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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Suffield Township Website Passes A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 270,301 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 273.68 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

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Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Boys Lose Close One To Streetsboro, 55-47 

The Field Falcon (1-3) boys team hosted the Rockets of Streetsboro and played well enough to win, but came up short by a 55-47 score on Friday evening.  The game was pretty much even until the last couple minutes when the Falcons took some questionable shots and the Rockets pulled away.  Jacob Lupardus scored 19 and Jaheim James has 13.  The Mogadore Wildcat boys team played Friday evening in Youngstown against Valley Christian and lost their opener 55-52.

Field Girls Impressive In Win Over Woodridge

The Falcon girls (4-2) played on Wednesday December 12th in Cuyahoga Falls and beat the Woodridge Bulldogs by a 56-31 count, raising their record to 4-2 on the year.  Samantha Kline scored 16 points, while Maria Sziva and Cortney Currey each had 13 points.  Meanwhile, the Wildcat girls continue to struggle mightily.  They were beaten on Wednesday in Palmyra by the Southeast Pirates 62-22. 

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BZA Hearing Set For December 18th At 8:00 PM

Jeremy Richards of 571 Mishler Road has asked for a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing to request two variances on his property.  He wants to build closer to the lot line than allowed and he wants to build a larger accessory building than is allowed for the size of his lot.  The BZA will meet in the Suffield Community Room on Tuesday December 18th at 8:00 PM to hear the requests.

 

Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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Leaf Dump Is Open At 558 Etter Road

Of importance to many in the township is the leaf dump.  The resident at 558 Etter Road has again offered to allow Suffield residents a place to dump their leaves.  The dump is now open and will be until about Thanksgiving.  We will give advance warning a week or so before the leaf dump closes for the year.  It is asked that you bring no sticks, branches, stones or plastic bags.  The dump will be open from Dawn to Dark.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner.

 

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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 A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 270,301 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 273.68 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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