Ravenna, Ohio

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Welcome to Ravenna, Ohio

Ravenna’s convenient location in the heart of the northeast Ohio industrial and technology corridor is minutes from cities, interstate highways and two large state universities – perfect commuting distance to greater Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and surrounding communities.

The City of Ravenna had Lisa McKenna’s class from Brown Middle School, come and put some decorations on the Christmas tree out on the Courthouse Lawn.  They also made bird feeders and placed them around the Courthouse Lawn.  Mayor Seman was accompanied this morning by two of our Council At Large Officials, Amy Michael and Christina West.  A special thanks to Rebecca Rodhe from the Portage County Parks District for talking to the students.

The City of Ravenna, OH is proud to announce that Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the issuer rating for the City of Ravenna from A3 to A1. This double rating increase is typically not seen by Moody’s, however, the financial strengthening and economic growth from business attraction and local business expansions over the past couple of years has played a positive impact on Ravenna’s outlook and resiliency. See the attached press release from Moody’s.

News & Events


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Community Clean Up for 2023

The City of Ravenna will be having their Community Cleanup this year.  It will begin in Wards 1 & 2 on May 6, 2023.  They will be going through Ward 3 on May 13, 2023 and then through Ward 4 on May 20, 2023.  Please have everything to the curb no sooner than May...

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Low-Interest Loans Available

Low-Interest loans are now available to Portage Homeowners, Small Businesses, and family farms. A new partnership will provide low-interest loans for improvements to homes, businesses and farms. See full article from the Record Courier and this brochure for more...

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Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) Notice

RITA mailed Administrative Subpoena letters to taxpayers that did not respond to the Non-Filing Income Tax Notice that was sent before the Subpoena was issued. Taxpayers can simply send RITA the documents listed on the letter via: E-File Returns or Exemptions at:...

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Portage County Ohio Means Jobs

The Portage County Ohio Means Jobs is a great workforce solutions resource. To learn more about how OMJ can assist your business workforce needs, download the OMJ Business Resource Guide.   DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE GUIDE

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Welcome to The Main Street Mile!

The Main Street Mile is a curated one-mile loop that encompasses the heart of downtown Ravenna. The City held a community celebration for the grand opening of the new Main Street Mile on Saturday, October 23rd. To hear more about the Main Street Mile, listen to the Portage County Safety Council’s podcast featuring Chelsea Gregor discussing the creation of this new walking path.

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Economic Development

We’re just minutes from major Northeast Ohio & national highways and rail transportation.

The City of Ravenna can help you maximize these business benefits in many ways, including:

  • Helping to secure locations from the spacious industrial parkway to historic downtown
  • Expediting tax abatements for historical properties
  • Introducing you to a business, financial and ready-to-work labor community
  • Connecting you to high quality housing to meet all budgets
  • Making your business-community relationship seamless and successful

Great Reasons to Love Ravenna

Ravenna Housing

Appealing to a broad range of tastes, ranging from historic homes to new, contemporary developments all within a five square mile area.

Ravenna Recognizes Good Citizens

Each year, notable individuals and companies receive Raven Awards for contributing to our community’s prosperity.

Ravenna’s Rich History

Shaped by native American trails, women’s rights pioneers, a nearby major strategic military base and more.

Ravenna is Family-Friendly

Just see our annual All-City Musical with cast & crew composed of students and parents from our school district – creating an unforgettable experience.

Ravenna is Home to the Port Authority

A great resource for savings, bonds, grants, loans, and property for economic development projects.

Ravenna's Historical Buildings

Enjoy a variety of architectural styles and historic structures throughout Ravenna. Take a walking or driving tour with this guide.

Neighborhood Development Services Home Improvement Grants

As a full-service community development catalyst, Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) facilitates strong community relationships, supports resident-driven groups, and develops socially-conscious businesses to drive communities toward a vibrant future.

NDS’ services include housing rehabilitation, homebuyer education, downtown revitalization, economic development, financing and job creation, revolving loan fund administration, project administration, grant implementation, and real estate development.

For further assistance with Fair Housing or information on how to file a complaint please contact:

Lisa Reeves, CDBG Specialist
Portage County Regional Planning Commission
449 South Meridian Street, 6th Floor, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: (330) 297-3613
Email: lreeves@pcrpc.org

Residents of Ravenna


Essential information about everyday amenities, special events, park and rec activities, and more.

Business in Ravenna


Development resources for the enterprises that serve greater Ravenna or want to locate here.

Departments of Ravenna Government


Officials and legislators. Meeting minutes. Boards, city services, permits, ordinances and more.

Ravenna Community


Our rich history, vibrant culture, celebrated landmarks, and other helpful, informative resources.

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The City of Ravenna welcomes your questions, comments and concerns.
We promise to respond promptly.