Vacant Council Seat

The Village of Mantua is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on Village Council, term expiring December 31, 2023. Letters of interest should be submitted to Mayor Linda Clark at or by mail to PO Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255. Submission deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday June 25th, 2021.

Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing June 23, 2021, 6:30 pm

The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance relating to the property located at 4464 West High Street (PPN 24-040-10-00-018-003) in the Village of Mantua. The meeting will be held at Village Hall Council Chambers located at 4650 West High Street, second floor, on June 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This application #14-2021, submitted by Roger and Donna Hawkins, seeks a variance from the provisions of Mantua Village Zoning Code Section 410.01(A) Accessory building in relationship to main structure. Applicants wish to construct an accessory structure on the lot without first establishing a principal structure.

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. This hearing will be held in person, will not be live-streamed, and the public may attend.

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.

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 Village Administrator Maryann Fabian: 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.

"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 than 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.

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.

Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

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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.