The Village had its beginnings in 1817 when settlers from New England homesteaded by the side of Camel Creek.  Their neighbors included the Wolf and Chippewa Indians.  Henry Thorndyke and James Fowler became the first landowners of the twenty-five square miles of the newly formed Township.  James Fowler named the new territory after his home, Westfield, Massachusetts.

Westfield Center, located in southern Medina County, was established in 1826.  The Village was laid out as a typical New England settlement with a central four  acre green.  The Village Hall, facing the commons, was built two  years later and was soon joined by two  churches, a general store and an inn.  The Post Office came in 1836 and the Village somehow became known as LeRoy.  The name issue was resolved in 1971 when the Village was once again named Westfield Center.

A new Village Hall, housing the municipal government offices, the Police Department and the Post Office, was dedicated in 2001.

No historical sketch, however brief, can ignore the impact of the Westfield Group.  The presence of “The Company” put the tiny Village “on the map”.  Chartered by the Ohio legislature in 1848, the Ohio Farmers’ Insurance was founded by local farmers.  In 1971, in conjunction with the Village name change, the Ohio Farmers’ Insurance became the Westfield Companies.  Originally critics said the business could not succeed.  The Company has now been in business for more than 160 years and contributes to the financial stability of the Village.  The Westfield Group is a recognized good citizen of the community.

2022 Holiday Trash Pick Up Schedule

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov 24, 2022: Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will NOT be affected by Thanksgiving. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week. Christmas Day: Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 No Delays. New Year’s Day: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023  No Delays.

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Breakfast With Santa

Presented by: Westfield Fire and RescueSaturday, December 3, 20228:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Santa arrives at 9:00 a.m.Westfield Fire and Rescue8515 Virginia DriveTicketsAges 13 and Over: $6.00Kids 4-12: $4.00 Kids 3 and under: FREEBring your camera to take pictures with Santa and Mrs.Claus!

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Next Village Shred Day Event

The next shred event is set for Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 9:00am until Noon. Village residents may bring up to five (5) boxes and/or bags of paper to be shredded at no charge.  (Examples:  Bank Statements, Canceled Checks, Paycheck Stubs, Outdated Tax Returns, Credit Card Statements, Outdated Bills, Medical Information, Letters, Envelopes, Ledgers, Junk …

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Leaf Pickup Schedule

Regular leaf pickup will begin the week of October 17th. If there is an abundance of leaves that fall prior to that date, pickup will start on an as needed basis. Leaves to be removed should be placed at the curb as indicated below. Leaves should be placed no further than 6 feet from the …

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