Even on a 93-degree day, nearly 25 people lent their hands at Buchert Park to spread mulch across the playground, commemorating both the summer solstice and ServeOhio Day.

This event was made possible via a ServeOhio grant – a smart funding opportunity identified and pursued by our administrator and supported by our service department and local volunteers.

Small grant opportunities plus big volunteer efforts help the village tackle small but significant projects.

To everyone who gave their time at the 2024 Mulch Party, thank you!!!


Parking Ban, Street Work Begins!

Starting July 3rd, there will be no street parking on Reagan Street due to repairs being done on the asphalt. On Monday July 8th, chip and seal will begin on Maple, E. Prospect, Elm, Oak, Orchard and Franklin streets. A temporary inconvenience for a great improvement to SE Mantua streets!

And More Road Construction...

Starting August 5th there will be construction work at the State Route 44 Bridge spanning the Upper Cuyahoga River in the Village. Maintenance work should be completed by the end of August 2024.

Mantua Achieves Tree City USA in 2023

We were named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Foundation to honor our commitment to effective urban forest management. See announcement and details on the Shade Tree Committee page.

Precinct Election Officials Needed

The Portage County Board of Elections is looking to recruit Precinct Election Officials for the upcoming Presidential Election. To be a Precinct Election Official you must live in Portage County, be at least 17 years old, have reliable transportation, and be registered to vote. If you are an attorney, real estate agent, CPA, counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist there may be free continuing education credits available.

If you are interested in filling out an application, you can request one by calling 330-297-3511, emailing the BOE, visiting the BOE website, or visiting ths BOE office to pick one up.

Your completed application may be submitted via email, placed it in the drop box in the BOE parking lot, or mailed to:

Portage County Board of Elections
449 S. Meridian St. – Room 101
Ravenna, OH 44266

Brush and Leaf Pickup

Brush pickup will occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning May 15, 2024 through October 16, 2024. Time may vary on holiday weeks. All brush is to be placed at the curb with the cut ends facing the street. Branches over 4 feet long or 4 inches in diameter will not be picked up. Brush should be free of stumps, leaves, grass clippings, briars, vines and thorns. This service is for small branches or limbs that residents have trimmed or fallen in a storm, not for removal of entire trees. Brush may be placed no more than 7 days before the pick-up date. Brush placed curbside for extended periods of time may be subject to zoning violations.

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.

Autumn leaf bag pickup will resume November 1, 2024 and occur every Tuesday through December 15, 2024.

New Event Calendar!

Check out our new event calendar! We will be updating this each month to show village meetings and other events. Click Upcoming Events in the left menu for the full version!

Income Survey Alert

Beginning March 20, 2024, the Portage County Regional Planning Commission will be conducting a confidential income survey of selected areas of Mantua Village. The information obtained by this survey will help determine whether the Portage County Commissioners can obtain a grant that would help residents in this area. Area residents will be shortly be receiving mailed notification of this survey. We appreciate your help in this matter!

Letter from the Mayor


PUBLIC NOTIFICATION about Disposal of Personal Property

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Mantua Police Department has various items of personal property in its possession that have been lost, abandoned, stolen, seized pursuant to a search warrant, or otherwise lawfully seized and is subject to disposal in accordance with ORC 2981.12. Such property includes but is not limited to firearms, tools, and other miscellaneous personal items. Pursuant to ORC 2981.11(C) members of the public who may have an interest in the property in possession of the Village of Mantua Police Department may appear at the village police department located at 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH 44255 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday through March 29, 2024, to view and establish their legal right to possession of the personal property. Items not claimed during this viewing period will be disposed of per the appropriate court order.


Regular Meeting Schedules for 2024

Effective January 1, 2024, Mantua Village Council and Committee meetings will be held as follows. All meetings will be held in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, unless otherwise specified.

Shade Tree Commission, Cemetery Committee, Parks Board, Service Committee: First Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 pm.

Safety Committee: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Planning Commission: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Finance Committee: Wednesday before the monthly Village Council meeting at 6:00 pm.

Village Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Landmarks Commission: Second Saturday of the following months at 10:00 am: January, February, April, June, August, October, December.

Records Commission, Treasury Investment Board: Wednesdays beginning at 10:00am in March, June, September and November.

D.M.R.C. Click here for calendar. D.M.R.C. meets at Jake's


Invasive Species: Jekyll and Hyde in Our Own Backyards!

Plant species have complex personalities, and it's important to know the good, the bad, and the ugly to make decisions about planting and eradicating.

Invasive plants wreak havoc on our natural environment, deteriorate the health of our landscape, and burden the economy of a rural, agricultural community like ours. These plants can be beautiful, useful, or profitable; some of these invasive species used to be recommended, even. But they escape our backyards, they harm local treescapes, and they damage native areas, so they have since been outlawed and removed from zoning codes.

The Shade Tree Committee needs your help to combat these Mr. Hyde-like invaders.

Here's the problem, why you should care, and how you can help: Click here to read more.


Part Time Police Dispatchers needed

The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. $15.00 - $22.00 per hour, depending on experience. Click here for job description. Please submit applications, available by clicking here, to mantuapd@sbcglobal.net, by mail to PO Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255, or by dropping off at the Mantua Village Police Department, 4650 High Street, Mantua. Open until filled.

Portage County Recycling Programs

Information on the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials and Items accepted for Drop-Off Recycling.

Past Live-streamed Meetings:

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page.

Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

Click here to sign up for Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

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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.