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Getting you back doing what you do well. We Treat Infants At Ferrell-Whited, Patient care comes first. to the Elderly

We are proud to be a clinic that specializes in “hands-on� care. This means that our treatments typically include more than just exercise and may involve such things as deep soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, manual stretching and myofascial release to name a few. Over the last six years, our highly-trained caring staff has grown from 13 to over 25. Despite our growth, Ferrell-Whited is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitation services to our patients. We provide a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere where our patients feel comfortable and cared for. We also have a new indoor, inground warm-water therapy pool. The water temperature is kept at 88-90 degrees so it feels great for aching muscles and joints.

Family We are open 6 days a week with convenient evening hours. Atmosphere Mon - Thurs 7:00am - 7:30pm, Fri 7:00am - 3:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm Specializing in: Neck and Low Back Pain Headaches TMJ Pain Sports and Workrelated Injuries

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*Ferrell-Whited is offering warm water Aquatic Therapy Services in our indoor 20 x 25 pool. We also offer communitybased water exercise classes that are open to the public. Visit our website for more information.

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Area MAGAZINE & Community guide This is an Image Builders Marketing, Inc.™ Trademark Publication Created and produced for the City of Medina. City of Medina Dennis Hanwell, Mayor 132 North Elmwood, P.O. Box 703 Medina, Ohio 44256 330-725-8861 • Copyright ©2012, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Drive North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 Additional copies are available at the City of Medina, Or view the book online at To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482. Publisher Bernice P. Kaldy Editor Laura Lakner


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40 Library 41 Main Street Medina 44 Parks & Recreation 46 Important Phone Numbers 50 Medina Map 52 Places of Worship 53 Dining Guide 55 Advertiser Index Cover: The Faces of Medina - First Row (left to right): Dr.Charles Pfister, Charles Pfister, DDS, MS; Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; Pat Stropko-O’Leary, Hospice of Medina County; Drs. Faisal Quereshy & Najia Usman, Visage Surgical Institute; Debra Lynn-Schmitz, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; Amy Douglass, The Interior Design Studio; Dr. Thomas Chi, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Terri Hradek, Cuyahoga Community College’s Brunswick University Center. Second Row: Brandon and Matt Marquard, MC Real Estate; Eileen Smalley, New Creation Interiors; Renee Mikulec, Homestead Insurance; Kimberly Rice, Economic Development Director for the City of Medina; Dennis Hanwell, Mayor of Medina; Thomas Tulisiak, Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital; Dr. Zachary Mellion, Mellion Orthodontics. Third Row: Nuccio and Cheryl Basilisco, Esbi International Salon; Rob Rapp, Homestead Insurance; Jim Smalley, New Creation Interiors; Randy Stepp, Superintendent of Medina City Schools; Helen Funk, The Boutique at Trillium Creek; Dr. Helen Torok, Trillium Creek; Dr. Jeffrey Esterburg, South Court Dental Medicine; Jason Graf, Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services; Ronald Webster, PSE Credit Union. Missing from Photo: Lou Kaltenstein, Medina Auto Mall. Cover Photo Location: Potomac Bead Company. Photographer: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.

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Advanced care centers, centered in our community. At University Hospitals Medina Health Center and University Hospitals Sharon Health Center, we’re committed to bringing you personalized, expert care that’s close to home. With services including: Primary and specialty care for adults and children • Diagnostic laboratory and radiology services • University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center services specializing in breast cancer, gynecologic oncology, hematology, oncology, pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology and urologic oncology (available at UH Sharon Health Center) • Urgent Care Center (available at UH Medina Health Center) •

And should you require further care, our doctors and nurses offer referrals to a wide array of medical specialists at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. For more information, call 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273) or visit

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Medina Warmly Welcomes You! I am pleased to present the 6th annual Medina Area Magazine & Community Guide. This annual publication is designed to provide residents and visitors with information about our City and local organizations while showcasing the people and businesses that make the City of Medina a great place to live, work and destination to visit. This magazine is brought to you free of charge as a result of the generous sponsorships from local businesses and organizations in our community. As Mayor of the City of Medina, I am fully committed to providing citizens with a safe community where they may raise a family, providing a great place for businesses to locate confidently and prosperously, as well as providing residents and business owners with a community that they can be very proud of. I believe that goal has been and continues to be met through the longstanding record of excellent services provided to the public, as well as providing vast government services in an efficient and effective manner. As a result of these efforts, Medina was named the Best Hometown in Northeast Ohio by Ohio Magazine in 2011; September, 2011 CNN/Money Magazine ranked Medina #12 in the entire nation for Affordable Housing in their Best Places to Live Survey; and 4

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on September 12, 2012, the City was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by ING. It is my hope that after reading this magazine you will be reminded of the many great attributes this community has to offer. The City is committed to Mayor Dennis Hanwell seeking out opportunities for continuous improvement through many initiatives, development projects and ongoing enhancements that will continue to reinvigorate and revitalize our great City. Thank you for taking the time to review this magazine, and please contact the City if we may assist you in any manner now or in the future. Sincerely,

Dennis Hanwell, Mayor 330-722-9020

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Medina Business Community is Poised for Continued Success By Kimberly Rice, Director of Economic Development

The past year has been a busy one for economic development in Medina. A vibrant and growing business community serves to create employment opportunities, offer residents greater amenities and increase the local tax base, which lifts the burden from resident taxpayers. That’s why the mission of the Economic Development Office is to work effectively to retain, expand, promote and attract businesses and industry within Medina. With a solid infrastructure and easy access to highways, rail, air and water transportation, Medina is an ideal place to locate a business. The City boasts a competitive 1.25- percent income tax rate and offers flexible property tax abatement programs for businesses as well as residents. For example, construction 6

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of a new home may be eligible for a nine-year tax abatement and a new industrial or commercial structure can get a 15-year abatement – 11 years at 100 percent. Along with an abundant retail and service sector, Medina has a significant manufacturing presence, with more than 120 manufacturing businesses located in the City’s 800-acre industrial district. The City works tirelessly to ensure that businesses thrive in the community. Assistance in expanding or relocating a business may be in the form of Community Reinvestment Area (Tax Abatements), Low Interest Loans, Job Creation Grants and Tax Credits, Foreign Trade Zones, Port Authority Financing and Training Assistance. In 2012 we instituted two important initiatives to help make it easier to start or expand a business in the City of Medina. The first is the adjustment of the performance bond requirement for

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: IDEA Jewelry (opposite page); A Cupcake A Day (above) and Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt (right) have all been welcomed into Medina’s Downtown area.

private project site plan improvem ents. Previously, businesses were required to post a performance bond equal to the cost of their landscaping, paving and drainage project. Our research indicated that requirement to be unnecessarily high, posing a financial constraint on new and expanding businesses. The percentage has been adjusted to 25 percent of the project estimate, making Medina competitive with other communities. We also have created a non-profit Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) which can quicken the process of developing or improving land owned by the City while giving the City greater control over how the land is developed. The CIC consists of five voting members from the City government and two nonvoting members from the business community. Also in 2012 we embarked on infrastructure improvements, starting with the $2 million reconstruction of Lake Road at Lafayette Road going south, including new water and sewer lines. To supplement the original plan, the City secured

additional funding of $240,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Jobs & Commerce to widen West Smith Road from Lake Road to the railroad tracks 2,300 feet eastward. This project is scheduled to start in 2013. The widening will reduce traffic congestion and allow for more efficient deliveries in and out of businesses in the area, like Owens Corning, which has more than 250 trucks moving in and out every day. This year we were pleased to welcome a number of new businesses into Medina, including Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Sushi >> Continued on next page

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Continued Success >> Continued from previous page

on a Roll, A Cupcake a Day, Bricks 4 Kidz, Medina County Senior Care, Posh Peacock, Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt, I.D.E.A. Jewelry, Earth Mother’s, Snap Fitness, Terrell Manufacturing, JMT Group and Foundations. Also, Progressive Quality Care is scheduled to open a new 70-bed skilled nursing facility in November 2012 that will bring 55 full-time and 15 part-time jobs in the next three years. Businesses that have expanded or relocated within Medina included Thyme2 Restaurant and Milburn Family Vision. Sandridge Food Corp. has THE MAYOR’S JOB IS A BUSY ONE: Bricks 4 Kidz opens their Medina location with Mayor Hanwell cutting the ribbon. announced expansion plans that could bring up to 100 new jobs over the next several years. A.I. Root recently introduced its new American Experience are made in Ohio. product line for which it was recognized by the Ohio Secretary For more information about economic development in of State’s Business Profile Award Program. All components Medina, please contact Director Kimberly Rice at 330-764of the new line, from wick to wax to glass to packaging, 3319 or


Look for these hometown favorites in the deli department of your favorite grocery store.

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Keeping Medina Safe The Medina Police Department is organized into two divisions. The Patrol Division is responsible for ongoing patrol enforcement operations. The second division is the Special Operations Division (SOD) which encompasses the Communications Center and its personnel, general duty detectives, the narcotics detective, school resource officers, the records room operation and the evidence room. By organizing along functional lines, they facilitate better communication within the divisions, as well as between the divisions. They have also balanced the number of personnel and programs each division commander is responsible for supervising. Currently, the department has 36 full-time sworn officers including the Chief of Police. The Patrol Division is comprised of 26 sworn officers divided among 4 shifts, 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. The Special Operations Division (SOD) is comprised of 9 sworn officers: 1 sergeant, 4 detectives, 1 narcotics detective, and 3 School Resource Officers (SRO). In addition, it has 1 full-time records clerk, 2 part-time records clerks, 1 part-time property clerk/detective bureau secretary, 10 full-time dispatchers, and 2 part-time dispatchers. The Medina Police Department is enhancing the quality of


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life in the City of Medina by working in partnerships with the community to preserve life, enforce the law, provide quality services, reduce the fear of crime, and to promote joint problemsolving for safe and secure neighborhoods. The Medina Fire Department is staffed by 37 dedicated part-time firefighters and officers and operates primarily as a volunteer fire department. These firefighters and officers are your neighbors and coworkers. “Neighbors helping neighbors� describes us well. Fire Chief Bob Painter leads an administrative staff of 3 full-time members. The staff, which consists of the chief, a fire marshal and a public educator, provides support and continuity for the Department. The Department staffs 3 strategically located stations, which protects the city and Montville Twp. The stations house 3 engines, 2 aerials, 1 heavy rescue and 6 support vehicles. The department covers 32.3 square miles and resident population of 34,000. In 2010 the Department responded to 763 emergency calls, performed 593 fire inspections. We also participate with the county hazardous materials and technical rescue teams. Please contact Chief Bob Painter at 330-725-1772 if you have any questions about the Department. The Medina Fire Department is located at 300 West Reagan Parkway, Medina, Ohio 44256.

