Suffield Town HallIn 1802 , the community of what was later to be named Suffield Township was founded by Royal Pease, who was originally from Suffield, Connecticut. From 1802 until April 6, 1818, our community was known as Peasetown.  In 1818, the name was changed to Suffield Township and governing officials were elected.  Suffield is one of 18 townships in Portage County and lies in the southwest corner of the county.  We are uniquely situated in close proximity to Akron, Ohio to the west and to Hartville, Ohio to the south.  This gives our community a great mix of big city opportunities combined with rural charm.

With a population of 6,285 as noted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, Suffield Township is a close knit community - a community where neighbors look out for one another and wave when passing on the road.  Township services include a highly trained Fire Department, led by Chief Robert Rasnick, providing fire and EMS protection to the township, as well as a hard working Road Department, supervised by Scott McBroom, that takes care of the roadways and other services related to the needs of  the community.

We welcome you to our community.  Please explore our website and see what Suffield has to offer.

This Saturday At Field High School

Bill Knapp Memorial Game 2018

 

Saturday November 24th is the tipoff for the 2018-2019 basketball season for Field High School.  In the afternoon at 2:30 PM, the Ellet Lady Orangemen come to Field High School for a game.  The JV teams square off at 1:00 PM.  Then at 6:00 PM there is an Field Alumni Basketball game, also at the Field High School.  Come on out for the fun!

 

The Field Falcon boys begin their season with a trip to Rootstown on Friday November 30th at 7:30 PM.  JV's tip off at 6:00 PM.

 

The Martin Road Project Was Completed On Schedule And Is Again Open To Traffic

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Martin Road, from Randolph Road north to Hall Creek Road, will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday November 20th from about 9:00 AM until about 2:30 PM for needed road repairs on the "Nine Foot" hill.  Residents of Spring Valley Estates and other traffic will be able to detour by using Hale Creek Road to Sunnybrook Road to Randolph Road.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said there is seepage from under the roadway that must be stopped before freezing conditions set in, which would cause ice on the road surface.

The Suffield Board of Trustees met to conduct business on Tuesday evening November 12th.  The first matter of business was to hear a presentation from Randy Snyder of Graphic Detail, Inc on the planned purchase of a new electronic sign for in front of the historic Town Hall.  Snyder markets signs that are made in the USA by Watchfire.  The trustees had plenty of questions for Snyder.  The plan is to have a representative of Watchfire come to the Town Hall this Friday to give a demonstration of an actual sign.  

The next portion of the meeting was a lengthy presentation by Bob Warner and Joel Testa of the Testa Companies concerning their project at that old West Country Club.  They asked the trustees to endorse the annexation of three parcels of land into the Village of Mogadore.  The trustees did pass a resolution allowing the annexation of .77 acres.  This would allow the Testa Companies the ability to re-plat several planned lots, which would be acceptable by Mogadore Village standards, but too small by Suffield Township Zoning standards.  They tabled endorsing annexation on two other parcels, one of about nine acres, and one of about ten acres.   

Fire Chief Bob Rasnick gave his monthly report.  He said that firemen had responded to 88 calls for service, which brings the yearly total to 706 calls.  Rasnick also asked the trustees to hire Katie Weiland as the newest firefighter.  They did so, and, as usual, stipulated she serve a one year probationary period. 

Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the Palm Road project was pretty much completed, except that the roadway still needs to be repaved.  No date for this paving has been set.  He also asked the trustees to advertise for a full time Road Department worker.  He hopes that this new worker could be on the payroll by the end of the year.  (see the article in the right hand column of this page)

Chairman Tom Calcei said that the Christmas lights should be put up by the first week of December and like all things, the cost has gone up from $1,800 last year to $1,850 this year.  The annual Christmas With Santa will be at the historic Town Hall on Sunday December 9th beginning at 6:00 PM.  Last year, this event drew about one hundred children from the Suffield community.  Christmas With Santa is sponsored by the Suffield League.  Calcei also mentioned that the annual Toys For Tots at the Goodyear Blimp Base 1 will take place on December 7, 8 & 9th.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday November 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday November 14th at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has no hearings set. 

