April Meeting Cancellation

The Mantua Village Planning Commission meeting for April 5, 2023 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be May 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

Planning Commission Special Meeting and Public Hearing

The Mantua Village Planning Commission will hold a special meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm in Village Council chambers, 4650 West High Street, Mantua. Public hearing and agenda item #1: Conditional Use permit application submitted by Toomas Tubalkain to construct a private outdoor recreational facility (pickleball court) on residential property located at 4826 Canada Road in the Village of Mantua. The proposed use is a conditional use in the Rural Residential zoning district. Copies of the application, #06-2023, are available for review at the Mantua Village Zoning Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing. Also on the agenda: Discussion of regulations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Application for Lot Combination submitted by Ron Porter for 10792 and 10800 Park Street; Date for next Planning Commission meeting.

Budget Workshop

The Mantua Village Council will hold a workshop on the 2023 budget on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm in Village Council chambers, 4650 West High Street, Mantua, following the regular monthly Finance Committee meeting.

Mantua Village Landmarks Commission

The Village of Mantua Historic Landmarks Commission will hold its 2023 meetings as follows: April 22nd, September 9th, and November 11th. All meetings are Saturdays at 10:00 am in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH. The public is welcome to attend.


PORTAGE COUNTY WATER RESOURCES Consultants & Contractors Are Within Your Area Within The Village. This Work Consists Of Field Surveying, Underground Utility Marking & Geotechnical Drill Rig Borings

This Work Activity Is In Support For The Design Of A New Water Distribution System. The Work Activity Is Within The Street Right Of Ways And Within Designated Utility Easements. The Pavement Markings And Lawn Flags Are A Vital Part Of The Process For The Collection Of Data. Please Allow These Markings And Flags To Remain And Be Protected. Another Notice Shall Be Posted In The Future When This Phase Of The Project Is Finished And The Markings And Yard Flags May Be Abandoned Or Removed. This Project Work Is Expected To Be Finished Before Lawn Mowing Season.

Water Resources May Be Contacted With Any Concerns, Andrew Gibson, Project Engineer, 330-235-7307, Email At

Mantua Village Administrator Notices

Per Mantua Codified Ordinance 955.12(k), all winter decorations which have been placed on graves in the Hillside Cemetery must be removed by March 31, or they will be removed and discarded by the Mantua Service Department.

Mulch which has been generated by the Village brush chipping program is available for free (Mantua Village residents only) and can be picked up at the Service garage during regular hours.

Mantua Village Income Survey

Back in March 2020, the Portage County Regional Planning Commission conducted an on-line income survey for the Village of Mantua. The information obtained by this survey is intended to help determine whether the Portage County Commissioners can obtain grants that could help our community with infrastructure needs (Roads, water, sewer). We have a grant to benefit the Village and we cannot complete the application without this additional information.

Because of COVID-19, parts of the previous survey will need to be competed and or updated for consistency and Regional Planning Commission staff will be doing door to door surveys for the remainder of September and October. However, we are very close to having a complete survey, meaning having enough residences replying to the survey to meet State income surveying requirements. Since you have received this letter, we need your help! PLEASE click here to participate in the survey:, or you can also call Todd Peetz or Lisa Reeves at Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 and answer the 2 questions. It only takes a minute, but it is so important that we finish the survey so we can apply for upcoming grants.

Please answer carefully and accurately keeping in mind that ALL INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD ANSWERS SHALL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. It is important to note that the information you provide will be kept by address only and not be name and will be stored at the Regional Planning Commission for grant purposes only.

If you have any questions about this survey or how it will be used, please contact the Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

We appreciate your cooperation with this important and valuable neighborhood survey. Thank you.


Linda Clark, Mayor

CLICK HERE to participate in the survey.

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.

Water Quality Report

Download the latest Portage County Water Resources Water Quality Report here.

Committee Seat Vacancies

The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees. Effective January 1, 2023, there will be four open seats on the Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident) and one each on the Shade Tree Commission and Cemetery Board. Anyone who is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155 or .

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 during the 2022 calendar year. 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, bank transfer or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.

FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Assistance

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Past Live-streamed Meetings:

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page.

Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

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

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.