Early in the morning on a rainy and rather dreary Tuesday, March 27th, the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of about ten interested citizens.  Business was fairly fundamental.  The Board hired local resident Dave Einloth as the new full-time Road Department worker.  The position had been advertised in the Record-Courier and this website and had drawn a lot of interested parties.  Einloth will start working next week on Monday April 2nd

The trustees also announced that their second meeting next month will be changed from Tuesday April 24th to Monday April 23rd at 7:00 AM.  They also agreed to advertise for bids on road materials to be purchased and used this year.  They directed Fiscal  Officer Lori Calcei to place the necessary ads in the Record-Courier.  The sealed bids will be accepted until 7:00 AM on April 23rdJeff Eldreth asked for a $4,000 purchase order to pay H. Luli Construction Company of Suffield to replace a culvert across Shafer Road.  The Board postponed again the final decision on purchase of a trailer and mowing equipment to be used for mowing the cemeteries and township property.  They plan to make the final choices at the next trustee meeting.

In an interesting turn of events, the trustees talked about the future of the old church at 1292 Waterloo Road.  The church, which was built in 1875 and is perhaps the oldest commercial structure in the township, has been vacant for several years and its condition has deteriorated each year.  Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei suggested in reviewing the situation with Portage County Prosecutor Chris Meduri on options for its removal.   The property is current owned by John & Adale Ceroni and was last used as a school for massage therapy.

Also brought up at the meeting was the May Primary Election to be held on Tuesday May 8th.  The polling places will remain the same as the last election, that being; Precincts A & B will use the Suffield United Church of Christ building at 1115 State Route 43, while Precincts C, D & E will use the Suffield Elementary School at 1128 Waterloo Road.  Township Clean Up day is Saturday May 12th from 8:00 AM until noon at the Road Department.  As part of this monthly report, Scott McBroom, Road Department chief, said that they used 380 tons of the estimated 400 tons of salt purchased this year.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick was not available, as he was out doing what the Fire Department does best:  fighting a house fire in Randolph Township.  The Portage County Engineer's Office certified that Suffield now has 41.204 miles of roads.  The owners of some property along Randolph Road are looking to annex their land from Suffield Township to the Village of Mogadore.  The trustees are seeking the advice of the Prosecutor's Office before making a decision on how to respond.  Several options are available. 

It was also mentioned that long time resident and the longest serving elected township official Paul Young and his wife Dolores will be relocating to nearby Hartville. Paul was township clerk (now known as Fiscal Officer) from 1985-2007, a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 1972 to 1981, a member of the Zoning Commission from 1981 to 1983, and the temporary Zoning Inspector for a short period in 1983.  He served as an assistant to the current fiscal officer for several years and is one of the original members of the Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council.  His presence and leadership around Suffield will be sorely missed.

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees next meet on Tuesday April 10th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission meets of Wednesday April 11th at 7:00 PM. 

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Trustee Meetings Now Open To Public

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular meetings at the normal times.  These meetings will still take place at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Social distancing will be required, but otherwise they will be open to the public.  Because of distancing guidelines, access to the meetings will on a first come, first serve basis.  Welcome back!


Annual Crafts Bazaar At The Suffield United Christian Church Has Been Canceled For 2020

The annual Crafts Bazaar usually held during the first week of November at the Suffield United Christian Church has been canceled for this year.  The organizers of the event hope to return next year.



Suffield Township Historical Society Meetings Are Canceled, BUT The Museum Is Open On Selected Dates

As of September 22, 2020, thanks to the Covid virus and Health Department orders on limiting attendance at meetings, the STHS is still canceling meetings indefinitely.  However, people who wish to view the museum and all of its treasures can still go there on the four following dates:  Saturday October 10, Sunday October 25, Saturday November 14 and Sunday November 22.  The museum will be open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on those days.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625, or contact her at the new STHS e-mail address:  suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com.



Suffield Township Website Passes 610,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 18, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 610,112 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 420.76 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  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:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake

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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