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Barbertons Mum Garden can be seen from Space

  • January 8th, 2019

As I was browsing locations on a private satellite service, I was excited to see that the Mum Garden in full bloom. Barberton Hosts the second largest mum festival in the world and the satellites caught the garden at the right moment.

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Barberton City School’s presented new ideas for the existing tax levies

  • December 10th, 2018

A school levy is a local property tax collected to help finance education programs within a school district. Often you may see a levy marked as an emergency and just as other Government activities, the term emergency does not mean the crisis in the sense we know it. An Emergency Levy is a voted levy for a period […]

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Your information could have been stolen at any business offering wifi and you would not have known it

  • December 7th, 2018

What if I told you your information is so easy to hack you may have already been hacked and may never know. My name is Justin Greer, and many know me for my community involvement, but only a few know what I do for a living. I run a digital company in Downtown Barberton and specialize in […]

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Trouble “BREWING” in town

  • December 1st, 2018

Problems Brewing Up Iv’e heard rumors before of business owners having issues navigating around the city when it comes to location, and now I’m hearing it again. Local brewer Magic City Brewing Company is looking to send revenue outside the city due to complications finding a new location for expansion. It seems the city hasn’t provided much […]

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US Cities are starting to experience unintended problems after switching to LED and Barberton is not exempt

  • November 28th, 2018

There is fascinating insight from a City in Chicago that switched to LED lighting for traffic lights this year. LED no doubt will save money in the long run with energy consumption but the idea may come with unexpected consequences during the winter months. LED does not emit much heat compared to traditional lights. The lack […]

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Can Barberton Add Revenue Without Adding Taxes?

  • November 28th, 2018

The Brightest Idea After a long brainstorming session on ways to bring more revenue to the city, only one idea was left on the table. TAXES! Now when I first saw this I thought to myself, ” It’s just three bucks.” Whether the amount is a little or a lot, the topic seemed to receive a big […]

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Embrace Technology

  • August 21st, 2018

This article is written to convey personal beliefs, opinions, and visions of and for the City of Barberton. Anything mentioned or referenced in this article is public knowledge. Who Are We? The City of Barberton needs to establish itself with an identity of who we want to be and who we are. The City of […]

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