Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio
|• Total||35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)|
|• Land||34.8 sq mi (90.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,155 ft (352 m)|
|• Density||744.9/sq mi (287.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086977|
Lake Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. It is an urban township; the 2000 census found 25,892 people in the township, 23,718 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:
Several populated places are located in Lake Township (incorporated areas are not part of the Township):
Lake Township became its own stand alone civil township in 1816 after its original formation as a survey township within Plain Township then in 1806 within Green Township. Statewide, other Lake Townships are located in Ashland, Logan, and Wood counties.
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.
The northern and eastern halves of the township (including Hartville) comprise the majority of the Lake Local School District, home to Lake High School. However, the southwestern quarter of the township is zoned to North Canton City School District, and a small area in the far southeast corner of the township is part of the Plain Local School District.