Taking Care of the City’s Infrastructure The City of Medina Service Department is dedicated to providing friendly customer service while maintaining the City’s infrastructure. They sustain and improve the quality of life by providing maintenance and resurfacing of public streets, maintaining the water distribution system and rehabilitation of the storm sewer system, collection of residential and commercial refuse and recyclables and response to weather related emergencies such as flooding, land subsidence, snow and ice storms and other disasters.

Water Service Office 132 N. Elmwood Ave., 330-722-9081 Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday - Friday To establish new service, a water/rubbish application card, which is necessary for both owners and tenants, must be completed at the Water Office along with a $100 application fee. To discontinue service, you must contact the Water Office for an appointment to inspect and read the meter prior to moving out.

Medina Sanitation Department 132 N. Elmwood Ave., 330-722-9026 The Sanitation Department provides solid waste removal for all city residents at a cost of $14.00 per month per household. Medina participates in a recycling process through the Medina County Central Processing Facility which has been designed to accept unsorted solid waste and remove recyclables with a high degree of efficiency and reliability.

Medina Street Department 781 West Smith Rd., 330-722-9037 The Street Department is responsible for snow & ice control, leaf pick-up, street cleaning, street maintenance & repair, sign maintenance, asphalt patch repair, traffic signal maintenance & repair, line stripping and storm sewer repair. They also handle special assignments for all other City Departments. w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g



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Chamber of Commerce

The Voice of Business

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takes all segments of a community to create the success Medina is today. Medina is great place to start and grow a business. Through our connections the Chamber can provide the resources you need for your business to thrive. We have strategic alliances to assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and even large corporations. We want our local businesses to succeed. We offer a voice for business through our advocacy efforts locally and at the state and even the national level. We assist with economic development and we constantly look for new, innovative ways to help our businesses find the services they need and save on the bottom line. We are your Chamber of Commerce and we know our community strengths and opportunities. The Greater Medina area is the best place to live, work and invest in your future. The Chamber can help. Contact us at 330-723-8773 or visit

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Root Candles

“The Best Candles in America” are Made in Medina

Root Candles was founded in Medina by Amos Ives

Root as the A.I. Root Company in 1869. A.I. Root was the embodiment of that industrious, strive-and-succeed American spirit. Called “the father of modern beekeeping”, A.I. was known nationally as a man of integrity, faith and scientific curiosity. He was a friend of the Wright Brothers and published the first account of their mechanized flight. Helen Keller was his lifelong friend, too. A.I. believed that technological progress was a gift from God. He reverently placed “In God We Trust” over the entrance to his Medina factory – a statement that remains in place today.

20,000 square foot store is brimming with unique, designerinspired home decor, fashion and culinary finds while feeling as warm and intimate as a stylish boutique. Holiday shoppers will find ornaments, decorations and limited edition Holiday Candles with cheerful seasonal scents like Spiced Gumdrops, Cherry Chocolates, Sparkling Cranberry and Juniper Wreath. There’s no better way to share the warmth of the holidays than by sharing the warmth of Root Candles.

Originally, the A.I. Root Company was a manufacturer of beehives and beekeeping equipment. A.I. wrote and published The ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping, as well as a magazine named Bee Culture. The company still produces both. In the 1920’s, Root began making beeswax candles. Over the years, Root pioneered many innovations in candle-making. Today, Root produces more than 9 million pounds of candles each year, maintaining its devotion to purity, honesty and quality that was the embodiment of A.I. Root. Five generations of craftsmanship, combined with the latest in technology, make Root Candles “the Best Candles in America.” Still headquartered just a few blocks west of Medina’s historic town square, Root Candles expansive Flagship Store is a popular shopping destination, especially during the holidays. This

Brad Root, President of Root Candles, and the Mayor of Medina, Dennis Hanwell, with Root’s mascot, the Honey Bee, at an event held earlier this year at Root.

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Taking Pride in the Medina City School District

Dr. Randy Stepp

ago. As we move forward we will Medina City Schools I am proud and continue to integrate technology as a honored to lead an excellent school tool to enhance and extend learning district in a great community! We and to expand the critical thinking have tremendous pride in our students skills of our students. To do so, who continuously excel in academics, we have systems in place to aide athletics, and the performing arts. Our our staff in maximizing the use of student’s success is in large part due technology and to guide our students in to caring staff, parents and community maximizing their use of technology as members. We have a long-standing a tool to learn and to prepare them for tradition of working collaboratively to life in a global environment. provide the most optimal experiences Our district is excellent due to a THAT’S THE SPIRIT: Student’s “play the part” in rooting for our students. supportive and involved community for “The Bees”! We believe that academics are – we take great pride in our school only part of the total educational experience. Guiding our district as we know that great schools contribute greatly to students to be good citizens who are contributing members of a strong and healthy community. We need to leverage our our community is very important to us. We also take the health strengths so that together we can create a better tomorrow for and safety of our students very seriously and strategically our community! have systems in place to meet their needs and provide a safe We thank our community for their ongoing support of the environment for them to learn. Medina City Schools. Looking to the future, it is our goal to help students and Go Bees! staff, reach their goals and find success. We realize that today’s — Dr. Randy Stepp classroom needs to be very different than it was even 10 years Superintendent, Medina City Schools

Higher Education Programs Offered Locally The University of Akron’s leadership in community outreach and regional economic development, under the direction of President Luis Proenza, is widely recognized both throughout the State of Ohio and nationally. The Medina County University Center (MCUC), which was developed through a unique partnership with leaders and citizens of Medina County, represents an innovative extension of those efforts. MCUC was the first physical facility in the County devoted solely to higher education, and in 2013 it will celebrate its fifth anniversary! The 33,000 sq. ft., three-story structure enables local residents and businesses to take advantage of college courses and programs as well as professional development workshops and workforce training opportunities close to home. Working in partnership with the academic colleges of The University of Akron, MCUC offers a unique blend of opportunities that are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population, such as recent high school graduates, transfer students, and post-secondary students. MCUC is located at 6300 Technology Lane in Medina. For more information, visit or call 330-721-2210. 14

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The Brunswick University Center

Affordable and Accessible Higher Education Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C©) Brunswick University Center is located on the Brunswick Campus with Brunswick High School and the community recreation center on Rt. 303 (Center Road). Class offerings at the Brunswick University Center (BUC) are in direct response to the continuing demand for affordable and accessible higher education in the area. Workforce training, career and professional development opportunities and personal enrichment programs for the youth and seniors in the community are also offered on-site at BUC. Unique to Tri-C’s Brunswick University Center are our partnership agreements with four-year institutions, where students can move seamlessly from community college courses into a bachelor and/or masters degree offered by our University Partners. On-site four-year universities at Brunswick University Center include Franklin University, Tiffin University and Cleveland State University. Advisors for each of these universities can be seen at the BUC or by calling 866-933-5182. As an extension of Tri-C’s Western campus in Parma, the BUC offers many support services to students to guide them through their education including: admissions, registration and enrollment services, counseling, financial aid and scholarships, career services, placement testing, tutoring, computer lab, post-secondary enrollment options advising (PSEOP), and a Veteran’s Benefit Services Center. Walk-in appointments are always welcome, but if you’d like to schedule a time to meet with a counselor, financial aid, career services, PSEOP, or Veteran’s Services specialist, please call 866-933-5182. For information about Brunswick University Center, visit 16

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Strong School, Strong Community “Educate, Challenge, Inspire” is the motto that drives the direction

of the Medina City Schools. Medina students continue to excel in academics, athletics and the arts. District students continuously score higher than state averages on their ACT Composite scores, have a higher than state average graduation score (96.7%) with 27.6% of the students graduating with honors. Our teachers are on the cutting edge of using instructional methods that extend student learning both in the classroom and beyond. Providing the most optimal educational experience for our students is key to our success. The district encompasses 52 square miles, including the city of Medina, Medina and Montville townships and a portion of Lafayette Township. District enrollment is approximately 7400. Facilities include seven elementary schools: Ella Canavan, Garfield, Heritage, H.G. Blake, Sidney Fenn, Eliza Northrop, and Ralph E. Waite; two middle schools: A.I. Root and Claggett; and Medina High School. The school district is continuously striving for improvement; annually the district develops the Ohio Continuous Improvement Plan focusing on specific academic areas. Staff members regularly pursue professional development opportunities and mentorships to provide a cutting-edge educational experience for the students. Technology plays an integral part of each student’s education as classrooms are equipped with a variety of multimedia devices and teachers utilize technology to its fullest. Students are encouraged to expand their horizons - the district offers many extracurricular opportunities as well as linkages to community programs allowing them to further their learning and contribute to the community. The district believes that a successful education encompasses more than academics and recognizes the importance >> Continued on page 18

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Medina City Schools Uses Technology to Expand Learning In 2011, the Medina City School District collaboratively

designed a strategic plan with staff, parents, community members, and students. As a result of this process the district adopted five overarching strategic themes, one of which is to “maximize the use of technology to enhance and expand learning opportunities.” Staff took this theme and developed a number of tasks that will position the district to meet its goals and prepare students to excel in a technologically-rich world. Through the district’s partnership with Learn 21, a flexible learning collaborative, the district was able to offer a high quality, professionally designed and supported learning management system (LMS), Blackboard, to the students. In addition to the expected efficiencies that were achieved from the implementation of an LMS, staff noticed a shift in the way in which students were learning. They were becoming interactive members of a truly collaborative online learning environment through wikis, blogs, discussion boards, and similar digital learning tools. As a result, district staff collaborated and started to brainstorm new and engaging methodologies to educate

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READING N’ WRITING: Medina students celebrate reading as a favorite activity.


