County Dusts Off, Displays Bicentennial Bell

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Remember the Stark County bell that was cast here to celebrate Ohio’s bicentennial?

That large brass bell has been removed from storage, cleaned up, with a new base created.

It goes on display soon at the former Commonwealth Bank branch attached to the Stark County Office Building.

That’s now a county event hall at Central Plaza South and East Tusc.

It can also be used to host large public meetings.

There was a county employee health fair Thursday.

Commissioner Bill Smith recalls that a traveling bell casting operation went to all 88 counties in 2003, casting a new brass bell every two days.