ⓘ Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. Located in the southeastern corner of the county along the Pennsylvania border, it borders the following townships: ..

                                     

ⓘ Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

Located in the southeastern corner of the county along the Pennsylvania border, it borders the following townships:

  • North Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania - east
  • Beaver Township - west
  • Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania - northeast corner
  • Boardman Township - northwest
  • Poland Township - north
  • Fairfield Township, Columbiana County - southwest corner
  • Unity Township, Columbiana County - south
  • Little Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania - southeast

The village of New Middletown is located in central Springfield Township, and two unincorporated communities lie in the township: New Springfield in the south, and Petersburg in the southeast.

                                     

1. Name and history

It is one of eleven Springfield Townships statewide.

For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.

                                     

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.