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.

Cemetery Legal Notice

LEGAL NOTICEVILLAGE OF WESTFIELD CENTER, OHIOTo the owners of cemetery lot: Section 3 , Lot 91-A (Gravesite # 1072) situated in the municipal cemetery, 6884 Greenwich Road , Village of Westfield Center, Ohio, their heirs and assigns, and, anyone claiming a right or interest therein: The Village of Westfield Center, Ohio has determined that the …

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Electric Aggregation

The Village has renewed the electric aggregation program through May 2024.  The supplier is Energy Harbor.  From time to time, you may receive a 3rd party supplier solicitation for electricity, however, Energy Harbor is the only supplier for the Westfield Center’s electric aggregation program. To enroll in the Westfield Center’s electric aggregate please call East …

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Any company/person soliciting within the Village of Westfield Center is required to obtain a permit through the Village Police Department. The Police Department’s non-emergency number is 330-887-9110. Please schedule an appointment.

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Health Screenings are held at the Westfield Center Village Hall, 6701 Greenwich Rd., Westfield Center Ohio. They are scheduled on the 2nd Monday of January/March/May/July/September/November from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 am. 

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