Early on a beautiful spring-like morning the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met to discuss business and pay the bills.  Also on hand was Becky Lehman and several others from the Portage County Health Department, pitching the upcoming countywide health levy and reminding the township that low interest loans for failing septic systems are available again this year.  Bob Rasnick, the Fire Chief, gave his report and all is well at the Fire Department.  He said that they had an unusually high volume of calls (75) in January.  They also had six training sessions and that he has applied for FEMA grants for a new pumper truck and firefighter turnout gear. 

Road Superintendent Scott McBroom also reported on road happenings.  Full-time road department employee Tim Fox has left the department, necessitating the search for a replacement. McBroom also said they had problems with water on the roadway in several locations, due largely to heavy rains and the warm temperature that quickly melted away the last snow falls.  This flooding occurred on Manning, Palm, Congress Lake  and Trares Roads.  

Adam Bey, Zoning Inspector, reported that the Zoning Commission was well on its way to rewriting the Suffield Township Land Use Manual.  As part of this procedure, input from the community is both requested and appreciated.  Beginning on March 1st, the township is looking for residents to complete a survey that will help the Zoning Commission to understand how the residents would like to see the community unfold in the next twenty year cycle.  An online survey will be up and running on Thursday March 1st.  A link to that site will posted on this website and well as several of the local newspapers.  For those who would prefer doing the survey the old-fashioned-way, copies of the survey will be available at the Fire Department or by contacting Adam Bey.  The duration of the surveying will be through the end of March.  The survey is quick and easy, only twenty multiple choice questions. 

Some discussion was had on the water level of Wingfoot Lake and how to get the railroad, the Wingfoot Lake State Park administration and the Portage County Health Department all on the same page, so that the water level of the lake is maintained in order to prevent flooding in the southwestern portion of the township.  Trustee Jared Phillip noted that this has been a yearly problem and seems to go away as summer arrives and people tend to forget the spring flooding.  He said that he helped to clear out a drainage ditch along Mishler Road, just south of Spring Valley Drive, but other work is necessary, and determining the level of the lake, and keeping it at an acceptable level is equally important to solving the yearly water problem.

The next trustee meeting will be on Tuesday March 13th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Center, 1256 Waterloo Road.  The Zoning Commission meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday March 14th.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.     

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Local High School Football Scores & Schedules

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

Town Hall Rental

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