On Tuesday June 8, 2021 the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met at 8:00 PM.  A lot is issues were discussed.  Portage County Sheriff Bruce Zuchowski, newly elected last November to Sheriff after David Doak's retirement, spoke for nearly a half hour on an array of topics.  These included his commitment to allowing citizens to possess guns, hiring more department employees, promoting the Citizen's Police Academy and, of course, a history of his career highlights.  The crowd of ten people seemed impressed by his talk.

Sheriff Zuchowski said he hopes to have a more transparent administration and hopes his department can have more involvement with the community.  He said that the Sheriff's Office handles about 60% of the county's police services.  With his background as a state trooper, he hopes to entice a stronger bond between the two agencies.  He did remind the crowd that state troopers are basically traffic officers.  He suggested that citizens are welcome to tour the county jail and learn more about policing in general by signing up for the Citizens Police Academy.  This academy will start another 12-week session in the fall, but no specific dates have yet been determined.  The academy is free to those who sign up.  Anyone interested should call the Sheriff's Office at 330-296-5100, ext 1.

The trustees also refinanced the bonds on the Fire Station.  This new financing is in the form of a twelve year loan at an incredible rate of 1.72%.  Over the life of the loan, serviced by Hilltop Securities, the township will save $419,507. Tom Calcei gave the Fire Department report for May.  He said that the Fire Department responded to 71 call for service and participated in five continuing education classes.  The trustees are also looking into a noise complaint at 1527 Galaxy Drive.  This noise is allegedly caused by a generator that is running continuously.  The trustees authorized the Road Department to buy a new power washer at a price of $5,300.  The Fairlane Water Company is holding neighborhood meeting to discuss the future of that area's water system.  No date or time or location was given for this meeting.

The township sponsored "Cruise In" is set for this coming weekend.  A lot of work has gone into this event.  Come out and enjoy the cars, see your neighbors and have some food.  The event is Sunday June 13th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at the Municipal Complex next to the historic Town Hall.

The trustees meet again on Tuesday June 22nd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission is off in July, but meets again on Wednesday August 11th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on Tuesday June 15th at 8:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road and the public is very welcome.

 

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Fire Department To Hold Open House

The Suffield Township Fire Department will hold its annual Open House on Sunday October 10th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  Come out and meet your neighbors and members of your local Fire Department.

 

Field Is Blasted 48-0 At Cloverleaf, Mogadore Welcomes St. Thomas Aquinas To The Portage County League, Whipping the Knights 41-7

In week number five,the four high schools that have some of their district in Suffield finally played all their games without succumbing to the Covid-19 game stopper.  Mogadore (4-1) hosted the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights (0-5) of Louisville and beat them 41-7.  It was the Knights first game in the newly formed league.  Field (0-4) went to Lodi to play the Cloverleaf Colts (2-2) and was blasted 48-0.  Springfield (1-3) lost 50-8 at Coventry (1-4) and the Hartville Lake Blue Streaks (4-0) kept the once powerful Louisville Leopards (0-5) winless by beating them 38-7. 

Next week on Friday September 24th, Springfield (1-3) hosts your Field Falcons (0-4) in what may be the Falcons best chance for a win this season.  Mogadore (4-1) travels to Warren John F. Kennedy (3-1), and in a battle of undefeateds, the Jackson Polar Bears (5-0) come to play Hartville Lake (4-0) in a Federal League game that will figure big in league standings.  

Historical Society Looking For Old Field High Yearbooks

The Suffield Township Historical Society is hoping to complete their collection of old Field High School, and old countywide yearbooks.  These were originally known as "Speedometers".  Needed are books from the following years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.  Call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com" to donate old books or to learn more.

 

Crafts Bazaar Slated For Saturday November 20th

The annual Crafts Bazaar at the Suffield United Church of Christ is set for Saturday November 20th.   The church is located at 1115 State Route 43.  For more information, call 333-699-4342.

 

Card Bingo Returns On Sunday Evenings

After a log absence, the very popular "Card Bingo" will make its return to Suffield Township on Sunday July 11th.  The games will be played at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Doors will open a little before 6:00 PM and the games begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your neighbors and a couple dollars in change and enjoy the evening. 

 

BZA Grants Two Variances

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday September 7th to consider two separate variance requests.  Doug and Jill Dickey of 350 Garner Drive asked that they be allowed to build an eight foot tall privacy fence along their side property line. The Zoning Resolutions allow a six foot maximum height.  No one opposed the request.  Board member Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance request be approved.  Bryon Wine seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.  The second hearing was much more contentious.  Mark Wake of 1227 Martin Road asked a variance to be allowed to add a third accessory building on his property.  This third building would violate the Zoning Resolutions as only two accessory buildings are permitted and the total square footage of the three buildings would exceed the amount allowed for a lot the size owned by Mr. Wake.  Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance be permitted with the condition that no more than two animals be housed in the new structure.  The motion carried by a 3-2 vote.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 765,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 21, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 765,082 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 479.40 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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