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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Field Rips Springfield 38-20 To Break Losing Skid

Suffield has four school districts; Field, Mogadore, Springfield and Lake.  Follow their seasons here.

In Week 8, Field (1-7) ended their 18 game losing streak by whipping the Springfield Spartans (1-7) by a 38-20 count at Kenneth Lohr Stadium.  Way to go Falcons!   Mogadore (7-1) slipped past a determined Garrettsville (5-3) team 49-26.  And the Lake Blue Streaks (4-4) upset the Perry Panthers (6-2) by a 27-23 score. 

In Week 9, Field (1-7) hosts Cloverleaf (3-5) in another game that is very winable, Mogadore (7-1) plays on Saturday evening at the Poland Seminary Stadium against Youngstown Valley Christian (5-3).  GlenOak (1-7) is at Lake (4-4) and Coventry (3-5) comes to Springfield (1-7).   Click here to see their schedules and scores.


Historical Society To Hear Local Blimp Historian Ed Ogden

The Suffield Township Historical Society will meet on Monday October 15th.  A business meeting, which will include nomination of officers for the November election, will begin at 6:30 PM.  Following the business session, Ed Ogden, a public relations specialist and historian for the Goodyear blimps operation, will speak.  He knows everything about blimps and is willing to take questions about the newest blimp and all that preceded it.  Ogden's talk will begin about 7:00 PM.  The meeting is in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road and is open to the public.


BZA Approves Variance To Allow Home Owner To Remain In Home While New One Is Built

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday October 2nd to consider a request from James and Jill Scovern to remain in their home at 2107 State Route 43 while a new house is built.  This would violate the rules of the Zoning Resolution and the principle of having more than one residential dwelling on a lot.  The Board of Zoning Appeals made quick work of the issue and after just a few inquiries by the board members voted 5-0 to allow the variance.  Board member Pete Einloth made the motion to allow the variance and Vickie Vincent seconded the measure.


Election Day Polling Places Announced

The Portage County Board of Elections announced the locations for this year's General Election to be held on Tuesday November 6th.  Polls will open at 6:30 AM and remain open until 7:30 PM.  The polling locations are the same as the last several elections.  Precincts A & B will be in the Suffield United Christian Church at 1115 State Route 43.  Precincts C, D & E will be in the Suffield Elementary School at 1128 Waterloo Road.


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Suffield Township Website Has 245,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of October 12, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 245,149 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 265.98 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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