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Posted on: June 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rubber Trees and the History of Northeast Ohio

Rubber trees

Firestone Country Club, Goodyear Heights, and the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks are among the many reminders that the rubber industry once dominated the eyes, ears, and nose of almost every Akronite. But why did the industry take root in Akron, thousands of miles from the nearest rubber tree, and hundreds of miles from the auto industry?

The Copley Township Board of Trustees opened the Public Hearing for a proposed text amendment for Article 16-Tree Preservation on June 8, 2020. The Hearing is open for comments through June 22, 2020. Please send comments to

To learn more about the proposed text amendment, please visit

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