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.

Public Notices

Changes to the Ohio Revised Code Section 731.21 authorized publication of Ordinances, Resolutions and Notices on the Village website instead of the local newspaper went into effect on October 3, 2023. PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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Electric Aggregation

The Village current electric aggregation program runs through May 2024.  The supplier is Energy Harbor and the rate is $0.0487 cents per kWh. The contract was renewed with a new rate of $0.0682 cents per kWh starting in June 2024 running through May 2027. To enroll in the Westfield Center’s electric aggregate please call East …

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2023 Holiday Trash Pick Up Schedule

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 Service will NOT occur on Thursday, November 23. No change for Westfield Center since pick up is on Monday. Christmas Day: Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 Service will NOT occur. Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule …

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Next Village Shred Day Event

The next shred event is set for Saturday, June 22, 2024 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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