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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.

Voting Information

For voting information please contact the Medina County Board of Elections by calling 330-722-9278 or click on this post and then click on the following link:  https://www.boe.ohio.gov/medina

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TRICK OR TREAT

The COVID virus affects everything and Halloween is no exception. Please note the following regarding Halloween this year: The Fire Department has an activity at the new Fire Station. It is not the usual donuts and cider. Please contact the Fire District for details. Regular Trick or Treat in the Village will be on Saturday, …

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Village Shred Day

The Village of Westfield Center Shred Day for residents only – Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Please note:  Due to COVID19 there are SPECIFIC instructions listed below for this year’s event. 2020 COVID INSTRUCTIONS:  Place the items to be shredded in your trunk.  Drive up to the shredding area.  PLEASE …

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