Pro Football Hall of Fame

Power Lines For Hall of Fame Village
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What appear to be 80-foot-high goal posts now stand on either side of I-77 where it passes by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.  They’re actually new towers for  new power lines for the new Hall of Fame Village. American Electric Power is putting them in.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Village Hotel Concept
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Work on another part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton is about to get underway.  The design of the four-star hotel and conference center was made public today, along with the announcement that construction will start in September. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Special needs students and local high school football players are on the field, practicing and learning side-by-side.  It’s the first of what is planned to be an annual “Playmakers Football Camp” at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

Photo of Chris Smith

Members of the Canton City Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve a plan that would put millions of dollars toward six “investment zones” in the city.

Some of the areas include downtown, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and neighborhoods near TimkenSteel.

While the commission approved its plan, members of City Council still need to give it their final blessing.

Edward DeBartolo

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2016 over the weekend, and two of the men being enshrined this year are Ohio natives.

Edward DeBartolo, Jr. is this year's contributor enshrinee, for his 23 years running the San Francisco 49ers. He was born in Youngstown, and began his career with his father's company, developing shopping centers such as Randall Park and Summit Mall. Known as a "players' owner," his 49ers won five Superbowls and made the playoffs 16 times in the 1980s and '90s.