On Tuesday April 9th the Suffield Board of Trustees met before about eight people.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick gave his monthly report which outlined the 62 calls for service that the Fire Department had responded to in March.  He said that this year's call totals is about the same as this time last year.  He also reported that this coming Friday six of his Fire Explorers and three adult advisers will be going to Indianapolis, Indiana for the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Cost of the trip, which includes renting a van and hotel accommodations, is being paid from money earned at last fall's fundraiser.  The Chief also said that the Suffield Fire Department and the Mogadore Fire Department pooled money in order to get six thermal imagers for the price of five.  These imagers have come significantly down in cost over the years.  The first one our department ha, which the manufacturer had loaned to the New York Fire Department just after the September 11th disaster, cost $14,700, while these new imagers were $542 each.  The new ones are also much smaller than the older units.

On March 20th there was a statewide Tornado Alert Safety Drill.  At that time the Code Red system that Suffield Township participates in was activated.  About 5,000 phone numbers in Suffield were called to advise of the drill.  The system recognized that only about 1,800 of the phones actually received the notification.  Chief Rasnick said that there are a lot of phone numbers for persons in Suffield that still need to be added.  He suggested, for those who have not yet registered for Code Red Weather Alerts, that they go to the Suffield Township website and click on the Code Red logo on the right side of the home page and sign up for the alerts.  It is free and confidential.  Remember that this alert system can be added to your home land line and to any cell phone. 

Lori Calcei mentioned that the Portage County Board of Elections is in need of poll workers for the upcoming primary election.  The caveat is that someone who wants to work at the polls needs to receive training beforehand.  The last training date before the May 7th primary is April 19th.  Call the Board of Elections at 330-297-3511 for further info.

In a move that made a lot of commonsense the trustees voted to remove an addendum to the Zoning Resolution that prohibited dangerous dogs.  Since the township has no authority to enforce such a ban, the document, which was added to the Zoning Resolution on 2002, was removed.  Dangerous dogs are handled by the Portage County Dog Warden.  Trustee Jared Phillip asked for and received a purchase order in the amount of $1,500 to pay Hammond Tree & Associates for shooting elevations at Wingfoot Lake.  He said that the actual cost would be between $800 and $1,500.  The water level there is supposed to be no higher than 1147 feet above sea level according to a 1916 court case.  Once the elevation is determined, three markers are planned to memorialize the level. 

Road Department foreman Pete Einloth told the trustees of what his department has been doing and what they plan to do in the near future.  Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth motioned that the trustees accept the report for the Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council.  It was received unanimously.  Eldreth also motioned that the trustees accept an annexation agreement with the Village of Mogadore for seven tenths of an acre in the old West Country Club property.  This issue also passed.  Eldreth postponed any discussion on the proposed new salt barn until trustee Tom Calcei could be there. 

The next trustee meeting is on Tuesday April 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will not meet on April 10th, but on Wednesday April 17th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals are scheduled.  These meetings will be at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. The annual Suffield League Easter Egg Hunt is this coming Sunday April 14th at 1:00 PM at the Wingfoot Lake State Park.  The event is for children twelve and under. 

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Girls Basketball

Field Girls Manhandle Akron Ellet 62-22, Mogadore Beats "The Elms" 59-23

The Lady Falcons (8-7) traveled to Akron on Saturday January 18th for a game with the Ellet Orangemen and came away winning 62-22 in a game that really was even that close.  Maria Sziva led the Falcons with 25 points, and in doing so became the all-time leading girls scorer in Field basketball history.  Sydney Kline added 18 points.  Field plays at Coventry on Wednesday January 22nd at 7:00 PM. 

Mogadore (5-10) went to Akron on Monday January 20th for a game with Our Lady of the Elms.  The Elms is struggling through another awful season and after Mogadore's 59-23 win their season sank lower to an 0-15 record.  The Wildcats led at the half 24-9, but then put the game out of reach with a 20-6 third quarter.  In Mogadore's fifth win of the season, Carley Hickle scored 12 and Hope Murphy netted 10.   Ten of the twelve members of the Mogadore team scored as coach Jenn Rich substituted early and often.  The Wildcats go to Garrettsville on Wednesday January 22nd for a 7:00 PM game with Garfield.   The G-Men are 9-4 on the year and 6-1 in the league.

 

Boys Basketball

Falcon Boys Snap Losing Skid, Whip Ravenna 48-45, Wildcats Lose Close One To Crestwood 77-74

The Field Falcons (1-13) went to Ravenna (3-10) and broke their 13 game losing streak by sneaking past the Ravens 48-45.  Jacob Gartner paced the Falcons with 20 points, his second straight game with 20 or more.  As the season progressed, smart money would have pointed to next Tuesday's game at home against Rootstown as the best chance for Field to break the losing streak, as the Rovers are 2-11 on the year and play in a lower state division, but the win against Ravenna was impressive on all levels.  The chance for a two game winning streak is good.  Rootstown (2-11) comes to Field for a 7:00 PM game on Tuesday January 21st.   

In a game that had several big scoring swings, the Crestwood Red Devils prevailed in the end to beat the Mogadore Wildcats 77-74 on Friday January 17th in Mogadore.  Mogadore started off strong and led by 52-40 at one point only to find themselves trailing 70-62 seven minutes later.  The game has serious implications in the Wildcats hopes to win the Portage Trail Conference County Division title for a sixth straight year.  Mogadore goes to 8-2 on the year and  5-2 in the league, while Crestwood improves to 11-1 and 7-1 in the league.  Garrettsville came in the evening with one league loss, but no score is yet available.  For the Wildcats, Lukas Swartz had 32 points, including 15 for 16 at the charity line, while Aaron Morris had 15 and Nate Stephenson scored 10 points.  Leading Crestwood was Blaze Angle with 21 points.  The Wildcats step out of the league on Tuesday January 21st for a game with Akron City Series opponent Kenmore-Garfield.  The game with the Rams will be in Mogadore at 7:00 PM.

 

Trustees Name Bryon Wine To Tax Incentive Review Council

A longtime figure in Suffield Township politics, Paul Young, recently moved from the township to Hartville and has resigned his seat on the Tax Incentive Review Council.  The Suffield Township Board of Trustees on January 14th appointed Bryon Wine to fill Young's vacant seat.  The TIRC meets yearly, or as needed, to review tax abatements that have been negotiated between the business and the Portage County Board of Commissioners.  

 

BZA Hearing Set For January 21st

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday January 21st at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  Gerald Altizer of 1205 Martin Road is requesting a variance to allow him to combine two non-conforming lots into a single non-conforming lot.  The BZA will also hold its annual Re-Organiizational Meeting the same evening just prior to the stated hearing.

Zoning Commission Re-Organizes For 2020

The Suffield Township Zoning Commission met on Wednesday January 8th for their regular monthly meeting and for their annual Re-Organizational meeting.  The Commission elected John Yeargin as its Chairman and Jim Lutz as their Vice Chairman.

 

Youth Baseball & Softball Sign Ups Set

Suffield Youth Baseball and Softball will hold sign ups for the 2020 season on Sunday January 26th from noon until 3:00 PM and again on Saturday February 1st from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Both sessions will be in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

 

License Plate Renewals

When buying new license plates, or renewing them, be sure the registrar at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles knows that you live in Suffield Township.  If you simply state your address as Mogadore, the road tax funds, which should go to Suffield Township, will go to Mogadore Village, due to your zip code.  Keep your tax money in the township!

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 460,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 13, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 460,144 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 561.16 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:  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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