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students. Discussions began with a core team of teachers to develop blended learning classes that would optimize the LMS to maximize student learning. Goals and plans were formalized and submitted to eTech in the spring of 2012. Subsequently the district was awarded a $130,000 grant to continue to develop the blended learning program. The district is currently offering three blended classes at Medina High School, all in the core content areas. In each of these classes students learn in the traditional classroom three days a week and in a digital environment for their remaining time. During their digital learning time students take part in collaboration, problem-based learning, creating an authentic digital footprint, or private conferencing with their teacher on a schedule that is geared toward them. Students are finding these classes more meaningful and relevant. District staff are currently developing additional blended classes for upcoming years.

of helping to develop well-rounded citizens. The Medina City School District believes strongly in collaborative partnerships and seeks shared service agreements whenever possible. Not only does this provide expanded opportunities but increases efficiencies and is cost effective. The district is incorporating LEAN thinking to evaluate current systems and processes and working to replace ineffective systems with ones that are proven to get results and improve overall customer satisfaction. Medina was recently selected as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People,” the Medina City School District being a contributing factor in this national recognition. The Medina City School District takes great pride in contributing to the overall health and vitality of the community and believes that strong schools make for a strong community! For more information about the Medina City Schools visit the district web site at or call the communications office at 330-636-3112.


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A town is often known for its geographical and architectural landmarks. The mention of Medina, for example, conjures up images of Victorian shops lined up on an old town square. But for all of its charming physical characteristics, it is people that give a town its unique personality. The more than 25,000 people of Medina – caring parents, insightful grandparents, playful children and trusted friends – provide the vitality and character that make the town more than just a collection of parks, shops and businesses. In this section we profile some of the most recognizable and interesting people of our town - the leaders, talented business owners and managers who not only help to keep the local economy vibrant but live among us as our neighbors and friends. You may know some of them personally; others by appearance, by name or maybe only by the look of their signs or storefronts. They are the Faces of Medina.


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First Row (left to right): Dr.Charles Pfister, Charles Pfister, DDS, MS; Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; Pat Stropko-O’Leary, Hospice of Medina County; Drs. Faisal Quereshy & Najia Usman, Visage Surgical Institute; Debra Lynn-Schmitz, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; Amy Douglass, The Interior Design Studio; Dr. Thomas Chi, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Terri Hradek, Cuyahoga Community College’s Brunswick University Center. Second Row: Brandon and Matt Marquard, MC Real Estate; Eileen Smalley, New Creation Interiors; Renee Mikulec, Homestead Insurance; Kimberly Rice, Economic Development Director for the City of Medina; Dennis Hanwell, Mayor of Medina; Thomas Tulisiak, Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital; Dr. Zachary Mellion, Mellion Orthodontics. Third Row: Nuccio and Cheryl Basilisco, Esbi International Salon; Rob Rapp, Homestead Insurance; Jim Smalley, New Creation Interiors; Randy Stepp, Superintendent of Medina City Schools; Helen Funk, The Boutique at Trillium Creek; Dr. Helen Torok, Trillium Creek; Dr. Jeffrey Esterburg, South Court Dental Medicine; Jason Graf, Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services; Ronald Webster, PSE Credit Union. Missing from Photo: Lou Kaltenstein, Medina Auto Mall. Cover Photo Location: Potomac Bead Company. Photographer: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography. w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g


Charles Pfister, D.D.S., M.S. 30 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL SMILES


hether it’s restoring a young child’s selfesteem or providing an adult with the confidence he or she needs to excel in a chosen career, Dr. Charles Pfister, who has been an orthodontist for more than 30 years in Medina, can help anyone achieve a beautiful smile. “One of the most important aspects of my treatment is the ability to carefully listen to each patient,” Dr. Pfister explains. “I determine what his or her goals are and we create a personalized care plan around them. Our patientoriented staff will work with you and design a comprehensive orthodontic plan tailored specifically for you or your child. So it’s never too late to transform your smile. Today, patients have more options when it comes to straightening their teeth, such as micro-mini metal brackets, cosmetics brackets and Invisalign for minimal correction. The most complex cases can require orthodontics, jaw surgery, and the involvement of expert local oral surgeons.

And though an orthodontist can enhance a person’s smile at any age, Dr. Pfister advises that the greatest results can be achieved at the first sign of orthodontic problems. The American Orthodontic Association recommends that the first orthodontic exam visit should be around the 7 years of age. As a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Pfister has been inducted into several honorary dental associations along with being Ohio’s Outstanding Dentist of the year in 2010. Dr. Pfister’s continued training in growth and development at Case Western Reserve University and the Dr. Charles Pfister University of Michigan has helped to earn him and his office a reputation for correcting early skeletal problems in young patients. A lifelong resident of Medina County, he and his wife Terri stay busy raising their sons, Stephen and Trenton as well as staying involved in the community. Pfister Orthodontics, Enhancing your heath, your smile and your future.

The office of Dr. Charles Pfister is located at 698 E. Washington Street. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 330-725-4220. Visit to view patient success stories as well as treatment options.


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he dynamic couple, Faisal A. Quereshy, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., and his beautiful wife, Najia Usman, D.D.S., along with their new team member, medical esthetician, Katie Marino are a striking, gracious group with impressive combined credentials. These three highly-skilled professionals come together bringing their expertise to form a unique team approach to healing and beautifying every aspect of the face. Visage Surgery Center is owned and operated by Faisal A. Quereshy, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., a cosmetic and Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and his wife, Najia Usman, D.D.S.

are dentists who have at least two additional years of advanced specialty training and education in the diagnosis and treatment of difficult dental cases. They specialize in treating the inside of the teeth with the focus on the pulp and surrounding tissues, root fracture, chipped teeth, and cracked or broken teeth as a result of trauma. They also treat abscess or infection and do root canals as well as surgical and nonsurgical procedures and repair work. Dr. Usman’s residency work at the Cleveland Clinic inspired the vision for this unique and progressive practice. With a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, each contributes his or her expertise. Visage Surgical Institute houses the most advanced diagnostic equipment and prides itself on having mastered the art of providing a pain free experience for patients.

When asked to describe his work, Dr. Quereshy, summed it up in one sentence, “I’m a facial specialist, a surgeon and educator trained in two specialties: to treat patients who want or need aesthetic or functional improvements of the face.” His work includes cosmetic facial surgery, jaw surgery, trauma, wisdom teeth removal, eyelid surgery, nose jobs, face lifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and liposuction. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Quereshy is double Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and by the American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Quereshy is also an Associate Professor and the Residency Program Director of the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at the Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He serves on the Craniofacial Team at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. His wife, Dr. Usman specializes in endodontics. Endodontists Dr. Najia Usman and Dr. Faisal A. Quereshy

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Mellion Orthodontics “GENERATIONS OF SMILES” not uncommon to find one of the doctors at a school, sporting, or community event supporting their patients. A blend of experience and knowledge, with the invigoration of a fresh perspective on leading edge advancements in the field of orthodontics sets Mellion Orthodontics apart. It takes special training to become an orthodontist. In addition to receiving a dental degree, at least two years of continuous advanced study in orthodontics is required by the American Dental Association. As orthodontic specialists, Drs. Joe, Nick, Zach, and Nate Mellion demonstrate the continued pursuit of proficiency and excellence in dealing with complex treatment. “Orthodontics is not part of what we do – it is all that we do,” shares Drs. Nick and Nate.


he family orthodontic practice of Drs. Joseph, Nicholas, Zachary, and Nathan Mellion takes great pride in the family atmosphere that they have created over the past 30 years. “We strive to make all of our patients feel comfortable and we’re humbled by the trust that our patients have placed in us as we have treated generations of families through the years,” says Dr. Joe. Ask any of the doctors what they love most about practicing orthodontics and you will get a similar response, “We love our patients!” Truly knowing each individual is something each doctor strives to achieve while making a positive impact. It’s

“We feel that our practice provides a unique service with four orthodontists, especially as a family,” reveals Dr. Zach. “We complement each other well and can solve many complex issues with a blend of experience and modern techniques.” Four times the expertise and four times the service is what patients will receive from Mellion Orthodontics. Every patient has not one skilled orthodontist developing a treatment plan for their specific needs, they have four. Drs. Joe, Nick, Zach, and Nate provide orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, including individuals that require special needs, cleft palate treatment, TMJ therapy, and complex multidisciplinary care. Drs. Joe, Nick, Zach, and Nate support the communities in which they practice and serve on the Craniofacial Team at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Drs. Nathan, Nicholas, Joseph and Zachary Mellion

The Brunswick office is located at 1826 Pearl Road and the Medina office is located at 3623 Reserve Commons Drive. Both locations can be reached by calling 330-725-6146. For more information on Mellion Orthodontics, go to 22

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Trust Your Skin to the Staff at

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center

Trillium Creek, a world-class dermatology, skin cancer surgery, laser, skin care, cosmetic, and integrative medicine center is located one mile south of the Medina Square. Trillium Creek offers our patients and clients the latest and most advanced treatments in dermatology and cosmetic procedures. The Integrated Care Center offers clients and patients natural combinations of homeopathic therapies. Medical Director of Trillium Creek and board certified dermatologist, Helen M. Torok, M.D., heads the dermatology center. Dr. Torok has been practicing dermatology for 35 years and has earned an excellent reputation with cosmetic fillers, Botox ® , and aesthetic procedures. Dr. Torok’s main focus is the treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails in all age groups. Dr. Gary Rosenmeier, board certified dermatologist, also heads the dermatology center.



