Founded in 1802, the community of Suffield Township, Ohio lies in the southwest corner of Portage County. We are uniquely situated in close proximity to Akron, Ohio to the northwest and Hartville, Ohio to the south. This gives our community a great mix of big city opportunities combined with rural charm.
With a population of 6285 as noted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, Suffield township is a close knit community - a community where neighbors look out for each other and wave when passing on the road. Township services include a highly trained Fire Department providing Fire and EMS protection to the township, as well as a hard working Road Department taking care of the roadways and other services related needs of the community.
We welcome you to our community. Please explore our web site to see more of what Suffield has to offer!
On Wednesday July 22, the Suffield Township website had its 10,000th visitor. These visitors have visited since the website installed a visitor counter on April 1, 2015. The roughly 90 persons a day that visit the website seem to have been attracted by the township calendar, the photos and daily updating where possible. Thanks for your visits and please keep letting us keep you posted.
Two Valued Township Employees Call It Quits
Tim Fox has kept the township's road department equipment in tip top shape for the last decade or so. Due to his extended work schedule for the Field Board of Education, he no longer has the luxury of having the time to work for the township, and has resigned his position. Paul E. Young retired after 24 years as township clerk in 2008, but was gracious enough to assist Fiscal Officer Lori L. Calcei in her duties since then. Both were valued employees and will be missed for their skills and work ethic. The township Trustees thank both men for their service and wish both the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Keep Suffield Clean
As part of an effort to keep our township clean and to provide community recycling, the Portage County Solid Waste Management's office provides Suffield Township with the Recycle bins that are on State Route 43, across from the Township Road Department. And yes, the township pays a fee for these bins. It has been reported that of all the townships in Portage County, Suffield is one of the leaders in community recycling.
Occasionally, however, people will dump non-recyclable trash in the recycling area or in other places around the township. This is both unsightly and illegal. Alex Boulton has been assigned by the Portage County Solid Waste Management director, Bill Steiner, to investigate these type of complaints. Alex Boulton is a Sheriff's deputy and has the legal authority to give warnings, issue citations or make arrests as necessary.
If you see a place where trash has been dumped illegally, call Alex Boulton at 330-678-8808. If you find hazardous waste that needs immediate attention, such as the remnants of a meth lab, call the Portage County Sheriff at 330-296-5100. Do your part to keep Suffield Township clean and a great place to live.
First Energy Warns of Scams
First Energy has released a notice of potential scams. To learn more, click on this link: Energy Scam