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City website states:
CHAPTER 103 Official Standards 103.01 City flag.Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2000 Source of information: http://www.massillonlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Massillon_flag.pdf
State standard of time - see Ohio R.C. 1.04
State legal holiday - see Ohio R.C. 1.14, 5.20 et seq.
State flag - see Ohio R.C. 5.01
103.01 CITY FLAG. An official flag for the City is hereby adopted. Such flag shall be of the following description.
(Res. 18-1972. Passed 5-30-72.)
- The flag design shall feature an orange foreground with a skyline silhouette in orange against a black background. Orange and black are officially the colors of Massillon.
- The skyline shall include a church, symbolic of the naming of Massillon for a French churchman, Jean Baptiste Massillon; a canal boat riding the waves of the canal, symbolic of Massillon's early development as the wheat city of Ohio during the Ohio canal days; and the stacks of the City's steel mills, symbolizing Massillon's later industrial development. The ground line of the silhouetted skyline is forty-five percent (45%) of the field from the bottom of the flag.
- The City's corporation seal comprises eight percent (8%) of the total flag area and is black letters and wheat shock figures upon a white circle incorporated into the upper left corner of the black background. The date of the City's founding "1826" in white letters is in the upper right section of the black background. The words "City of Massillon" in black are placed beneath the skyline in the orange field flush right with "1826".