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.

Ravenna Schools Receive Momentum Award!


The Ravenna City School District recently received the Momentum Award for the 2015 school year.  This award, presented by the Governor's Office and the State Board of Education, recognizes the district's commitment to supporting the academic growth of students from every background and ability level.  Our district received A's on every value-added measure included in Ohio's district report cards.

This award demonstrates the commitment Superintendent Dennis Honkala and his entire staff has toward providing a quality education to our children.  Everyone throughout the district is to be commended for their efforts toward making our community a wonderful place to live and work!

To read a copy of the award letter click HERE.

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Civil Service Commission - Firefighter / EMS Entrance Exam
Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016

The Ravenna Civil Service Commission will conduct an examination for Firefighter/EMS on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 6:00 PM at the Immaculate Conception Reception Hall, 251 W. Spruce Street, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266.  Applicants may obtain an application, along with a job description and list of qualifications and requirements, from the law office of Timothy R. Thomas, Esq., 402 S. Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.  There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee to submit an application.  Point of Contact - Fire Chief Geoffrey Cleveland, at (330) 297-5738, or Chairman, Timothy R. Thomas, Esq., at (330) 296-3804.

For more information visit our Employment Page.


Now Hiring - Seasonal Leaf Raking Personnel
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016

The City of Ravenna will be hiring Seasonal Leaf Raking Personnel for it's annual leaf pickup program.  This is approximately a six (6) to eight (8) week long season starting on Monday, October 24th, 2016.  This position pays $10/hour.

For complete information please visit our Employment Page. 

Board of Zoning Appeals
Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, Sept. 26th at 7:00 p.m. in Ravenna City Hall Council Chambers. 

Ravenna Planning Commission Mtg.
Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Ravenna City Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Ravenna City Hall Council Chambers, 210 Park Way. 

Shade Tree Commission Meeting
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Shade Tree Commission will meet on Monday, Sept. 19th at 5:30 p.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.