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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

Medina County Board Of Elections

GREENWICH ROAD RE-SURFACING

AUGUST 1, 2018 THE COUNTY WILL BEGIN THE GREENWICH ROAD RE-SURFACING PROJECT. THIS WILL AFFECT THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC THROUGH THE VILLAGE. THEY WILL START AT DANIELS ROAD AND WORK TOWARDS PARK CIRCLE. THE PLAN IS TO START GRINDING AROUND PARK CIRCLE AT 5:00 P.M. AND PLAN TO CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING UNTIL THE TOP …

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Electric Aggregation

The Village has renewed the electric aggregation program through May 2021.  The supplier is FirstEnergy Solutions and the savings for residents is 6% off the price to compare and for small business the savings is 4% off the price to compare.  From time to time, you may receive a 3rd party supplier solicitation for electricity, …

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Varmint Control

The Village of Westfield Center Varmint Control Officer will begin trapping the first of April 2018.  A property owner must sign a permission form (link below) in order for a trap to be set on their property.  Please be very specific about the type of varmint and the exact location of your concern.  There are a …

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