The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday July 13th.  The meeting was dominated by a long discussion on some re-alignment staffing issues at the Fire Department, but other issues were also discussed. 

The Fiscal Officer said that the Portage County Land Bank has taken possession of the old church on Waterloo Road.  Complaints were received about the new trash hauling business, Zehnder Disposal, LLC.  The complaints from a neighbor were concerning an influx of mice and/or rats at the company's garage.  Seventy-fifth State Representative Gail Pavliga stopped by the meeting for an informal chat. 

The trustees agreed to spend $4,150 to have the interior of the historic Town Hall painted by Barto Decorating.  They also approved an amendment to the recycling contract between the township and the Portage County Solid Waste District to increase the monthly fee for each resident to $5.50. 

Fire Chief Bob Rasnick made a passionate appeal for the trustees to allow him to begin the arduous process of increasing the number of full time firemen from one (the chief) to seven.  Initially the Fire Department would go to a configuration of having three full time paramedics.  Currently they have no full time paramedics.  The three paramedics would work one 24 hour shift, then have 48 hours off and then repeat this process.  The men or women filling these three positions would be hired at the Chief's discretion after interviews with the command staff officers.  The new full time paramedics could come from within the existing cadre of personnel or hired from outside of the department.  The goal is to have six full time paramedics on the department, with two paramedics woring on each 24-hour shift.  The plan does not increase the actual number of employees, just their assignments.  The trustees and Rasnick agreed that a very large percentage of the Fire Department's calls for service involve paramedic issues.  The trustees asked Rasnick to come back in the middle of August with a more detailed plan.

The trustees meet next on Thursday July 22nd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission is skipping their regular meeting in July and meeting on Wednesday August 11th at 7:00 PM.  A Board of Zoning Appeals hearing is scheduled for Thursday July 20th at 8:00 PM. 

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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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