Massillon

Massillon măs´ĭlŏn [key], city (1990 pop. 31,007), Stark co., NE Ohio, on the Tuscarawas River inc. 1853. A wheat-shipping center on the Ohio & Erie Canal after 1828, it became an industrial city producing steel, steel products, and machinery among its manufactures now are plastics, automotive products, packaging materials, and processed foods. Jacob S. Coxey , the social reformer, lived in Massillon and was its mayor in the early 1930s. A state park is nearby.

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