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I changed the part about Timken plants closing because they only proposed closing some of their plants. There are still no plans to actually close any plants.

If someone else wants to research this, they should look into the Hoover Company plant closing. Maytag (the owner of Hoover) already announced they intend to fully close their North Canton factory. Hoover is currently (26 Jul 2005) being courted for an acquisition by Whirlpool in addition to a Chinese manufacturer, so that's still up in the air as well.

  • Hoover doesn't have any plants in Canton. I don't think they ever did.. They have a plant in Jackson Township. and in North Canton

Republic Steel is being bought by a Mexican steel company. That's probably a bigger blow to local pride.

  • Industrias CH out of Mexico City is the curent owner. Jaime Vigil is the Current President and CEO of Republic. He's 25 years old. Apparently it's a family business..

LTV is in the hands of Mittal Steel

Park Farms and Sugardale Meats are also major contributors to the economy..

Since you mention food processing, I remember a candy manufacturer, perhaps located in the Belden Village area. Don't remember their name, and couldn't say whether they're still in business or whether or not they really were that significant. RadioKAOS  – Talk to me, Billy 14:48, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Gentrification/ Urban Renewal[edit]

Plans are under way to turn the old Onesto hotel into Upscale condos The Summit Neighborhood is getting several new homes built

Web Directory Added[edit]

I added a link to CantonWeb as a web directory. Although it's a bit dated I think it's more relevant than the web search link that appears to possibly be a cookie-cutter site that just grabs results from other engines.

Canton Repository controversy?[edit]

I take it there's some controversy in the local newspaper concerning this article? How can we help resolve this? -- SwissCelt 12:31, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

What controversy? Anonymous 04:07, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
There was either an article or online blog in the Canton Repository last year criticizing this Wikipedia article. The resulting controversy may have been resolved since then; I posted the above last April to solicit contributions from Repository readers. -- SwissCelt 04:53, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
The only thing close to a "Canton Repository controversy" I would deem to be notable would be the murder of Don Mellett and the circumstances surrounding it. While Mellett didn't work for the Repository, competing against them evidently led to many of those events occurring. I didn't pay any notice to this aforementioned "controversy" when it occurred, but in retrospect, it sounds like more grasping at straws to me. RadioKAOS  – Talk to me, Billy 14:48, 10 April 2013 (UTC)


Newton Zone[edit]

famouse people[edit]

Marilyn Manson Maycie Graye Jim Thorpe —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Purplepurplepurple (talkcontribs) 03:46, 4 February 2007 (UTC).

Typos aside, you should be referring to "notable people", as too many Wikipedians make a bad habit as it is of confusing celebrity with notability. I had thoughts regarding several names. First, I know I read something years ago to the effect of "Marilyn Manson isn't from Canton, he's from Perry Township". I'm not sure that distinction is important enough for Wikipedia purposes. What is important, however: several sources have referred to Ernie Roth as being from Canton. Since these sources don't appear to include the fanboy websites favored by the WP:PW regulars, there's been no mention of this so far that I can tell. Also, while Phil Lesh is not from Canton, his family has deep roots there. The road running past the Stark County Jail might serve as your first clue. More on Lesh at a later time, as I've spent too long with this post. RadioKAOS  – Talk to me, Billy 14:48, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

what's with the north canton hoover plant info?[edit]

Canton City still has the bag operation plant. and well, North Canton isn't Canton City —Preceding unsigned comment added by Captainkang (talkcontribs) 06:28, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

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Internet meme "Crazy Lady" happened in Canton, Ohio[edit]

Hi! I'm not certain which exact neighborhood the "Crazy Lady" incident occured, but, I am 100% certain that it happened somewhere in Canton, Ohio. One of the photographers is Andrew Cleary. He said "What do you want? What in the fuck is the problem?" to "Crazy Lady", though I have no idea what her name is. However, maybe there should be an article on the "Crazy Lady" incident. If there is one, already, please let me know as a reply to me on this page. Thank you very much. --205.211.16.254 (talk) 15:33, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Canton Classic Car Museum[edit]

I added among attractions the Canton Classic Car Museum (unfortunately a red link), and two days later it was deleted. Why? Would it be permitted with no link? J S Ayer (talk) 02:45, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Apparently not; I tried it again, bold-faced this time instead of red-linked, and 17 minutes later it was deleted, no comment, by a user who is merely a number. I do wish someone else would comment. J S Ayer (talk) 01:05, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure why because there is currently no written article on the Canton Classic Car Museum here on Wikipedia yet. If there were an written article on the museum, then it would make sense to have it in the intro of the main article. OHWiki (talk) 21:04, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Does it need to have its own article to be mentioned, or can it just be worth mentioning? J S Ayer (talk) 14:59, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Republic Steel Canton Ohio 2013[edit]

Here is the text about LTV and Republic Steel from the Article: 'Canton, Ohio' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton,_Ohio As in many industrial areas of the United States, employment in the manufacturing sector is in a state of long-term decline. LTV Steel (formerly Republic Steel) had been a large employer before its bankruptcy in 2000.

I will soon update this article about Republic Steel (tm), which is the current name of the same steel mill facilities located at 2633 8th Street NE; Canton, Ohio for about 125 years. Republic has recently rebuilt one furnace into a modern bottom-pour furnace. Republic produces special bar quality steel including steel with lead. I will also cite this page: http://www.republicsteel.com/

I will also update the Republic Steel page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Steel. Sponsion (talk) 22:26, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Don Mellett[edit]

Let's not start an edit war over something silly. To determine whether the assassination should be included in the descriptor, we should answer these questions:

Was the assassination particularly notable itself?
Would Mellett have been notable if here were not killed?
Is he even notable enough to include in the entry?

Piguy101 (talk) 20:25, 3 March 2014 (UTC)