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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 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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Emergency & Assistance

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

Historical Society

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A great opportunity for community involvement, and many free activities for everyone!  Click on the logo to learn more about the Suffield League.


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