Early in the morning on Tuesday January 23rd the Suffield Board of Trustees met before an unusually large crowd of fourteen concerned citizens.  Among the crowd were six firefighters.  The meeting started off with Road Superintendent Scott McBroom reporting on what his department had been doing for the past month.  Predictably, he told of their efforts to keep the roads clear of snow and ice. He also reported that they have used a "little more than half their quota of salt" for this year.

Fire Chief Robert Rasnick reported that they had responded to 62 calls for service in December and had ended 2017 with a total of 746 calls, up from 743 call in 2016. He also reported that the department's 2012 ambulance was now back and in service after some body work to remove rust and be repainted.  Rasnick said that the warranty work was done by Horton Manufacturing and that they did the repair and painting at no cost to the township.  The cost of renting an ambulance to use while this work was done will be paid out of fees collected from insurance companies for hospital runs, thus no real out-of-pocket expenses to the township.  He also asked the trustees to accept the resignations of two of his valued firefighters, Randy Porter and Chris Dinkins.   

The Chief asked the trustees for $7,000 to purchase five new ballistic vests for EMS responders to wear when they respond to calls where violence is likely.  Rasnick turned to EMS Coordinator Tim Hinkle to explain the need for vests and further explanations to the trustees.  After some discussion Tom Calcei motioned that the trustees expend $7,000 to buy the vests from Southeastern Emergency EquipmentJared Phillip seconded the motion and all three trustees voted to spend the money.

A short discussion was again had on the Carriage House Lane situation.  This is moving ahead as planned.  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey said that he hoped a "walk through" of the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane could be done sometime next week, but admitted it was hard to coordinate schedules of the four departments involved, plus the new property owner.  In zoning matters, the trustees appointed Adam Bey as the primary representative for Suffield Township to the Portage County Regional Planning Commission and Dave Vartenuk as the alternate representative. 

Some discussion was had on the use of our now closed cemeteries.  While no grave sites are available, the trustees are going to have to determine a policy on allowing the burial of cremation urns in plots where a casket is already interred.  They agreed that a new policy on cemetery use is needed and plan to work on that in the very near future.

Suffield Seal 01 23 2018.JPG croppedAlso on the table for discussion was the proposed new signage for the Suffield Community Center.  Trustee Jared Phillip has been working with sign maker Graphic Detail, Inc of Brimfield to design signs and graphics for the building and the driveway entrances from both Waterloo Road and State Route 43.  Of particular interest to the assembled crowd was a circular sign that some feel is destined to become the "seal" for Suffield.  To the left is this "seal", which incorporates the idea of community, giving attention to the Field Schools, the local farming industry and Suffield's blimp heritage. As stated, this is just a proposal that will be further discussed in the near future.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday February 13th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Center.  The Zoning Commission continues its work on the new Land Use Plan on Wednesday February 14th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearing scheduled.

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Spring S.T.H.S. Newsletter Has Been Published 

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First Energy Gives Reminder Of Energy Assistance

Dana Heffner sent a reminder from First Energy about programs that the utility company has which might help a family struggling to meet their tight budgets.  (Click here to see what is offered)

 

 

 

 

Local High School Basketball

Mogadore Survives Late G-Men Run, Field Wins Fourth In A Row, Downing Ravenna 62-59

On Friday evening the Garrettsville G-Men came into Mogadore a decided underdog.  The Wildcats allowed the G-Men to hang around, a cardinal sin in basketball.  With about a minute to go in the game the G-Men, who had gotten hot from the field, closed to the score to 71-69, but four free throws by junior Kyle Coffman and one by Lukas Swartz iced the game.  Coffman had 21 points, Swartz 19 and Conner Kerr 17.  The Wildcats closed the regular season 17-5 and 14-0 in the PTC-County Division.  They play their first tournament game next Friday (March 2nd) at home at 7:00 PM.   Also on Friday evening, the Field Falcon boys closed out the regular season in fine fashion by beating the home-standing Ravenna Ravens 62-59 in overtime.  It was Field 's fourth win in a row and brings their record to a more respectable 10-12 overall and 6-8 in the PTC-Metro Division.  They open the post-season at Norton on Tuesday February 27th at 7:00 PM.  The Field Falcon girls ended their season with a 40-30 loss to the Northwest Indians in Canal Fulton.  They posted a 3-9 Portage Trail Conference-Metro Division record and were 4-18 overall.  The Lady Falcons were seeded 11th in the Uniontown District and Northwest was seeded 6th.

Paige Halliwill Leads Wildcats Past East Canton 58-47    

The Mogadore Wildcat girls beat the East Canton Hornets 58-47 on Saturday afternoon as Paige Halliwill scored a career high of 28 point, including 12 of 15 at the charity line.  They advance to play the winner of the Dalton/Lake Center Christian School game.  That game will be in Wednesday February 28th at 7:00 PM at the faraway Norwayne High School.             .....   Click here to see the schedules and scores.

 

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Suffield Township Website Has 180,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of February 23, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 180,214 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 209 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

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