County roundup: Spring cleaning and food drive in Mogadore, plus news from Atwater and Suffield


Mogadore’s annual Shred Day and Food Drive will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4 in the police department parking lot at 135 S. Cleveland Ave. Fitting Tax & Financial is sponsoring the event. Non-perishable food items will be accepted. The food will be donated to charity.

The village’s spring limb and branch pickup will take place from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10. Residents are asked to place limbs and branches on the curb and not in the street. The service department will not pick up limbs larger than four inches in diameter, root bulbs or entire bushes.

“We ask that people don’t put out their limbs and branches until after Wednesday, May 1,” Mayor Mike Rick said.

Village council passed legislation to purchase a new 2024 Ford E-450 Gas Chassis ambulance from Penn Care, Inc. for $245,000.

“The ambulance we have now is just getting old,” Rick said.
Expected delivery of the new ambulance is in October.


Atwater’s annual township cleanup days will be Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at Town Hall at 1219 state Route 183. The hours May 3 will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the hours May 4 will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon. It will be a drop-off. No electronics or liquids will be accepted. Tires will be acquired for the Portage County Solid Waste District. It will be 50 cents for passenger and light-truck tires.

The township hired a new zoning inspector, Milt Green. Green replaces Emily Lashley, who stepped down in February.


Suffield recently received its new ambulance and new grass-fire truck. The ambulance, which was bought with some Covid money, is in service.

“We still have to stripe the grass-fire truck,” township Chair Jeff Eldreth said. “It’s replacing a 22-year-old grass-fire truck.”

The township will open up its annual chip-and-seal bids this week. Five to six miles of roads are done every year.

Roger Gordon
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