Newton Township is one of the fourteen townships of Pike County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,006 people in the township.
Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following townships:
Along with Seal Township, it is the only Pike County township completely surrounded by other Pike County townships. The other twelve all touch townships from neighboring counties.
No municipalities are located in Newton Township, although the unincorporated community of Jasper lies in the eastern part of the township.
Name and history
It is one of five Newton Townships statewide.
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.