The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of nine residents on Tuesday April 12th.  The trustees welcomed Portage County Commissioner candidate Ed Dean to speak on his primary election hopes.  Dean is one of two Republicans seeking the seat that Vicki Kline is vacating at the end of her current term.  Chief Bob Resnick said the Fire Department handled 69 calls for service in March.  He asked the trustees to appoint Chelsea Pratt and Ian Tuel to the Fire Department roster.  Tom Calcei motioned to take the two on in a probationary capacity,  Both Jeff Eldreth and Jared Phillip voted in favor of the hiring.

John Yeargin brought up the issue of the recent barn fire at the Dussel Farm in Brimfield.  All agreed that the barn was a local landmark, which will now be replaced with a metal structure.  Tom Calcei said that this year's Easter Egg Hunt at Wingfoot Lake State Park was a big success with 220 children participating.  Mike Student, park director, said that Wingfoot Lake State Park has drawn so many visitors and events that the State of Ohio is going to increase funding for the park.  Tom Calcei also said that Captain Bob Dudley will be this year's Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal.  Congratulations to Captain Dudley!

Zoning Inspector Adam Bey said that he has received complaints of free range chickens in Garner Estates, and a home-based engine repair service on Skylark Drive.  He and trustee Jared Phillip are assisting the owner of Windy Acres Farm on State Route 43 to develop the property into a wedding center.  Bey also said that the controversial trash service that was located at 1188 State Route 43 has moved out.  It was unknown where Zehner Trash Service was moving to.  Bey gave the year end zoning report.  In 2021, there was $3,815,465 in new development in Suffield Township, which is about $500,000 less than in 2020.  In 2020, there were nine new houses built in Suffield, but in 2021, only three new houses were built.  Bey was surprised that were 12 more private pool permits issued in 2021.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked for and received a purchase order for $7,200 to pay for replacement of a under-road culvert on Shaffer Road.  He also said that the chip and seal program plans for this year have not been finalized, but that Etter Road, Martin Road and Congress Lake Road will certainly make the list this year.  They hope to chip and seal about seven miles of township maintained roads.

The trustees meet next on Tuesday April 26th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday April 13th at 7:00 PM.  There are likely to be two Board of Zoning Appeals hearings, but those dates have not yet been set.

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Field And Mogadore Both Come Up Winners In Week Six

Week Six:  The Field Falcons evened their record with a 35-23 win over the Ravenna Ravens.  The host Falcons upped their record to 3-3, while Ravenna dropped to 2-4.  Field plays Streetsboro next Friday at Kenneth Lohr Stadium.  The Mogadore Wildcats took on the undefeated Warren Kennedy Eagles and prevailed at home, winning 28-14.  The Wildcats improved to 6-0, while Warren JFK drops to 5-1.  The Wildcats take on the Preppers of University School in Hunting Valley next Saturday evening at 7:00 PM.

Week Five:  The Field Falcons (2-3) played the good host in losing to the Cloverleaf Colts 42-28 at Kenneth Lohr Stadium on Friday September 16th.  The Colts improve to 4-1 on the year.  On Friday September 23rd the Ravenna Ravens (2-3) travel to Field for a 7:00 PM game.  Mogadore (5-0) came up big in Lucas (3-2), beating the Cubs 18-14.  The Wildcats play host on September 23rd to the Warren Kennedy Eagles (5-0).  This will be a battle of unbeatens.

Week Four: The Field Falcons went crazy on Friday September 9th in walloping the Springfield Spartans 49-0.  Field goes to 2-2 on the year, while Springfield drops to 0-4.  Next up for the Falcons are the Cloverleaf Colts who come to Brimfield on Friday September September 16th at 7:00 PM.  Meanwhile the Mogadore Wildcats slipped past the Findlay Liberty-Benton Eagles 33-28 on Friday September 9th.  Mogadore improves to 4-0, while the Eagles drop to 2-2..  The Wildcats play at Lucas (3-1) on Friday September 16th.

Week Three:  The Field Falcons went Rootstown and were tripped up by the Rovers, losing 27-21.  Field drops to 1-2, while the Rovers roll on at 3-0.  Field hosts Springfield (1-2) on September 9th.  Mogadore continued winning by whipping the Manchester Panthers 37-7.  The Panthers, generally a local powerhouse, drops to 0-3, while the Wildcats improve to 3-0.  Mogadore goes to Findlay on September 9th to play another western Ohio power Liberty-Benton. The Eagles are 2-1 on the year.

Week Two:  The Field Falcons (1-1) went to Palmyra and ripped the Southeast Pirates by a 28-6 score.  The Falcons go to Rootstown on Friday September 2 to play the 2-0 Rovers.  The Mogadore Wildcats traveled to Galena to play the Columbus Crusaders (0-2) on Saturday August 27th and came home with a 48-13 win.  The Wildcats (2-0) host the Manchester Panthers on Friday September 2nd. Manchester is 0-2 on the season, having lost to Sandy Valley and Carrolton.

Week One: The much awaited football game between Field and Mogadore finally arrived at the Kenneth Lohr Stadium on Friday August 19th.  Mogadore continued its dominance by edging the Falcons 27-26.  The Field Falcons play Southeast in Palmyra on Friday August 26th at 7:00 PM.  Mogadore goes to Galena on Saturday August 27th for a 6:00 PM game against the Columbus Crusaders.  Galena is a suburb northeast of Columbus.

 

Board Of Zoning Grants Conditional Use Request

Accurate Boring requested a conditional use permit to operate a directional boring business at 18 Waterloo Road.  The hearing took place on Tuesday June 28th.  After an unusually small amount of discussion. the requested was passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 870,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 25, 2022, Suffield Township's website had 870,244 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 289.80 per day (thirty day moving average).  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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