Early in the morning on a rainy and rather dreary Tuesday, March 27th, the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of about ten interested citizens.  Business was fairly fundamental.  The Board hired local resident Dave Einloth as the new full-time Road Department worker.  The position had been advertised in the Record-Courier and this website and had drawn a lot of interested parties.  Einloth will start working next week on Monday April 2nd

The trustees also announced that their second meeting next month will be changed from Tuesday April 24th to Monday April 23rd at 7:00 AM.  They also agreed to advertise for bids on road materials to be purchased and used this year.  They directed Fiscal  Officer Lori Calcei to place the necessary ads in the Record-Courier.  The sealed bids will be accepted until 7:00 AM on April 23rdJeff Eldreth asked for a $4,000 purchase order to pay H. Luli Construction Company of Suffield to replace a culvert across Shafer Road.  The Board postponed again the final decision on purchase of a trailer and mowing equipment to be used for mowing the cemeteries and township property.  They plan to make the final choices at the next trustee meeting.

In an interesting turn of events, the trustees talked about the future of the old church at 1292 Waterloo Road.  The church, which was built in 1875 and is perhaps the oldest commercial structure in the township, has been vacant for several years and its condition has deteriorated each year.  Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei suggested in reviewing the situation with Portage County Prosecutor Chris Meduri on options for its removal.   The property is current owned by John & Adale Ceroni and was last used as a school for massage therapy.

Also brought up at the meeting was the May Primary Election to be held on Tuesday May 8th.  The polling places will remain the same as the last election, that being; Precincts A & B will use the Suffield United Church of Christ building at 1115 State Route 43, while Precincts C, D & E will use the Suffield Elementary School at 1128 Waterloo Road.  Township Clean Up day is Saturday May 12th from 8:00 AM until noon at the Road Department.  As part of this monthly report, Scott McBroom, Road Department chief, said that they used 380 tons of the estimated 400 tons of salt purchased this year.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick was not available, as he was out doing what the Fire Department does best:  fighting a house fire in Randolph Township.  The Portage County Engineer's Office certified that Suffield now has 41.204 miles of roads.  The owners of some property along Randolph Road are looking to annex their land from Suffield Township to the Village of Mogadore.  The trustees are seeking the advice of the Prosecutor's Office before making a decision on how to respond.  Several options are available. 

It was also mentioned that long time resident and the longest serving elected township official Paul Young and his wife Dolores will be relocating to nearby Hartville. Paul was township clerk (now known as Fiscal Officer) from 1985-2007, a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 1972 to 1981, a member of the Zoning Commission from 1981 to 1983, and the temporary Zoning Inspector for a short period in 1983.  He served as an assistant to the current fiscal officer for several years and is one of the original members of the Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council.  His presence and leadership around Suffield will be sorely missed.

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees next meet on Tuesday April 10th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission meets of Wednesday April 11th at 7:00 PM. 

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Board of Zoning Appeals Grants Two Variances

On Tuesday March 19th the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met to hear two requests for variances.  Pete Alexander of 1745 Waterloo Road requested a variance to build an oversized accessory building on his property.  The Board heard his request and voted 5-0 to grant the variance.  After that issue came another variance request from Mel and Patti Colegrove.  About 40 persons had come to hear this request and voice their their comments, of which most were to deny the request.  The Colegroves bought a nine acre parcel of land at the corner of Bolender Road and Portage Line Road with the intentions of dividing the property into six one-point-five acre lots.  The plan was moving forward until Portage County announced that the thirty-three foot right of way for Bolender Road was county property and thus couldn't be counted as land toward the one-point-five acre parcels.  This made the original lot division plan faulty as the township zoning resolutions require one-point-five acres for a building lot and the land the county took away left  these lots with approximately 1.34 acres.  There was plenty of discussion and after all were heard, sometimes several times, a motion was placed before the Board to deny the variance request.  No one seconded the motion.  A second motion was made by Andy Grow to allow the variance and it was seconded by Pete Einloth.  The motion to grant the Colegrove's their variance was ratified 4-1.

 

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

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Tax Incentive Review Council Recommends Continuing Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council met Thursday March 21st and voted to recommend continued tax abatements for three Suffield businesses.  G.P. Tree Service, Bednar Properties (Hunters Manufacturing) and Hamrick Manufacturing were in substantial compliance with their goals and promises according the the T.I.R.C.

 

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.

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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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