The Suffield Township Board of Trustees conducted their annual Re-organizational meeting on January 1st before a small, but interested crowd of five residents.  Tom Calcei, entering his ninth year as trustee was elected Chairman of the Board for 2018 and Jeff Eldreth was re-elected Vice Chairman.  Newly sworn trustee Jared Phillip sat at his first meeting as a trustee and showed some great poise and understanding.  Most of the items discussed were random, run-of-the-mill issues that are so mundane that no report of them seems necessary.  However, the trustees voted to keep the meeting schedule the same as the past four months, that being their first monthly meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM and the second meeting will be on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 AM.  Both meetings will at the Suffield Community Room.  (formerly referred to as the Fire House Community Room)

Robert Rasnick was hired again as Fire Chief with a small pay increase.  A roster of Fire Department employees was approved and those serving will receive a forty cent per hour increase in pay.  Scott McBroom was retained as Road Department superintendent and Tim Fox was rehired as Road Department laborer, both at small pay increases.  These three are the township's only full-time employees.  Adam Bey was reappointed as Zoning Inspector, Jeff Childers reappointed as Webmaster and Shannon Eldreth was again re-tasked as Town Hall Administrator.  Current Zoning Commission Chairman John C. Yeargin was reappointed to a new five year term on the Zoning Commission.   William Evans and Mason Kisamore were named as alternates to the Zoning Commission for the year 2018.  Mark Frisone of the Board of Zoning Appeals has moved to Edinburg and in his place David G. Duma was appointed to a five year term.  For 2018, the Board of Zoning Appeals alternates will be David (Pete) Einloth and Matt Loos.

Zoning fees will remain unchanged for 2018.  There are some very minor changes to the rules for renting the Town Hall.  The trustees voted to enact a Temporary Appropriations budget of $2,143,102.

Jared Phillip sworn in by Lori Calcei 12 29 2017

In other trustee news, the trustees also met on Friday January 29th.  The trustees were told by Fiscal Officer Lori L. Calcei that the property insurance for the township in 2018 was going to increase to $19,909 from $19,474.  The Fire Department handled 46 calls for service in November 2017.  The Fire Department's ambulance that was sent to Columbus for repainting will beTom Calcei sworn in by Lori Calcei 12 29 2017 returned about the middle of January, and the township's other ambulance was damaged in an accident at an Akron hospital when a private ambulance collided with it.  No estimates of damage were mentioned.  Adam Bey said that they were still on track to demolish the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane.  He also said that for the year 2017, there was $1,873,175 in new added-value to the township, which was $231,675 more than in 2017.  This inclued six new homes.  He also said that the township received $3,499 in zoning fees.  The high point of the meeting was when Tom Calcei and newly elected Jared Phillip were sworn into office as trustees by Portage County Recorder Lori Calcei.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday January 9th at 8:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals next meets on Tuesday January 2nd at 7:30 for their Re-Organizational Meeting to be followed at 8:00 PM for a hearing on a lot-splitting issue.  The Zoning Commission continues its work on the Land Use Plan on Wednesday January 10th at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room.

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 John Yeargin Is Zoning Commission Chairman For 2018

Veteran Zoning Commission member John C. Yeargin was again elected as Chairman for 2018. Jeff Childers was re-elected Vice Chairman at their Re-Organizational Meeting on January 10th.  New members to the 2018 Zoning Commission are William G. Evans and Mason Kisamore, both serving as alternates.

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Don Monroe Elected Chairman Of The Board Of Zoning Appeals

Don Monroe was elected as Chairman for the 2018 Board of Zoning AppealsVictoria Vincent was elected Vice Chairman at the Board's "Re-Organizational Meeting" held on January 2nd.  A hearing followed and Greg Spickard was granted a needed variance in order to split a 27 acre lot at 2450 Waterloo Road.  After reviewing the facts available, David G. Duma motioned to allow the variance, which was then seconded by David Einloth.  The Board voted 5-0 to allow the variance.


Many thanks from the Suffield Township Board of Trustees to the resident at 558 Etter Road who provided Suffield residents with a place to dump their leaves this past fall.  However, now that the snow has begun the leaf dump has closed for the year 2017.


Suffield Looks To Hire Part Time Road Worker

Suffield Township is hiring to fill a year round Part-Time Road Crew position. Duties to include, but not limited to: assist road crew with general road maintenance and township building maintenance. Qualified candidates must have a valid Ohio driver’s license (CDL a plus), a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills. Interested candidates may submit resume to 2150 May Rd Suffield Oh 44260 or email to Suffieldtownship  EOE


Historical Society Business Meeting Is Monday January 22nd

The Suffield Township Historical Society will meet on Monday January 22nd at 6:30 PM at the Suffield Township Historical Society's museum, which is on State Route 43 directly behoind the historic Town Hall.  It will be a strictly business meeting, however, all are still welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be available.  Society President Judy Calcei said that acclaimed "Speaker Series" will resume on February 19th when Josephine Demboski and Chris Saal will discuss the Saal family and the history of the famous Walnut Gardens Farm.


Baseball, Softball Signups Set

Spring is just around the corner as evidenced by the announcement of signups for youth baseball and softball.  You can sign up your child at the Historic Town Hall on either Sunday January 28th from noon until 4:00 PM, or on Saturday February 3rd from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.


Local High School Basketball

Falcon Girls Lose To League Leader Norton 59-20

On Saturday, the Falcon girls went to Norton, but left their offense at home.  They scored only four field goals in losing to the Panthers 59-20.  Field dropped to 3-10 on the year.  The Mogadore girls went to Lake Center Christian and prevailed 55-41, raising their record to 8-6.  Erika Johnson scored 20 points for the Wildcats. The Falcon boys played well enough to win on Friday evening, but just couldn't get that final gust of steam to get past the Norton Panthers.  The visiting Panthers won 69-58 in a game similar to their first match up (56-46) with Field in December.  Andrew Johnson scored 20 points and Caleb Francis had 16.  Taylor Warner led Norton with 21 points, all on seven three pointers.  The Falcons dropped to 3-4 in league and 5-8 overall, while Norton remains undefeated in the PTC-Metro Division with a 7-0 record and 10-2 overall.  Also on Friday evening the Mogadore boys went to Hartville and beat the Tigers of Lake Central Christian School 66-60 behind 24 points by Lukas Swartz.  The Wildcats are 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the PTC-County Division.  The Field and Mogadore boys play each other on Tuesday January 23rd at Mogadore.    .....   Click here to see the schedules and scores.

Read The Historical Society Newsletter Online!

The FALL 2017 Newsletter is available for you to read online.  The Suffield Township Historical Society urges you to read the semi-annual newsletter which is published right here on this website.  At the bottom of this page is a link to the Society's newsletters.  Incidentally, the Historical Society is hoping you'll enjoy this newsletter online, so they might save the cost of mailing you one.  Postage and printing costs the group several hundred dollars per year.  Call any of the Society's officers to get on their e-mail list.


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!


Suffield Township Website Has 170,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 3, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 170,034 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 211 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "".  Tell your friends about us.






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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Historical Society

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