Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Heritage Society has re-published its award-winning pictorial book, “North Canton: A Place in Time,” with 10 new pages.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The North Canton Heritage Society has published an updated edition of its award-winning photographic history – “North Canton: A Place in Time” – just in time for holiday gift-giving. The original 2002 pictorial book, authored by Rebecca Ink Hall and Paul David Kieffer, has been republished with 10 pages of photographs and captions to bring the history of North Canton up to date. Among the new photos are images of the transformation of the Hoover Company property from an empty factory after its 2007 auction to new office space for Altercare of Ohio and Stark State College. Other new photos include the new Veterans Memorial at Bitzer Park, the new Herbert W. Hoover memorial bridge over the west branch of the Nimishillen Creek, the new Hoover…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Retailers, restaurants, office space and apartments are heading to the Hoover District. We checked in with Mayor David Held to see what that means for the city of North Canton.
Retailers, restaurants, office space and residential use all are slated for arrival at the Hoover District in the coming years. But, what exactly does that mean for the city? Mayor David Held said it may be too soon to tell, as the city hasn't yet made a formal announcement about the specifics of the Hoover District plans. That announcement, Held said, will likely come in Spring 2013 when plans are finalized. “Here in the city, we take a conservative approach," Held said. "When we announce something, we know it’s going to happen.” He said this week that there's no reason to be leery that the plans will fall through for the first-floor restaurants, apartments on the second to fourth floors and other additions Patch reported on after talking…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Need to get caught up on your North Canton news? Look no further than our Week in Review update.
1. Hoover softball players fund raise with golf outing: Hoover High softball players (and the boosters who support them) hope that next month's golf outing at Sanctuary Golf Club gets them a few steps closer to paying for their new stadium. 2. All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Night: You heard right: chocolate. Anastasiades will host its fifth annual All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Night Sept. 29 and 30. Check out our latest update to see how you can get your tickets for the hour and a half long tasting event. 3. Big changes coming to Hoover Co. building: By big, we mean very big. Looks like apartments, retail shops and restaurants as well as office space is on the way. We talked with Ohio Realty Advisors to get the scoop. 4. North Canton teen beaten …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Ohio Realty Advisors says construction on some of the projects could be completed as early as Summer 2013
The Hoover Company building will be seeing some big changes in the coming months as a realty group works to create retail, residential and office space inside the building. Tim Todaro, leasing director for Ohio Realty Advisors, said restaurants are also in the mix. "We'd like to have as many restaurants as we can," Todaro said, adding the restaurant lineup will likely contain a sandwich shop and will be determined by market research. The restaurants will be located on the first floor facing Main Street. He estimates the new additions to the building will take up about 60 percent — about 1.4 million square feet — of its total space. Todaro said he's unsure at this point how many square feet will be devoted to each individual project. "We're…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Mayor David Held said the tax credit keeps the city competitive in bringing in new businesses
City officials plan to offer a manufacturing company a little help in the form of an occupancy grant tax credit if it decides to move its operations into the Hoover District. The deal, discussed at Monday night’s North Canton City Council meeting, would give the company a credit of one-half of the city income tax paid by new employees. The city would pay no money until it collects the income tax. Council members talked positively about the prospect of bringing a new business to the Hoover District, no matter how many — or few — employees would come with it. Mayor David Held said other communities approached the company about locating there, and the tax credit keeps North Canton competitive. “We want to remain as competitive as we can, and …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Every Sunday we'll bring you the top stories of the past week from North Canton Patch
1. Akron Beacon Journal: Kasich Praises Stark State, Timken for Collaboration — Ohio Gov. John Kasich came to Stark State College Thursday to highlight the college’s collaboration with the Timken Co., which recruits high school students for apprenticeships and pays for them to attend Stark State. 2. Whiz Kid: Travis Chambers Possesses Many Talents — Travis Chambers, 9, a student at Northwood Elementary School, admires Boss Hoover and those who worked at the Hoover Company and even collects Hoover Company memorabilia. We dare you to find another 9-year-old like that! Travis also race in the All-American Soap Box Derby this summer. 3. Video: Police, Skaters Speak Up About Dogwood Park Skate Park — Videographer Nick Rock set out for Dogwood …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Meet Travis Chambers, this week's Whiz Kid who definitely has no shortage of talent
This week's Whiz Kid comes to us from Sara Chambers, mother of Travis Chambers. Travis became fasinated with Hoover vacuums at 18 months old while visiting friends who had the little Hoover play vacuum. As he got older, he used Legos to build models of vacuums and even built some from scraps of wood and a plastic bread bag. At the age of 5, he became friends with everyone at the Hoover Museum. When Hoover turned 100, he had collected so many Hoover items that he was able to have his own display table during the celebration. "He admires the people of Hoover, especially Boss Hoover, who gave so much to the town and citizens of North Canton," Sara said. And there's more. Last September, Travis built his own Soap Box Derby car. He had his …