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Wooster, Ohio

Wooster is a city in northeastern Ohio. Located approximately midway between Cleveland and Akron, Wooster is the county seat of Wayne County, and has a population of just over 26,000. Wooster was founded in 1808 and still retains a strong agricultural base, to which it has added a range of industry and advanced materials manufacturing. The College of Wooster, founded in 1866, and two branches of the Ohio State University, contribute to the city's intellectual, cultural, and employment opportunities. Other notable employers include LuK USA, ABSMaterials, and TechniGraphics.

Wooster became the seat of Wayne County government in 1811, three years after its founding. The city quickly became a center for agriculture and trade. The co-educational College of Wooster contributed to the town's expansion. Early industries included carriage and buggy whip manufacturing, farm machinery, flour and leather goods. Longevity has been a hallmark of many Wooster companies. The Wooster Rubber Company was founded in 1920, and merged with Rubbermaid in 1934. The company produced Rubbermaid kitchen and household products at its Wooster headquarters until 2003, when the company chose to relocate after the main building sustained heavy damage during a tornado. Akron Brass Company, which had outgrown its original location, moved to Wooster in 1921 and still manufactures fire-fighting equipment at its headquarters there. Other companies of long standing in Wooster include the Wooster Brush Company, established in 1851, Silver Brothers Company, Inc., which has been in the fencing business since 1927, and International Paper Company, whose Wooster box plant has been in operation since the 1940s. In recent years, Wooster has added more service-based businesses, such as ExpenseWire and Quasar Energy Group.

Wooster's history of industry and construction make asbestos exposure a concern for workers, who may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Wooster are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Wooster and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Wooster

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Wooster where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • A.K. Property Corporation
  • College of Wooster
  • Hercules Engines, Incorporated
  • International Paper Company
  • Ohio Agri Experiment Station
  • Ohio Agricultural Randd Ctr
  • Ohio State University
  • Power House
  • State of Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station
  • University of Wooster
  • Wooster College
  • Wooster College Inn
  • Wooster Municipal Building
  • Wooster Water Works

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Wooster, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Wooster, Ohio. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 78.0 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 52.5 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 50.5 miles

667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 70.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Wooster, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Wooster, Ohio. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 50.5 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 50.5 miles

Dr. David P. Carbone
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The James–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 78.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Wooster, Ohio

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Ohio, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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