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Openings for Park Commission

Rootstown Township has openings for one member and three alternates on the Park Commission. The Park Commission serves as an advisory board, appointed by the Township Trustees to provide recommendations for the community park. The member opening is for a partial term expiring Dec. 31, 2025. Alternates serve one-year terms which may be renewed each year.

These are volunteer positions and not paid employment. You must be a resident of Rootstown Township, and must be available to attend meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 PM. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to

Zoning Board of Appeals

The regular meeting of the ROOTSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. will be held at Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 State Route 44, Rootstown OH.

On the agenda:

  1. A Conditional Use Permit per Section 370.03 I for an addition to an existing residential use, on property located at 5090 State Route 44 in an L-I district, submitted by:
    Harold E. Hays Jr.
    4251 Clover Dr.
    Ravenna, OH 44266

  2. An application for variances from Section 310.04 F5 to create a lot with less than the required 60' minimum road frontage; from Section 310.08 B to construct a house with less than the minimum one story above ground; and from Section 310.09 B3 for driveways less than the required 5' setback from a side property line, on property located at 2739 & 2759 Tallmadge Road in an R-1 district, submitted by:
    Ben Jenior
    2739 Tallmadge Rd.
    Ravenna, OH 44266

Those interested may submit comments by email to, or to the dropbox at the Rootstown Zoning Office, or via mail to Rootstown Township Zoning Board of Appeals, 4152 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown OH 44272.

Jordan Michael, Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary

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.