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I-2 zoning request withdrawn

By BOB MOREHEAD BGNN senior staff writer The controversial request to rezone an industrial parcel on S Cleveland Massillon Road has been withdrawn, Norton city administrator Dennis Loughry announced March 28. The request from multinational conglomerate Saint-Gobain was to rezone the land from light industrial to heavy industry to clear the way for a ceramics…

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KDA neighbors raise concerns

By BOB MOREHEAD BGNN senior staff writer NORTON  Rezoning an industrial parcel on S Cleveland Massillon Road has the public’s attention as dozens turned out for the public hearing March 18. A few spoke in favor of the bid. Several who spoke against conceded the benefit to the city but were worried. The request from…

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Plastics giant eyes Norton facility

By BOB MOREHEAD BGNN senior staff writer NORTON A few weeks after seeing its tax abatements extended, the KDA Associates manufacturing property off S Cleveland Massillon Road is again in the news. Multinational conglomerate Saint-Gobain, a plastics manufacturer founded in 1665 in Paris, is asking Norton to rezone the land from light industrial to heavy…

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BARBERTON SCHOOLS STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Kairee Gibson

STUDENT OF THE WEEK (This student appeared in the Oct. 19, 2023 edition of The Barberton Gazette & Norton News. Pick up this week’s paper to see who is featured next!) Kairee Gibson Barberton High School, Grade 12 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY, CLUB, SPORT? I love musicals and being in them/drama. WHAT IS…

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Barberton Community Foundation scholarship applications open

BARBERTON   Barberton Community Foundation, in partnership with Barberton High School, opened scholarship applications last month. The online application will close at midnight on Friday, Feb. 9. Scholarships are open to both Barberton High School seniors and resident students. Below are some details about the application process, what students can expect, and how to apply. To…

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Magical Theatre Co. partners with Wayne Center for the Arts

WOOSTER  The new year brings new classes and exhibits to Wayne Center for the Arts.  “The Golden Ratio: Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity” opened earlier this month, showcasing 23 artists whose works span a variety of different mediums from ceramics, digital art, quilts, and more. The exhibit is part of WCA’s year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration,…

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Man rescued from Sylvester Street apartment fire

By BOB MOREHEAD BGNN senior staff writer One crew escorted a Sylvester Street man out of the bathroom he was trapped in Jan. 19 while another quickly extinguished the fire in his living room. Barberton Fire Chief Steve Ionno said residents in a neighboring apartment saw smoke and called the fire department a little before…

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BARBERTON SCHOOLS STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Kyler Musarra

STUDENT OF THE WEEK (This student appeared in the Oct. 12, 2023 edition of The Barberton Gazette & Norton News. Pick up this week’s paper to see who is featured next!) Kyler Musarra Barberton Preschool SCHOOL: Barberton Preschool GRADE: Pre-K WHAT ACTIVITIES/HOBBIES DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL? Riding my scooter, playing football WHAT…

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