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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Canton City Update

Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2

This is in response to public health concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to restrict the potential of spread of the disease by minimizing public gatherings, meetings and contacts. We emphasize that while COVID-19 is a serious public hea...

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

Canton Comeback

Canton, Ohio Established 1805

By Dan Shingler at Crain’s Cleveland Business

Downtown Canton isn’t quite bustling, but there’s a definite air of optimism, with people moving into new luxury apartments, a major new hotel and events center slated for next yea...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ground broken for Centennial Plaza

Centennial Plaza artist rendition

Construction of the city’s centerpiece officially has begun.

After years of adjustments to the plans and cost for Centennial Plaza, city and community leaders shoveled dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday.

“This is a new beginning...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Canton’s innovation district now open

blackboard board thought bubble idea

It’s about the “ecosystem.”

The term was interspersed in conversations at an open house for the innovation district headquarters Thursday evening. Representatives from the city of Canton and business and development groups gat...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Canton Police Department Body Cameras

In the course of the recent protests, and on other occasions, the city of Canton has received questions regarding our policy relating to body cameras. We think it is important to let the public know that all uniformed officers in the Canton Police Departm...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Canton Greats

Birth of the NFL sculpture by artist Michael Clapper

Canton is rich with history thanks to the men and women that helped to put our great city on the map. From athletes to inventors, to scientists, these influential individuals helped mold Canton into a city known both nationally and globally.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Visitors

Hall of Fame City ice rink

The City of Canton is home to a wide variety of events, festivals, activities, and attractions that make it a great tourist destination for the whole family.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

History of Canton

Ralph Hay Dealership on September 17th, 1920, City Hall mural

Founded in 1805, Canton originally functioned as a prominent manufacturing center which expanded during the turn of the century due to industrialization and the addition of railroad lines.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Traffic Signals & Lighting

Stark County Courthouse

The Traffic Signal and Lighting Division is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals and decorative street lights which are located throughout the City. Visit the Division page to report a problem or sign up for alerts.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Fire Department History

Canton, Ohio Public Safety

On July 22, 1822, the President of the Town of Canton authorized, and required to be enrolled, a suitable number of persons who would become members of the Fire Company of Canton. This was the inception of the Canton Fire Department.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Police Department History

Canton, Ohio Public Safety

Although Canton was founded in 1805 by the late Bezaleel Wells, its first chief of police was not appointed until almost a century later in 1903. The first man to hold this job was Fred S. McCloud.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:    Wednesday, March 11, 2020    Contact:    Tammy Diener, tammy.diener@cantonohio.gov, 330-438-4307   

MEDIA ADVISORY:  COVID-19

CANTON, OHIO &nd...

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