County roundup: New restaurants coming to Brimfield, plus news from Atwater, Mogadore and Suffield


Atwater Township’s Clean-up Days will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 3 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4 at Town Hall at 1219 state Route 183. Portage County Solid Waste is supplying the township with a 40-yard container to accept light-duty tires only. There is a limit of six light-duty tires per address (Atwater residents only). Residents’ cost is 50 cents per tire, and once the 40-yard container is full, no more tires will be accepted.

Residents must provide a photo ID with address for any trash drop-off. No batteries or electronics will be accepted.

Planning continues for the Atwater Memorial Day Parade. To register for prizes to be awarded in various categories, call Peggy at (330) 603-5527.

Atwater firefighter Kris Hart recently became a certified fire instructor. Also, the Boy Scouts toured the Atwater Fire Department on March 20.

Doug Vogel, owner of Ohio Valley Waste Services of Atwater, which took over Conrad’s Disposal, gave a talk at the last Atwater Trustees meeting. Greg Kennell will be the general manager of the Atwater location. The business will be sending information to the community about its services. If you have questions, call 330-714-4325.


Brimfield Township is working with Wohlwend Engineering to begin looking at conceptual drawings to create what the township is calling a mobile food vendor area at Brimfield Town Centre.

“It would be like a mobile food truck park, a permanent location where multiple food trucks would be able to rent areas and set up for the week, weekend or during a festival,” township Trustee Nic Coia said.

Jack’s Pizza opened recently at 3975 Cascades Blvd. in the former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. It is dine-in and take-out.

“We’re hearing rave reviews,” Coia said. “Everybody has been really happy with them.”

Dunkin’ Donuts will start construction on a building on Tallmadge Road this summer or fall. The business looks to open sometime in 2025.

Two township/parks and recreation department education programs will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the Brimfield Public Library at 4286 Kelso Dr. “Frogs and Toads for Kids” will be at 10 a.m., and “Tadpoles for Tots” will be at 2 p.m.

The sixth annual Amphibian Walk will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Brimfield Lions Community Park at 4484 Edson Rd. Parks and Recreation Director Cassie Weyer will lead the walk.

“We do the walk at night,” Coia said, “because that’s when people can view and see the amphibians.”


Mogadore Village Council passed legislation to advertise for bids for new playground equipment for the front playground at Lions Community Park.

“There will be new swing sets, a big apparatus in the middle that will have a sliding board and climbing steps, and two or three other pieces of apparatus that kids will be able to climb and get on,” Mayor Mike Rick said. “The ground under the equipment will be improved with American Disabilities Act compliance.”

The Mogadore Historical Society will have another Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the Russell M. Pry Community Center, located at 3857 Mogadore Rd.

“You can get a nice soup and sandwich meal for $10 or less,” Rick said.

Nonna’s Custom Creations recently opened at 77 S. Cleveland Ave. It is a custom apparel shop with items such as T-shirts and sweatshirts.


The 14th annual Big Red Fund dinner fundraiser was held March 8 at The Event on Sunny Brook in Brimfield. Besides dinner catered by Mike’s Place, there were reverse raffles and auctions. More than $40,000 was raised.

“It was a beautiful event,” township Chair Jeff Eldreth said. “It was very successful.”

Roger Gordon
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