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East Canton
Built in 1834, the Werner Inn in East Canton was once a tavern serving stagecoach riders. It is now home to the Osnaburg Historical Society.

• Population: 1,506
• Median Household Income: $24,978
• Median Home Value: $98,900
East Canton is a tight-knit community in the heart of Osnaburg Township, just 10 miles east of Canton. It was the original county seat of Stark County, when the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad brought many passengers through the village in the late 1800’s. Some buildings in the Nassau Street business district were built as early as 1844 and are still in use today. For example, the Werner Inn, which served as a tavern, still stands across from the Stage Coach Inn, which offered weary travelers a place to stay. For more information, contact Village of East Canton at 330.488.0220;

• Population: 9,318
• Median Household Income: $26,717
• Median Home Value: $131,900
Louisville has a population that has steadily increased over the last century. Certified by the state of Ohio as a Community Reinvestment Area, the city takes pride in being able to offer both business incentives for projects that lead to job creation and investment and homeowner incentives that improve residential properties. For five consecutive years, the Louisville City School District has been rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education, and the high school has earned national recognition as well. The Louisville Art & History Gallery, a non-profit organization managed by the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, educates the public about local history while also representing local artists through monthly art classes and public programs. For more information, contact City of Louisville at 330.875.3321;

• Population: 4,001
• Median Household Income: $21,162
• Median Home Value: $84,700
Minerva is a mid-size town steeped in history. The town sits along the historic Lincoln Highway (US Route 30), which was part of the first transcontinental highway for automobiles. Minerva is also the birthplace of Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense under President Eisenhower. President William McKinley frequented the Minerva area while visiting his summer home, located a few miles east. Today, Minerva has the rare distinction of lying within three different counties: Stark, Columbian and Carroll. The town boasts many parks and recreation areas while being conveniently close to nearby cities, transportation, shopping and entertainment. For more information, contact Village of Minerva at 330.868.7705;