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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.

Village Hall

July, 2020 Council Meeting – 7:00 PM

Live Stream Link: Council Meeting Meeting Agenda: July 7, 2020 Council Agenda

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Public Meetings

PUBLIC MEETING/HEARING NOTICE DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC VILLAGE OF WESTFIELD CENTER WILL BE LIVE STREAMING MEETINGS  VIA YOUTUBE…ALL YOU NEED IS AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO WATCH THE MEETING.  THE LINKS WILL BE POSTED ON THE CALENDAR LOCATED ON THE RIGHT. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING YOU WILL NEED TO BE ADDED TO THE AGENDA CONTACT …

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Tax Filing Date: July 15, 2020

Due to COVID19 the tax filing deadline has been extended as follows: Individual taxpayers will have until 7/15/20 to file and pay their 2019 municipal income tax return. Net profit taxpayers (calendar year) who have opted to file with the State Tax Commissioner will have until 7/15/20 to file and pay their 2019 municipal income …

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