am

            I am sure a lot of calls have rolled in after that.

      • The King of the Weather on December 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

        Is it already decided? What can you tell us?

        • Thomas "Bebe" Heitic on December 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

          All I know is if a woman who’s name starts with the letter J is appointed it would not be a surprise. But what I hear is all hearsay until the appointment so please do not start with rumours and the like. I encourage all in 4 to apply, voice opinions on your representation, and be heard.

  97. MAGIC MOM on December 7, 2017 at 7:52 am

    REALLY GETTING TIRED OF NORTON GIRL’S BASKETBALL TEAM GETTING TOP BILLING IN YOUR NEWSPAPER….REMEMBER THIS IS CALLED THE BARBERTON HERALD NOT THE NORTON HERALD….OUR LADY MAGICS BASKETBALL TEAM HAD A GREAT WIN LAST NIGHT BEATING COPLEY AND YOU FAILED TO REPORT IT…..NOT GOOD!!!!!!!

    • Reality check on December 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Don’t you know that no matter what barberton will always be Norton’s step child!!

      • klaus on December 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        Norton will soon be part of Barberton . Barberton already controls the safety dispatch ples water and sewer.
        And Acme will be funded by Barberton.

        • Norton on December 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

          Will norton inherit all of barberton’s drug issues also?

          • UNION on December 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

            No, Norton is already full of drugs. Take a look at the school board the past few years.

      • disgusted american on January 9, 2018 at 11:41 am

        And Akron’s afterbirth.

  98. Triska on December 7, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Holy Cow.. talk about Chlorine overload, YUCK….might as well drink from a Swimming pool! the Bathtub was nauseous! just WHAT is it, the Water Dept is trying to get rid of… in the water supply? the City should reimburse me for the Bottled water, I have to go buy. I think we need a neutral Party to come out and do a thorough investigation, and report what they found in our water.. aka in Plain English, not that techno babble… are there harmful Chemicals? Drugs? or way too much Rust and Lead in our supply? “Something” set off alarm bells at the Plant, that issued an Alert, that excessive Chlorine and who knows what else, needed to be dumped into the water supply!

    • UNION on December 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      The water dept. should be looked into. Hard hat or no hard hat.

  99. disgusted american on December 6, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Jay=Faaake Neeeews!!!

  100. CATHY LABBATE on December 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    WHEN WILL PEOPLE WHO RELAY MESSAGES ON THE AIR LEARN TO USE PROPER SPEECH? THERE IS NO SUCH PHRASE AS “MYSELF AND JOE” — SHOULD BE — “JOE AND I” OR “ME AND JOE”

  101. CATHY LABBATE on November 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    THE POLICE ARE CAMPED OUT ON BRADY AVENUE LOOKING FOR SPEEDERS — REALLY? WHAT ABOUT STATE STREET AND ROBINSON — ALSO 15TH STREET ON THE WEST SIDE WHERE THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 —

    • SPD on December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

      They pick and choose their areas. The obvious places are skipped.

    • jay on December 1, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Move

      • Reality Check on December 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        I hope someday that a simp like you can get your very own sect 8 neighbor when the good folks you chastise do indeed move out. Be careful for what you wish for! Bet you cried and took your ball home a lot as a kid when playing with others.

        • jay on December 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

          I am section 8. Move to Hudson