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Strengthening & growing our utilities, schools, library and street department.


Orrville's Candidates' Night

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The University of Akron Wayne College Campus, Student Life Building

(1901 Smucker Rd.)


April 5, 2023

Door to Door Campaign Kick Off


Matt Plybon candidate for the City of Orrville Mayor started his door to door campaign in his old neighborhood and plans to knock on your door soon. Plybon is excited for the opportunity to meet you and answer any of your questions. 

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April 4, 2023

Campaign Stop


Matt Plybon candidate for the City of Orrville Mayor held a campaign stop on Tuesday April 4th at Schmid Hall. Plybon spoke to the audience about his plans to continue with the city hall staff to strengthen the great city of Orrville and respectfully address any concerns the citizen have. Plybon welcomed audience questions and passed out signs and shirts. Plybon will have future meet and greet opportunities that will be announced soon. 


September 2018

Plybon Named Administrative Synchrony Financial Difference Maker of the Month

Job title: Elementary principal

How long at district: Entering my 19th year in Massillon and taught fourth grade in Orrville for 10 years prior.

Family: Single, brothers JD (Linda) and Mike (Wendy) Plybon, nieces Hillary, Hannah, and Allison, and nephews Austin and Carter and a cat named Midnight.

What is the most rewarding part of your position? I grew up in education with my father being a high school teacher and football coach while my mother was an elementary librarian. I enjoy the excitement of all the students when they are learning. I witness a lot of growth in all our students from their first day of kindergarten to their last day of third grade. It is great talking to former students and seeing how much they have grown and accomplished.

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July 19, 2022

Plybon For Mayor


Life long Orrville resident Matt Plybon has announced his candidacy for the City of Orrville Mayor. "I plan to build on and improve the accomplishments of the great City of Orrville through the 3 R’s of Respect, Relationships, and Resources," says Plybon. "I have always believed in every chapter of my life I have been exactly where I need to be.  It is truly an honor to be a candidate for the next mayor of Orrville."


Massillon Mayor Frank Cicchinelli (left) bestows a proclamation to Whittier

Elementary Principal Matt Plybon at the Whittier Blue Ribbon assembly.

January 26, 2011 - The Independent 

Whittier Named One of Top Schools in Nation

Funny thing about mountain peaks, it takes a lot of work to get there.

But once you’re there – once you’ve put all you have into climbing up the steep, rocky mountainside – you reach the pinnacle and see the view.

That’s enough to take your breath away.

For Whittier Elementary students, Tuesday was all about taking in the view and celebrating all that has helped them earn the designation as one of America’s best schools.

Whittier is one of only 304 schools nationwide this school year to earn Blue Ribbon designation, an award given by the U.S. Department of Education that recognizes continued growth and academic achievements
among all students regardless of race, background, ability or income level.

In other words, fourth-grader Eemoni Hattery said, “it means our school rocks.”

Tuesday afternoon, the Whittier students and staff joined former students, staff members, community members, district officials and dignitaries to celebrate the view from the top of the proverbial mountain during a special assembly in which the students proudly participated. They introduced each of the speakers, shared inspirational poems and joined together in singing their special Blue Ribbon Song: “We are a Blue Ribbon School.” 

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