Medical Director Leonard J. Torok, M.D., heads the laser rejuvenation and body shaping treatments at Trillium Creek. Dr. Torok offers laser treatments of blood vessels, brown spots, scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin. He has also trained for 15 years in the study of Homeopathy. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Leonard Torok is a board certified Homeopathic practitioner at Ohio Holistic Medicine at Trillium Creek.

Dermatology & Surgery Center Mohs Surgery Center Ohio Holistic Medicine

Patrick Killian, M.D., a board certified dermatologist and member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, brings advanced techniques in the surgical treatments of complex skin cancers of the head and neck. Trillium Creek is also the home of three physician extenders: Francine Johns, P.A.-C, Erika Kimble, CNP, and Judy Yetzer, CNP, who assist in treating and diagnosing patients with acne, rosacea, warts, eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and sun damaged skin.

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Esbi International Salon The Beauty of You

Each day, Cheryl and I reflect on our many blessings. We are blessed with two healthy and wonderful children, a life of contentment, and a successful business that has been made possible by so many loyal customers. We believe that we truly are blessed to live in the world’s greatest country, where dreams do come true. Owning our own salon is a dream that came true for Cheryl and I, and we live each day in the spirit of gratitude grateful for where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. Our salon strives to provide the best possible service while remaining affordable by offering different levels of stylists for each person’s individual needs. We have had outstanding success and support from the clients who have remained loyal to us from our simple salon in North Royalton, to our beautiful location in Strongsville, and now to the magnificent building we call home in Brunswick. Recently, a vision my wife and I shared has become a reality with the launch of our own exclusive hair care line, DIVINITÉ. We chose the name as a testament to our faith in God and a way to represent a positive product that counterbalances the degrading images and messages sent by many products on the market today. As Cheryl and I attended beauty shows over the last 15 years, we’ve noticed that so many products are increasingly marketed in ways that promote promiscuity and a bad self-image. We wanted to go in the opposite direction that makes us proud to hand our products to all different types of consumers.

I knew that working on a product line that puts God first wasn’t going to be easy in today’s times, but I also knew with all of my heart and soul that this is what I was meant to do. The road was long, curvy, and full of bumps, but just when I thought of quitting, my good Lord was there to reassure me and pick me back up. I’ve learned so much through this experience. Sometimes He asks the impossible out of us so He can show that all is possible through Him and His love. DIVINITÉ is a “Product with a purpose”, and each bottle is inscribed with a bible verse that relates to what the product is designed to achieve. Our goal is to offer an excellent product that makes the client feel as confident and beautiful as they appear. I worked for two years with chemists at Greenblendz to formulate and develop the perfect recipe. DIVINITÉ products are 100 percent natural and sulfate and paraben free, so they are not only healthy for your hair, but for you as well. Each product is designed to protect hair from heat, chemical services, and the environment while protecting its color and resulting in a silky, smooth finish. DIVINITÉ is beneficial to our clients and the environment, but we didn’t stop there, we also support The Wounded Warrior Foundation and plan on adding more organizations as we expand. We are working now to distribute the DIVINITÉ line across America, but you can get it right in Brunswick at Esbi International Salon. ESBI International Salon Owners Nuccio and Cheryl Basilisco

Nuccio and Cheryl Basilisco own and operate Esbi International Salon, one of the area’s hottest beauty spots for personalized on-trend styles and color. A native of Italy, Nuccio exemplifies America as the “Land of Dreams” and describes his recent achievement of his own dreams.

Esbi Int’l Salon is located at 4193 Center Road in Brunswick. The phone number is 330-220-3724. Hours are Monday: 3pm - 9pm; Tuesday through Friday: 9am - 9pm; Saturday: 8am - 4pm. The web address is and you can visit us on Facebook at “Esbi Brunswick” and Twitter@EsbiIntlSalon 24

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H&H Skin Science mineral makeup is a blend of beauty and science, with advanced skin care technology hidden within. You’ll love how imperfections vanish as your features are enhanced for a flawless, radiant look. All products feature the highest quality, dermatologist recommended ingredients. The Boutique at Trillium Creek features a world class selection of medical grade skin care and cosmetics, with a wide variety of products for every skin type or skin concern. The latest addition to The Boutique's extensive product line is H&H Skin Science, a full line of dermatologist recommended mineral makeup and skin care. Stop by The Boutique for a complimentary makeover or skin care consultation. Trained by Dr. Helen Torok, Medical Director of

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center, the helpful consultants at The Boutique can educate you on the best skin care products for your unique skin type. There are currently three convenient locations, with a fourth location opening this October. Heather Funk, CEO of The Boutique, is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. After receiving her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland University, Heather founded The Boutique at Trillium Creek in 2003. Heather’s experience in the

medical field also includes Trillium Creek Dermaspa, which she owned and operated from 2003–2007. Heather and husband Aaron Funk own and operate all Boutique locations and are also co-founders and owners of, a website for dermatologists.



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ith highly qualified professionals and a caring, personal touch, Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services has been helping Medina residents discover a life free from pain for more than 20 years.

Medina native and physical therapist Jason Graf acquired the practice in July of 2006. “Because we are locally-owned, we have strong relationships with our patients,” says Graf. “We’re able to provide personalized care that achieves the best results for each patient.” Ferrell-Whited has grown over the last 6 years from a 5 therapist group to 9 therapists and over 25 staff members. They specialize in treating sports injuries, headaches, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, post surgical rehabilitation and much more. Our 20 x 25 indoor pool allows for accelerated recovery. The warm, therapeutic 88-90 degree water temperature is easily accessible by steps, ladder or chair lift. Some of the benefits

of aquatic therapy include the following: decrease in joint compression, pain reduction in a relaxing environment, buoyant support for the body, resistance to movement, decrease in swelling, and improvement in circulation. Virtually all injuries benefit from aquatic therapy especially in the early stages. More specifically, patients with the following conditions would benefit from the water environment: fractures, tendonitis, pregnancy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neck/low back pain, frozen shoulders, postsurgical injuries, sprains and strains, balance disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Our highly trained staff provides individualized care for all ages from young children to the elderly-even if you are not a swimmer! Owner Jason Graf

Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services is located at 700 E. Washington St., just 1/2 mile west of Medina Hospital. Call 330-722-3781 to schedule an appointment or visit to learn more.



orking with the right interior designer is cost-effective and can actually save money by helping you make the right choices the first time,” say New Creation Interiors owners Jim and Eileen Smalley.

residential and commercial projects. Our clients count on us to offer beautiful design ideas, furniture and accessories, as well as plans that incorporate some of their existing pieces. We can create a high-end look without breaking their budgets,” the duo explains.

Eileen is a professionally-trained interior designer with over 30 years experience. Jim handles the behind-the-scenes details of the business.

“We are your one-stop interior design shop. Every aspect of your project can be handled to exceed your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal. Referrals from satisfied clients are how we have grown our business,” Jim says.

“New Creation Interiors is a full-service design studio featuring a wide selection of furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments and the perfect accent pieces to pull it all together,” Eileen says. As a Medina County native, Eileen is grateful for the remarkable client base she’s developed within the community, which over the years has expanded across Northeast Ohio and into other states. “We specialize in full-service interior design for both

“Our clients rave about our free, professional in-home delivery and installation and our ‘try it before you buy it program,’” they smile.

Owners Jim and Eileen Smalley

New Creation Interiors is located at 1655 Pearl Road, in Brunswick. Showroom hours are Monday and Friday, 10 -5:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 - 8:30pm; Saturday 10-5:00pm; closed Wednesday and Sunday. Call 330-220-4442 or visit them on the web for additional inspiration at 26

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South Court Dental Medicine, Jeffery C. Esterburg, DMD Your Compass to Comprehensive Oral Health Care Through All The Stages of Life

outh Court Dental Medicine is proud to be a member of the Medina healthcare community for more than 30 years. Founded by Jeffrey C. Esterburg, DMD, the practice has cared for four generations of Medina families, initially on North Court Street and from its current location two miles south of the square on South Court Street. To keep pace with the growth of Medina, Dr. Esterburg expanded the facility and the staff in 2003. Dr Esterburg and his family live and work in Medina and know how important it is to find quality care in a familiar, welcoming environment. SCDM has maintained a relaxed, yet professional, atmosphere consistent with much of Medina’s local charm, while providing dentistry’s most advanced procedures, materials, and equipment. By offering a full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care, each patient’s needs and desires are met with a customized treatment plan. We welcome patients of all ages.

