Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance relating to the property located at 10585 Main Street in the Village of Mantua. The meeting will be held via Zoom on May 20 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be live streamed to the public via Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page. This application #10-2021, submitted by Phil Rath/The Chilling Station, requests a variance from the provisions of Mantua Village Zoning Code Section 450.09 Signs permitted Commercial District, maximum area per sign.

Copies of this application are available for review at the Mantua Village Clerk-Treasurer's Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing.

Wes Hawkins, Chairman
Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals

"Killed in Action" Memorial

The Mantua Village Cemetery Board is working with Tim Benner on a K.I.A. (Killed in Action) Memorial to be installed at Hillside Cemetery. We would like to recognize the five Village residents who have given their lives for our freedom. Click here for an example of what the memorial will look like.

The Cemetery Board wants to fund this Memorial, which will cost approximately $5,000.00, through donations. Donations should be made out to “Mantua Village, K.I.A. Memorial Fund”. Please drop off the donation at Village Hall, or mail it to Mantua Village, P.O. Box 775, Mantua, Ohio 44255.

Brush pick up will resume the second Tuesday of May and continue through the second Tuesday of October. Time may vary on Holiday weeks. All brush is to be placed at the curb with the cut ends facing the street. Branches over 8 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter will not be picked up nor will thorny brush ... No more then 20 minutes will be spent at each address. On May 18, there will be a one-time only spring pickup of brown paper leaf bags. No plastic bags permitted. Have bags on treelawn by 6:30 am.

Service Department Worker Position

The Village of Mantua is accepting applications for a full-time Service Department worker. Click here for Job Description and Application Form. Pay range based on experience. Submit completed application form to Mayor Linda Clark: by email at, drop off at Village Hall Drop Box at 4650 West High Street, Mantua, or mail to PO Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255. Open until filled.

Meetings to be held by Video-Conference

Until further notice, the Village of Mantua will be conducting its regular monthly meetings as follows: Service, Safety, and Finance Committees, Planning Commission and Village Council and all Board of Zoning Appeals Hearings: will meet via Zoom video conference with live-streaming on YouTube. Parks, Shade Tree and Landmarks Commission will meet in person, no live streaming, the public may attend. Stream links will be posted on this page.

Public participation during meetings will be available by email message, which will be conveyed to the meeting by the meeting host as promptly as possible.

Please click here to email your comments or questions to the host during the meeting, as the YouTube comment function will not be monitored.

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page. See below for links to individual meetings.

Upcoming Village of Mantua Meetings:

Finance Committee, May 12, 2021, 6:00 pm
Financial Reports
2022 Draft Budget
Click here for Finance Committee live stream.

Mantua Village Council will hold a workshop for the 2022 budget on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm followed by the regular monthly Council meeting at 6:30 pm. The workshop and meeting will be conducted via Zoom videoconferencing and live-streamed on YouTube. Stream Link will be available on this page. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.

Mantua Village Council will be holding a Public Hearing regarding the 2022 budget on June 15th, 2021 at 6:15 pm, followed by the regular monthly Council meeting at 6:30 pm. The hearing and meeting will be conducted via Zoom videoconferencing and live-streamed on YouTube. Stream Link will be available on this page. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.

Planning Commission Date and Time Change

Beginning in April 2021, the regular meetings of the Mantua Village Planning Commission will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Until further notice, the meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference and live-streamed on YouTube.

Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

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The Mantua Village Parks and Shade Tree Commissions' monthly meetings resume March 17th at 6:30 pm.
Meeting will be held in person in Mantua Village Council Chambers.
There will be no live-streaming, and the public may attend.

Internet Auctions

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 721.15(D), the Village of Mantua hereby gives notice of its intent to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit municipal personal property by internet auction. Such Auctions will be conducted by the Mayor or her designee on or, and shall last for no less than ten days. Payments may be accepted in cash, certified check or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.

The Village of Mantua Historic Landmarks Commission will hold its 2021 meetings as follows: Saturday January 16, 1:00 am and Saturday March 13, 10:00 am will be conducted via Zoom video-conferencing and live streamed to the public via YouTube. Stream links will be available at Saturday September 11, 10:00 am and Saturday November 13, 10:00 am will be held in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH, with public attendance permitted, unless otherwise advertised.

Committee Seat Vacancies

The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees. There is one open seat on the Records Retention Committee. There are three open seats on the Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident) and two seats on the Board of Zoning Appeals,. Anyone who is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155 or .

Residential Rental Unit Inspector

The Village of Mantua is seeking a Residential Rental Unit Inspector to administer the requirements of Chapter 1307 of the Mantua Village Codified Ordinances, as enacted pursuant to Ordinance 2019-39. There are approximately 300 residential rental units in the Village, which will be subject to inspection every three years. Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Ordinance and submit a letter of interest, qualifications and fee proposal to Mayor Linda Clark, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. This position is open until filled.

The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.

Please click here to read the Current Village of Mantua Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report [CCR].

Welcome to the Mantua Village web site! We hope the site will provide easy reference to Village Officials, facilities, meeting dates and telephone numbers. We sincerely hope that you will find this information helpful in becoming more aware of the services and opportunities available in our community. As always, feel free to e-mail or .

A Little History

Mantua Village (pronounced, "MAN-a-way") is located along the Cuyahoga River (known by native inhabitants as the "Crooked River") in Portage County. From its humble beginnings in the early 1800s, with its railroad station, 13 saloons, house of "ill repute" and a shipping point for area farmers, Mantua Village was formed and quickly began to grow. A Post Office was established in 1860 and the Village was incorporated in 1898. Our town, named after a famous city in Northern Italy, has continued to grow and mature. It is a beautiful, peaceful village, filled with historic buildings and friendly people who care.

Mantua is located on Ohio State Route 44, ten miles north of Ravenna (the Portage County Seat), twenty miles northeast of Akron, and twenty-seven miles southeast of Cleveland. Today, with access to the Ohio Turnpike just two miles to the south and access to US Route 422 seven miles to the north, we believe that this area will soon be the fastest-growing and most sought-after region in Northeast Ohio. Clean air, beautiful countryside, and excellent schools, backed up by sound zoning and facilitated planned growth, make Mantua Village a most desireable place to live and work.

We invite you to investigate the potentials of this exciting corridor that runs between Cleveland and Youngstown, and be assured that you, your family and your business will not only be welcome, but helped in every way possible. Come look us over and join with us in the wonderful years to come.