Champion Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

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Champion Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
The William Woodrow House, a historic site in the township
The William Woodrow House, a historic site in the township
Location of Champion Township in Trumbull County
Location of Champion Township in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°17′47″N 80°51′7″W / 41.29639°N 80.85194°W / 41.29639; -80.85194Coordinates: 41°17′47″N 80°51′7″W / 41.29639°N 80.85194°W / 41.29639; -80.85194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)
 • Land 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,762
 • Density 378.7/sq mi (146.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44483
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-13470[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087027[1]

Champion Township is one of the twenty-four townships of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,762 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Champion Township, although the census-designated place of Champion Heights is located in the township's south.


The land that became Champion Township was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company. The land that became the township was divided among nine or ten shareholders, one of whom, General Henry Champion, originally owned much of the property and had acquired all of the township land by December 1798. Trumbull County was established in 1800 and the township was named "Champion Township" for the man who owned it.[4]

Henry Champion sold few of the parcels of the land that he owned, hoping to wait for the price to rise from $2.50 an acre to $10.00 an acre. The first permanent settler was William Rutan, who arrived from Pennsylvania in 1806. Over the next two decades, only six more families moved to the township. Henry Champion died in 1825, with the western half of the township going to his son, Aristarchus Champion and the eastern half to his son-in-law, Henry C. Trumbull. In 1826 both hired a surveyor to sell the land at market price. Champion Township was organized in December 1831.[4]

It is the only Champion Township statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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.

Sunshine Needed as Corrupt Bureaucrats Attack Physicians and Patients Posted on January 22, 2016 by freedominmedicine Guest Post from Gina Reghetti, D.O.

FYI, read the article about sunshine laws and my response copied below to the Trumbull County Ohio Tribune Chronicle regarding what happened to me. Let’s see if they publish it! So sick of the cover-up corruption everywhere.

Dear Editor:

I read the article in the Tribune Chronicle, “Officials need more focus on sunshine laws” today on January 17, 2016, and I agree that more emphasis must be placed on the rules that are established through Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, and the laws must be enforced.

I am a victim of the Champion Township Trustees’ Special Meeting of 10-30-2012 in which two of the trustees, Bob Farmer and Jeff Hovanic, along with Champion Township Zoning Attorney Mark Finamore, attempted to harm my livelihood in an illegal attempt to re-zone my commercial property to residential without my knowledge. Former Trustee Bill Templeton openly records all of their public meetings and gave me a copy of their three-hour CD for my legal counsel.

The first one, and one-half hours of the CD was about negotiating for insurance contracts for Champion Township employees and was a planned meeting, but the last one, and one-half hours of the meeting was not planned according to Bill Templeton. He indicated that as a trustee he was never made aware of such an agenda, but apparently others knew, such as the two trustees, the zoning attorney, zoning board member Howard Caldwell, and an undercover Ohio State Highway Patrol officer, Larry Skaggs.

I have the CD, and would gladly provide the Tribune, or the news with a copy so that they can research and print the truth about the local government’s agenda and prove how Ohio Sunshine Laws are not being followed; yet nothing seems to come from it. Just more of the same, government harming its citizens.

Less than a twenty-four hour notice of the Champion Township’s Trustees meeting was given to the public, another violation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws. If one request the Minutes from the 10-30-2012 Special Meeting of the Champion Township, it will clearly reveal another serious violation of Ohio Sunshine Laws; that being complete failure to document what actually went on at that meeting, which was the attempt to re-zone my property without my knowledge. It’s completely off the public record. The only evidence that exist of it is the CD.

The public needs to be made aware of this, and tax payers need to know how their money is being used, and how corrupt government can really be.

I believe, two of the trustees used tax-payers money for their own personal agendas.

Please feel free to print my comment.


Gina Reghetti, D.O.

Daughter of a Late WWII Army Veteran The 110 Building 110 Edward Street, NW Warren, Ohio 44483-1118 U.S.A.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Trumbull County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ a b H. S. Williams (1882). "XXIII Champion". History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties 2. Cleveland, Ohio: H.Z. Williams & Brothers. pp. 550–557. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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