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The Rootstown Twp. Park Commission has an opening for an alternate member position. The position is open to any resident of Rootstown Township. The Park Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month and serves as an advisory board to provide recommendations for the park. Anyone interested should contact Kevin Loughry at or 330-714-1875.

The Rootstown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Any person interested will be afforded the opportunity to be heard on the following:
Zoning Amendment 2021-003

  • Section 310.10 - Regulations for Home Occupations
    Zoning Amendment 2021-004
  • Section 390.06 AA - Supplemental Regulations, Hotels
    Zoning Amendment 2021-005
  • Section 310.03 B - Schedule of Permitted Uses, Residential Districts
    Zoning Amendment 2021-006
  • Section 410.12 A - Improvement and Maintenance Standards
    Zoning Amendment 2021-007
  • Section 370.08 B & C - Accessory Use Regulations, Industrial Districts
    Zoning Amendment 2021-008
  • Section 350.09 B - Accessory Use Regulations, Commercial Districts

    The proposed zoning amendments can be read in full here.

    Those interested may submit comments or request to attend online (via Zoom) by email to, or to the dropbox at the Rootstown Zoning Office, or via mail to Rootstown Township Zoning Commission, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH 44272.

    There will be limited seating inside the Town Hall. Those attending in-person will be asked to comply with mask and social-distancing guidelines. Due to reduced capacity, we encourage only one person per household to be in attendance.

    Jordan Michael, Zoning Commission Secretary

    Please be aware of the following guidelines when attending a township meeting, in effect until further notice:

    1. No more than 10 people inside the Town Hall at any time, including board members. We encourage only one person per household to be in attendance. Seats will be spaced 6 feet apart.
    2. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Anyone with a temperature above 100 or showing other ill symptoms will be denied entry.
    3. Masks are required to be worn inside the Town Hall. Masks will be provided to anyone who does not bring their own.

    Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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    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.

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