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.

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On November 24th Suffield Township lost a long-time and valued member of the community when Robert (Bill) West passed away at the age of 76.  Better known as Bill, he had operated the Hilltop Aggregate for many years and was certainly known as one of the good guys of Suffield.  He was a member of the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals from May 5, 2002 until the end of 2014, when his health caused him to resign his seat.  His business understanding of mining and the sand and gravel business proved to be exceptionally helpful to the appeals board.  Calling hours for Mr. West are on Monday November 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Hopkins Funeral Home at 547 Canton Road in Ellet.  A private graveside funeral service will be held later.   


Small Business Saturday imageSomeone in some Chamber of Commerce somewhere came up with the idea of "Small Business Saturday", which was officially Saturday November 28th.  It was a  great idea, but please keep your local businesses in mind throughout this holiday season and all year long.  Small businesses are the life blood of any community and they need your support year round.

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The Mogadore Wildcats (13-1) slipped past previously undefeated Danville tonight 35-21.  They will play Fort Recovery next Friday December 4th at 3:00 PM at the Ohio State Stadium in Columbus for the Division VII State Championship.  According to the OHSAA, tickets should be available at Mogadore High School as early as Sunday November 29 for $10.00 each (Contact Mogadore High School for sales times).  Tickets at the stadium on game day will be either $12.00 or $15.00, depending on where you want to sit.  Fort Recovery defeated McComb 35-14 to improve to 12-2.  Their two losses were to teams within their own conference, the Midwest Athletic Conference.  This conference is one of the most successful football conferences in the state with members such as St. Henry, Minster, Coldwater and Marion Local.  The Indians two losses were to Minster 14-12 and Marion Local 28-0.  Mogadore's lone loss was in Week #3 to Elyria Catholic 26-18.  Our congratulations go out to the Wildcats.  More on this later.

Newly elected Suffield Township trustee Jeffrey Allen Eldreth takes office on January 1, 2016.  This date also ends his employment as a road worker for the township.  Thus, Suffield Township is looking to hire a new road worker.  Fiscal Officer Lori L. Calcei put out the following information on November 17th:  "Suffield Township is hiring a Full Time Road Crew position.  Duties to include, but not limited to; road maintenance and repairs; snow plowing and salting roads, general repairs and maintenance of buildings and mowing roadsides.  Qualified candidates must have a valid Ohio driver's license, a CDL, good communication skills and a high school diploma or equivalent.  Ability to work varied hours as needed which may include evenings and weekends.  Interested candidates may submit resume to Suffield Township, 2150 May Road, Suffield, Ohio 44260 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Deadline to submit resume is December 3, 2015.  EOE".

The Suffield Historical Society announced the release of its 2016 Calendar, which is entitled "Seasons of Suffield".  The 13-month calendar, featuring scenic sights of Suffield at various times of the year, comes with a very reasonable price of $10 and is available by calling Nancy Wise at 628-2823.  Perfect timing for the perfect holiday gift!  By the way, there is no Suffield Historical Society meeting in December, but there will be a business-only meeting on Monday January 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  This meeting is open to the public, but there will be no quest speaker. 

On Sunday November 29, 2015, Suffield's website surpassed the 25,000 visitor mark.  This number reflects the number of visitors since April 1, 2015, when the current webmasters added a "counter" to the front page.  The webmasters, Jeff Childers, Jim Lutz and John Yeargin, thank all who have turned to this website for local information.  

Upcoming Township Events

Leaf Dump to Close December 18th

A civic-minded resident is again allowing residents to dispose of their leaves at 558 Etter Road.  People who use this facility are kindly asked to drive only through the gates and to dump leaves only during the daylight hours.  The leave dump opened October 15th and will remain open until about December 18th.

Breakfast at the VFW

The Mogadore VFW is hosting breakfast on Sunday November 29th from 8:00 to 11:00 AM at their hall at 385 Randolph Road.  Help support an organization that has done so much for the Suffield community. 

Recycle Event Canceled

The Portage County Solid Waste Management District was to have an open house at their Brimfield facility on November 30th, BUT on November 25th we were notified  that the event has been canceled for that date.  They do plan to reschedule it for sometime in January 2016.   We'll keep you posted.


Santa Claus is Coming to Suffield December 6th

Hard as it is to believe, Christmas is just around the corner.  The Suffield League has again partnered with the Madison Walker Toy Run folks and has arranged for Santa Claus to visit the kids on Sunday December 6th at the Town Hall.  Santa is to arrive at 6:00 PM.  The Suffield Township Historical Society is again serving up refreshments for Santa, the children of Suffield and their parents.  It is certain to be a great time for all!


Duma's Meats Store on Randolph Road Open Again

On Saturday November 7th, Duma's Meats on Randolph Road reopened after about four weeks of remodeling.  Actually, it was more like four weeks of rebuilding.  While the store is open for businesss, they are still in the process of remodeling.  You'll be impressed!  The hours for the new store are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.  Their outlet at the Marketplace in Hartville will remain open Monday through Saturday 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM through December 1st.  After December 1st, the Hartville store will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as in the past. 


High School Scores & Schedules

See the Field and Mogadore basketball scores and schedules here. See Scores



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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:

Town Hall Rental

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


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Who to contact in case of emergency and assistance when you need it.

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