Safety Committee Meeting Cancelled

The December 1st Safety Committee meeting has been cancelled.

Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals hearing of November 8, 2021 has been adjourned to December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm in Village Council chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua. The regular monthly Planning Commission meeting will follow immediately thereafter.

On the Agenda will be consideration of the following items: 1. The Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation requests a variance from Mantua Zoning Code Schedule 450.09, maximum area of Signs in the Village Center Zoning District, relating to property located at 4669 East Prospect Street; 2. The Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation requests a variance from Mantua Zoning Code Schedule 450.09, maximum area of Signs in the Industrial Zoning District, relating to property located at 4754 East High Street.

Copies of the applications are available for review at the Mantua Village Hall 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

Service Committee Meeting Cancelled

The December 7th Service Committee meeting has been cancelled.

Meetings Returning to Village Hall

Beginning July 1, 2021, the Village of Mantua government will conduct all regular monthly meetings in person in Council Chambers at 4650 High Street, Mantua. The meetings will no longer be live-streamed on YouTube, and the public is welcome to attend.

The monthly meeting Schedule is as follows: Service Committee: 1st Tuesday, 6:00 pm; Safety Committee: 1st Wednesday, 6:00 pm; Planning Commission: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm; Finance Committee: the Wednesday before the regular Council meeting, 6:00 pm; Council: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm; Parks and Shade Tree: the Wednesday after the regular Council meeting, 6:30 pm.

Past Live-streamed Meetings:

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page.

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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). 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.