Bright and early on Tuesday August 28th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a gathering of ten people to conduct the business of the township.  Road Department superintendent Scott McBroom reported that his department had been busy with various improvements, including installing new catch basins on Valleycrest Drive and some more mowing.  He reported that the price of road salt would be about twenty dollars a ton higher than last year.  This year's cost should be about $53.00 per ton, and based on about 400 tons needed, the additional cost to the township will be about $8,000 according to trustee Jeff Eldreth. 

On July 10, 2018, the trustees voted to officially close the township's three cemeteries to further burials.  Today they voted to allow a one-time exception to this rule.  The ashes of William Gump will be buried above the casket of his father in the Kent Corners Cemetery.  Gump's relatives had made a request for this to happen prior to the permanent closing of the cemeteries. 

Jeff Eldreth said he was proud of the Suffield participation at the Randolph Fair.  Later trustee Jared Phillip echoed Eldreth's sentiments.  They both agreed that the township display board, displayed at the Portage County Township Association tent, was better than ever and was very representative of the "Field Community".   Jeff Eldreth and his wife Shannon had spent a lot of time acquiring photos and reworking the display.  Phillip also pointed out that some of the new signage around the township campus has been completed.  The new lettering on the east side of the building that houses the Fire Department, the Community Room and the Administrative offices has been installed.  Some spelling corrections need to be made to one of the signs on the building and some names and phone numbers are still to be added to the entry door.  Phillip said that his company's crew will drill holes, without cost to the township, and install two signs that are along Waterloo Road and State Route 43 this Thursday.  

Brad Ehrhart of the Portage Development Board came to the meeting to ask the trustees to endorse a proposal by Hamrick Manufacturing Company of 1436 Martin Road to abate property taxes at that location.  Hamrick is investing about $500,000 in the facility and is adding several more employees.  In order to earn a 50% tax break for the next ten years, Hamrick will build a new $400,000 building, make about $100,000 of improvements to their existing facility, and create at least three new employment positions.  The tax abatement only reduces taxes on the newly spent money.  The trustees agreed to the request and will forward a letter stating such to the Portage County Commissioners, who have the final say on the taxing matter.

Zoning Inspector Adam Bey and Zoning Commission Chairman John Yeargin spoke briefly on the possibility that about one half of an acre might be annexed into the Village of Mogadore as part of the Testa Companies development plans for the old West Country Club property.  What will become three lots in the new development would be considerably too small to be even one "building lot" by Suffield's Zoning Resolutions guidelines.  By annexing this half acre, Testa will have to deal only with Mogadore for permits, etc.

Trustee chairman Tom Calcei will attend a meeting tonight in Shalersville (one of Portage County's smaller town halls in terms of seating) on the Local Government Funding issue.  According to Calcei, it looks as if a plan to divide these funds from the State of Ohio may be close. 

The trustees have changed the date for the next trustee meeting.  Instead of Tuesday September 11th, the next meeting will be on Monday September 10th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 PM.  There is a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing set for Tuesday September 4th at 8:00 PM.  All of these meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome.


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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.








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:

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