Doing Big Things in a Small Town

The Suffield League's mission is to promote the small town ideals of our community, to nurture the spirit of volunteerism, and to give back to our town by providing opportunities for individuals and organizations to serve by sponsoring events and projects that benefit all.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt - This event gives all the children of our community a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and find the hundreds of colorful eggs which are then turned in for prizes and treats.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade - In this community tribute to our military, veterans honor our servicemen during a ceremony at the town hall followed by a large parade featuring local school groups, scouts, sports clubs, churches, and a wide variety of other groups and organizations.

Suffield Music Festival - The Suffield Music Festival, our largest event of the year, offers a series of outstanding musical groups, a beer garden, a wide selection of food, games and inflatables for the children, a 5K run, a car show, a poker run, and other displays featuring local groups. This two day event, held in August at the Lion's Park, continues to grow in popularity and provides a great opportunity for local organizations to unite and work together for this celebration.

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Santa in Suffield - All local children are invited to see Santa arrive on a fire engine, and then come into the festive setting of the town hall to sit with him and share their Christmas wish list. Parents may take pictures and share in the fun as members of the Suffield League hand out gifts to all the children.

Laugh at the Lake - A fundraiser held in February at Paradise Lake Golf Banquet Center. A dress-up event including a buffet dinner and live entertainment.

Flag Display - The Suffield League makes sure the flag of the United States is displayed along our roadways for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July holidays.

Suffield Cares - The Suffield League is proud to be a partner of Suffield Cares, which provides for those in need in our community.

All events are offered to the community free of admission and are designed to build community spirit. In addition to these events we also help community organizations raise funds at their events by performing such services as providing and staffing casino night games and activities or by providing staging or children's games.

Won't you consider joining the Suffield League and help us promote our town? We meet at 7:00 PM in the town hall the first Sunday of each month.

Contacts:

  • Terry Ginn 330.472.6483
  • Tom Calcei 330.628.2437
  • Kyle Kreiner 330.628.1580
  • Duane Eddy  330.203.6452
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           Above are members of the Suffield Leauge that worked to make the 2019 Christmas With Santa a reality.

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  • Above are the members of the Suffield League that made the 2018 Christmas With Santa a huge success.
  • Back Row: Misty Atkins, Beth Clute, Terry Chitty, Mason Evans, Tom Calcei, Kylie Calcei, Abbie Edwards, Ken Knapp, Chad Savage, Katelyn Brockelman

    Front Row: Bill Evans, Santa (Pete Einloth), Kathy Kreiner, Sally Knapp, Kyle Kreiner, Terry Ginn

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  • Above are some of the members of the Suffield League that made the 2017 Christmas With Santa a huge success. 

    Those responsible for putting on the 2017 Christmas With Santa are:  left to right....Kylie Calcei, Tom Calcei, Erika Skinner, Sally Knepp (Mrs Claus), Mason Evans, Kathie Kreiner, Abbie Edwards, Pete Einloth (Santa Claus), Ken Knepp, Kyle Kreiner, Terry Chitty, Beth Clute, Scott Chitty, Terry Ginn and Duane Eddy.


     

     

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A lot of work goes into planning and implementing an event like Christmas With Santa.  The Suffield League has been up to the task for many years.  The people pictured above are only part of the volunteers that make it happen in 2016. 

Seated from left to right:  Abbie Edwards, Brittney Benson, Santa (Dave Einloth), Duane Eddy, and Kyle Kreiner.

Standing from left to right:  Terry Ginn, Courtne Benson, Colleen Taylor, Vicki Knapp, Sally Knepp, Kylie Calcei, Tom Calcei, and Bruce Woodring.

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(L to R):  Pauline Persons, Stan Piatt, Kylie Calcei, Steve Jones and Terry Ginn at the 2017 Suffield League Memorial Day Parade.

