The New Year came blowing into Suffield like a lion a couple weeks ago. Some of the coldness in the air abated, but some of the chilling effects of the past week persisted as the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on January 9th before a crowd of about twelve.  Mark Russell of the Ellerhorst & Russell Insurance came to the meeting to provide trustees with information on this year's casualty insurance.  The trustees voted to reduce the speed limit on Rhodes Avenue from 55 MPH to 25 MPH.  This vote followed permission from the county and was enacted after a suggestion from Suffield Elementary principal Shawn Bookman.  The speed limit change affects Rhodes Avenue from Waterloo Road to State Route 224.

Since the move of township meetings at the beginning of December 2017 from the old Administration Building to the present location, a question has arisen on what exactly to call the new location.  For several years, this meeting room was known as the Fire House Community Room.  It appears that the new name of the meeting hall will be the "Suffield Community Room".  With this in mind, the trustees have embarked on a project to put up new signs on both State Route 43 and Waterloo Road to direct persons to this location.  Of course, this same location is also the new home to the offices of the Fiscal Officer and the Zoning Inspector, thus another bridge to be crossed.  Thus, how should the signs on the building be worded so that people would know that the community room and the administrative offices are within the same building.  While no final decision was accorded this date, the trustees plan to have sign-maker Craig Lemasters come to a trustee meeting next month to discuss what types of signs are available.  They will then decide on the exact verbiage to be used.

The Trustees next meet on Tuesday January 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday January 10th at 7:00 PM for its Re-Organizational Meeting and its regular meeting.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings are scheduled.

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Historical Society To Hear Wingfoot's Michael Studeny

Michael Studeny photo 03 08 2019On Monday March 18th the Suffield Township Historical Society will hear a presentation from Wingfoot Lake State Park manager Michael Studeny.  The doors to the Suffield Community Room will open at 6:30 PM and Studeny will speak at 7:00 PM.  His presentation, entitled "A Walk in the Park", will focus on the history of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Wingfoot Lake State Park in particular, as well as the impact, events and activities of the park.  Some new additions and improvements are planned for the park in 2019.  Come out and learn more about the park.  All are welcome.Ohio State Parks image 03 08 2019

 

Youth Softball & Baseball Players Still Needed

Suffield Youth Softball and Baseball are still in need of players.  Most needed are girls who are 5 & 6 and 11 & 12.  Boys who are 10 years old are especially needed.  For more information or to register your child, call Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

St. Joseph's Church To Again Offer Lenten Fish Fridays

The St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2643 Waterloo Road will serve fish dinners on Fridays beginning on March 8th through April 12th.  The hours are 5 to 7 PM.  Carryout meals are available.

 

Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Mogadore Lose Regional Final Title Game 63-51, Field Boys Season Ends At Alliance 66-54,

The Mogadore Wildcats (20-7) storybook season came to an end on Saturday March 16th at the Canton Fieldhouse.  A much taller team that plays a much more difficult schedule, Cleveland Heights  mowed down the Wildcats by a 63-51 score.  Mogadore fell behind early and trailed 28-6 in the second quarter.  To Mogadore's credit, the Wildcats clawed back, but the task was just too difficult to manage.  The closest that game was after the first quarter was ten points.  Lukas Swartz had 15 points and junior Dylan Jones had one of his best scoring nights, netting 14 points.

On Tuesday February 26th, the Field Falcon (4-19) saw their season come to an end with a 66-54 loss to the Aviators in Alliance.  The Falcons hung with the Aviators through most of the game and trailed by only six with about four minutes to play when Carter Baumbarger picked up several offensive fouls along with technical fouls on Baumbarger and coach Dominique Sanders.  The deficit ballooned to eleven points and that pretty much ended the season for the Falcons.  Jaheim James scored 22 points while Jacob Lupardus added 12.   

 

Field Girls End Season At Norton 53-15, Mogadore Girls End Season At Mapleton 63-22

On Thursday February 21st the Field Falcons (15-9) went to Norton to play for the Sectional championship.  The Falcons were ambushed in a big way, losing to the Panthers by a 53-15 score. The Falcons ended the year with a fine 15-9 record overall and 6-8 in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division.

On Wednesday February 21st the Mogadore girls ended their season with a 63-22 loss to Ashland Mapleton.  No Wildcats scored in double figures.  Mogadore finished 2-21 on the year, including 0-12 in the PTC County Division.  On a more cheerful note, the Wildcats had no seniors this season and only one junior.  This may bode well for the Wildcats next year.

     Click here to see their schedules and scores.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals To Hear Requests

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing on Tuesday March 19th at 7:00 PM to hear a request for a variance from Peter Alexander of 1745 Waterloo Road.  Mr. Alexander wants to build a larger accessory building than is allowed for the size of his property.  A second hearing will follow at 7:30 PM.  In that one, Mel Colegrove is asking for a variance to allow his property to be split into six lots. These lots will be less than the 1.5 acres necessary to build on.

 

Senior Citizens Spaghetti Dinner Is April 4th

There will be a free spaghetti dinner for senior citizens at the historic Town Hall on Thursday April 4th from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  The dinner will be served by students of the Field Community.  A short presentation by local community member and realtor Anna Graham on "Preserving our Community and Protecting Your Investment" will follow the dinner.

 

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 305,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 11, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 305,043 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 378.26 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

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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