ⓘ Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Union Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1.490 people i ..

                                     

ⓘ Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio

Union Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1.490 people in the township, 793 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

                                     

1. Geography

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Hopewell Township - southwest
  • York Township, Van Wert County - north
  • Dublin Township - west
  • Jennings Township, Van Wert County - northeast
  • Center Township - south
  • Salem Township, Auglaize County - southeast
  • Liberty Township, Van Wert County - northwest

The village of Mendon is located in central Union Township.

                                     

2. Government

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.