“At South Court Dental Medicine there is more to oral health than restoring damaged teeth and gums,” says Dr. Esterburg. “Our focus of care is firmly directed toward long-term oral health, which contributes significantly to overall physical health.” SCDM is fortunate to be a part of a diverse, progressive network of medical and dental professionals who have chosen to practice in Medina. No matter how complex a patient’s needs may be, Dr. Esterburg and his staff are ready to be their compass to comprehensive oral healthcare. Jeffrey C. Esterburg, DMD

New patients welcome! South Court Dental Medicine is located at 1063 South Court Street. Call 330-725-0581 or visit us at

M.C. Real Estate Your Professional Partner in real estate


ounded in 1992 by Michael and Nancy Marquard, M.C. Real Estate has always prided itself on knowledge and results. In April of 2011, the company began the transition of ownership and operations of the firm to sons Matt and Brandon, in addition to promoting Rick Stallard as its Director of Property Management. Michael continues to serve as a full-time broker for the company while Nancy currently serves as CFO. Continuing to build on the solid foundation of their parents, Matt and Brandon have extended the vision to include the addition and retention of key agents who bring a history and desire to keep strong roots in not only their real estate careers, but their industry and community. M.C. Real Estate provides services including residential/commercial sales, property management, and new construction. M.C. Real Estate has some of the top producing agents in the county, and a commitment to professional and personal standards as evidenced by its agents having advisory roles within various industry, non-profit, and charitable organizations within the Medina community. Owners Brandon & Matt Marquard 403 East Washington St., Medina 330-723-9911 •

Cleveland CliniC Care is Close to you in Medina


edina Hospital has been a part of the Medina community for nearly 70 years. As a local resident, I have watched our hospital meet the growing needs of our community. Most recently, I have been given the honor of leading our hospital and have been fortunate to be directly involved in some of the enhancements that are now available right here in Medina. Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, offers patients advanced medical expertise in cancer care, neurology, orthopaedics, cardiology and more. We’ve also been designated as a Primary Stroke Center, and our Family Birthing Center provides comprehensive services that cover every need you, your baby and your family may have. MyChart is now available to all Medina Hospital patients. MyChart is a secure, online health management tool that connects Cleveland Clinic patients to portions of their personalized health information, allowing them to review past appointments, manage prescription renewals, appointment requests, review lab and radiology results and so much more! It’s good to know Cleveland Clinic world class care you need is right around the corner. Dr. Thomas Tulisiak To make an appointment with a physician on staff at Medina Hospital, call 1-866-733-6363 or visit w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g




uyahoga Community College (Tri-C)’s Brunswick University Center (BUC) offers students the opportunity to earn their college degree the most affordable way by staying local and saving money. In addition to Tri-C course offerings leading to an associate degree, offerings at the BUC include our Truck Driving and Firefighter Academies, workforce and career training, and personal enrichment programs for youth and seniors in the community. Student Services available on-site at BUC include an enrollment center; technology, testing, and tutoring center; counseling; financial aid; career services; PSEOP advising; and a Veteran’s Benefit Services office. Unique to Tri-C’s family of locations, BUC also offers on-site bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by University Partners. Through partnerships with Cleveland State, Franklin and Tiffin Universities, students can complete their associate degree and transfer seamlessly into fouryear degrees in the following areas: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Terri Hradek and Accounting and Forensic Accounting. Director Tri-C BUC

The Interior Design Studio Bringing great Designs Home


amily owned and operated, The Interior Design Studio has been in business serving the Medina community since 1970. Over the years, their offerings have included custom furniture, window treatments, accessories and design consultations. Recently they have expanded their retail space featuring JK Gift Shop. The talented design staff has a combined 40 years of experience and they are members of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IDS (Interior Design Society). The Interior Design Studio has also received 6 consecutive awards as “Best of the Best” Interior Design firm in Medina. The relationship between the client and the designer has always been a main focus of IDS over the years. Their mission is to provide a professional interior design service that is the most CREATIVE, EFFICIENT, CARING, FUN experience in transforming your house to a home.” Julie Douglass, Amy Douglass and Katie Heinz

For more information about Brunswick University Center visit or call 866-933-5182

Visit The Interior Design Studio at 207 South Court Street or give them a call at 330-725-7623.


Pat Stropko-O’Leary HMC HospiCe of Medina



omestead Insurance Agency Inc. is a professional agency with a personal touch. With over 70 years of experience in Medina County and the insurance industry, Homestead can be trusted to complete an analysis of your insurance needs and design a responsible protection program for you. Located at 1324 Pearl Road in Brunswick, we offer a variety of professional insurance services and policies as an independent agency. We represent various outstanding carriers in our industry. Rob Rapp (owner/president), Brandon Rapp, Jim Thornburg, and Renee Mikulec represent the following products that include, but are not limited to: auto, home, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, and all types of commercial insurance. Mark Herwick and Connie Schultz are Homestead’s specialists in the sale of life, health, annuities, long-term care, and disability income. Our goal at Homestead is to provide you, the customer, with the best coverage at the lowest premium, while building a long-standing relationship with our excellent, Owner/President Rob Rapp & Renee Mikulec personal service.

oping with a serious or terminal illness can present challenges to any family. HMC Hospice of Medina County is available to help. From specialized medical care for patients to emotional and spiritual support for the whole family, our team of health care professionals has the expertise to fulfill your family’s needs and wishes. HMC Hospice of Medina County has dedicated more than 30 years to providing compassionate and responsive hospice and palliative care throughout Medina, Summit and surrounding counties. We offer a full continuum of care through HMC Hospice of Medina County, HMC Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care, HMC Bridges Home Health Care, HMC The Robertson Bereavement Center and HMC Life’s Treasures Thrift Shop.

1324 Pearl Rd., Brunswick • Brunswick: 330-225-3100 • Medina: 330-725-3100

Contact Hospice of Medina County at 330-722-4771 or visit them at 5075 Windfall Road .


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In January of 2012, HMC Hospice of Medina County opened the doors to our new Hospice Care Center located on Windfall Road in Medina. The state-ofthe-art facility features a 16-bed Inpatient Care Center designed to meet the needs of individuals who require more advanced symptom management. Pat Stropko-O’Leary, Executive Director

Medina auto Mall Lou Kaltenstein


edina Auto Mall makes shopping for a new or used car a genuine one-stop experience. “We carry six new car franchises and hundreds of used cars,” notes Lou Kaltenstein, general manager. “Here you’ll find all of the exciting new models from Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.” Prices for used vehicles at Medina Auto Mall start at just $995. “We offer everything from sales and service to collision repair,” Lou says. “And our aggressive pricing structure makes it easy to buy or lease. We also offer factory and dealer incentives that are tough to beat, and our service after the sale is second to none.” And because we sell so many used vehicles at the Medina Auto Mall, we’ll buy your used car even if you aren’t making a purchase - and pay top dollar.

Lou Kaltenstein General Manager



he Doctors at Ohio Eye Care Consultants, Thomas Chi, M.D., Amy Fernandez, O.D., Carrie Balthaser, O.D., and Sara Prusinski, O.D. are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. They have extensive specialty training to assist you with all your eye care and vision needs by utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff and opticians at Ohio Eye Care Consultants are devoted to providing excellent patient care. Ohio Eye Care Consultants offers patients of all ages a full range of services from comprehensive eye examinations to advanced medical treatment and surgical procedures including cataract and glaucoma surgery. They strive to be the most comprehensive eye care center for all your vision needs. Along with the Medina office, they have locations in Wadsworth and Lodi and offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments.

Find the Medina Auto Mall, a Panteck-owned dealership, at 3205 Medina Rd., in Medina, just off of I-71. Call 1-800-589-5057 or visit the website at to view a complete used car inventory.

Ohio Eye Care Consultants 3583 Reserve Commons Dr., Medina 330-722-8300




and more.

hat started more than 50 years ago as a credit union for the Parma school teachers is now a thriving not-for-profit bank that offers Cuyahoga and Medina County residents financial services

PSE Credit Union, conveniently located at 3845 Pearl Road in Medina Township, offers all the same services as a bank, “but with lower loan rates, higher savings interest rates and lower fees,” says Branch Manager Ronald Webster. This family-oriented institution now includes over 23,000 members throughout Cuyahoga and Medina Counties and makes educating kids about finances a core part of its mission. “As part of our commitment to kids, we take our mascot Pennie the PSE Puppy into schools and teach kids as young as kindergartners to save money through our Pennie Club,” says Webster.

Ronald Webster, Branch Manager

Once you try PSE Credit Union, you’ll never go back to a bank. 3845 Pearl Road • 330-661-0160 •

Dr. Thomas Chi


outhside Imaging Center has been the provider of Open MRI in Medina since 1996 and has built a reputation on their high level of patient care and image quality while providing same day appointments and the accurate results your physician needs within 24 hours. Drs. Hill & Thomas Co., an independent, locally owned company, established Southside Imaging Center as one of the first outpatient imaging providers in the area and they continue to cater to the needs of area physicians and patients with convenient hours and easy access. The comfort of their Open MRI allows patients to relax and listen to their favorite music while the scan is performed. They accept most insurance plans and also offer discounted self-pay rates. Just ask your doctor to refer you to Southside Imaging Center for your next MRI and experience the difference.

Southside Imaging Center is located at 3443 Medina Rd., Ste. 103 (across from Carlson Funeral Home on Shady Brook Run). Call 330-723-6600 or visit Follow us on Facebook. w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g



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Health & Wellness

Southwest General’s Brunswick Medical Center and

24-Hour Emergency Care

Southwest General’s Brunswick Medical Center and

Emergency Room (ER) offers easy access to award-winning health care services. Here, you’ll have access to outstanding personalized care for family members of all ages and advanced technology for prompt, efficient, diagnosis and treatment. We offer:

24-Hour ER Southwest General’s Brunswick Medical Center offers the area’s only 24-hour ER, featuring: • Full-service emergency care • 24/7/365 service

• Treatment provided by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially-trained staff • Convenient location on Rt. 303 (next to Brunswick City Hall). Entrance at back of building.

Skilled, Experienced Physicians At the Brunswick Medical Center and ER you’ll find compassionate care from board-certified physicians specializing in cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics, rheumatology and travel medicine.

Convenient Outpatient Care We offer a variety of services with convenient appointment times, and some that require no appointment at all. Services include: Cardiac testing Cardiac rehabilitation Coumadin Clinic Imaging Bone Density testing [DEXA] CT Scan Digital mammography

Ultrasound X-ray (non-invasive) Laboratory and specimen collection Physical Therapy Vascular Laboratory

To learn more, call 330-558-0150 or visit See ad on back cover.


