The Diamond Match Company was built by O.C. Barber, with a little help from his father. This program will discuss the creation, growth, and end of Barber's company.
It has been 196 years since the Ohio Legislature first authorized the establishment of canals by the state. Though today, on a quiet bicycle ride up or down the Towpath Trail, the remnants of the Ohio and Erie Canal might seem fairly small and inconsequential – this is not the case. The State of Ohio, and particularly this region of Ohio, were greatly impacted by the development of the Ohio and Erie Canal.
Barberton’s fire department has helped keep the city safe since 1893. We will be discussing the history of the Barberton Fire Department in Fighting Fire in the Magic City.