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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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Health Screenings will begin again on July 12, 2021 at 9:00.  The screening schedule will the same as it was prior to COVID 19:  The 2nd Monday of January/March/May/July/September/November from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Bittner Hall. 

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Public Meetings…Now in person

Public meetings have resumed “in person” at Bittner Hall in the Municipal Building. The meetings will live stream on YouTube. Check the link on the calendar each month for the live stream links. Public is invited to meetings. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask. Not vaccinated, please be considerate and mask.

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Mosquito Spraying

During the 2021 mosquito season Valley View Spray Service will be spraying for mosquitoes in the evening on May 20st, July 1st, and September 7th

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2021 Car Show – Canceled

On 6/1/21 Village Council voted to cancel the 2021 Great American Car Show due to uncertainties surrounding the park circle beautification project and new gazebo construction.  The Village is committed to completing the project prior to the onset of winter; yet the dates in which construction would start and end  are not yet established due to unanticipated …

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