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Summa Cardiovascular Institute:

Where Teamwork Matters It takes more than high-tech equipment to save a life –

it takes teamwork. Summa Cardiovascular Institute (SCI) is a community of multi-specialty cardiovascular physicians and healthcare professionals who work as a team to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. With the largest cardiovascular team in the region, Summa’s 49 cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons offer nationally-recognized, comprehensive heart and vascular care to families in the region. Spanning six hospitals and 18 physician office locations throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties, the Institute offers a complete range of cardiovascular services, including: ♥ Heart device implants and monitoring (pacemakers, defibrillators and a device clinic) ♥ Invasive cardiology (cardiac catheterizations) ♥ Vascular services (diagnostic testing and surgery for the circulatory system)

♥ Noninvasive cardiology (cardiac testing) ♥ Cardiovascular (heart/circulatory) and pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation ♥ Chronic condition management programs and services (heart failure, blood-thinning drugs) ♥ Preventative screenings and education ♥ Support groups For a complete list of services, testing locations and physician offices, visit or call 1-888-720-5318 for a referral to an SCI physician. See ad on inside back cover.


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Taussig Cancer Institute Comes to Medina Hospital Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute

is the No. 1 cancer program in Ohio, and the No. 6 cancer program in the United States (U.S. News & World Report). Taussig Cancer Institute’s Regional Oncology service has now been established at Medina Hospital. The cancer center is located on the sixth floor of the South Medical Office Building and includes a new outpatient clinic and a state-of-the-art chemotherapy suite. The cancer center is staffed by experienced physicians from Taussig Cancer Institute. A wide variety of cancer types can be treated and managed at Medina Hospital, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, prostate, bladder, as well as gynecologic cancers. “As part of Medina Hospital, the cancer program has access to comprehensive laboratory and radiology services at

the hospital, including cutting-edge technology such as CT scanners, MRI scanners, and a PET/CT scanner,” says Thomas Tulisiak, MD, President of Medina Hospital. Medina Hospital welcomes two oncology specialists, Drew Abramovich, MD and Chenthilmurugan Rathnasabapathy, MD, to their staff and are now accepting new patients at the Medina Medical Office Building at 970 E. Washington Street, Medina. Call their office to make an appointment at a 330-721-5700.

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Chenthilmurugan Rathnasabapathy, MD

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We’ve built our world class care all around you. Located throughout Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic community hospitals and family health centers offer unmatched medical care, convenience and quality. From routine check-ups to more serious conditions, we offer the expert care your family can count on.

For an appointment with a Family Health Center physician, call 1.888.633.9355. Wooster For a referral to a physician at one of our Community Hospitals, call 1.866.733.6363. Same-day appointments available. |

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Focusing on Your Total Health

Mind, Body and Spirit Kaiser Permanente is committed to

helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. In Northeast Ohio, Kaiser Permanente operates 15 medical offices that offer members an array of services under one roof. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care

delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. Kaiser Permanente offers a wide variety of health plans for small, medium, and large businesses, as well as for seniors, individuals, and families. The Kaiser Permanente Medina medical offices are located at 3443 Medina Road, Suite 108. For more information, visit Kaiser Permanente online at

Study Predicts ALL Americans Will be Overweight by 2048 A study conducted by Dr. Youfa

Wang, from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is predicting that this is America’s reality (Journal of Obesity 2008). The study is assuming a lot, but the main point is to show how our future will look if current trends continue without intervention. If anything, it’s a huge wake-up call. Regardless of what research predicts, it only takes a quick glance around you to notice that people are getting unhealthier every single day. The increased intake of unhealthy food and a decreased need for physicality due to a technology-driven world are contributing to this epidemic. Obesity has devastating consequences: • It is now the leading cause of preventable death.


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• It affects 1 out of every 3 kids in the country. • It increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and some cancers, among others. • It puts a major burden on our health care system. In 2008 dollars, these costs totaled about $147 billion (Finkelstein, 2009). Even more devastating is that it’s actually the most preventable disease that exists. Nonetheless, it’s why we need to get our kids moving more than ever and help them establish healthy habits now that will last a lifetime. It starts with us, as parents, as adults, as role models, to get them there. It’s not just about telling them what to do, but most importantly about doing what we want them to do. Kids learn by watching. Kids want to be healthy so let’s help them get there.

I believe in getting more out of life. My time is precious. Every moment counts. That’s why I chose Kaiser Permanente. My doctor is close to home, so when I go for a checkup, I can visit the lab and pharmacy, too— all in one trip. Back home, I can go online and e-mail my doctor, check most lab test results, schedule routine appointments, order most prescription refills, and more.* I can even access these tools on my smartphone. It’s that easy. This way, I have more time to spend on what matters most—life. For more information about Kaiser Permanente, visit us online at

*These features are available when you receive care at Kaiser Permanente medical centers. Care from practitioners you see outside our medical centers or the results of tests and screenings performed outside our medical centers may not be available online.

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University Hospitals:

Comprehensive Care in Our Community University Hospitals Medina Health Center and University Hospitals Sharon Health Center offer personalized, expert care right in our community. Services include primary and specialty care for adults and children along with diagnostic laboratory and radiology services – as well as the expertise of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center available at UH Sharon Health Center and an Urgent Care Center available at UH Medina Health Center. Patients who require further care can also receive referrals to a wide array of medical specialists at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. Offering the latest treatment options and diagnostic technologies, the 53-acre campus of UH Ahuja Medical Center includes a 144-bed tower and the 60,000-square-foot Kathy Risman Pavilion outpatient medical building. The hospital was built using evidence-based design principles as well as input from caregivers and clinicians to provide quality care in a patient- and family-centered healing environment. Throughout the campus, advanced green building standards were incorporated to improve energy and water-use efficiencies and preserve existing natural resources. Advanced surgical facilities allow for minimally invasive and interventional procedures along with other therapies that may shorten hospital stays. UH Ahuja Medical Center offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services with an emphasis on wellness and preventive medicine. Services include state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and radiology services, as well as 24/7 adult and pediatric emergency services. To learn more about the University Hospitals network of hospitals and health centers throughout Northeast Ohio, call 1-866-UH4-CARE or visit www. See ad on page 3. 36

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The Modern Day

House Call By the Expert Care Providers at HMC BridgesHome Health Care

Home health care is certainly not a

new idea. American medicine was once defined by the image of doctors on horseback, making house calls across the prairie. On one hand, residential care is the oldest form of health care, yet it is also the newest. Modern technology that has allowed health care professionals to deliver many skilled procedures and services within a patient’s home or nursing facility.

What Is Home Health Care? It’s a wide range of services provided in your home following an illness, accident or surgery. Covered by Medicare and most insurance, it’s usually less expensive, more convenient; and just as effective as the care you would receive in a facility.

How can I be sure home health care is right for me?   Each day, qualified nurses provide care for people who are leaving the hospital or other care facilities and their expertise is available to you. Most home health care providers are just a phone call away and will meet with you for a free informational visit.

I just had surgery. Why should I choose home care? Along with the benefits of the personal oneon-one nature of home care, research shows home care is less expensive than rehab care and patients heal better at home because they are in a familiar environment. Risks such as infection can be minimized and many times home health care providers also help patients “accident proof” their home. Home health care is there to help you heal, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. For more information on how you can benefit from home health care services, contact HMC BridgesHome Health Care at 330-7641000 or visit

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Homes & Real Estate

The Advantages of Working with a Professional Interior Designer By James and Eileen Smalley, Owners, New Creation Interiors

Building or renovating a home can be one of the most stressful endeavors a consumer takes on. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone! A trained Interior Designer can help you organize and finalize all the details from the tedious; “Where should my outlets go?” to the daunting; “What paint colors should I select?” Designers can assist you with every aspect of the project from the blueprints to your furniture selections. They can help turn your “Vision” into a reality and make sure all of your choices coordinate together, creating a cohesive flow between each room. An Interior Designer will work to make a room functional for your needs. Working with a qualified Designer is cost-effective; saving time and money by making the correct selections the first time. It provides you with peace of mind by removing the dread of making numerous decisions on your own. Selling a home can be a very difficult and tense experience for any homeowner. With the help of a Designer, this process


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can be less painful and more successful. An Interior Designer can help determine what a home needs to make it appear more spacious, inviting and less cluttered by removing, reusing and re-purposing items within a home. A Designer will use imagination and professional experience to add excitement to a tired space. Updating the look of a home by suggesting fresh paint colors is just one of the many services a Designer can offer. In a time when the value of homes is decreasing or staying on the market far too long, a professional Designer can maintain and increase the value of a home. The value of working with an Interior Designer is beneficial in selling a home quickly and for the appropriate fair value!

The numbers are

in, and homeowners are all sighing with collective relief. Home sales activity in our local community is on the upswing, increasing nearly 17% compared to last year, helping the marketplace record its 12th consecutive monthly sales gain, as reported by the area’s Multiple Listing Service in June 2012. This is the first time we have seen such a stretch of gains since the 20042005 housing boom, a sign that the market may have finally hit bottom and that local real estate in the greater Medina area is on the rebound. “Medina has always been a progressive community, through good times and bad, and our local real estate market is no exception,” says Brandon Marquard, President of M.C. Real Estate. Area REALTORS® remain extremely confident about our market – as interest rates remain at historic lows, prices have begun to trend upward, inventories are declining, sellers are increasingly realistic in their pricing expectations, and consumers understand that long-term, owning a home is a tremendous investment. “These numbers are not as promising in other parts of the

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state or the country, and I know it’s Medina’s strong roots and always-improving amenities that not only are attracting new residents, but are the reason they want to stay here,” says Marquard, who is also President of the Medina County Board of REALTORS®.

