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Septic and Pet Waste Workshop


Summit Soil & Water Conservation District


Lake Erie Starts Here!  Don't "Waste" It!  Septic and Pet Waste Workshop

Summit County Public Health and the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District are co-hosting a workshop focusing on healthy septic systems and pet waste practices. The presentations will promote watershed awareness and protection strategies throughout the Lake Erie Basin, aimed at increasing knowledge of the impacts of non-point source pollution.  The program will target pet waste practices and septic tank maintenance and the consequences of these daily practices on the health of the watershed and Lake Erie.  Participants will learn how to adopt activities that will decrease pollutants entering our waters and actually improve water quality. 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Summit County Public Health auditorium, located at 1867 West Market Street in Akron, Ohio, 44313.  The workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 noon.  

The workshop is free and open to the public.  To register for the workshop go to  For more information, please contact Sandy Barbic at the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District at (330)-926-2452, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.


Copley Circle Sign Announcements

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2.  Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Wednesday, March 8 - 6:00 p.m.

3.  Copley Schools Kindergarten Registration, Thursday, March 9, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Copley High School Auxilary Gym Questions 330-664-4800.

4.  Annual Tornado Warning Siren Test Wed., March 22 at 9:50 a.m.

5.  Remember to set your clocks forward one hour Sunday, March 12, 2:00 a.m.

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


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  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




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