The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday January 8th before a crowd of ten people.  Newly anointed Chairman of the Board Jeff Eldreth presided over a meeting that was primarily routine in nature.  Some housekeeping matters, literally and figuratively, were worked out as to the responsibilities of the Fire Department and the Township Facilities Administrator on who would keep the Community Room spiffy and clean.  After some discussion, it was determined that this would be a collaborative endeavor and that communication between the various parties would be the key issue. 

Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said that the fire guys handled 59 calls for service in December and a total of 820 for the year 2018, which is an all-time high.  He also congratulated T.J. Fox and Ben Feeman for their hard work in earning their certification in the State of Ohio Paramedics program.  They also passed their tests and are now on the National Registry.  The Chief did some followup research and reported that in 2018 the Fire Department responded to nine calls for overdoses.  He did not have the exact data, but said that not all these persons were transported to the hospital.  Jeff Eldreth added that the cost of the Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray) kits used in these overdoses is not paid by the township or the Fire Department, but from the various hospitals.

Jared Phillip said that the new electronic sign is on schedule to be put up and into service in about two weeks.  Some minor electrical wiring needs to be replaced prior to installation.  He also said that the man along Mishler Road known as the "Can Man" has cleaned up his collection of recyclable cans.  Adam Bey, zoning inspector, said that there is a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM.  Bey also said that the power point presentation of the Zoning Commission's new Twenty Year Plan is ready for the trustee's and public view.  The trustees decided to make this presentation into a special meeting to be held on Tuesday February 12th at 6:00 PM. 

The annual discussion of water levels in and around Wingfoot Lake is already beginning.  Jeff Eldreth said that the township is working with the Portage County Engineer's Office to eliminate some beaver dams that are partially to blame for high water levels.  Jared Phillip said he is working, also with the Engineer's Office, to get a marker placed in Wingfoot Lake to show the actual water level and how it relates to the standard level establish for that body of water.  Eldreth said that the Road Department paved over the new culvert on the far-north end of Palm Road.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday January 22nd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday January 9th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM.  All these meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  The trustees will host a special meeting to review the new Twenty Year Plan on Tuesday February 12th at 6:00 PM. 6:00                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Is Scheduled

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Thomas.  Thomas wants to use the old Administration Building at 1273 State Route 43 as a used car lot. 

Leaf Dump Is Closed For The Year

Leaf Dump Was Closed On January 2nd

Many thanks to the resident at 558 Etter Road who has allowed residents to dump their leaves for the past several years.  The dump has closed for the 2018 season.

 

Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Play Hard, But Lose To Coventry, Mogadore Drops Close One To Crestwood 67-64 

The Field Falcons (4-9) hosted the Coventry Comets (6-6) on Friday January 18th.  After an 8-8 score, the Falcons jumped out to a 17-8 lead, only to have the Comets come back and lead at the half 27-26.  The second half seesawed until the last couple minutes when Coventry took command.  This was the exact situation as the Falcons loss to Ravenna last week.  The highlights of the game belonged to the referring crew, who tossed out three spectators and called Field coach Dominique Sanders a technical foul for arguing a call.  Jacob Lupardus led Field with 21 points, while Jacob Gartner had eleven. 

On Friday January 18th the Mogadore (6-4) traveled to Mantua and lost to Crestwood 67-64.  The loss jeopardizes the Wildcats chances in the Portage Trail Conference County Division, where they now have three losses.

Field Girls Lose Third In Row, Mogadore Loses Again

On Wednesday January 16th the Field (10-5) girls went to Norton and were beaten by the Panthers 47-26.  It was the third loss in a row for the Falcons.  Maria Sziva scored eight for Field.  So sure was Norton coach Brian Miller that his team would prevail, he took three of his players from the far end of his bench and started them.  The Falcons didn't play particularly well and were constantly plagued by traveling calls, errant passes, or some players refusal to pass at all.   The Panthers had beaten the Falcons 71-32 back on November 13th, so the 21 point loss was an improvement from a strictly numbers perspective. 

On Wednesday January 16th the Mogadore girls hosted the Tigers of Lake Center Christian School and lost 60-39, dropping their record to 1-14.

The Field girls game against Crestwood scheduled for Saturday January 19th has been postponed until Monday January 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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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!

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 280,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 28, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 280,006 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 313.50 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  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:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake

Town Hall Rental

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