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The Medina County District Library... the place to be for those “in the know.”

Read All About It at the Library The Medina County District Library, under the direction of Carole Kowell, had an annual circulation of over 3 million materials in 2011. MCDL provides materials for education and recreation to the community. MCDL’s collection includes best sellers, CDs, DVDs, Blurays, Playaways and audiobooks. A full eMedia collection is also available online at MCDL hosts events for all ages and provides public computer access, wireless Internet, self checkout machines, after hours pickup lockers and home delivery of library materials to those with limited mobility. Medina Library – The library has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of public library space. It features a Children’s room, with an activity room, a Genealogy and Local History room for family and county research and fireplace reading areas great for enjoying a book. Meeting rooms are available to non-profit groups for free and profit groups for a fee. • 330-725-0588

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Buckeye, Highland and Seville’s hours are Monday - Thursday, 10am-8pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm. Medina and Brunswick’s hours are Monday Thursday, 9am-8:30pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. They are closed on Sundays, Mid-May through Mid-September.

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or franchises call the district home. As a non-profit, membership-supported organization, MSM presents events such as the Chalk Art Festival (early June), Medina Square Antique Show (late June) the Medina International Fest (last Saturday in August), and the annual holiday kick-off, the Medina Candlelight Walk (weekend prior to Thanksgiving), giving residents and visitors many reasons to come uptown. From great food and independent restaurants, unique boutiques, art galleries, dance & yoga instruction, beads, furniture, nails, yarn, army surplus and more, you’ll find a ton of great stuff in Medina! To get involved, or for more information, please visit

Photos courtesy: Main Street Medina. Main Street Medina is generously supported by the City of Medina, A.I. Root Company, Community Design Committee, FirstMerit Bank, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Medina Auto Parts, Miss Molly’s Tea Room & Gift Shop, Sandridge Food Corp., Washington Properties, Western Reserve Bank, Westfield Bank and Wichert Insurance.

Treat yourself to a few hours in America’s Hometown. From fine art to fine dining, holiday entertainment to holiday shopping, you’ll find year-round joy in the Medina Historic District. Make it your destination today!

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It takes much more than old buildings and cool shopping to make a city interesting. It’s about creating a sense of place, a district in which you want to spend time, and ensuring quality from the moment you enter to the moment you leave. Since 2008, Main Street Medina, along with the City of Medina, has worked tirelessly to improve the experience of the nine-block historic district for residents and visitors alike. The Square continues to attract entrepreneurial business owners, as it has since 1818, because of the atmosphere of the district, and the distinct sense of place that is preserved in the architecture and spirit of Medina. We’re proud that 100% of the retail stores and restaurants are locally owned and operated, and that no chains

THE CITY’S HISTORIC CENTER: The Gazebo lit up at Christmastime (far left); chickens at the Medina Farmer’s Market (above left); the Ice Sculpture Festival in February (left); and the Chalk Festival (above) bring neighbors and visitors to our wonderful downtown historic district.

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The holidays

decorative architecture around the Square, putting lights in street trees, and outlining the Gazebo. In all, over 30,000 lights will grace the District in an elegant and sublime display of seasonal splendor.

are always a special time of year, with family visits, friendly parties, giftgiving, lush decorations, and the warm spirit of the season. For 28 years, the Medina Square has been host to the Candlelight Walk, the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. This year, Main Street Medina, ROOT Candles, and the City of Medina are raising the bar considerably on what should prove to be the biggest and brightest Candlelight Walk of all time.

Following the Candlelight Walk, SUMMA Health System and Main Street Medina are presenting the Medina Holiday Nights; 6 weekends of live entertainment, special events and district shopping.

The Candlelight Walk at Medina Square

In a huge coordinated effort, the City of Medina and Main Street Medina are working in partnership to install more than a mile of clear, LED holiday lights along the rooftops and

Is this the year your business doubles in size? Or triples? to learn more, contact Eric Shaffer, Regional President, at 330.764.7219

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A complete schedule will be available online at in mid-November.

For more information on the 28th Candlelight Walk, presented by ROOT Candles, or other events throughout the year, please visit our website at

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Parks & Recreation

Reagan Park Mountain Bike Trails The Medina City Parks Department is pleased to showcase the over 10 miles of mountain bike trails at Reagan Park with various degrees of difficulty. The single-track trails were designed and constructed by C.A.M.B.A. (Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association) and local volunteers and are maintained by them as well. The trails are designed to be a stacked loop trail system which lets users ride to their abilities. Riders can take on the first intermediate Huffman Trail that is nearly three miles long or ride all five loops and experience some of the best scenery that the Medina City Park system has to offer. The trails host both a mountain bike race and trail running race throughout the year and are some of the most used in Northeast Ohio. For a map of all the mountain bike trails, go to the City of Medina website,, and click on Parks and Forestry under the “Department” tab. The trails marked in green on the map are for beginners and intermediate riders, the yellow is for intermediate/advanced riders, and the red is for advanced riders. Since this is a shared-use trail, please use caution and be courteous to other users and wildlife.

Medina Community Recreation Center FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS The Medina Community Recreation Center (MCRC) is a 110,000 square foot facility attached to Medina High School.

Leisure Pool • Water geysers, current channel, spray-ground and play structures, 129 ft. waterslide, zero depth entry, lap lanes, hot water spa.

Competition Pool • 8 lap lanes, 25 meters

Fitness Room • Over 60 pieces of cardiovascular fitness equipment including Woodway Treadmills, Precor Recumbent Bikes, Upright Bikes, Elliptical Trainer & Steppers, Cybex Arc Trainers, and Concept II Rowers • York and Magnum free weight equipment, benches, and dumbbells • 35 Stations of Cybex selectorized weight equipment

Aerobic Rooms • Two rooms conducive for a variety of programs including: aerobic, dance and martial arts • Mirrored walls, sound system, suspended wood flooring and newly stocked equipment area

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Medina Community Recreation Center 855 Weymouth Road (330) 721-6900 Director — Mike Wright

Jogging/Walking Track •  One-twelfth mile track with 4 lanes for walking and jogging

Rascal Room (Child Activity Center) • A safe and fun child care alternative for parents and guardians using the MCRC • Children, ages 6 months to 8 years of age, may use the room for a max. of 2 hrs. per visit • Patrons can purchase either a daily visit or punch card

Memberships • Annual memberships are available for both residents and non-residents • Payment plan options available

GENERAL FACILITY HOURS Mon – Fri 5:30 am – 10:00 pm Sat 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Note: Natatorium closes one hour prior to facility closing. Special Summer Hours, visit the MCRC website for exact times.

RENTALS Many areas of the MCRC are available for rent during operating and non-operating hours.

Medina City Parks

A Liberty Park

Pavilion, Playground, Natural Area

E Reagan Park

Pavilion (with electricity), Playground, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court

Pavilions (one with electricity), Skate Park, remote Car Track, Baseball Fields, Football Field, Basketball Court, Playground, Sledding Hills, Mountain Bike Trail, Walking Trail

C Memorial Park

F Huffman/Cunningham Fields

B Ray Mellert Park

City Pool, J.U.M.P. Playground, Pavilion (with electricity), Dog Park, Wooded Area

D Uptown Park

Gazebo, Picnic Area, Band Concerts, Orchestra & Special Events. For information on renting the gazebo, call Dawn at 330-722-9020

H Roscoe Ewing Park

Pavilion (with Electricity), Playground, Walking/Jogging/Biking Trail, Disc Golf Course, Natural Area

J Sycamore Park

Nature Trail

Pavilion, Playgrounds, Soccer Fields, Sledding Hills, Walking Trail, Mountain Bike Trail

K Jaycee Park

G Sam Masi Park

Tennis Court, Pavilion, Playground, Softball Field, Basketball Court

Pavilion, Handicap Accessible Playground, Challenger Field, Tennis Court, Disc Gold Course, Natural Area

Pavilion, Playground, Natural Area

L Ken Cleveland Park

M Fred Greenwood Park

Splash Pad, Pavilion (with electricity), Playground, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields

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Medina Area Community Information EMERGENCY - 911 Medina Police (non-emergency) 330-725-7777 Police Anonymous Tip Line 330-764-TIPS Medina Fire (non-emergency) 330-725-1772 Life Support Team (EMS) (non-emergency) 330-723-3117 Medina County Sheriff 330-725-9147 Medina County Transit 330-723-9670 46


City Council

City Hall 132 North Elmwood Ave. 330-725-8861

Council President John M. Coyne III 330-723-9998

Medina Community Recreation Center 855 Weymouth Rd. 330-721-6900

Ward 1 Brian D. Hilberg 330-952-0953

Medina Municipal Airport 2050 Medina Rd. 330-239-1606 330-725-8861 Spring Grove Cemetery 330-722-9056

Ward 2 Dennie Simpson 330-725-3302 Ward 3 Mark E. Kolesar 330-725-6993


Ward 4 James A. Shields 330-722-8402

Mayor Dennis Hanwell 330-725-8861 ext. 220

At Large Paul Rose Sr. 330-723-3459

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Bill Lamb 330-421-5829 Clerk of Council Kathy Patton 330-722-9040

CITY DEPARTMENTS Office of the Mayor Administrative Office Manager Dawn Conwill 330-725-8861 ext. 220 Building Department Steve Vogel 330-722-9030 Engineering Department City Engineer Patrick Patton 330-722-9034

Finance Department Keith Dirham, Finance Director 330-725-8861

Service Department Nino Piccoli, Director 330-722-9082

Fire Department Chief Bob Painter 330-725-1772 (non-emergency)

Street Department 330-722-9037

Forestry Department Jansen Wehrley, Arborist 330-722-9031 Economic Development Kimberly Rice, Director 330-764-3319 Law Department Gregory Huber, Law Director 330-722-9070 Parks & Recreation Department Tim Swanson, Director 855 Weymouth Rd. 330-721-6950 Planning Director Gregory Hannan 330-722-9023 Police Department Chief Patrick Berarducci 330-725-7777(non-emergency) Recreation Center Michael Wright, Director 330-721-6900 Sanitation (Trash) 330-722-9026

Water Department 330-722-9081 Billing - 330-725-8861, ext.254

SCHOOLS MEDINA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 140 W. Washington St. 330-636-3010 Superintendent Randy Stepp 330-636-3010

Power of the Purse an American Red Cross Fundraiser attended by hundreds of area women as well as a few macho men: (left to right) Terry Killeen, CEO American Red Cross; Nino Piccoli, Service Director City of Medina; Dennis Hanwell, Mayor City of Medina; Scott Gnau, Western Reserve Bank.