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Trustee Meetings Are Indefinitely Closed To The Public, But Will Be Aired On Facebook

Effective with the trustee meeting set for Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM, the trustee meetings will be closed to the public.  They will be streamed live on the township's Facebook page, which is https://www.facebook.com/Suffield-Township-779053555578841/.  This is in response to the corona-virus crisis and in particular to the order by Governor Mike DeWine to limit public gatherings to ten persons or less.

 

Suffield Township Historcal Society Cancels All Events Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor DeWine's decree to cancel all meetings, the Suffield Township Historical Society has canceled all future meetings until Governor DeWine lifts this ban. We will advise when future meetings are scheduled.    Thank you for your past support and please keep safe during this trying time.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625.

 

Zoning Commission Cancels April Meeting

Chairman John Yeargin announced that the Suffield Township Zoning Commission has cancels its April 8th meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Suffield Township Is Accepting Road Materials Bids

Suffield Township is accepting bids for road materials to be used through April 2021.  A letter explaining the bidding process and the actual bid sheets are available by looking at the "Road" tab on this website's front page.  Sealed bids must be submitted to the Township by Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM. 

 

Tyler Lenington Is Archery State Champ

Suffield resident Tyler Lenington competed in the Ohio Indoor State Championships held last week in Ashland, and placed high enough in the standings to qualify to participate in the National Field Archery Association's Indoor Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky next week.  Pretty much a bowman for most of his life, Tyler is a freshman at the Field High School.  In addition to the championships at Ashland, he also was the first place winner at the Ohio Archers Association's Vegas Mail-In Tournament last month.  Best wishes to Tyler for continued success in his sporting endeavors.

 

Easter Egg Hunt Set For Sunday April 5th Has Been Canceled

The Suffield League has canceled its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wingfoot Lake State Park originally set for Sunday April 5th.  On March 16th, the Suffield League announced that the Easater Egg Hunt for 202 will be canceled due to the corona-virus crisis.  

 

Falcons And Wildcats End Basketball Seasons

The Field Falcon girls finished their 2019-2020 basketball season with a winning record.  Overall they were 13-10 and 8-6 in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division standings.  They graduate three seniors:  Maria Sziva, Aaliyah "Mouse" Ruppel and Sydney "Buzz" Kline.

The Mogadore Wildcat girls ended the year with a 7-16 record overall and 3-9 in the Portage Trail Conference County Division.  They lose one senior from this year's team:  Hope Murphy.

The Field Falcon boys finished their season with a 3-20 overall record and a 2-12 record in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division standings.  They will graduate three seniors:  Nevada Lowden, Mason Campanelli and Jacob Lupardus.

The Mogadore Wildcat boys ended the year with a 18-5 overall record and an 8-4 record in the Portage Trail Conference County Division.  They graduate seven seniors:  Jordan Fisher, Dylan Jones, Nate Fisher, David Wolverton, Lukas Swartz, Aaron Morris and Nathan Stephenson.

Suffield Township wishes the best for all the graduating seniors and their parents for their efforts, win or lose, and the enjoyment they brought to their followers.  We look forward to next season!

Click here to see scores from 2019-2020 season.

 

Tax Incentive Review Council Cancels Its March 17th Meeting Due To Coronavirus

The COVID 19 corona-virus has caused another casualty, this one being the cancellation of the Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council's meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday March 17th at 10:00 AM.   The meeting will be rescheduled, hopefully in May.

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 a business and the Portage County Board of Commissioners.  

 

BZA Elects Andy Grow Chairman For 2020

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday January 21st  for their annual Re-organizational Meeting and elected new officers for 2020.  Taking some sound advice from long-time member Don Monroe, the BZA elected Andy Grow as chairman and Vickie Vincent as vice chairman.  A hearing on property located at 1205 Martin Road followed with the Board granting a variance to Gerald Altizer, allowing him to purchase property from his neighbor and combine it with his lot, thus creating one larger parcel.  The BZA voted 5-0 in favor of this matter.

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.

 

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 500,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 11, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 500,061 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 703.46 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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