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Cherry St. and Canal St. Intersection CLOSED beginning September 11, 2023

Good afternoon. The City would like to remind you that the intersection at Cherry St. (Route 93) and Canal Street will be closed, beginning Monday, September 11, for a period of two weeks. This will allow for new crosswalks to be installed, as well as an update to our traffic control system within the intersection. The parking on Market St. along the Cornerstone Building will also be closed.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mayor Joe Schultz at (330)-949-3520, or City Manager Dan Bucher Jr., at (330)-936-4725.

Congressman Ralph Regula Memorial Ride – June 24th

We’re celebrating the life of Congressman Ralph Regula, champion of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, with a bicycle ride and picnic in Stark County!

Take a round trip adventure along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Whether it is 8, 16, or 32 miles, enjoy a day out with friends and family. Receive goodie bags, water along the trail, and raffle prizes. The routes are as follows:

  • 32 mile: Start at St. Helena Park in Canal Fulton. Ride south to Lake Avenue Trailhead, north to Vanderhoof Road, and south back to St. Helena Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
  • 16 mile: Start at St. Helena Park in Canal Fulton. Ride south to the Lake Avenue Trailhead and back to St. Helena Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.
  • 8 mile: Start at St. Helena Park in Canal Fulton. Ride north to the Village of Clinton and return to St. Helena Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Boxed lunches will be available for participants upon returning to St. Helena Heritage Park.

Online registration for this event will close on June 19. To sign up after that date, please contact Lauren Anderson by emailing or calling 330-374-5657.

City Manager –

The City of Canal Fulton would like to thank everyone for your patience while we improve our downtown by rebricking our crosswalks. We are trying to keep everything as accessible as possible, including allowing parking on Canal Street between Cherry St. and Market St., and the diagonal spots on Market Street near the canal. We would also like to remind everyone visit all of the local businesses during this construction. Because of the detours, many people may not realize that the businesses are open. Please be sure to stop by the DragonFly, Happy Days, Deliciously Different, and all of the downtown shops that have helped make our downtown the great area it is today! We apologize for any inconvenience the project has caused.

**Towpath Closed**

The Towpath will be closed from Canal Fulton Heritage Park to Lock 4 from Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26 while we work to clean debris out of the Canal in preparation for Summer Canal Boat rides. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

Public Hearing Notice

March 17, 2023






Canal Fulton’s City Council will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:30pm to consider a zoning change from R-Single-Family Medium Density Urban Residential District to S-1 Suburban Office District to the following Parcel:


Parcel # Address
9580137 8101 Manchester Ave. NW



Any discussions concerning this are welcomed by Canal Fulton City Council.  The meeting will be held at the Canal Fulton Safety Center, 1165 Locust Street, Canal Fulton, OH; by order of Alyssa Bettis, Clerk of Council.  If you have any questions, please call Dan Bucher Jr., at 330-936-4725.


Library Events – April 2023

April Programs Press Release 2023


Information Department April Events


Tech Tuesdays: Every Tuesday from 11am to 5pm, book a 30-minute or 1-hour long session with our tech trainer. Work one-on-one with a person who is able to help guide you in your tech questions. Bring your device along. Be sure to call ahead to book in advance at 330-854-4148, then select option 3. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.


3D Print Design – Page Holder: Design a 3D printed page holder to keep your book open while you read. We’ll print your design for you and it will be ready to pick up at the library in 1-2 weeks. This class is designed for beginners who are new to 3D designing. Registration is required. Please sign up in advance for this program by calling the library at 330-854-4148, then select option 3. This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m.


Adult and Teen Planner Club: This month’s planner club is all about enhancing your planner to double up as a scrapbook or smash journal. For ages 13 and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To register, stop by the Information Desk or call the library at 330-854-4148, then select option 3.

Saturday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m.


Teen Anime Club: Calling all anime fans: come enjoy anime, snacks, and fun at this teens and tweens event. For grades 6-12. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Monday, April 10th at 5:30 p.m.


Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson: Join us for an informative afternoon as Canal Fulton Public Library Director David Brown discusses the life of Thomas Jefferson, our third President of the United States. Sign up for this program is not required, but is appreciated.

Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m.


Third Tuesday Book Discussion: Discover your next thought-provoking read at the library! Join us as we discuss The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday Morning Cartoons and Crafts (for Adults and Teens): Enjoy a Saturday morning of cartoons, cereal, and a simple craft. Registration is required. To register, stop by the Information Desk or call the library at 330-854-4148, then select option 3.

Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m.


Cricut – Iron-on Bags: Learn how to create a personalized tote bag using Cricut Design Space along with the library’s Cricut and Cricut Press. All materials will be provided by the library. Registration is required. Please sign up in advance for this program by calling the library at 330-854-4148, then select option 3.  This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

Monday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m.


Teen Pizza and Game Night: Join us for a fun-filled evening of games, pizza, and snacks for teens and tweens, grades 6-12. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m.










