Westfield Township, Medina County, Ohio
Location of Westfield Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°1′44″N 81°55′47″W / 41.02889°N 81.92972°W / 41.02889; -81.92972Coordinates: 41°1′44″N 81°55′47″W / 41.02889°N 81.92972°W / 41.02889; -81.92972
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMedina
Area
 • Total25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Land25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total4,172
 • Density164.2/sq mi (63.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-83426[2]
GNIS feature ID1086606[1]

Westfield Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,172 people in the township, 2,545 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography

The western end of the eastern half of Interstate 76 begins at an interchange in Westfield Township.
The western end of the eastern half of Interstate 76 begins at an interchange in Westfield Township.

Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two villages are located in Westfield Township:

Westfield Township also surrounds the township and village of Gloria Glens Park in the northeast corner of the township.

Name and history

Statewide, the only other Westfield Township is located in Morrow County.

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,[4] 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.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.