Mogadore Village Council meets on Feb. 21, 2024. Image via the Village of Mogadore

County roundup: Mogadore prepares for infrastructure updates, plus news from Atwater, Brimfield, Randolph and Suffield


Mogadore Village Council will be bringing legislation to take bids for the replacement of water lines, sanitary sewer lines and new pavement for sidewalks for the Herbert Street extension between Marion Avenue and Meadowridge Road and also for Meadowridge Road from Herbert Street south to the Springfield Township line.

Village council passed legislation to advertise for bids for a chip-and-seal on Curtis Street between Seymour Avenue and Marion Avenue.

The Mogadore Historical Society will have a Soup and Sandwich fundraiser luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Russell M. Pry Community Center at 3857 Mogadore Rd.

“For $10 or less,” Mayor Mike Rick said, “you can get a good soup and sandwich meal.”


The annual Laugh at the Lake will take place Saturday, March 9 at the St. Nicholas Banquet Center at 755 S. Cleveland Ave. Comedians Jeff Blanchard, Mike Conley and Michael Gershe will perform. There will also be raffles and Chinese auctions. To purchase tickets, contact any Suffield League member or email [email protected].

Tickets cost $55 (tables hold eight). Doors open at 6 p.m.

The annual Suffield Lions Club/Suffield League Chili Cookoff was Feb. 10 at the Lions Club. The contest was won by Terry Ginn, the president of the Suffield League.

“It was the biggest Chili Cookoff ever. There were about 60 people there,” township Chair Jeff Eldreth said. “We actually talked about moving the event next year because there were so many people there, the space wasn’t quite big enough. You kind of lose that hometown feel, though, if you move it to a bigger space. We’ll see.”

State Representative Gail Pavliga spoke at the township trustees meeting Feb. 13.

Dean Chinrock recently retired after 25 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Suffield Township Fire Department. There was a nice party for him Feb. 17 at the fire department to wish him well in his retirement.


There will be a Wildlife Appreciation Walk at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Brimfield Lions Club shelter at the community park at 4484 Edson Rd. Parks Director Cassie Weyer will lead the walk, which will begin at the Honeychuck Pavilion, located at the front of the park. No registration is needed.

The annual Woodcock Walk will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Cranberry Creek Park at 2211 Lynn Rd. No registration is needed.

The fifth annual Amphibian Walk will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Brimfield Lions Club at 4484 Edson Rd. No registration is needed.

A public hearing regarding some zoning amendments will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the Brimfield Community Center at 4484 Edson Rd.


The Atwater Fire Department hired a new dual-certified individual, Grace Swain. The department also welcomed Ashton Curtis into its cadet program.

The township accepted the resignation of Zoning Inspector Emily Lashley, who will continue to serve as fiscal officer. Any individual interested in the zoning inspector position may send their resume to: Trustee Harris, P.O. Box 9, Atwater, OH 44201.

Atwater Township Cleanup Days will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 3 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4. Proof of residency is required. No tires or liquids will be accepted.

Information was sent to the township regarding the Senior Community Spring Cleanup being organized by Waterloo Community Helping Hands. This will consist of volunteer students who will, in turn, help the senior citizens of Atwater and Randolph townships with spring yard cleanups. To volunteer or find out more information, call (330) 808-3199 or email [email protected].

Township Chair Thora Green, Trustee Charlie Harris and Fiscal Officer Emily Lashley attended the recent Ohio Township Association Conference in Columbus. There were legislative system meetings with legislators and all kinds of different training seminars.

The Atwater Trustees hosted the quarterly Portage County Township Association dinner meeting Feb. 17.


Randolph Township is looking into installing a family-friendly bathroom at the township playground.

Roger Gordon
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