Suffield Town HallFounded 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!


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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.

Upcoming Township Events

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 extented schedule working 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 and wish both the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Summer Paving Under Way

Perhaps you've noticed the new asphalt pavement on Martin and Randolph Roads.  Now that the new asphalt is down, both roads will be chipped and sealed and new pavement lines will be painted.  This will be done soon, as weather permits.  Thanks to the Sunoco Pipeline Company for footing the bill on these worthy projects. 

First Energy Warns of Scams

First Energy has released a notice of potential scams.  To learn more, click on this link: Energy Scam

Suffield Music Festival

The Suffield League presents its annual Suffield Music Festival at the Wingfoot Lake State Park on Friday & Saturday August 7th & 8th.  Friday the music begins at 5:00 PM and goes until 11:30 PM.  Regionally known country/rock artists "Hallway 44" will be on stage from 8:00 - 9:30.  On Saturday a car show begins at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Music begins on Saturday at noon and ends at 11:30 PM.  Admission is free.  Visit the Suffield Music Festival at

FHS Class of 1985

The Field High School Class of 1985 will hold its 30-year reunion August 16 at Paradise Lake Country Club.  Classmates are being sought for the event.  Contact Jonelle at 330-338-9612. or visit the class on Facebook at Field High School Class of 1985, or tweet to #FHS1985.

10,000 Visitors

On Wednesday July 22, the Suffield Township website had its 10,000th visitor.  These visitors have all been since the websitee 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.

 Photos Wanted

If you have photos you'd like to share, send them by e-mail to  Give us just a brief note on what the photo represents and the date or approximate date it was taken.  If you want names of people in the photo published, give us that information as well.  Not all photos submitted will be published to this website.

Township Employee Killed in Roadway Accident

Suffield Township Road Department employee William Knapp was killed in a tragic accident



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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.


Emergency & Assistance

Who to contact in case of emergency and assistance when you need it.

Historical Society

A great opportunity for community involvement, and many free activities for everyone!


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