Welcome to the City of Ravenna. We are very proud of our City and we invite you to explore our web site and discover a small sampling of what Ravenna has to offer.

The County seat of Portage County, Ravenna is very much "Main Street, USA". Founded in 1799 and developed throughout the 1800s, Ravenna is a wonderful blend of 1800s architecture, century homes, and modern housing and industry. Our downtown area is full of nostalgia, reminiscent of a time when Main Street was a place where people would congregate, converse, and do business.

Whether you're looking to relocate your family, or you're looking for a new location for your business, Ravenna is definitely worth considering. Please visit us and learn what our residents already know... Ravenna is a great place to live, work and play.

Portage County 2016 CHIP Quality of Life Survey

Ravenna City Participates in Community Health Improvement process
with Portage County Health Department.

A Planning Committee of Portage County community stakeholders has been formed to develop a  Community Health Improvement Plan for the county. Part of this process is to gather information from those who live and work in Portage County to evaluate how they perceive their quality of life.

Please take a few minutes to complete the ON-LINE SURVEY.


Annual Community Clean-Up

This year's annual community clean-up will be held on:

  • Ward 1:  Saturday May 14, 2016 (North of Main / West of Chestnut)
  • Ward 2:  Saturday May 21, 2016 (North of Main / East of Chestnut)
  • Ward 3:  Saturday June 11, 2016 (South of Main / West of Chestnut)
  • Ward 4:  Saturday June 18, 2016 (South of Main / East of Chestnut)

    There will also be a one-day Scrap Tire Pickup on Saturday, June 4th from 8am to Noon at the City Street Garage located at 701 Oakwood Street.

    Please put items at the curb NO EARLIER than four (4) days prior to your scheduled pick up day.  If you do not have your items on the curb by the time and day the pickup occurs you must remove your items from the tree lawn or you will be subject to fines.  The trash hauler will NOT return to your ward after the designated pick up date.

    For more information please click HERE to download our Community Clean-Up Informational Flyer.

    For additional questions contact the Service Director's Office at 330.296.6326.

    Community Revitalization Strategy

    In the Spring of 2015 the City of Ravenna contracted with Community Development Consulting to develop a Community Revitalization Strategy for the city.  The strategy is intended to provide insight and guidelines for a variety of public and private sector entities (not only City Government) and people who desire to join forces in creating a better Ravenna.

    To download a copy of the consultant's report click HERE.

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    News & Announcements

    Ravenna City Planning Commission Mtg.
    Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016

    The Ravenna City Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. in Ravenna City Hall Council Chambers, 210 Park Way. 

    Design Review Commission Mtg.
    Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016

    The Ravenna Design Review Commission will meet on Thursday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Ravenna City Hall Conference Room, 210 Park Way. 

    SR 14 / SR 59 (Cotton Corners) Construction Project
    Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015

       On August 3, ODOT District 4 began a $4.9 million construction project to eliminate the fifth leg at the SR 14/SR 59 and Newton Falls Rd. intersection. The project will terminate Newton Falls Rd. at Woodbine Ave. and extend Peck Rd. south to SR 59. The project also includes the resurfacing of SR 59 from the Ravenna Corporation limit to SR 5, the widening of SR 14 between SR 59 and SR 5 and drainage improvements on SR 59, SR 5, SR 14, Newton Falls Rd., Woodbine St., E. Highland Rd., Peck Rd. and Gladys St. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by September 2016.

    For the latest information concerning this project as well as others in Portage County visit the Ohio Department of Transportation Advisories web page at:

    Click HERE to view/download an informational flyer including maps. 

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