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Job Opening:

Township road worker. Minimum 3 years plowing experience. Must have a current Class B CDL. Must be able to operate equipment such as a backhoe and skid steer. Must be available for call-in for snow removal and road closure. Must be able to perform heavy workloads. If interested, contact 330-325-7715.

Alternates for Zoning Board of Appeals & Park Commission

Rootstown Township has openings for alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Park Commission. Alternates are responsible for attending monthly meetings and filling in for a regular member when someone is absent.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board that reviews applications for variances and Conditional Use Permits. The Park Commission oversees the township park and makes recommendations to the Trustees.

These are volunteer positions and not paid employment. You must be a resident of Rootstown Township to serve on either board. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to

Legal Notice

Victor Petrishak
5341 Camp Road
Ravenna, OH 44266

Dear Mr. Petrishak,

You've been identified as an interested party concerning the below decision of the Rootstown Township Board of Trustees. On January 10, 2023 the Rootstown Township Board of Trustees voted for the removal of vegetation, garbage, refuse, other debris, and certain junk motor vehicles located at 5341 Camp Road, Ravenna, OH 44266. If, within fourteen (14) days of this notice, the Landowner fails to abate, control, or remove the vegetation, garbage, refuse, other debris or vehicles, or no agreement for its abatement, control, or removal is entered with this Board, this Board, or its agent, will provide for the abatement, control, or removal and may employ the necessary labor, materials, and equipment to perform the task. Any costs incurred by it in performing that task may be entered on the tax duplicate and become a lien on the Property from the date of entry, in accordance with Ohio R.C. 505.87(B) and 550.871(C).

The Rootstown Township Board of Trustees

Zoning Office/Operational Changes

  • The Zoning Office is now located at the Fire Station, address 4152 Tallmadge Road. Please use the State Route 44 entrance and enter through the front door.
  • The phone number, 330-325-9341, will remain the same.
  • This change is also in effect for pavilion and Town Hall reservations. Please go to the Zoning Office at the Fire Station to make a reservation and pay fees.
  • If you're interested in renting the Town Hall, you may schedule a time to look at it by calling 330-325-9341.

The Rootstown Township Trustees would like residents to be aware the parking ban goes into effect when there are 2 inches of snow or more. Violators will be towed at the owner's expense.

Rootstown Recycling Schedule

Please see the Recycling link for the recycling pick-up schedule.

Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District


Welcome to Rootstown Township's Web Site

Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.

We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.