The Suffield Board of Trustees met on Tuesday March 10th before a crowd of 15 interested parties.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick reported that Jordan Stansberry has resigned from the Fire Department.  The trustees accepted his resignation and wished Stansberry the best in future endeavors.  Not much was going on in zoning issues as zoning inspector Adam Bey said he had issued just three permits.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the trustees for a purchase order in the amount of $4,000 to pay for two engineering studies in conjunction with the soon-to-be-built salt shed.  When asked by David Vartenuk what the cost for the salt shed would be, Eldreth said that the project was likely come in under $70,000.  Trustee Tom Calcei noted that the expenditure of $70,000 was within the "planned for" capital budget and that the shed would be with us for fifty years.  The trustees agreed in principle to hire a new part time road department worker, but postponed the actual hiring until the next trustee meeting.  The trustees also agreed to advertise for bids for this year's road materials.  As soon as the forms are available, they will be posted on this website.  Eldreth said that the township is planning to pave about seven miles of roads in 2020.

A lot if time was spent talking about septic systems.  As the township ages and grows, the need to add or at least upgrade septic systems seems to draw a lot of interest. Trustee Jared Phillip, whose day job includes operating a company that installs and works on septic systems, led the discussion, and was remarkably able to answer a lot of the nagging questions that always seem to surface.  A more contentious issue appears to be again on the horizon, as the mining operation along State Route 224 near the railroad tracks is about six months away from the end of mining operations.  After early October 2020, the operators of Suffield Aggregate will no longer be able, according to a Federal Court agreement, to mine for sand and gravel, but will have two years to sell off any materials already excavated.  Over the last fifteen years there have been many meetings, discussions, court cases and even a referendum vote on this mining site. At tonight's meeting, tempers flared and battle lines seemed to form on the issue, which is sure to be revisited for the next six months, or two and half years, or......longer.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday March 11th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.  Keep in mind that the evening trustee meetings will change time from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The first 8:00 PM meeting will be Tuesday April 14th.  All meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome to attend.

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County Recorder To Present Program To Help Protect Your Property Deed

Portage County Recorder Lori Calcei will present a program entitled "Good Deeds" in which she will explain ways to protect your property deed.  The program is open to all and will be held on Tuesday December 14th at 6:00 PM.  The event, which has been a welcome service to other Portage County locations will be held in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  The Community Room is in the same building as the Suffield Fire Department.


New Middletown Springfield Whips Mogadore 43-27

In week number 14 on Saturday November 20th, the Mogadore Wildcats (10-4) played their recent playoff nemesis New Middletown Springfield at Sebo Stadium in Salem and came away 43-27 losers.  The loss marked the third straight year that  Springfield (13-1) has knocked Mogadore out of the playoffs. The loss also ended the high school playoff season for schools that have Suffield students.  Field did not make the playoffs and ended with a 2-8 record.  Springfield also didn't get to the playoffs and ended the year with a 1-9 season.  Lake made a one-game appearance in the playoffs and lost, finishing 5-5.  Mogadore carried the Suffield flag to the Regional finals but lost to finish 10-4 for the year.   Win or lose, all the boys played hard all season and provided great times on Friday nights.  The cheerleaders, the Royal Guardsmen Marching Band and all others who contributed to the football program deserve a round of applause from the Suffield community.  Go Falcons!!


Historical Society Looking For Old Field High Yearbooks

The Suffield Township Historical Society is hoping to complete their collection of old Field High School, and old countywide yearbooks.  These were originally known as "Speedometers".  Needed are books from the following years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.  Call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "" to donate old books or to learn more.


Card Bingo Returns On Sunday Evenings

After a log absence, the very popular "Card Bingo" will make its return to Suffield Township on Sunday July 11th.  The games will be played at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Doors will open a little before 6:00 PM and the games begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your neighbors and a couple dollars in change and enjoy the evening. 


BZA Okays Landscaping Business

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will met on Tuesday October 19th and granted Tom Templin of 1188 State Route 43 a conditional use permit to operate a landscaping business at 1188 State Route 43.  The hearing, in which just four board members and one citizen attended, was a quick transaction of township business.  The motion in Mr. Templin's favor carried 4-0.


Suffield Township Website Passes 780,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 11, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 780,036 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 282.10 per day (thirty day moving average).  Thanks for taking a look at "".  Tell your friends about us.








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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.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.


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