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 Boys Lose to Ravens 55-35, Mogadore Boys Beat Ravenna 76-57

On Friday February 15th, the Field Falcon (4-18) closed out the regular season with an unexpected loss to the Ravenna Ravens (5-15) 55-37.  Earlier in January the Falcons had traveled to Ravenna and beat the Ravens 59-52.  Bryson Silveous had 12 points for the Falcons.  The Falcons have eleven days to prepare for their first playoff game at Alliance.   

On Tuesday February 19th the Mogadore Wildcats (14-6) went to Ravenna (5-16) and beat the Ravens by a 76-57 score.  Lukas Swartz scored 25 points, while Kyle Coffman added 22 and Connor Kerr scored 13.  The Wildcats  play again this Friday in the big Portage Trail Conference County Division showdown in Hartville against the Lake Center Christian Tigers.  They then play on Saturday February 23rd at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Bombers of Windham.  

The drawings for the 2019 OHSAA tournament were held on Sunday February 10th.   Field was seeded #13 in the Division II Canton District and will play the Alliance Aviators in Alliance on Tuesday February 26th at 7:00 PM.  Mogadore is in the Division III Salem District and will play the winner of the Rootstown/Columbiana Crestview game on Friday March 1st at 7:00 PM in Mogadore.   

Field Girls Edge Akron East 42-36, Advance In Tournament, Mogadore Girls Suffer 20th Loss

On Saturday February 16th the Field Falcons (15-8) hosted the Dragons of Akron East (8-12) and beat them for the second time this season.  This time, however, the 42-36 win advances them to the Sectional finals.  The Falcons had an awful third quarter, but they rallied in the fourth frame and won.  Katie Feller had a great game with 17 points, while Maria Sziva had 11 points.  The Falcons travel to Norton on Thursday February 21st for a 7:00 PM game.

On Saturday February 16th the Mogadore wrapped up the regular season with a loss at home to the Carrollton Warriors 49-31.  The Wildcats were led by Carley Hickle with ten points.  Mogadore was 2-20 for the season, including an 0-12 Portage Trail Conference County Division.  Carrollton goes to 5-17.  Mogadore opens the tournament at Ashland Mapleton on Wednesday February 20th at 7:00 PM.

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Board of Zoning Appeals Approves Two Requests

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday February 5th.  They heard from John Kassinger who wanted to put a construction company, among other things, on the property at 1188 State Route 43.  The Board heard his request and voted 5-0 to grant a conditional use permit.  The Board then heard a request from Transitional  Healthcare Solutions and a spirited response in opposition to allowing a residential house at 2094 Randolph Road to be used as a "residential care facility for seniors".  The Board voted 4-1 to approve the variance. 

 

Historical Society To Hear County Recorder Lori Calcei

The Suffield Township Historical Society will hold a short business meeting on Monday February 18th at 6:30 PM, to be followed by presentation by County Recorder Lori Calcei, who will speak on new programs and services offered by the Recorder's Office.  Light  refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

 

Laugh At The Lake Is Saturday March 2nd

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The annual Laugh at the Lake, presented by the Suffield League is Saturday March 2nd at the Paradise Lake County Club.  Some tickets are still available.  For tickets, call Tom Calcei at 330-256-8042 or Kyle Kreiner at 330-628-1580.

 

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 295,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of February 3, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 295,351 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 436.25 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.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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