Ravenna, Ohio

The City of Ravenna is the county seat of Portage County, Ohio. Located in northeastern Ohio near Akron and Cleveland, Ravenna has a population of approximately 11,700. As with many 19th-century industrial towns, Ravenna today mixes heritage architecture with modern industry, represented by such companies as Enduro Rubber Company, Duracote and Allen Aircraft Products. Robinson Memorial Hospital, founded in 1894 as White Hospital, is now a 285-bed hospital which serves all of Portage County. Ravenna is also home to a campus of Fortis College.

Ravenna was founded in 1799 by Connecticut lawyer Benjamin Tappan. Ravenna became the county seat in 1808. Industry developed early. The Riddle Coach and Hearse Company had its origin in an 1848 buggy company, and the Quaker Oats Company was founded in Ravenna in 1877. During the 20th century, rubber products became a prominent industry in Ravenna. The Oak Rubber Company opened a balloon factory in Ravenna in 1918. The company at one time made nearly 400 varieties of balloons. A superintendent at Oak Rubber, encouraged to patent a rubber tire design for model airplanes, went on to found Trexler Rubber Company, Inc. in 1936. Trexler Rubber today makes a variety of latex and polyurethane products. Other rubber companies in Ravenna have included Kent Rubber Products Company and Pyramid Rubber Company. The Ravenna Arsenal, which began producing ammunition in 1940, also prompted the development of other industries, some of which, like Allen Aircraft Products, are still in operation today.

Ravenna's manufacturing history and recent historic preservation efforts make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones, who may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma physicians in and around Ravenna are listed at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Ravenna.

Jobsites in Ravenna where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Ravenna, OH have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

  • A.C. Williams
  • Centrifugal Castings
  • Cleveland Worster Mills Company
  • Flintkote
  • G.E.
  • Oak Rubber
  • Orangeburg Manufacturing
  • Ordnance Plant
  • Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant
  • Ravenna Arsenal
  • Ravenna Castings
  • Ravenna Ordnance Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Ravenna, OH

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ravenna, OH. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 32.3 miles


2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 35.4 miles


5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 81.7 miles


5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 81.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Ravenna, OH

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors who are located within a 100 mile radius of Ravenna, OH. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations.

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Distance: 72.9 miles

Dr. James D. Luketich
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-800
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Distance: 81.1 miles

Dr. David Bartlett
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 81.7 miles

Dr. James Pingpank
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 81.7 miles

Dr. Neil A. Christie
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 81.7 miles

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