East Palestine Statement

The City of Canal Fulton and surrounding Stark County area are thankfully unaffected by the unfortunate events of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The source water for the Canal Fulton Public Water system is in deep underground aquifers and far enough away from the affected areas of the accident that there are no concerns at this time. Additionally, due to typical west-east weather patterns there are not air quality or surface water concerns. The Canal Fulton Utilities Department monitors the drinking water for various contaminants on a routine basis to follow Ohio EPA guidelines. For those still concerned, the EPA has a public interest hotline that callers can contact to find more information about the areas impacted by the event. Additionally, the railroad company has hired a toxicologist consultant to take calls as well. Those numbers are listed below:

Ohio EPA Public Interest Center – (614) 644-2160

CTEH Toxicologist Hotline – (234) 542-6474

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing Facts & Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the City perform hydrant flushing?
Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure vital to the general maintenance of the City’s water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to firefighters, residents, and businesses. It also improves water quality by clearing iron and other mineral deposits from the water mains.
What are the effects of hydrant flushing?
Hydrant flushing helps ensure water quality and helps avoid random bouts of rusty water if high water demand is caused by a significant firefighting effort or water main break.
During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure and flow.
Why is my water rust/tea-colored from the hydrant flushing? Is the water safe?
Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing. However, it may stain laundry. Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-colored because the iron and other mineral deposits in the water mains get stirred up. There is no health hazard associated with discolored water.
Does the City test the water regularly? Is the testing done at various sites?
The City of Canal Fulton regularly tests the water leaving the water plant and throughout the water system, following U.S. and Environmental Protection Agency protocols. Many tests are also completed around the clock during the water treatment process.
How come my water is discolored, but my neighbor didn’t notice my discoloration?
Discolored water may enter your plumbing if the water inside a home or business is turned on while hydrant flushing is going on. If neighbors did not use water during the day, they would most likely not notice any discoloration.
My water is discolored. What should I do?
Wait until flushing has subsided in your area, then run a cold water tap until the water runs clear.
Remember, rust-colored water is safe, but it may stain laundry. If this happens, keep clothes wet and treat them with stain remover.
The City offers a stain removal product at no cost to residents at the following facilities:
City Hall Front Reception Desk located at 155 E. Market St.
If you notice the water flushing crew is near your property, refrain from using water, and delay washing clothes as much as possible.
How often is hydrant flushing done?
Hydrant flushing is performed two times a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. The work is generally done between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Further questions can be answered by calling Public Works at Phone: 330-854-5353



Voice:  330-854-2926     Fax:  330-854-0618


Date:                September 6, 2022


From:               Chief Sara Wilson




Civil Service Examination

City of Canal Fulton

Entry Level Police Officer


The City of Canal Fulton will be accepting applications for an Entry Level or Lateral Entry Police Officer. The entry level pay rate is $28.00 per hour with generous benefits. The City of Canal Fulton is using the National Testing Network (NTN) to conduct the civil service testing for this position. Interested candidates should register with NTN and schedule a test, go to, select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for Canal Fulton Police Department.


When you visit the website:

  • Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test
  • Review all information related to the Canal Fulton Police Department (Police Officer), including minimum requirements, salary and benefits, and submit any required forms or information
  • Review detailed information about the testing process
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired)


Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to Canal Fulton Police Department. The deadline to complete the examination is 6:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022.


Applicants who attain passing scores on the NTN exam are invited to attend a physical fitness assessment, which will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 9:00 am, at the Massillon Recreation Center (505 Erie Street North, Massillon, Ohio 44646).  Location is subject to change due to inclement weather or if other issues arise, and applicants will be notified via email if such changes occur. Attendance is required at the physical fitness test, and candidates must meet the minimum physical agility requirements as detailed on the NTN website in order to remain on the eligibility list.



Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam, and pass the physical fitness assessment, will be placed on Canal Fulton’s eligibility list. The Canal Fulton Police Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.


National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Canal Fulton’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to Canal Fulton Police Department where the final decisions are made. For more information, please call City Hall at 330-854-2225.









NTN exam notice 09.2022

Road Closings

Tomorrow, Sept 1, between 9-11 a.m. the following roads will be closed for repair; Summer’s Evening, Livingston and Elmridge. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Electric Service in the Canal Fulton community is provided by Ohio Edison, a FirstEnergy Company. For service or billing questions, call 1-800-633-4766 and to report a power outage, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)

Or Online please use the information provided on the FirstEnergy website under Service Requests for any of the following issues:

  • Start or Stop Service
  • Report a Tree Problem
  • Report a Lighting Problem (Street Light Outage)
  • Request Electric Work (Builders and Contractors)



The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has issued the following memo regarding water supply flushing:

As businesses and buildings reopen under the “Responsible RestartOhio” plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that have had little to no water usage, it is important to flush water that has been stagnant. Low water usage can contribute to bacterial growth, including Legionella which can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease. It can also cause other water quality issues with potential health risks due to the build-up of lead and copper in stagnant water that’s been collecting in older pipes and fixtures.

As buildings reopen, it is critical to drain, flush, and if necessary based on a review of building conditions, disinfect the hot and cold-water systems to remove harmful contaminants. Devices that store water, such as drinking water fountains, water heaters, storage tanks, and any droplet or mist-forming devices such as cooling towers, humidifiers, showerheads, and certain medical and manufacturing devices and process equipment should also be flushed and disinfected in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations or industry best practices.

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a letter with more information, which you can access HERE, as well as “Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service Restoration”, which you can access HERE.

All questions should be directed to the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.Plumbing Water Service RestorationWater Supply Flushing for Reopening of Buildings