Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown won’t affect Centennial Plaza story photo

Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown won’t affect Centennial Plaza

Story by Alison Mates, CantonRep.com staff writer (TimesReporter.com)

Construction on downtown Canton’s Centennial Plaza will continue amid shutdown. 

CANTON Here’s one thing the coronavirus hasn’t canceled: construction of downtown Canton’s Centennial Plaza.

“To this point, nothing has changed, which is really good,” chief city plannerDonn Angus said Monday.

Gov. Mike DeWine on Sunday announced a stay-at-home order that closes non-essential businesses and limits the reasons people are allowed to leave their houses. It goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and lasts through April 6.

Construction and building trades are among the professions allowed to keep working on site — meaning projects such as the construction of Centennial Plaza don’t have to stop.

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