Medina Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Medina Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
William H. Seymour House in Weymouth
Location of Medina Township in Medina County
Location of Medina Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°9′56″N 81°49′20″W / 41.16556°N 81.82222°W / 41.16556; -81.82222Coordinates: 41°9′56″N 81°49′20″W / 41.16556°N 81.82222°W / 41.16556; -81.82222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 18.1 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 • Land 18.0 sq mi (46.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,783
 • Density 432.6/sq mi (167.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 44215, 44256, 44258
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-48804[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086601[1]

Medina Township is one of the eighteen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 8,537 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The City of Medina, the County seat, borders the Township to the southwest.

Name and history[edit]

The township derives its name from Medina, in Arabia. The original name for the Township was to be Mecca, but was changed after a dispute among early settlers.[4] It is the only Medina Township statewide.[5] The Township is attributed as being the oldest organized government in Medina County. Land from the Township was given to create the City of Medina in 1818.

Business and Community[edit]

Medina Township is home to over four hundred and eighty businesses that operate within the township. These businesses range from construction companies to law firms and fast food. These businesses help build a bustling economy. While it is often stated the Township is a "Bedroom Community", since 2007, more than one hundred and twenty five new businesses have opened their doors within the Township.

The Township has multiple community areas including Blakeslee Sports Complex, two cemeteries, and plans to build a community park. Among that the Township was one of the Top 100 Safest Communities in Ohio according to SafeWise.[6] The community is also home to the Masonic Community which houses senior citizens and hosts numerous social events.

Government[edit]

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 Township employs its own police force and contracts with the City of Medina for Fire and EMS services. The Township is also in charge of maintaining and operating four cemeteries. These cemeteries are: Weymouth, Hamilton Corners, Remsen, and Medina Center Cemetery. The only operational cemetery is Medina Center Cemetery.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_QTP1&prodType=table
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 204.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ SafeWise https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-ohio/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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