Rebecca Williams Mogadore Vets

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The Suffield Board of Trustees met on Tuesday October 23rd before four Suffield residents.  Scott McBroom gave the Road Department report in which he said that the crew has been busy for the past month doing lots to wrap up the summer work and prepare for the winter months.  Included was hauling grit, painting the truck's frames, painting new stop bars at intersections and preparing to buy and receive winter salt.  Road closed imageMcBroom also said that the Henry Luli Construction Company was planning on closing Palm Road near the Mogadore Reservoir to first drain away the water near the existing culvert and then to installed a new and better situated culvert.  Unless weather causes a delay, Palm Road will be closed to all traffic from Friday October 26th until Tuesday October 30th.  (Editor's note:  Road work completed on Thursday November 1st.  Road re-opened)  McBroom also said that the boat ramp on Lanzinger Road is now permanently closed.  In its place there is a new ramp at the old campgrounds on Ticknor Road.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth read a letter from the Franklin Township trustees in which they expressed their appreciation to our trustee Tom Calcei for his leadership in resolving the recent division of Local Government Funds issue.  Trustee Jared Phillip congratulated the Field Falcons football team in their recent 38-20 win over the Springfield Spartans on October 12th.  The win ended Field's 18-game losing streak.  He also mentioned the Falcons loss last week when a two conversion, that would have tied the game against Cloverleaf, was short by literally two inches.  Even with their losses this year, the Falcons are clearly a much improved team.  Phillip also said that a representative of the Testa Companies plans to be at the next trustee meeting.  This is to discuss annexing some property from Suffield to Mogadore as part of the development plans for the old West Country Club.  

Jeff Eldreth said that there have been some break-ins in the Suffield area, including a B&E of the storage shed at the baseball fields.  He suggested that residents be aware of this and take precautions to lock doors and windows.  Jared Phillip said that Field Local Schools Superintendent David Heflinger is holding public meetings called "Questions and Coffee with the Superintendent".  They will be held at Suffeld Elementary on October 24th from 8:45 until 10:00 AM, at the Middle School on October 26th from 7:45 until 9:00 AM, at the High School on October 29th from 7:45 until 9:00 AM and at McDonalds in Brimfield on November 1st from 8:30 until 9:30 AM.  

The trustees changed the date of their next meeting.  The Trustees next meet on Monday November 12th at 8:30 PM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday November 14th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled as of this date.  One other calendar item is the Lions Club's Candidates Night, which is Thursday October 25th.  Meet and greet will begin at 6:00 PM and presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.  This event will be held in the cafeteria of the Middle School.  And don't forget to have a supply of candy for this coming weekend as Suffield's Trick or Treat will be held on Sunday October 28th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. 

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Suffield News

 Township Is Looking To Hire A Full-time Road Department Worker

The Suffield Board of Trustees announced that they are looking to hire a full time Road Department worker.  The township will accept applications for the position.  A qualified candidate must have experience in road maintenance, snow plowing, operating equipment and a variety of labor tasks.  Candidates must have the ability to occasionally work extended hours, weekends and evenings.  Ability to serve on a 24-hour call and respond to emergencies from off duty status, and possess an Ohio Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with fewer than six points is required.  Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to:  Suffield Township, 2150 May Road, Mogadore, Ohio 44260 or Suffieldtownship@neo.rr.com by December 7, 2018.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 26, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 260,207 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 285.37 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 Recycle Pick Up Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th95lb cart

 

Field Varsity Football 2018

 

Local High School Football Scores & Schedules

Kirtland Prevails, Whips Wildcats 20-14

In Week 13, Mogadore traveled to Aurora for a playoff game for the second week in a row, this time losing the regional final  for Division VI, Region 21 to unbeaten Kirtland (13-0) by a final score of 20-14.  The Wildcats ended the year 11-2 with losses to The Linsly School (5-4) of Wheeling, West Virginia and to Kirtland.    Click here to see their schedules and scores.

Local basketball schedules and results coming soon!

 

Bill Knapp Memorial Alumni Game Is November 24th

Bill Knapp Memorial Game 2018 

 

Historical Society Hold Hold Elections And Conduct Planning Session

The Suffield Township Historical Society will have a meeting on Sunday December 9th at 2:30 PM at the their museum.  Included in the agenda is the election of officers for 2019 and a planning session for 2019 programs and activities.  The meeting is sure to wrap up early enough to allow everyone to attend the Christmas With Santa event at the historic Town Hall, which begins at 6:00 PM.

 

Leaf Dump Is Open At 558 Etter Road

Of importance to many in the township is the leaf dump.  The resident at 558 Etter Road has again offered to allow Suffield residents a place to dump their leaves.  The dump is now open and will be until about Thanksgiving.  We will give advance warning a week or so before the leaf dump closes for the year.  It is asked that you bring no sticks, branches, stones or plastic bags.  The dump will be open from Dawn to Dark.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner.

 

Card Bingo On Sundays

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License Plate Renewals

When buying new license plates, or renewing them, be sure the registrar at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles knows that you live in Suffield Township.  If you simply state your address as Mogadore, the road tax funds, which should go to Suffield Township, will go to Mogadore Village, due to your zip code.  Keep your tax money in the township!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wingfoot Lake State Park

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Wingfoot Lake State Park is Suffield's only park.   It was opened by the Ohio State Parks & Recreation Department in 2009.  Goodyear had operated the park since the 1960's as a private playground for its employees and for corporate retreats.  As the company footprint grew smaller in the Akron area Goodyear decided to close the park in 2006.  To learn more about the park, such as rental of the facilities, visit the park's website:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake

Town Hall Rental

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.

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