In 1802 , the community of what was later to be named Suffield Township was founded by Royal Pease, who was originally from Suffield, Connecticut. From 1802 until April 6, 1818, our community was known as Peasetown. In 1818, the name was changed to Suffield Township and governing officials were elected. Suffield is one of 18 townships in Portage County and lies in the southwest corner of the county. We are uniquely situated in close proximity to Akron, Ohio to the west and to Hartville, Ohio to the south. This gives our community a great mix of big city opportunities combined with rural charm.
With a population of 6,285 as noted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, Suffield Township is a close knit community - a community where neighbors look out for one another and wave when passing on the road. Township services include a highly trained Fire Department, led by Chief Robert Rasnick, providing fire and EMS protection to the township, as well as a hard working Road Department, supervised by Scott McBroom, that takes care of the roadways and other services related to the needs of the community.
We welcome you to our community. Please explore our website and see what Suffield has to offer.
The Mogadore Wildcats traveled to Twinsburg Stadium and defeated the Warren John F. Kennedy Eagles 35-7 on November 20th to up their record to 13-1 and put them in the Division VII final four. In the OHSAA's infinite wisdom, the Wildcats waited until Sunday to learn that they would play #1 ranked and unbeaten Danville at Orrville's Red Rider Stadium on Friday November 27th at 7:30 PM. The final four schools are McComb (12-1), Danville (13-0), Fort Recovery (11-2) and Mogadore. Our best guess was that Fort Recovery of Mercer County would play McComb of Hancock County, which turned out correct. And, of course, again we were correct in suggesting that Mogadore play Danville of Knox County. Go Wildcats!
In an equally important matter, yesterday marked the official beginning to the high school girls basketball season. Next Friday the boys will officially start their campaigns. Each year the starting dates for boys and girls are rotated and set one week apart to allow the state championship games to be played in Columbus on different weekends at the end of the season. Mogadore's girls team opened the season today with a 42-40 overtime win on an improbable put-back shot as the clock expired at East Canton. The Field girls open at home with Mogadore on Monday November 23rd. There is no JV game and the Varsity begins at 6:00 PM. The Field boys open at Tallmadge on Tuesday December 1st. JV starts at 6:00 and the Varsity plays at 7:30 PM. Go Falcons!!
The Suffield Historical Society announced the release of its 2016 Calendar, which is entitled "Seasons of Suffield". The 13-month calendar, featuring scenic sights of Suffield at various times of the year, comes with a very reasonable price of $10 and will be available at the upcoming S.U.C.C. Craft Bazaar on November 21 or by calling Nancy Wise at 628-2823. Perfect timing for the perfect holiday gift!
Perhaps it was the Republican Debate that was destined to produce fireworks on November 10th, because it certainly didn't happen at the Suffield Township trustees meeting. Most of the items discussed could be thought of as routine business. The sparse crowd heard of some complaints that Suffield Aggregate, who is mining the area along State Route 224 near the railroad tracks, has run out of time to continue mining in certain areas, but appears to still be working there. Their agreement with Suffield Township called for the extraction to stop along the eastern border by October 5th. Zoning Inspector Adam D. Bey was assigned the task of reviewing this situation and bringing the complaints to the mining company's attention.
One of the Fire Department's vehicles is nearing the end of its useful life and the trustees will look for ways to replace it next year. Chairman Thomas E. Calcei told the audience that the Suffield League is bringing Santa Claus to the Town Hall on Sunday December 6th. The festivities are to begin at 6:00 PM. The Suffield Historical Society is going to provide refreshments. Residents were reminded that they should not rake leaves into the ditches or into the street. Trustee David T. Vartenuk asked that residents report any street lights that are out or malfunctioning so that he has the information to forward to First Energy. See the link to First Energy on the Road Department page, or go to: online street light outage report.
Trustee Thomas E. Calcei thanked the citizens for passing the Fire Department's 1.25 mill levy. He also acknowledged that David H. Polen would be leaving office at the end of the year. Calcei thanked Polen for his twenty years of community service and for the years in which Polen had mentored him. David H. Polen congratulated Jeffrey A. Eldreth on his election and wished him much luck in his new job. Speaking of jobs, due to the election of Eldreth, the township will soon be advertising for a full-time Road Department employee. They are already in the process of looking for a part-time Road Department employee.