At the Tuesday May 24th Trustee's meeting, two new firefighters were added to the Fire Department's roster at the request of Fire Chief Robert RasnickRandy Porter, who served with the Suffield Fire Department in 2010 and 2011 was rehired.  He is currently a full time fireman for the City of Green Fire Department.  Also hired was William Apitz, who began his interest in firefighting by William Apitz James Taylor 05 25 2016joining Suffield Fire Department's Explorer program.  He is the third member of the department to come from those prestigious ranks.  Kyle Knapp and Michael Morrison are the other two.  Apitz already completed his firefighter level two class and his basis EMT class, so he is ready for duty.  Pictured are William Apitz on the left and Captain James Taylor

During the discussion of Fire Department matters it was noted that Chief Rasnick has applied for a federal grant to hire some additional personnel.  This particular grant would allow the department to hire two new firefighters and would pay their salary and fringe benefits for two years.  This was noteworthy for several reasons, most notably the rise in the number of multiple call-outs, and the disproportionate number of mutual aid runs that Suffield and Mogadore share.  Multiple call-outs are when one crew of firemen are called out and a second call comes in before the first crew has completed its call.  Chief Rasnick noted that so far this year, Suffield has been called out to assist or handle calls in Mogadore on three occasions, while Mogadore has sent fire crews to Suffield 13 times.  While mutual aid is a good thing, it also lessens the home community's ability to respond to their own calls in a timely manner.  Ultimately, Chairman Tom Calcei suggested that the township should continue pursuit of the aforementioned grant, and look for other means to increase staffing.  

It was mentioned that the somewhat controversial waterline from Brimfield to the water station in the Rivermoor Estates allotment has apparently been put on hold by the County Commissioners.  Jeff Eldreth said that the line has been completed as far south as Sunnybrook Road and Old Forge Road.  Also discussed were several properties that need mowing.  Fiscal Officer Lori L. Calcei said that she is having a difficult time in locating addresses for some of the property owners of vacant houses.  Trustee Dave Vartenuk said that the residents of Suffield are part of NOPEC, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, and that we are eligible to purchase electricity for .635 cents per kilowatt hour through them.  If your rate with another supplier is higher, it might be worth your while to check into using NOPEC as your supplier.  See www.nopecinfo.org for more information.

The Trustees voted to advertise for bids to pave Palm Road from Trares Road to Randolph Road.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that this portion of Palm Road has never been properly paved and that the current road base is only about an inch thick.  The sealed bids must be presented to the township by July 12th and the winning contractor must be able to complete the project within 60 days.  Actual advertisement and specs will be posted in the Record Courier.  One resident, in the crowd of twelve people, wondered about the unsightly conditions of the property behind the recycle bins on State Route 43.  Tom Calcei suggested that the township should renew its efforts to get the property owner to clean up the site.  Jeff Eldreth said he would make contact with the owner and try to get them to remove some old equipment and the partial cinder block building that still stands there. The township had considered trying to get County Landbank funds to demolish the old garage, but those funds were only available for residential properties.  In the meantime, Eldreth is going to try and get the owner to install a fence behind the dumpsters as he had apparently promised in the past.  This would help keep trash from the recycle bins from accumulating on the vacant property.

On the upcoming calendar, the Trustees will hold a 2017 Budget Meeting on Tuesday July 12th at 7:00 PM, followed by the regular Trustee Meeting at 8:00  PM.  The Suffield League's Memorial Day Parade will be held next Monday at 2:00 PM along Waterloo Road near State Route 43.  This event will be held RAIN OR SHINE.  Since the chance of rain is present in the forecasts for the next 14 days, it was suggested that bringing an umbrella to the parade might be a wise idea.  Also, Boy Scout Troop 267 will again have a Pancake Breakfast at the historic Town Hall on Memorial Day from 8:00 AM until 12:00.  The Suffield Historical Society will sell hot dogs, pop and other snacks next to the Town Hall from about noon until the end of the parade.  The Trustee next meet on Tuesday June 14th at 8:00 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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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 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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