Township News

Police Department Promotion of Jason N. Coppock

September 13, 2023

Jackson Township Board of Trustees promoted Jason N. Coppock to the position of Lieutenant  in the Jackson Township Police Department. Congratulations Lieutenant Coppock!!

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Congratulations to Fire Inspector Tan

May 19, 2023

This morning, Deputy Chief Rieger and I attended the “Stark County & StarkMHAR Notable Names in Behavioral Health’ Ceremony.  Due to his dedication in working with some of our most challenging mental health and drug overdose issues, Inspector Denny Tan, was nominated by the Stark County Health Department, and selected by the oversight committee as one of a few recipients of the ‘Professional of the Year’ Award.  Denny has put in a lot of time, both on and off duty, as our organization deals with these ongoing problems within the township.  Because of his efforts, the amount of ‘repeat offender’…

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HIGH GRASS / NOXIOUS WEEDS POLICY

May 11, 2023

As you all have noticed, Jackson Township has had an unusually wet spring.  And with all that rain brings rapidly growing grass and weeds to kick off the mowing season. Jackson Township has a policy that stipulates how high your grass can get before you’re in violation of the policy with the length being between 8 and 12 inches.  Once the Township receives a complaint in writing from another resident you can expect to receive a courtesy letter from our office letting you, the property owner, know how long you have to correct the situation or to at least contact…

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The Nash Family Jackson Amphitheater received Visit Canton & ArtsinStark Tourism Grant

May 4, 2023

CANTON – Visit Canton and ArtsinStark has awarded an additional $123,295 in cultural tourism grants to 16 Stark County organizations. These awards are in addition to the $219,064 awarded earlier this year. “Community partners continue to impress the committee with new partnerships, new entertainment offerings, and reimagination of staple community events to boost tourism in our community,” ArtsinStark President and CEO David Whitehill said in a prepared statement. “Through this grant partnership, we are able to support these new projects and attract people to encounter our unique cultural experiences.” Organizations, communities and businesses received funding: Jackson Township for the Nash Family-Jackson Amphitheater 2023 Weekend Concert Series,$7,000.

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Electric Utility Rate Increases UPDATE

April 19, 2023

Below is an email from FirstEnergy that was received by Jackson Township. AKRON, Ohio – FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is encouraging customers of its Ohio electric companies – Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison – to evaluate electric supply offers from competitive suppliers that fit their budget and protect against rising energy prices this summer. Due to the results of recent competitive auctions, FirstEnergy customers who rely on their electric company for all aspects of service are expected to see an increase in the price they pay for electric generation beginning June 1. Customer bills are divided into…

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Jackson Police Department Full-Time Hires

April 12, 2023

Two Police Officers Hired Full-Time The Jackson Township Police Department has hired two new full-time officers.  Officers David Roberts and Kayla Young were appointed by the Jackson Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Congratulations to these two officers on their full-time positions with the Jackson Township Police Department!!

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ASHE Outstanding Highway Project Award

April 10, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, Jackson Township along with Stark Parks, and Jackson Local Schools was presented with the ASHE Cuyahoga Valley Section 2023 Outstanding Highway Project Award for the Fulton Drive Multimodal Tunnel.

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Jackson Fire Department new Fire Captain Luke Ediger

April 10, 2023

Congratulations to Luke Ediger who has been promoted to Fire Captain. Luke joined the Jackson Township Fire Department, Stark County, Ohio in 2004 as a firefighter. He decided upon his career path when he was visiting a college and fell in love with the fire service and helping others. Beyond the fire service, he enjoys traveling, hiking/backpacking, exercising, coaching wrestling, teaching Sunday school, and spending time with his wife and two children. He is excited to contribute to the department, its members and to the community. We thank you and wish you continuous growth with your promoted responsibilities.

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Electric Utility Rate Increases

March 30, 2023

Electric Rate Increases Residents may have seen recent news articles discussing upcoming increases in the utility’s default supply rate (the price-to-compare) for Ohio Edison and AEP Ohio.  As in every year, in June the utilities announce their new supply charges, which are set by a series of auctions, for the following year.  This year those supply charges are expected to increase significantly due to rising market conditions over the past year.  AEP Ohio has said they anticipate an approximately 28% increase in the bills for those on their default supply, and reporting estimates that Ohio Edison’s default supply rate will…

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Park & Recreation Division Update & H. B. 140 Information

March 28, 2023
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