Suffield Town HallIn 1802 , the community of what was later to be named Suffield Township was founded by Royal Pease, who was originally from Suffield, Connecticut. From 1802 until April 6, 1818, our community was known as Peasetown.  In 1818, the name was changed to Suffield Township and governing officials were elected.  Suffield is one of 18 townships in Portage County and lies in the southwest corner of the county.  We are uniquely situated in close proximity to Akron, Ohio to the west and to Hartville, Ohio to the south.  This gives our community a great mix of big city opportunities combined with rural charm.

With a population of 6,315 as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015, Suffield Township is a close knit community - a community where neighbors look out for one another and wave when passing on the road.  Township services include a highly trained Fire Department, led by Chief Robert Rasnick, providing fire and EMS protection to the township, as well as a hard working Road Department, supervised by David (Pete) Einloth, that takes care of the roadways and other services related to the needs of  the community.

We welcome you to our community.  Please explore our website and see what Suffield has to offer.


The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday November 9th in the Suffield Community Room before a crowd of eleven concerned citizens.  Most of the business discussed was of the routine nature.  Chief Bob Rasnick's monthly report for October showed that the firemen responded to 82 calls for service.  The firemen also received five continuing education classes, as well as their daily training.  The Chief had also submitted a bid sheet for a new pumper truck, which the trustees are considering as a replacement for the aging 1994 International pumper the Department currently uses.

Jeff Eldreth congratulated the Field Cross County team that qualified for the state meet in Columbus.  Vicki Wine wanted to offer her praise and thanks for the fine job that the Suffield League did on Fall Festival event back on Friday October 29th.  The League and Wingfoot Lake worked together to make the event a success.  At trustee Jared Phillip's request, the trustees also agreed to spend up to $1,000 for new signage in front of the Road Department garage.  Tom Calcei said the Suffield League in conjunction with the Lions Club and Suffield Township Historical society will host a "Chili Cook Off" on the weekend of February 4, 2022.

The trustees meet again on Tuesday November 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday November 10th at 7:00 PM. There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearing currently scheduled.  The Suffield League's Christmas With Santa will be Sunday December 12th at 6:00 PM at the historical Town Hall.  Recorder Lori Calcei will present a program called "Good Deeds" on Tuesday December 14th at 6:00 PM, just prior to the Trustee's Meeting that date.

Tom Calcei won his fourth term as a Suffield Township Trustee after his victory in the November 2nd General Election.  He ran unopposed.  Jared Phillip won his second term, also running unopposed.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth and Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei were not on this year's ballot.  Congratulations to Tom Calcei and Jared Phillip.

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On Tuesday October 12 the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met to discuss an assortment of issues.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick reported that the Fire Department responded to, what he believes, was a record number of calls for a month's service.  Ninety-seven times the firemen went on calls.  He reported that Firefighters Kevin Lessman and Kris Hendershot resigned from the department.  No one has been chosen to take their places on the roster.  The Chief was also very pleased with the Open House on October 10th and the number of people that turned out to participate.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month tee shirts are on sale at the Fire Department for $20.00 each.  All proceeds from the sale of shirts will be given to families of breast cancer victims. 

A lengthy discussion on a Christmas Lighting contest was had with no final decision of whether to join a competition similar to last year's or join with other communities, to include, but not limited to: the City of Stow and the City of Tallmadge.  A new antiques store is going to open at the corner of Waterloo Road and State Route 43 in the building that formerly housed a used car lot and a video store before that.  No date was given for the grand opening.   The trustees signed an agreement with the county commissioners to renew their contact for solid waste management, namely curbside recycling.  The new short-term agreement calls for bi-weekly pickups and a charge to your property taxes in the amount of $5.50 per month.  The new agreement extends the contract from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

The Suffield League and the Wingfoot Lake Park are working together to present a Fall Festival at the park on Friday October 29th from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM.  There will be live music, hayrides, a Trunk or Treat, a Spooky Haunted Trail and S'mores.  For more information, call the park office at 628-4720.  Board chairman Jeff Eldreth suggested that the trustees organize a night at the movies.  This would be held indoors at the historic Town Hall.  More on this later. 

The trustees meet next on Tuesday October 28th at 7:00 AM.   The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday October 13th at 7:00 PM and the Board of Zoning Appeals meets on Tuesday October 19th at 8:00 PM.  Best wishes to Zoning Commission chairman John Yeargin and his wife Judy on their recent illnesses.

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County Recorder To Present Program To Help Protect Your Property Deed

Portage County Recorder Lori Calcei will present a program entitled "Good Deeds" in which she will explain ways to protect your property deed.  The program is open to all and will be held on Tuesday December 14th at 6:00 PM.  The event, which has been a welcome service to other Portage County locations will be held in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  The Community Room is in the same building as the Suffield Fire Department.

Field Girls Whip Springfield, End Two Game Skid, Falcon Boys Host Ravenna And Lose 61-47

The Field Falcon (3-4) girls went to Springfield on Monday December 6th and easily beat the Spartans 47-33.  Despite some of the worst referring of the young season, the Falcons looked more like the team that started out 2-0.  The game's only double figure scorer was Field's Delilah Rahe with 21 points.  The Falcon JV squad won by a 33-24 count. The Falcons next play on Thursday December 9th at 7:00 at home against the Woodridge Bulldogs.  On Friday the Rootstown Rovers came to Mogadore (0-1) and beat the Wildcat boys in overtime by a 60-57 score.  The game seesawed back and forth until Rootstown had a 47-35 lead about half way through the fourth quarter.  Mogadore then went from a 47-35 deficit to a 49-49 tie.  No one scored again, thus the game went to overtime where Rootstown again built an eight point lead, and then held on for the win.  Mason Murphy had 12 points and Nick Coffman had ten for Mogadore.  The Wildcats are back in action at home against Waterloo on Tuesday December 7th at 7:00 PM.  Also on Friday the Field boys hosted Ravenna and dropped a 61-47 decision to the Ravens.  Braxton Baumberger scored 16 points and Xander Rorrer added ten for the Falcons (1-2).  The Mogadore (2-1) girls hosted Rootstown on Wednesday December 1st and were beaten badly 58-47.  The final score doesn't really tell the story.  The Rovers (3-0) were clearly the better team, but the Wildcats kept coming back after the Rovers built leads. Sophomore Brook McIntyre led the Wildcats with 17 points and senior Brooklyn Beckford added ten.  The Wildcat JV's suffered the same sort of game and lost 49-30.  Next up for Mogadore is on Saturday December 4th at 1:30 PM at Canton Central Catholic.


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 "" to donate old books or to learn more.


Historical Society Museum To Be Open Saturday December 11th

The Suffield Township Historical Society will hold an open house on Saturday December 11th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  All are welcome.  The STHS also elected officers for 2022.  They are Elizabeth Vence as president, and Gail Reinhart as treasurer.   The Society is looking for others who would like to serve.  They need a vice president, a secretary and two more trustees.  Call Eliizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 for more information.


Card Bingo Changes Game Times

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 3:00 PM and the games begin at 300 PM.  Bring your neighbors and a couple dollars in change and enjoy the evening. 


BZA Okays Landscaping Business

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will met on Tuesday October 19th and granted Tom Templin of 1188 State Route 43 a conditional use permit to operate a landscaping business at 1188 State Route 43.  The hearing, in which just four board members and one citizen attended, was a quick transaction of township business.  The motion in Mr. Templin's favor carried 4-0.


Suffield Township Website Passes 785,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 28, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 785,236 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 288.80 per day (thirty day moving average).  Thanks for taking a look at "".  Tell your friends about us.








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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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