Cemetery Committee

The Mantua Village Cemetery Committee will meet in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Mantua Village Service Committee on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua. Cemetery Committee agenda: Recap 2023 events, Establish 2024 goals, Review clean-up schedule and gravesite rules, Accept poppy seed donation, any new/other business. The public is welcome to attend.

Meeting Cancellations

The Mantua Village Parks Board meetings for November 22 and December 20, 2023 have been cancelled.
The next meeting will be January 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm.

The Mantua Village Shade Tree Committee meetings for November 22 and December 20, 2023 have been cancelled.
The next meeting will be January 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm, ahead of the Service Committee meeting.

Request for Statements of Qualifications

The Village of Mantua is requesting statements of qualifications from experienced and qualified engineering consulting firms to provide professional engineering services, including detailed design services, bidding phase assistance, grant administration and construction management services, related to the West Franklin Roadway and Drainage Phase II and East Prospect Roadway and Drainage Phase I projects. Click here for details.

Mantua Village Council Public Hearings

The Mantua Village Council will hold public hearings on Tuesday December 19th, 2023 at 6:30 pm and Tuesday January 16th, 2024 at 6:30 pm, immediately followed by the regular monthly Council meetings. The hearings will be held in Village Council chambers, 4650 West High Street, Mantua, Ohio. The hearings relate to Ordinance 2023-54, which proposes the rezoning of multiple parcels of land, currently zoned "Village Center" or "Commercial", within the Village of Mantua. The proposed Ordinance is available for inspection at the Mantua Village Hall during regular business hours, or by clicking here.

Brush and Leaf Pickup

Summer brush pickup will end October 10, 2023, unless there is a severe storm. 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.

Autumn leaf bag pickup will resume the week of October 9, 2023 and occur every week through November 30. Paper bags only for village pickup; 5 free bags per lot available at village hall. After November, you may put leaf bags or leaves in trash bags out with your trash for Friday pickup by Kimble.

School Resource Officer

The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking to fill the position of School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to the Crestwood Local Schools. This is a full-time position. The pay scale approved by Council is $17.00 - $25.00 per hour, depending on experience. Please submit applications, available by clicking here, to, 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.

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, 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.

Committee Seat Vacancies

The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees: One seat on each of the following: Board of Zoning Appeals, 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 2023 calendar year. See Resolution 2023-48.

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 has completed their field survey work for the water line project. Residents may now discard any remaining yellow flags.

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

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.

Water Quality Report

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

FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Assistance

Please click here for details.

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.