County roundup: Mogadore will stick with current trash plan, plus news from Brimfield, Suffield and Atwater


In 2020, Mogadore residents voted to implement a trash aggregation program, and the next year Kimble Recycling & Waste Disposal won the bid for the contract. Kimble had a three-year contract with a fourth-year option. Village council recently passed legislation to extend the contract one more year from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, for trash pickup and recycling for the village. Starting April 1 when the new one-year extension kicks in, it will cost $52.71 every three months for the trash and recycle pickup.

The Mogadore Historical Society will have another “Soup and Sandwich” fundraiser luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Russell M. Pry Community Center at 3857 Mogadore Rd. For $20 or less, you can have a great lunch, which includes several sandwich and soup options. This will be the historical society’s last luncheon until spring.


Brimfield Township’s annual Election Day dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Kelso House Museum at 4158 state Route 43.

“It’s supposed to represent the old times when people would get together after elections,” township Trustee Nic Coia said. “The idea is, after you go vote, you can go and pick up dinner. You can eat there or take it to go.”

As always, the main courses will be creamed chicken and biscuits and country ham. The fee is $12.

The event benefits the Brimfield Historical Society.

The Brimfield Lions Club will put on its annual “Wobble Before You Gobble”

Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 23) in front of the Subway restaurant in Brimfield Plaza at 4068 state Route 43. There will be a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk and a 5K run, both of which start at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. To participate, you must donate 10 non-perishable food items that will benefit the Brimfield Community Food Cupboard.

The township’s annual “Hometown Christmas” will be Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Brimfield Historical Society and the Kelso House Museum right at the corner of State Route 43 and Kelso Drive. Included will be Christmas lighting, Santa for the kids and free hot chocolate.

The old Sully’s Tavern at 1293 Tallmadge Rd. was recently demolished. Joe’s Barbecue will replace it and should be up in the spring or summer of next year. Joe’s Barbecue currently works out of a food trailer on the property.


The annual Suffield Township Fire Department Open House on Oct. 15 was a success. At least 150-200 people showed up. Included were a life-flight helicopter that landed in the parking lot, a fire demonstration, free fire truck rides for the kids, the Portage County SWAT team, pulled pork and a Boy Scouts bake sale.

Crafted Meadery, a winery that will also sell pizza, renovated the old Suffield Fellowship Church on Waterloo Road. It should be opening in the next week.


The Atwater Fire Department hosted a pancake breakfast Oct. 15. The proceeds went to the Ohio State Firefighters Association.

“It was well attended,” township Chair John Kovacich said.

Roger Gordon
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