The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday August 14th before a group of about fifteen residents.  A whole range of topics was discussed, from Fire Department issues to Local Government Funds.

Chief Robert L. Rasnick gave the fire report in which he said the Fire Department had responded to 57 calls for service in July, and 454 for the year.  He said that the men and women of the department had done their regular continuing education courses, concentrating most notably on water rescue and fire truck pumping operations.  Rasnick reported that the department had received the ballistic vests that were authorized and ordered a couple months ago, and had to actually use them on two EMS calls in July.  Some of the good news on the vests is that, because the vests were delayed in arriving, the vest were discounted $2,000.  This made the final cost to the township $5,410.  The original projection for the vests was $7,000.  Rasnick also said that the annual Fire Department Open House will be Sunday October 7th.  A "Flu Clinic" is to be included that day.

Trustee Jared Phillip complimented that Suffield League on a great Suffield Music Festival, which was held last weekend at Wingfoot Lake State Park.  He also said that the new signage on and around the Community Center is to be done next week.  This will include the lettering on the building, the doors and the signs along the road near the Road Department and in front of the Community Room.  In zoning matters, Adam Bey said that the resident at 557 Waterloo Road would be coming in for a yet-to-be-scheduled Board of Zoning Appeals hearing.  The resident wants to add a large addition and garage to his existing house.  Bey also said that last month some of the property at the corner of Bolender Road and Portage Line Road was auctioned off and the new owners want to sub-divide a nine acre plot into five lots.  This brought up a long discussion on the flow of water along Bolender Road and the continental divide. Another multi-faceted discussion was had on the yet-to-be-official coming of a Dollar General Store on State Route 43, just south of Waterloo Road.  A neighbor to this proposed site David Parker had some questions on this matter, of which Zoning Inspector Adam Bey pared by saying the nothing about the Dollar General Store is "official" at this point. 

Trustee Jeff Eldreth mentioned that AT&T is planning on installing fiber optics underground on Bolender Road, Lawnhaven, Oakhaven, Deer Crossing, Kapity Drive and Ruth Circle.  AT&T will give the township three days advance notice before starting.  No preliminary date was given.  Eldreth also said that the "Chip & Seal" program for this year was completed today.  They will wait about a month before striping the roads.  He said that the Road Department guys will be power washing the historic Town Hall (built in 1908) and painting the cupola in the couple weeks.

Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei talked about the distribution for 2019 of Local Government Funds.  There will be a meeting for all the political subdivisions next week to try and work out an agreement on splitting these funds, which come from the State of Ohio.  The final decision rests with a panel composed of the Portage County Auditor (Janet Esposito), Prosecutor (Victor Vigluicci) and Treasurer (Brad Cromes).

The trustees next meet on Tuesday August 28th at 7:00 AM in the Suffield Community Room at 1256  Waterloo Road.  The Zoning Commission has the month off and there are currently no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.  Of note, it was pointed out that the Welcome Back Celebration at the Suffield Elementary School on Monday August 27th was originally listed as starting at 5:30 PM and running until 7:00 PM is wrong.  The actual times are 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.  Don't forget that the Portage County Fair starts next Tuesday, August 21st, and runs through Sunday August 26th. 


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Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Is Scheduled

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Thomas.  Thomas wants to use the old Administration Building at 1273 State Route 43 as a used car lot. 

Leaf Dump Is Closed For The Year

Leaf Dump Was Closed On January 2nd

Many thanks to the resident at 558 Etter Road who has allowed residents to dump their leaves for the past several years.  The dump has closed for the 2018 season.


Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Play Hard, But Lose To Coventry, Mogadore Drops Close One To Crestwood 67-64 

The Field Falcons (4-9) hosted the Coventry Comets (6-6) on Friday January 18th.  After an 8-8 score, the Falcons jumped out to a 17-8 lead, only to have the Comets come back and lead at the half 27-26.  The second half seesawed until the last couple minutes when Coventry took command.  This was the exact situation as the Falcons loss to Ravenna last week.  The highlights of the game belonged to the referring crew, who tossed out three spectators and called Field coach Dominique Sanders a technical foul for arguing a call.  Jacob Lupardus led Field with 21 points, while Jacob Gartner had eleven. 

On Friday January 18th the Mogadore (6-4) traveled to Mantua and lost to Crestwood 67-64.  The loss jeopardizes the Wildcats chances in the Portage Trail Conference County Division, where they now have three losses.

Field Girls Lose Third In Row, Mogadore Loses Again

On Wednesday January 16th the Field (10-5) girls went to Norton and were beaten by the Panthers 47-26.  It was the third loss in a row for the Falcons.  Maria Sziva scored eight for Field.  So sure was Norton coach Brian Miller that his team would prevail, he took three of his players from the far end of his bench and started them.  The Falcons didn't play particularly well and were constantly plagued by traveling calls, errant passes, or some players refusal to pass at all.   The Panthers had beaten the Falcons 71-32 back on November 13th, so the 21 point loss was an improvement from a strictly numbers perspective. 

On Wednesday January 16th the Mogadore girls hosted the Tigers of Lake Center Christian School and lost 60-39, dropping their record to 1-14.

The Field girls game against Crestwood scheduled for Saturday January 19th has been postponed until Monday January 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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License Plate Renewals

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Suffield Township Website Passes 280,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 28, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 280,006 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 313.50 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "".  Tell your friends about us.








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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:

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