A larger than normal crowd of 17 people watched the Suffield Township Board of Trustees conduct mostly routine business.  In the crowd was Corky Powers Smeyak and Jim Albertoni, both of whom have been away for several months.  New to the trustee's meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sims, who took the sights and sounds as well.  Former trustees Ron Mishler and Dave Polen were also in the audience (Jim Albertoni is also a former trustee).

The first order of business was to hear Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei report that the Bureau of Workers Compensation would be raising the township's fees from about $9,700 for the 2017 fiscal year to $15,858 for the year 2018.  Lori Calcei reported that the speed limit would be lowered to 35 MPH on Saxe Road from Mogadore Road to Martin Road.  This comes after a request from Brimfield Township was approved by the County Engineer's Office. Trustee Tom Calcei motioned to re-hire Kyle Knapp as a part-time firefighter.  This was on the request of Fire Chief Robert Rasnick

Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that Road Department had widened Trares Road in the area known as Snake Hill in preparation for chip & sealing there.  He also said that the Road Department was beginning its first roadside mowing of the year.  Trustee Chairman Dave Vartenuk said that the Zoning Commission would meet on Wednesday May 10th at 7:00 PM.  He also said that the property at 1560 Carriage House Drive is to be auctioned at "Sheriff's Sale", which is yet to be scheduled.  This is a new wrinkle in this ongoing drama.  Two weeks ago the trustees believed that they were ready for public hearings to condemn the house and proceed with demolition, but the day after the last trustee's meeting, the county prosecutor who handles township legal matters, Chris Meduri, told Suffield to put on hold any further actions until at least after this new "Sheriff's Sale".  A Congress Lake Road resident and his neighbor discussed with the trustees a problem with run-off water.  They were ultimately referred to the Portage County Soil and Water District for possible resolution.

The trustees acknowledged the fast approaching Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday May 29th at 2:00 PM in beautiful downtown Suffield.  Trustee Tom Calcei, who also presides over the Suffield League, said that they are looking for more persons to be in the parade.  It was also mentioned that the Suffield Historical Society has as their speaker the current Fire Chief Bob Rasnick, who will provide a lot of facts, photos and information about the Fire Department, which celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year.  That meeting is in the Community Room of the Fire House on Monday May 15th at 7:00 PM.

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees next meet on Tuesday May 23rd at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday May 10th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings set.

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Owner Of Brimfield Bread Oven To Speak At STHS Meeting January 19th

Jud Smith, the owner of the Brimfield Bread Oven will speak to the Suffield Township Historical Society on Monday February 19th at 7:00 PM.  His program is entitled "Brimfield Bread Oven:  A Modern Approach To An Old-World Bakery".  Doors to the Suffield Community Center open at 6:30 PM.  Light refreshments will be available and all are welcome to attend. 

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

Read the Spring edition of the Suffield Township Historical Society newsletter.  Click on the "Society Newsletters" at the bottom of this page.

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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

Field Girls Play Spirited Game, But Lose First Tourney Game 40-30

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 4-19 overall.  The Lady Falcons were seeded 11th in the Uniontown District and Northwest was seeded 6th.  Also on Saturday, the Tigers of Lake Center Christian School took their host Mogadore to overtime, as the Wildcats prevailed 77-66.  Mogadore swept the overtime stanza 13-2.  Connor Kerr has 23 points and Lukas Swartz had 21 to lead the Wildcats, who are now 15-4 overall and 13-0 in the PTC-County Division.  On Friday evening, the Field Falcons hosted the Cloverleaf Colts from two counties away and prevailed 66-50 for their 8th win of the season against 12 losses.  On Wednesday evening the Mogadore girls were bested by the Garrettsville G-Men 46-39.  They finish the regular season 13-9 and 7-5 in the Portage Trail Conference-County DivisionMogadore will play the winner of the East Canton/Hillsdale game.  The Wildcats first playoff game will be on February 24th at 1:00 PM.  Mogadore is seeded 4th in the Norwayne District.            .....   Click here to see the schedules and scores.

 

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 175,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 30, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 175,166 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 "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.

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