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THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA WILL HOST A PUBLIC HEARING ON Tuesday February 2, 2016, 6 pm at Village Hall Council Chambers,4650 W. High Street, Mantua 44255.
PURPOSE: The Village of Mantua received Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant funding to provide a connection between two existing Headwaters Trail segments through the Village, from the parking lot west of McDonald’s Restaurant to the trail at the Cuyahoga River bridge. A presentation of the preferred alignment will occur and verbal comments will be heard. Project information will be available during the meeting. Written comments can be submitted in addition to verbal comments. For more information, please contact Rich Iafelice, PE, Mantua Village Engineer, at (440) 530-2219, or

The Mantua Village Historic Landmark Commission upcoming meeting dates are as follows: March 5th, May 7th, June 25th, September 10th and November 5th, 2016 and January 7, 2017. All meetings will take place in Council Chambers at the Mantua Village Hall at 10:30 a.m. on the listed dates.

The Village of Mantua is accepting letters of interest from Mantua Village Residents interested in serving a five year term (ending Dec. 31, 2020) on the Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals. This is a volunteer position. The Board meets as needed and hears requests for variances from the Mantua Village Zoning Regulations. Please submit letters of interest to Mayor Linda Clark, P.O. Box 775, Mantua, Ohio 44255 no later than January 15, 2016.

The Village of Mantua Council is seeking letters of interest from individuals willing to serve on the Mantua Village Board of Tax Review. Three positions are available; two are two-year terms to be appointed by the Village Council and one is an indefinite term to be appointed by the Mayor. Duties of the Board of Tax Review include adopting rules governing its own procedures and hearing appeals of assessments made by the Income Tax Administrator. This is a volunteer position and applicants need not be residents of the Village of Mantua. Please submit letters of interest to "Mantua Village Board of Tax Review", P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH, 44255, and specify whether your interest is in a two-year or indefinite term.

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.