The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday December 14th before a crowd of about eight people and discussed a number of issues.  They agreed to apply for a grant of $1,500 from NOPEC to fund a community event in 2022.  The application must be done by February 15th.  They also set the final trustee meeting of the year for Tuesday December 28th at 7:00 AM.  Immediately following this meeting, the re-organizational meeting for 2022 will be conducted.

The trustees mourned the loss of two Portage County township officials.  They were Hiram Township Fiscal Officer Diane Rhode and Randolph Township trustee Roger Klodt.  A lengthy discussion was again had on the Christmas Lighting Contest.  The trustees weren't happy with the inter-active map that Regional Planning had posted to the web.  Only three houses from Suffield were included on the map, despite the fact that Shannon Eldreth had supplied Regional Planning with a much larger number of houses.  If you thought that the lights in front of the old historic Town Hall and the Fire House were impressive, hold onto your seat, as more lights are expected to be delivered tomorrow.  Trustee Tom Calcei reported that the Christmas With Santa was a huge success with about 78 children showing up to see Santa and receive a gift from him.  Some photos will be posted soon.

The Fire Department report was given by Tom Calcei due to other commitments by Chief Bob Rasnick.  The firefighters handled 82 calls for service and had five continuing training session classes during the month of November.  Trustee Jared Phillip said that the Double D Plaza has been sold to a company called ParMar.  This company specializes in gas stations and convenience stores.  They plan to do some renovation in the very near future.  Welcome to Suffield ParMar.

Lots of small zoning issues were discussed by the zoning inspector.  A problem property on Kapity Drive at Bolender Road has drawn the attention of many neighbors, who then brought their complaints to the trustees.  The plan at the point is to sent the property owner a letter requiring they clean up the property within thirty days, or face the possibility of a $100 per day non-compliance penalty. 

Lori Calcei, with the able assistance of Portage County Probate Judge Patricia Smith and her Magistrate Heather Gyenkenyesi, presented a "Good Deeds" program prior to the trustee meeting.  A crowd of twelve people attended this presentation on how to avoid probate court action and reduce attorney fees in the process. 

The trustees next meet to Tuesday December 28th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday January 12th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearing in the works at this time.

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BZA Okays Variances At Pony Express And 1701 Randolph Road

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals passed by a 5-0 vote a conditional use permit to allow Mark Davis the ability to use his property at 1395 State Route 43 as a U-Haul business.  Some limitations were attached to the agreement.

Scott Stayer requested a variance to allow use of 60 foot access strips on the property at 1701 Randolph Road.  This would allow the back portion of the 71 acre property to be divided into lots.  The access strips would keep these lots from being "land locked".  The variance was passed 3-2 after a number of neighbors had some objections.


Board Of Zoning To Hear Conditional Use Request


Accurate Boring is requesting a conditional use permit to operate a construction business at 18 Waterloo Road.  The hearing will take place on Tuesday June 28th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All  are welcome.


Suffield Township Website Passes 845,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of June 20, 2022, Suffield Township's website had 845,135 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 263.00 per day (thirty day moving average).  Thanks for taking a look at "".  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:

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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