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Lake Township, Wood County, Ohio
—  Township  —
Lake and fields in southeastern Lake Township
Location of Lake Township in Wood County
Coordinates: 41°34′11″N 83°28′9″W / 41.56972°N 83.46917°W / 41.56972; -83.46917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
 - Total 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 - Land 34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation [1] 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,350
 - Density 298.6/sq mi (115.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-41328[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087186[1]

Lake Township is one of the nineteen townships of Wood County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 10,350 people in the township, 6,643 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]



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

Two villages are located in Lake Township: Millbury in the east, and Walbridge in the northwest. Two prominent unincorporated communities are within the township: East Lawn in the northeast, and Moline in the west.

Lake Township is the home of a local airport known as Metcalf Field, prompting the Lake Local School District to adopt the nickname "Flyers", as the district's main campus is directly across the road from the airport.

Name and history

Statewide, other Lake Townships are located in Ashland, Logan, and Stark Counties.


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 board is composed of chairwoman Melaine Bowen and members Ron Sims and Richard Welling, and the fiscal officer is Ray McLargin.[4]


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