Loyal Oak Area, 1956

Norton Center, 1956

Norton Center, 1990

City of Norton Fire trucks

New construction in Norton

Norton Professional Center on Norton Ave

Columbia Woods soccer fields and tennis courts

with a current population of
12,085 residents (census 2010) 
became a Township in the year 1818,
incorporated as a Village in 1961,
became a Charter Village on November 6, 1962 and
was proclaimed a City on January 11, 1969. 
Click here to view a current Map of Norton (.pdf)
-Directions to the Norton Administration Building

10 Best Cities In Ohio To Raise A Family
(August 2015
    Norton in 7th place)

Best Cities for Young Families in Ohio
(March 2015    Norton in 7th place)

Most Affordable Places In Ohio
(Norton in 11th place)

Best Cities for Homeownership in Ohio
(Norton in 12th place)

Norton's County and State Representatives are as follows:

Tim Crawford - Summit County Councilman
US Senator Rob Portman
US Senator Sherrod Brown
US Congressman Jim Renacci - 16th Congressional
State Senator Frank LaRose - 27th Senate
State Representative Marilyn Slaby - 38th House


-See MAP of  Norton Voting Wards
-Where is your Polling location -
updated NOVEMBER 2015
-Summit County Board of Elections
-election results

Ohio Municipal League

Our Health District is:
Summit County Public Health

What's going on in Summit County?

a great source of information for entertainment
in the Summit County area!

The following is information for our new residents:

beginning on JULY 5, 2016


Customer Service:  1-800-247-3644


Click the ReWorks Logo to go to their site!

Public Utility Services

   Natural Gas:
(to SET UP service)   Dominion East Ohio Gas   (800) 362-7557

GAS Aggregation Program 
(Aggregate updated for year
2016 / 2017 season)

Price of $3.35 from November 2016 through October 2017.
2016-2017 Gas Aggregate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) HERE

Sign up online at:  Constellation

or call  1-844-518-9374
>ask for the aggregated "City of Norton" program of  $3.35/Mcf


Electric Service:

(to SET UP service)   Ohio Edison      (800) 633-4766

Electric Aggregation Program
2012-2018 Electric Aggregate Information HERE  
First Energy @ 1-866-636-3749
>ask for the aggregated "City of Norton" program


Water and Sewer Service:

City of Barberton Utilities Dept.    (330) 848-6720

576 West Park Avenue
Barberton, Ohio  44203


Telephone Service:


Residential Customers 1-800-660-1000

Business Customers 1-800-727-2273 or 1-800-660-3000

Street Light Malfunctions
Street light outages can be reported directly to
Ohio Edison Co. at 1-800-633-4766. 
you may report the street light outage at this website: 
First Energy Streetlight Outage Reporting website


-Summit County Sheriff's  Registered Sex Offenders

Low Income Assistance
Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

Home Weatherization Program

        The City is proud to be able to provide residents with quality police, fire and street services. Both the Police and Fire/EMS Departments are available 24 hours a day through the 9-1-1 system serving Summit County, which is staffed by Norton Dispatchers. The Police Department, working closely with the community, strives to inspire the public's trust, understanding and confidence, while reducing crime and the fear of crime.

        The Fire Department is composed of full-time and part-time fire personnel who are certified Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic trained. The Norton Fire and EMS Services personnel respond to over 1,400 calls per year.

        The Service Department maintains over 100 miles of roads within the City. During heavy snowfalls ó not unheard of in Northern Ohio ó the crews are kept very busy plowing about 17,000 miles using on average 6,000 tons of salt.

        The City of Norton has a large, rentable Community Center, as well as ten beautiful public parks within its borders for residents to enjoy.  The following seven parks are owned and maintained by the City: Columbia Woods Park, Frashure Park, Helmick Park,  Holiday Heights Park, Loyal Oak Community Park, Williams Memorial Park and Williams Peace Park.  McCafferty Park is a City of Barberton park located within Norton borders.  Silver Creek Metro Park, a Summit County Metropolitan park, is also located within the City.  Lake Dorothy is a private park, but families are known to visit the Loyal Oak Lake Park for other summertime fun.  Organized youth sports of baseball, basketball, football / cheerleading, and soccer  are highly active in the city. 

         Norton also enjoys the support of many Community Service clubs such as the Norton Kiwanis, the Norton Women's Club, the Lions Club, the Norton Historical Society, Norton Villagers 4-H Club, and various garden clubs.  Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts are also active within the City.

        The Norton School system enjoys a highly rated academic report, as well as extremely supportive sport and band parental groups.  The DARE program and Safety Town is actively supported within the Norton school system.

         Norton residents rely on several newspaper sources such as the Akron Beacon Journal, the The Post Newspaper, the Barberton Herald, and the West Side Leader.         

       Norton is popular not only for its quality of life, but also for its easy accessibility to major cities. With access to an active railroad line and with 12 miles of interstate intersecting the city via I-76/U.S. Route 224, as well as State Routes 21, 261 and 585, itís quite easy to get around. At about 23 square miles of territory, the City offers a large expanse of land with a large lot housing environment, but also enjoys retail stores and manufacturing companies, and is home to two international headquarters.  Visitors may access the City center by exiting I-76 at Cleveland-Massillon Road, Exit 14 and heading south. Click here for directions to the Norton Administration Building.

      City of Norton Comprehensive Plan 2006  (LARGE .pdf file - long download)

       One of the largest attended events in Norton is the annual Cider Festival, now held on the first weekend of October, organized by a private committee and sponsored by the Lions Club. Begun in 1988 by the Lions Club in the historic Loyal Oak area, it spread throughout the Loyal Oak neighborhood. Streets were closed during this special weekend to make room for the hundreds of visitors from neighboring communities. In 2008, the Festival's 20th year, the festival moved to Columbia Woods Park located at 4060 Columbia Woods Dr. The larger and idyllic park surroundings accommodates the growing crowds and provides more room to expand and enhance the Festival for even more cider tasting and apple delicacies, games, rides, exhibits, contests, a gazebo for the concerts and, of course, the traditional gobbling up of the pancakes at the Boy Scout Troop 132's pancake breakfast held before and after the festivalís kick-off parade through the middle of town. As the city logo indicates, come to Norton, a Growing Community.

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Double Rainbow after 2003 Cider Fest

Classic cars at a funeral

Pond at Columbia Woods Park

Norton Service Facility

Soccer fields

Neighborhood life

Installing Cingular cell tower

Sevice department grade-all