Pease Township, Belmont County, Ohio
|• Total||28.7 sq mi (74.3 km2)|
|• Land||28.5 sq mi (73.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||1,286 ft (392 m)|
|• Density||450/sq mi (170/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085781|
Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
- Warren Township, Jefferson County—north
- Pultney Township—south
- Richland Township—southwest
- Colerain Township—west
- Mount Pleasant Township, Jefferson County—northwest
Ohio County, West Virginia, lies across the Ohio River to the east.
Several municipalities are located in Pease Township:
- The village of Bridgeport in the southeast, along the Ohio River
- The village of Brookside in the south
- The city of Martins Ferry in the east, along the Ohio River
- The village of Yorkville in the northeast, along the Ohio River
Name and history
Pease Township was organized in 1806. Pease is the name of an early judge.
It is the only Pease Township 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.
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- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.