Township News

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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Eagle Scout Joseph Lynn makes presentation to Jackson Police Department

March 15, 2023

At the March 4, 2023, Jackson Township Board of Trustees meeting, Boy Scout Joseph Lynn from Troop 927 presented the Jackson Police Department with 26 Bail Out Bags.  As an eagle scout project Joseph raised $4,000 through private donations and purchased the bags.  Included in the bags are quikclot, tourniquet, chest seal, nasal airways, door stoppers, scissors, window breakers, zip-ties, gloves and a sharpie.  Joseph said, “I hope that someday if there is ever a tragedy in Jackson Township, that these bags can save lives” Thank you, Joseph, for including us in your Eagle Scout Project.  

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VIP Tour of the Jackson Township Fire Department

March 6, 2023

Congratulations to Everett, as the winner of a special, behind-the-scenes, VIP tour of the Jackson Township Fire Department, Stark County, Ohio. He drove his own fire truck into the bay and parked alongside the big fire trucks then had breakfast at the firehouse with B-Shift. Thanks you Everett, hope you had a wonderful and memorable time!      

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Limited Home Rule Government Legislation Updates

February 15, 2023

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 504.04 (A)(1) and (2), authorizes the Board of Trustees to exercise powers of local self-government in the Township and to adopt and enforce within the Township necessary resolutions which are necessary for the promotion of the public health, safety, and general welfare. On Tuesday, February 14, 2023 the Board of Trustees amended the Park Rules and Regulations and adopted two new regulations; Road Opening and Standard Driveway Specification. Park Regulations (amended) Road Opening Regulations Resolution 23-034 Standard Driveway Specification Regulations      

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Community Heroes

February 15, 2023

On a Sunday afternoon, Medic 3 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to K1 Speed on Port Jackson Avenue.  Because of the life-saving efforts of James, Burley, Jayson Gajewski and Cory Salerno, they accomplished the critical links in the chain of survival.  These heroes recognized the cardiac event, called 9-1-1, administered CPR with chest compressions, and rapidly defibrillated with an AED.  All three had the opportunity to be reunited with Mr. Allen and his family last night as they were commended at the Jackson Township Board of Trustees, Stark County, Ohio meeting by Fire Chief Tim Berczik and the Jackson Township…

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Former Trustee Craig Snee Passes Away

January 18, 2023

The Jackson Township Board of Trustees is sadden to share that former Jackson Trustee Craig Snee passed on Friday, January 13, 2023. Craig Snee served two terms as Trustees from 1984 – 1987 and 1994 – 1997.   Craig was instrumental in many projects and committees during his time serving as Trustee. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Nancy and their family.   .  

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New Trustee Justin B. Hardesty

January 11, 2023

Jackson Township Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Justin B. Hardesty to serve as Trustee.    Below is some information on Trustee Hardesty. Mr. Hardesty graduated from Malone University in 1997 with a degree in accounting and business administration with an emphasis in finance.  Upon graduating, he began his career in the investment advisory business where he found a passion in working with individuals to discuss their financial goals and formulating solutions that target their objectives. Born and raised in Garrettsville, Ohio. Justin has lived in Stark County since 1995.  Justin resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Alicia, and…

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Public Works Department 2023 Notice for Bids

January 4, 2023

Sealed bids for the purchase of the below materials for use by the Public Works Department in 2023 will be received by the Board of Trustees of Jackson Township at the Township Office, 5735 Wales Avenue NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 until 4:00 PM, local time on February 14, 2023.  Bids will be publicly opened and read on February 14, 2023, at 5:00 PM unless extended by written notice of the change which shall be given to all persons who have received or requested the specification no later than 72 hours prior to the date fixed for such opening. The Township…

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New Traffic Signal – Frank Ave. & Eastlake St.

December 29, 2022

The new traffic signal at Frank Ave., and Eastlake Street has been activated as of December 29, 2022, and will be a permanent “Stop and Go” operation.

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