NEWTON TOWNSHIP, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO - OFFICIAL SEAL
Designed by Elizabeth Traina
Oak Tree - Newton Township was known in the 1800’s for its stands of hardwood trees which were used for lumber, barrel staves, and baskets. Numerous timber products were exported to other regions of the U.S.
Millstone - The millstone represents the mills which developed along the Mahoning River (grist, lumber, paper, & woolen) and supported the local economy during the first century of the township’s existence.
Farm Furrows - The furrows indicate the fertility of the rich bottom land soil which attracted the early settlers and continues to be a valuable resource today.
Corn Sunburst - An abundance of quality grain provided cash crops, livestock sustenance, and food sources for agrarian enterprises throughout the township. A rising sun symbolizes hope, light and warmth for the township’s future.
Newton Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Board of Trustees
Resolution No. 02-09-01
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Traina is recognized for submitting the winning design in a contest for the first official seal of Newton Township to celebrate its Bicentennial (1802-2002); and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Traina is a resident of Newton Falls, Ohio which qualifies her to submit a seal designed for Newton Township; and
WHEREAS, the seal features original design concepts indigenous to the Newton Township area which are easily duplicated; and
WHEREAS, the seal design is the exclusive property of the Newton Township Board of Trustees to reproduce in any quantity or form, and to alter the design in any manner deemed necessary.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of Trustees of Newton Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, three member hereto concurring:
SECTION I: That you, Elizabeth Traina, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and all the citizens of Newton Township are highly commended for your creative design for our official seal.
SECTION II: That a Trustee of the Board is hereby directed to present Elizabeth Traina with a copy of this resolution being the original signature of all official participation in its preparation, passage and presentation.
ADOPTED: SEPTEMBER 3, 2002.
Delbert J. Woloski, Chairman
George J. Prelac, Vice Chairman
Peter J. Augusta
Kay F. Lingo, Clerk