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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Historical Society To Hold Open Houses

The Suffield Township Historical Society will be open to the public on Sunday October 10th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  They will again be open to the public on Friday October 15th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Then on Sunday October 24th the museum will be open again to the public from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  All are welcome.

 

Field Loses 28-20 To Coventry, Mogadore Comes Back to Beat Rootstown 29-12, Lake Wins And Springfield Loses

In week number nine on Friday October 15th, the Field Falcons (1-7) hung in there for a while and even made a spirited comeback attempt, but lost in the end 28-20 to the Comets of Coventry (2-6).  Mogadore (7-2) was tested from beginning to end, but prevailed 29-12 over Rootstown (4-5).  Lake (5-3) went to overtime to nip the Perry Panthers (2-7) by a 28-27 score, and the Springfield Spartans (1-7) were again walloped, this time by Ravenna (6-3) by a 50-7 score.  This was an odd week for Springfield as they played two games.  On Tuesday, the Woodridge Bulldogs beat the Spartans 46-6, and then Springfield lost to Ravenna 50-7 on Friday.

On Friday October 22 week ten will arrive and the season will end for Field and Springfield.  Field (1-7) is at Norton (8-0), Springfield (2-6) hosts Streetsboro (7-2), Lucas of Richland County (7-1) comes to Mogadore (7-2) and the Green Bulldogs (6-3) host the Lake Blue Streaks (5-3).   Field and Springfield are mathematically eliminated from the 16 team playoff field.  Mogadore and Lake are in the hunt.  Mogadore appears to be the fourth seed on Region 21 and currently Lake is the 11th seed in Region 7.

     

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 To Hold Hearing On October 19th

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday October 19th at 8:00 PM.  Tom Templin of 1188 State Route 43 is requesting a variance to operate a landscaping business at that address.   The hearing is at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road, and is open to  the public.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 770,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 8, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 770,200 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 405.60 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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