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The Village of Mantua Historic Landmark Commission will be meeting on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and also on April 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am in Council chambers, 4650 High St. Mantua. The April 11 agenda includes election of a Secretary, reconsider meeting dates, designate a Commission member or members to report to Council, discuss asking a member of Council to attend Historic Landmark Commission meetings, discuss a policy that would notify commission members of expiring terms, discuss and determine length of terms of the officers, look at possibly setting the agenda for future 2015 meetings, review questions for the training session which will take place April 25th, and any other concerns other commission members may have. The April 25th meeting is a Certified Local Government training session with Nathan Bevil of the Ohio Historical Society.

The Mantua Village Council will be holding a workshop at 6:00 pm on April 21, 2015 in Council chambers, 4650 High St. Mantua. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and review the 2016 budget. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.

In the near future, Portage County Solid Waste will be billing Mantua Village residents for collecting their recycling for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. As the EPA has put a final plan into place for Portage County, the Village will soon begin the bidding process for a provider of our recycling services. Once the Village has completed the bidding process and selected a service provider, it will be published the local paper and on the Village website.

The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.

Per Mantua Village Resolution 2015-8, it is the intent of Council to dispose of property owned by the village which is no longer needed for public use, or is obsolete or unfit for the use for which it was originally acquired, by internet auction.

Thank you to Mantua voters for approving the road levy! You can calculate the impact that this levy will have on your property tax bill by using the calculator we have provided by clicking here.

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.