The Portage County Township Association meets quarterly to allow members and associates to dine, network with other county officials, listen to noteworthy speakers and occasionally hear some news, both good and bad.  For the Suffield Township trustees, of which all three were in attendance Saturday evening, heard Portage County Engineer Micheal Marozzi announce that three roads in the township would be paved this summer.

Mishler Road, from Waterloo Road to the south township limits will be paved, thanks in part a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission.  Grant money in the amount of $271,000 is expected to be released on July 1st, and work on Mishler Road is expected to commence shortly thereafter.  The county will match the grant money with another $271,000.  This $542,000 project will mark the first time this road has been paved since 1996, according to project engineer Mike Collins.  Township trustees have often been asked when the road would be paved, but were forced to defer the complaints to the County Engineer's Office, as Mishler Road is one of several roads in the township that is maintained by the county road department.  Collins said that the grant money from the Ohio Public Works Commission is money that was once distributed and known as "Issue 2" money.

Also on the paving schedule is Portage Line Road from U.S. Route 224 to the south township limits.  This road to jointly maintained by the Summit County Engineer and the Portage County EngineerSummit County will oversee the project.  Collins said that the new pavement will be a cross between regular asphalt and a process similar to chip & seal.  Pontius Road is also a joint project between the Portage County Engineer and the Stark County Engineer.  This road will be resurfaced from Congress Lake Road to the east township limits.  The Stark County Engineer will be the project leader.  No township funds will be required for any of these three projects.  All are expected to be completed by the end of summer.

The PCTA dinner was held in the main garage of the County Engineer's Office, where "Mickey" Marozzi has annually hosted it in May it many years.  In his remarks to the attendees, Marozzi said that the ability to repave roads is getting tougher as his office maintains 370 miles of roadway, and as costs have increased, his operating budget has not increased at the same rate.  His office also is in charge of maintaining 85 bridges, as well as the signage, mowing, patching of roadways and snow removal on those 370 miles of roadway.

Also speaking at the PCTA dinner was Mathew DeTemple, Executive Director of the Ohio Township Association, who talked mostly on legislative matters.  His assessment was that the Ohio legislature would keep their funding of townships in the new state budget at the same level as last year.  Chris Gilmore, President of the Portage County Regional Airport Board of Trustees, spoke on the importance of the airport and its future.  The Portage County Regional Airport is located along State Route 44 in Shalersville Township.

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Annual St. Joseph Festival Is July 7, 8, & 9

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State Route 43 To Be Resurfaced

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be resurfacing State Route 43, beginning May 30th.  But don't expect to see the actual paving right away.   The work includes, repair to the base in places, chip and seal and two layers of asphalt.  The project includes part of Brimfield Township and ALL of State Route 43 through Suffield TownshipThe $2,055,549 federally funded project was awarded to Chagrin Valley PavingHenry Luli Construction of Suffield is one of the subcontractors.  They will do the chip and seal portion.  According to ODOT project coordinator Craig Dunbar, the work is to be finished by August 29th.  The work will include some night work and little, if any, weekend work.  Traffic will be maintained at all times, and a couple message boards will be used.

 

Read The Historical Society Newsletter Online!

The Suffield Township Historical Society urges you to read the semi-annual newsletter which is published right here on this website.  At the bottom of this page is a link to the Society's newsletters.  Incidentally, the Historical Society is hoping you'll enjoy this newsletter online, so they might save the cost of mailing you one.  Postage and printing costs the group several hundred dollars per year.  Call any of the Society's officers to get on their e-mail list.

 

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 Music Festival

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Senior Lunches Available

The Family and Community Services of Portage County in conjunction with the Suffield United Church of Christ offer lunches to Seniors at the church Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.  Lunch requires a donation and must be ordered one week in advance by calling Beverly Miller at 330-877-3965.

 

Suffield Township Website Has 130,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of May 22, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 130,000 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 230 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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