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 Grants Two Variances

On Tuesday March 19th the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met to hear two requests for variances.  Pete Alexander of 1745 Waterloo Road requested a variance to build an oversized accessory building on his property.  The Board heard his request and voted 5-0 to grant the variance.  After that issue came another variance request from Mel and Patti Colegrove.  About 40 persons had come to hear this request and voice their their comments, of which most were to deny the request.  The Colegroves bought a nine acre parcel of land at the corner of Bolender Road and Portage Line Road with the intentions of dividing the property into six one-point-five acre lots.  The plan was moving forward until Portage County announced that the thirty-three foot right of way for Bolender Road was county property and thus couldn't be counted as land toward the one-point-five acre parcels.  This made the original lot division plan faulty as the township zoning resolutions require one-point-five acres for a building lot and the land the county took away left  these lots with approximately 1.34 acres.  There was plenty of discussion and after all were heard, sometimes several times, a motion was placed before the Board to deny the variance request.  No one seconded the motion.  A second motion was made by Andy Grow to allow the variance and it was seconded by Pete Einloth.  The motion to grant the Colegrove's their variance was ratified 4-1.


Youth Softball & Baseball Players Still Needed

Suffield Youth Softball and Baseball are still in need of players.  Most needed are girls who are 5 & 6 and 11 & 12.  Boys who are 10 years old are especially needed.  For more information or to register your child, call Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.


St. Joseph's Church To Again Offer Lenten Fish Fridays

The St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2643 Waterloo Road will serve fish dinners on Fridays beginning on March 8th through April 12th.  The hours are 5 to 7 PM.  Carryout meals are available


Tax Incentive Review Council Recommends Continuing Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council met Thursday March 21st and voted to recommend continued tax abatements for three Suffield businesses.  G.P. Tree Service, Bednar Properties (Hunters Manufacturing) and Hamrick Manufacturing were in substantial compliance with their goals and promises according the the T.I.R.C.


Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Mogadore Lose Regional Final Title Game 63-51, Field Boys Season Ends At Alliance 66-54,

The Mogadore Wildcats (20-7) storybook season came to an end on Saturday March 16th at the Canton Fieldhouse.  A much taller team that plays a much more difficult schedule, Cleveland Heights  mowed down the Wildcats by a 63-51 score.  Mogadore fell behind early and trailed 28-6 in the second quarter.  To Mogadore's credit, the Wildcats clawed back, but the task was just too difficult to manage.  The closest that game was after the first quarter was ten points.  Lukas Swartz had 15 points and junior Dylan Jones had one of his best scoring nights, netting 14 points.

On Tuesday February 26th, the Field Falcon (4-19) saw their season come to an end with a 66-54 loss to the Aviators in Alliance.  The Falcons hung with the Aviators through most of the game and trailed by only six with about four minutes to play when Carter Baumbarger picked up several offensive fouls along with technical fouls on Baumbarger and coach Dominique Sanders.  The deficit ballooned to eleven points and that pretty much ended the season for the Falcons.  Jaheim James scored 22 points while Jacob Lupardus added 12.   


Field Girls End Season At Norton 53-15, Mogadore Girls End Season At Mapleton 63-22

On Thursday February 21st the Field Falcons (15-9) went to Norton to play for the Sectional championship.  The Falcons were ambushed in a big way, losing to the Panthers by a 53-15 score. The Falcons ended the year with a fine 15-9 record overall and 6-8 in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division.

On Wednesday February 21st the Mogadore girls ended their season with a 63-22 loss to Ashland Mapleton.  No Wildcats scored in double figures.  Mogadore finished 2-21 on the year, including 0-12 in the PTC County Division.  On a more cheerful note, the Wildcats had no seniors this season and only one junior.  This may bode well for the Wildcats next year.

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Senior Citizens Spaghetti Dinner Is April 4th

There will be a free spaghetti dinner for senior citizens at the historic Town Hall on Thursday April 4th from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  The dinner will be served by students of the Field Community.  A short presentation by local community member and realtor Anna Graham on "Preserving our Community and Protecting Your Investment" will follow the dinner.


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 305,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 11, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 305,043 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 378.26 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:

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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Historical Society

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