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Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio
—  Township  —
Springfield Township's location within Summit County
Coordinates: 41°1′46″N 81°26′3″W / 41.02944°N 81.43417°W / 41.02944; -81.43417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
 - Total 15.0 sq mi (39.0 km2)
 - Land 14.7 sq mi (38.1 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 15,168
 - Density 1,031.2/sq mi (398.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-74130[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087017[1]

Springfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 15,168 people in the township.[3]



Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

Several municipalities are located in the original boundaries of Springfield Township:

  • Part of the city of Akron, the county seat of Summit County, in the northwest
  • Part of the village of Mogadore, in the northeast
  • The village of Lakemore, in the center

It is about 14.7 square miles (38 km2) in size (Springfield Township, 2003-2004).

Name and history

It is one of eleven Springfield Townships statewide.

It was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve.


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. As of 2009, the trustees are Deborah Davis, Vincent J. Mealy, and Dean Young, and the fiscal officer is Bruce Killian.[4]


Springfield Local School District encompasses Springfield Township and the Village of Lakemore. Portage Lakes Career Center is the vocational school for Springfield. (Summit County Fiscal Officer, 2005) The school district has faced serious financial difficulty; at the current time, the district's student transportation is at state minimum, and the district is actively cutting staff. [5]

Springfield's original high school had been annexed by Akron in 1929, requiring construction of the older building of the current high school. The original building became part of Akron Public Schools, at first Ellet High School, and later Ritzman Elementary. That building was recently demolished, and a new school will be built upon its site.

Notable residents

See also


Further reading

  • Commercial Survey Company (2004). Official Street Atlas of Akron Summit and Portage Counties. Cleveland: Commercial survey Company. ISBN 1-879116-56-1.  
  • The Ohio State University Department of Human and Community Resource Development (2003). Summit County. Retrieved April 29, 2005.
  • Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio (2003-2004). Springfield Township about us. Retrieved April 29, 2005.
  • Summit County Fiscal Officer, John Donofrio (2005). TAX YEAR 2004/COLLECTION YEAR 2005 FULL TAX RATE SUMMARY SHEET. Retrieved April 29, 2005.

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