One applicant is already serving on the Uniontown Police force. The other serves the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

LAKE TWP.  Lake Township trustees will meet Monday afternoon to interview the only two candidates who applied for the vacant Uniontown Police Chief's post.

Township Administrator Sophia Kapadia said the two applicants are Uniontown Police Lt. Mike Batchik and Stark County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Mark Mascaluk.

Chief Harold Britt recommended Batchik, his next-in-command, for the job when Britt resigned without prior notice March 26.

Mascaluk, a Stark County Sheriff's deputy for more than 25 years, is part of the operations division.

Kapadia said trustees will meet at 3 p.m. Monday and then likely go into executive session to interview Maskaluk and Batchik.

Trustee Jeremy Yoder said he did not know whether the board would make a decision on Monday.

He said, however, that the trustees were working "to keep the police department a source of pride for our township."

No timeline has been set as to when trustees hope to install a new police chief.

Britt told The Canton Repository for a March 27 article that he resigned "to just take a step back, take a break and pull everything together.”

Britt had been called into an executive session of a regular meeting to provide a date on documents for retiring police Sgt. Dave White. Trustees authorized the purchase of six years of Ohio Public Retirement System credit and four years of military service credit enabling White to retire. White was shot four times during a call involving a domestic dispute in July.

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