Eleven people turned out on Tuesday evening to watch the Suffield Township Board of Trustees conduct business.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth motioned to award road materials contracts to H. Luli Construction Company for applied liquid asphalts, to Shelly Materials for limestone, to Central Allied for gravel, to Tallmadge Asphalt and Central Allied for asphalt and Arms Trucking for slag.  The motion carried unanimously .  He also reported that the Road Department was almost done with this year's crack sealing.  Eldreth said that the county is going to pave Mishler Road, Portage Line Road and part of Pontius Road this summer.  He said that the State of Ohio was moving forward with repaving of all of State Route 43 through Suffield and Brimfield, at a cost of $2,055,000.  This also will be done over the next several months.

Tom Calcei said that the fire truck that was wrecked last week when responding to a call would be out of service for about 30-45 days according to Fire Chief Bob RasnickCalcei said that in the meantime, the insurance company has provided Suffield with a rental fire truck.  Calcei motioned to pay $1,200 for a street light at the intersection of Martin Road and Garner Drive.  The issue passed unanimously.  The street light will cost the township an additional $10.54 per month in electrical costs.

Trustee chairman Dave Vartenuk said that First Energy would be having a helicopter flying throughout the township to check power lines.  This will be happening at various times over the next six weeks.  He also mentioned that the Portage County Health Department is going to be placing mosquito traps in various locations in the county, including some in Suffield Township.  These canisters, which are about the size of a trashcan, are designed to catch mosquitoes in hopes learning if the Zika virus or West Nile virus is present in Portage County.  Each trap will have warning signs posted.

Some discussion was had on the property at 1560 Carriage House Drive.  This property is supposedly going to be up for "Sheriff's Sale" in the next several months.  Tom Calcei suggested that the township somehow warn potential buyers of the extensive work necessary to bring the house up to current building code standards.  It was suggested that persons interested in purchasing the property should contact Adam Bey, the zoning inspector, for pertinent information.

The trustees also changed the date of their next meeting.  The regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday June 13th has been changed to Thursday June 8th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday June 14th at 7:00 PM.  According to Zoning Inspector Adam Bey, there will be a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting concerning an accessory building, but no date has been set.

It was good to see everyone's good friend Ed Vincent back at the trustee meeting.

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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

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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

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