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Copley Historical Society Re-Opens Seth Minor's General Store

The Copley Historical Society reopened Seth Minor’s General Store on February 1st for all to see.  

History: Wells Minor was a businessman who moved from Cincinnati to Euclid and then to Copley.  He first lived on a farm on Minor Road.  Later he moved into the old Starr home on Cleveland Massillon Road.  Wells’ son, Martin married Alice Hammond in 1885. They lived on the Minor Road farm and had two children, Seth and Ruth.  Grandson Seth Minor was a farmer and businessman.  He married Ruth Kramer and had two daughters.  He operated a general store on the site that Jim’s Locksmith is now located.  

   He moved to his grandfather’s old home on Cleveland Massillon Road and purchased the corner across the street which included the old Disciple Church and the post office (pictured above) where he later resided as the postmaster.  He moved his store to what is now the present site of Ric Walter’s Properties on Copley Circle. Seth Minor passed away in 1953. 

The store was reproduced in the museum on the second floor of Copley Town Hall, 1540 S Cleveland Massillon Road.  Stop in and see the sundry items sold in a general store – from soup to nuts!  The store is open on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF SETH MINOR'S STORE IN THE COPLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Copley Circle Sign Announcements

1.  Sign Up Today for Township Alerts at www.copley.oh.us

2.  Join Us for the 1st Annual Sweep the Streets Event on Earth Day Saturday April 22 at Copley Circle 9am - 1pm.

 

 

 

Community Perspective Survey Results Presentation

We are pleased to present the results from our Community Perspective Survey.  With over 450 responses from a diverse cross-section of our community, you will be able to develop a sense of the many attributes of the Township along with areas that need focus and additional resources.  Our survey results are just the start of the conversation; the real work begins as we build relationships and engage our community to promote the culture we associate with Copley Township.

Click here for the Community Perspective Survey Results Presentation.

Southern Summit Citizens Police Academy

SOUTHERN SUMMIT CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

The Copley, Barberton and Norton Police Departments are proud to present a program that provides insight to the public on the responsibilities and operations of your local Police Department. Our 10th Academy will begin March 23, 2017.

We have designed the Southern Summit Citizens Police Academy to accomplish several goals. The most important goal is to open channels of communication between the citizen's and their local Police Department. Additionally, we want to develop an understanding of the police role within the community. The objective of the Academy is not to make police officers out of the graduates, but to make them better informed citizens with an accurate knowledge of law enforcements many responsibilities and functions.

The Southern Summit Citizens Police Academy is a twelve week program that will be held  each Thursday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In each class session, instructors will provide guidance and information concerning a particular area of law enforcement. Attendees will have an opportunity to experience how the police department functions in the community with some hands-on training.

Requirements for participants include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have no criminal history other than minor traffic violations (background checks will be performed).
  • Be physically able to participate in active class trainings.
  • Commit to attend 12 weekly 3-hour training sessions.
  • Sign any required waivers or agreement.

You can pick up an application at the Copley Police Department Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Applications are also available online at www.copley.oh.us.  If you have any questions or would like an application mailed to you, please contact Officer Tom Ballinger at the Copley Police Department, 330-666-4218 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click below for the SSCPA application form.

SSCPA Application 2017

 

 

Copley Township Community Perspective Survey

Click here to complete the COPLEY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE SURVEY.

Dear Copley Resident,

We appreciate your time and consideration in completing this survey.  The survey needs to be completed by December 31, 2016.

Your answers to the survey questions will help the Copley Township Board of Trustees evaluate the community improvement perspectives of our residents and provide public input for their consideration as to whether to create a Copley Community Improvement Corporation.

A Copley Community Improvement Corporation would serve as a community and economic development organization to actively develop and implement certain portions of the Township's Long Term Growth, Quality of Life, and Preservation Strategies.

This survey will be used to gather your responses, and will be kept anonymous and confidential.  A cumulative anonymous report will be made available to the Trustees, by our Consultants, who are assisting us in this process.

Sincerely,

Janice Marshall
Township Administrator