Living in Orrville “Guide” continued from page 7
kinds of merchandise and the number of families that may go together for a sale; sales may be from 9 a.m.-sundown. Permits are available at the information desk at City Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except legal holidays). Parades – Persons or groups wishing to hold a parade on a public street must obtain a permit from the safety-service director at City Hall; the permit is free. Call 330-684-5000 for details. Parking – Parking any inoperative or unlicensed vehicle on private property for more than 15 days is prohibited. To report a violation, call the police department at 330-684-5025. Scooters & Skate Boards – No person shall ride on or operate a skateboard on any street or roadway. Skateboards and scooters are NOT permitted on the sidewalk within a business district. Where signs are posted prohibiting skateboards, no person shall ride on a public sidewalk or upon paved areas within a shopping ceter. Scooters and skateboards are NOT permitted in Orr Park. Snow Parking Ban – A signiﬁcant accumulation of snow may require the city to declare a “snow parking ban” which requires cars parked on certain streets be moved. The announcement of the parking ban is made on local radio stations WQKT (104.5 FM) and WKVX (960 AM). Vehicles not moved from these streets may be towed at the owner’s expense. Trees – The city plants approximately 100 new shade trees along public streets every spring. Residents can request a tree be planted in their tree lawn by calling the safety-service director’s ofﬁce at 330-684-5004. Orrville has been named a “Tree City USA” since 1980.
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“ANCHOR IN ORRVILLE” “Orrville has never experienced a greater wave of prosperity than at the present (1915)” A front page article in the December 10, 1915 edition of The Courier-Crescent newspaper proclaims a “giant wave of prosperity” with factories running at full force, additional workers needed, and a shortage of housing available in town.
Orrville has never experienced a greater wave of prosperity than at the present (1915)
This wave of prosperity is what prompted three young businessmen, H.C. Auble, D Edward Seas and Joseph Perilstein, to lead the effort of establishing a chamber of commerce in Orrville. Together they recruited 97 additional business and professional men for a total of 100 who on July 20, 1915 pledged to support the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce in Orrville, OH. “Anchor in Orrville” continued on page 11
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