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Mercy Medical Center Administrative Director of Critical Care Services Jason Pirtz stands where the new emergency department expansion will take place on Wednesday in Canton, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
A worker from the Archer Sign Company works on securing a new sign atop Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. Mercy Medical Center is expanding the emergency department. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Birthday. Barberton will celebrate its 125th birthday with a weekend full of fun. There will be a free community picnic from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be free hot dogs, chips and a drink available in the gazebo. There will be games, a family canoe race and a band around Lake Anna. Saturday’s events include the Jeep Davis 5K run and walk, a fishing derby, performers and other activities with fireworks at 10 p.m. The city’s Labor Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. Monday.