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Middleburg Heights, Ohio (U.S.)

Cuyahoga County

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[Municipal seal] image by Masao Okazaki, 22 November 2022

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The flag can be seen in the Facebook page of flagmaker Betsy Ross Ameriflag:

The flag can also be seen in issue 22 of the Great Waters Association of Vexillology, which also explains the flag:

Middleburg Heights' flag was years in development. This author, a city resident, had advocated for a long time for a city flag, but urged some design not employing the complicated seal. Nevertheless, the city so identifies with the seal that nothing would do but that it be placed on the flag. (Another likely influence was the fact that 3 of the cities bordering Middleburg Heights: Berea, Brook Park, and Strongsville, all use the city seal on a plain field.)

The field of the flag is a dark blue, with the seal's features in yellow. The seal occupies most of the center portion of the field; its diameter is 4/7ths of the width. In a ring outlined in yellow around the seal's outer edge and curved over the top from center to center is CITY OF MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS. A small yellow 5-pointed star before and after these words separates them from the legend below, placed counter-clockwise: STATE OF OHIO U.S.A. A very narrow double ring encloses the main design of the seal. The bottom third shows a section of the US flag, 9 stars and parts of 5 stripes visible. The flag's top edge forms a base for the remainder of the design. From the hoist is a barn and silo, a modern office building, and smaller buildings representing homes and the Recreation Center. Superimposed in the center are 3 onions, complete with roots and stems, that extend slightly below the flag's upper edge. Behind this display, in the center is a rising sun, about half of which is visible, with 22 rays emanating from it to the inner edge of the seal. On the hoist side, at the 5th ray, is an airplane flying toward the fly, symbolizing the city's proximity to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The barn, silo, and onions recall the city's agricultural past as a center for onion cultivation; the remainder of the buildings denote the unity of business, community and family. The seal was designed by James J. Modarelli, a resident of the city, in 1977. The flag was adopted by City Council on July 25, 2006.

Masao Okazaki, 22 November 2022


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019

Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019