Hiram Township


  Hiram Township was established in 1817 in the Northwest corner of Portage County, Ohio as a 25 square mile tract of land. It is bordered by the townships of Troy, Nelson, Mantua, Freedom and the village of Garrettsville. Over the years some of the original 25 square miles was used for the establishment of Garrettsville Village and 1 square mile for Hiram Village which sits directly in the middle of the township. Hiram Township is served by the Crestwood and Garfield school systems, 3 different telephone exchanges and the Post Offices of Hiram, Garrettsville and Mantua.
Announcements Hiram Community Trust

Since 1991, Hiram Community Trust has provided over $400,000 for projects that make Hiram and its surrounding communities a distinctive and special place to live. Made possible through the generosity of Reign Hadsell, Hiram Community Trust funds projects that promote a spirit of cooperation among Hiram Village, Hiram Township, Hiram College and James A. Garfield and Crestwood Local Schools.
Call for proposals are available through April 4. Please read the Guidelines for Grant Applications carefully before submitting a proposal.
Guidelines for Grant Applications | Grant Application

Used Oil Pickup

Used oil can now be taken to the Hiram Township Garage for recycling. Just take your container of used oil and place it inside the dam around the tank along the driveway of the garage. The Road Crew will dump the oil into the barrel. If you want your container, please mark it and the Road Crew will leave it inside the dam area after emptying it.

Dumping Activity

There are a few phone numbers that Hiram residents can call to report dumping activity.
If you would like to report dumping activity concerning Oil or Gas wells, dial The Ohio Department of Natural Resources at (330)-896-0616. This is a 24-Hour gas and oil hotline.
Any other dumping activity can be reported to The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency at (800)-282-9378.

Water Monitoring

Concerned Citizens Ohio/Hiram will be offering water monitoring the Fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hiram Christian Church. The monitoring tests for four “indicators.” Using temperature and conductivity, our instrument calculates Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and salinity. We also test for chloride. These are “indicators” of water quality because they are not in themselves toxic or immediately harmful, but high levels might indicate the water contains minerals or chemicals that could be harmful. We establish baseline records to identify unusual chemical spikes if chemical migration underground, or industrial spills might have occurred . We are NOT able to do Tier III testing; we are NOT EPA certified; because you have brought in your water, we cannot establish a chain of custody. We do NOT test for bacteria (e coli for example). The purpose of our testing, is to establish a baseline level of the indicators, so that if chemical contamination, for example, from oil or gas drilling, or waste injection wells or industrial spills occurs, you will have warning that perhaps you should get an EPA certified lab Tier III test to find out precisely what chemicals are in your water before you continue to use it. The Sierra Club provided the training and the meters for this project, as part of their Water Sentinel Program. When a holiday falls on the fourth Monday of the month (for example, Memorial Day), our water monitoring will occur on the third Monday of the month. We will place notices in the Villager and the Record Courier and post notices the preceding month.