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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A lot of residents have had questions about the cleanup of the old Teledyne Monarch site at the southern border of our township. Our zoning inspector, Mr. Adam Bey, is on top of this issue and it has now migrated up to involve the EPA. We know that it appears to be moving at a snail's pace, but things really are moving. Please be patient with us as we work to resolve this issue.

Upcoming Township Events


It's not too late to

participate in the

Memorial Day


Monday May 25th the Suffield League is again sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade.  The parade starts at 2:00 PM.  To participate, fill out the attached form and return it to Tom Calcei as soon as possible.  Entry form>   Memorial Day Parade entry form 2015



Township Employee Killed in Roadway Accident

On Monday May 11 at 1:32 PM Suffield Township Road Department employee William Knapp was struck by a pickup on Swartz Road, just east of State Route 43, while he and other Road Department employees were doing crack sealing on the roadway.  Suffield Township Fire Department EMS transported William Knapp to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries.  William Knapp, age 60, had been working for the township since July 2013, after 38 years with the Portage County Engineer's Office.  The accident is under further investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol.   A moment of silence was taken at the Suffield Township Trustee's meeting on May 12, where Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei remembered Knapp as a great worker and a very dependable employee.  The trustees wish to convey their condolences to the Knapp family.  

William's family received friends on Saturday May 16, 2015 at the Riverwood Community Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Avenue, Kent, and celebrated his life following the calling hours.  They asked that in lieu of flowers, please make donations in William's name to the Riverwood Community Chapel. 

Wingfoot Lake Park

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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