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About the City

The City of Alliance is located in northeast Ohio in Stark County. Alliance is situated in the northeast corner of the county, approximately 20 miles from the county seat of Canton, Ohio. The population of Alliance is approximately 22,000.


The City of Alliance is located primarily in the northeastern portion of Stark County, with a small area in the southwestern portion of Mahoning County, in Northeastern Ohio on the headwaters of the Mahoning River. The city is approximately 18 miles northeast of Canton, the Stark County seat, approximately 55 miles southeast of Cleveland, and approximately 79 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

City Growth

As we look to our city's future, it is good to reflect on the progress made over the last 10 years. The city has seen many new and revitalized institutions. Those institutions include social, business, educational, medical, religious, and financial entities that are making continuous efforts to grow and prosper.

Most of this was done during a time that saw major economic downturns, one of which was considered the worst since the Great Depression. As one looks back on the events of the past 10 years, it is evident that the Alliance Community and its citizens demonstrate a resilience that has endured over the course of the city's history.

We are continuing to build on the foundation provided for us to continue progress, as we have in the past. We will do this by working together, as the namesake of our city implies- "Alliance" -the coming together of the people and the community to reach new heights.


The business community has led the way, from Alliance Castings, a major manufacturing industry that has weathered the difficult economy by reopening twice in the last decade, to many new retail facilities. The most recent developments have included the Kohl's Department Store, the Chipotle restaurant, Aspen Dental, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Hampton Inn and Starbucks. Also added to the landscape on State Street are the new Panera Bread, Dairy Queen, and Wendy's restaurants.

This, when combined with earlier developments of Robertson Heating and Supply, Winkle Industries, and Trilogy Plastics establishing their businesses in the Industrial Park, make Alliance a viable business leader. The growth of these major businesses has been augmented by the continued prominence of numerous retail and consumer facilities, including Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Elder Beermen, and J.C. Penney to mention a few.


The educational community has seen continued growth as well. The leader has been the University of Mount Union. The university has grown, expanding its offerings to include graduate-level studies in health care and education. It has recently begun a program in civil engineering and will soon add a nursing program to its offerings. It also has changed the landscape of the campus with new student housing, classroom buildings, and major aesthetic improvements, all the while maintaining its tradition of academic excellence.

Also arriving on the educational scene, has been Stark State College, providing technical and career oriented programs that offer additional educational opportunities to our community. The Alliance City Schools have completed their renovation and rebuilding projects and continue providing excellence in public education including adult education, notably the Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing. The Alliance are community is also served by the Holy Cross Academy Schools (Regina Coeli and St. Josephs).The nearby Marlington, Sebring, and West Branch Schools all provide the greater Alliance community with excellence in primary and secondary education for our citizens.