"It is with great pleasure, I welcome you to the Village of Pioneer web site. Pioneer is a small progressive community nestled in the northwest corner of the great State of Ohio. Acting as Ohio's gateway to Indiana and Michigan, Pioneer is located just 5 miles North of the Ohio Turnpike, one of the nations busiest interstate highways.
The village itself is quiet and simple, filled with unending opportunities to help create a wholesome life for you and your family.
Among today's population, which totals approximately 1400, you will find long term residents going on third and fourth generations. In addition, you will find young couples, making Pioneer home for the very first time, enjoying excellent schools, parks and activities for their children. Likewise, many retired folks enjoy the â€œgood neighborâ€ atmosphere, fishing at Lake Pioneer or the fellowship found in several local churches and civic groups.
As Mayor, I lead an elected council of six dedicated individuals, who work for the most part on a volunteer basis. Meeting at least once monthly, we direct a full time Administrator, who utilizes numerous employees to meet the daily needs of the residents in a friendly and professional manner.
Pioneer residents enjoy the security of a full time Police force, a modern dependable Fire department as well as Emergency Medical Service, if the need arises.
Pioneer owns and operates utilities within the village limits. Refuse, water, sewer, and electrical services are all provided dependably and efficiently, at rates far below the national average. Pioneer also can boast of one of the lowest tax rates available in the Tri-State area.
Need a job? We have plenty! Pioneer works hard at creating an economic environment in which business and industry can compete and profit. During the past decade alone, industry and business have added hundreds of good paying jobs for our local economy.
The immediate needs of life, such as restaurants, gas, grocery, banking, and hardware are all available within the village limits. Our business community is well established with some operations now being managed by third generations. We have an active Chamber of Commerce, filled with volunteers who are deeply committed to positive promotion of the community.
As Mayor, I welcome you! Simply put, we would love to have you come and be part of our family. Whether you are looking to open a business, raise a family, or retire in style, you will find Pioneer a warm and friendly place to live and prosper."
Edward A. Kidston, Mayor