Switchboard 330-725-8831

Kindergarten Center/ Helping Hands Preschool 739 Weymouth Rd. 330-636-3800

Claggett Middle School 420 E. Union St. 330-636-3600

Board of Education Members Bill Grenfell, President 330-723-4860

Pre-School, K-5 Eliza Northrop Elementary 950 E. Reagan Pkwy. 330-636-4600

Grades: 9-12 Medina Senior High School 777 E. Union St. 330-636-3200

Dr. Robert Wilder 330-722-7386

Grades: K-5 Ella Canavan Elementary 825 Lawrence St. 330-636-4000

Charley Freeman 330-722-8939 Dr. Karla Robinson 330-241-4980 Susan Vlcek 330-461-0491

Garfield Elementary 234 S. Broadway St. 330-636-4200 H.G. Blake Elementary 4704 Lexington Ridge Dr. 330-636-3900

OTHER SCHOOLS Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St. 330-725-8461 Medina County University Center The University of Akron 6300 Technology Ln. 330-721-2210

Heritage Elementary 833 Guilford Blvd. 330-636-4400 Ralph E. Waite Elementary 4765 Cobblestone Park Dr. 330-636-4501 Sidney Fenn Elementary 320 N. Spring Grove St. 330-636-4100 Grades: 6-8 A.I. Root Middle School 333 W. Sturbridge Dr. 330-636-3500

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Lafayette Township 6776 Wedgewood Rd. 330-725-6515


Medina Township 3799 Huffman Rd. 330-725-5713

Highland Local School District 3880 Ridge Rd. Medina, OH 44256-7920 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901

First Energy (electricity) 800-366-7899 Medina City Water 330-725-8861 ext. 201

Medina Municipal Court 135 North Elmwood Ave. 330-723-3287 330-225-1108 (fax)

Cloverleaf Local School District 8525 Friendsville Rd. Lodi, OH 44254-9706 330-948-2500

Medina County Sanitary Engineers (sewer) 330-723-9585

U.S. Post Office 303 North Court St. 330-722-6511

Verizon (phone) 800-483-6697

Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau 32 Public Square 330-722-5502 800-860-2943

Buckeye Local Schools 3044 Columbia Rd. Medina, Ohio 44256 330-722-8257

Private School St. Francis Xavier 612 East Washington St. Medina, OH 44256-2182 330-725-3345

UTILITIES Armstrong Cable Service 330-723-3536 Columbia Gas of Ohio 800-344-4077 48

OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS American Red Cross 330-723-4565


Bureau of Motor Vehicles 1158 N. Court St. 330-725-4635

For information regarding community services outside of the City of Medina:

Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St. 330-725-8461

Police & Fire Emergency Dial 911

Medina Area Chamber of Commerce 145 North Court St. 330-723-8773

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Granger Township 3717 Ridge Rd. 330-239-3611

Montville Township 6665 Wadsworth Rd. 330-725-8313 York Township 6609 Norwalk Rd. 330-722-0185

AREA GOLF COURSES Blue Heron Golf Club 3225 Blue Heron Trace 330-722-0227 Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Rd. 330-722-4174 Buzzard Cove Driving Range 1053 Bellus Rd., HInckley 330-278-2384 Coppertop at Cherokee Hills 5740 Center Rd., Valley City 330-225-6122 Hinckley Hills Golf Course 300 State Rd., Hinckley 330-278-4861 Ironwood Golf Course 445 State Rd., Hinckley 330-278-7171 www.ironwoodgolfcourse

Medina Country Club 5588 Wedgewood Rd. 330-725-6621 Pine Hills Golf Club 433 W. 130th St., Hinckley 330-225-4477 Pleasant Valley Golf Course 3830 Hamilton Rd. 330-725-570 Rawiga Golf & Swim Club 10353 Rawiga Rd., Seville 330-336-8809 Ridge Top Golf Course 7441 Tower Rd. 330-725-5500 Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd. 330-725-4281

LADIES NIGHT: Grab your girlfriends, moms, sisters, and daughters and head to the historic district for an evening of shopping fun! These pictures were all taken at the Ladies Night Out event in June. Local shops opened up and offered sales, food and drinks to happy customers. This event was organized by Main Street Medina.

Shale Creek Golf Club 5420 Wolff Rd. 330-723-8774

Skyland Golf Course 2085 Center Rd., Hinckley 330-225-5698

Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd. 330-725-6297

Bike Trails are Paving the Way Recreational trails are beginning to

take shape in Greater Medina. The community is currently home to the Lester Rail Trail, The Roscoe Ewing trail, and the Reagan Parkway Trail which are heavily used by the community. The City administration and the County Parks District have been working to rapidly expand these popular amenities for recreation and as an alternate form of transportation. The Champion Creek Trail was completed in the all of 2012 with a Clean Ohio Trail grant. The trail extends the Roscoe Ewing Trail into downtown, connects multiple parks, and links thousands of residents to the downtown district.

Within the next couple of years, a multipurpose path will be also constructed to connect Medina County Park District’s Lake Medina Park and City of Medina’s HuffmanCunningham Park. Additionally, a portion of the downtown district will be enhanced with an innovative green technology streetscape including street trees, brick accents, advance storm water treatment basins, and recreational trail extensions. As trail construction expands, these trails will create a network surrounding the city and connecting the city and townships residents to schools, parks, hospitals, and shopping areas. w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g



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Places of Worship Bethany Baptist Church 7040 Chatham Rd. 330-723-3224

Church of the Nazarene 378 W. Lafayette Rd. 330-722-7683

The Brethren Church of Medina 3983 Pearl Rd. 330-723-2800

Cornerstone Chapel 3939 Granger Rd. 330-723-3334

Chippewa Lake Baptist Church 5326 Chippewa Rd. 330-769-2790

Fellowship Baptist Church 901 Liberty 330-725-5571

Chippewa Road Church of God 5301 Chippewa Rd. 330-769-4262

First Christian Church of Medina 4797 Sharon-Copley Rd. 330-723-7021

The Church at Stony Hill 2756 Stony Hill Rd. 330-239-9858 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4411 Windfall Rd. 330-723-5200

Friendship Baptist Church 580 N. State Rd. 330-723-4443

Poe United Methodist Church 6712 Wadsworth Rd. 330-722-0521

Granger United Methodist Church 1235 Granger Rd. 330-239-2396

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 3355 Medina Rd. 330-723-8293

Harvest Presbyterian Church 1095 E. Reagan Pkwy. 330-723-0770

Remsen Christian Church 1500 Remsen Rd. 330-239-1203

Heartland Community Church 3400 Weymouth Rd. 330-725-1948

St. Francis Xavier Church 606 E. Washington 330-725-4968

Holy Martyrs Church 3100 S. Weymouth Rd. 330-722-6633

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 400 N. Broadway 330-725-8885

First Baptist Church 3646 Medina Rd. 330-725-5853

Lafayette U.M.C. 6201 Lafayette Rd. 330-725-6176

First Church of Christ, Scientist 5147 River Styx Rd. 330-722-3331

Living Hope Church 6288 Wooster Pike 330-725-7730 Living Word Lutheran Church 3631 Hamilton Rd. 330-723-6046 Medina Assembly of God Church 830 W. Lafayette Rd. 330-725-4887 Medina Church of Christ 295 Forest Meadows Dr. 330-725-5910 Medina Church of the Nazarene 6901 Wooster Pike (Rt.3) 330-722-7683 Medina Community Church 418 S. Broadway 330-723-5155 Medina Presbyterian Church 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd. 330-723-1000 Medina United Methodist Church 4747 Foote Rd. 330-725-4943 New Life Christian Fellowship 580 N. State Rd. 330-723-4443 Pentecostal Lighthouse Inc. 6218 Avon Lake Rd. 330-667-2900


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St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish 317 E. Liberty 330-725-4131 Second Baptist Church 451 W. Bronson 330-722-0073 Seventh Day Adventist Church 3866 Medina Rd. 330-723-0250 United Church of Christ Chatham Avon Lake Rd. 330-667-2351 United Church of Christ Congregational 217 E. Liberty 330-725-4559 Unity of Medina Life Enrichment Center 787 Lafayette Rd. 330-764-7999 Waltz United Methodist Church 7465 Egypt Rd. 330-722-1015 Weymouth Community Church 3398 S. Weymouth Rd. 330-723-1750 York United Methodist Church 6566 Norwalk Rd. 330-725-8147


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Dining Guide North of the Square Applebee’s 4115 Pearl Rd. 330-723-2311 Arby’s 1022 N. Court St. 330-722-1116 Asian Grill 1164 N. Court St. 330-764-3332 Bob Evans 4904 Grande Blvd. 330-721-1348 Bullies BBQ 4055 Pearl Rd. 330-725-4227 Bunker’s Grill 3060 Pearl Rd. 330-725-1400 Burger King 971 N. Court St. 330-722-1646 Chipotle Mexican Grill 899 N. Court St. 330-725-2303

Coppertop at Cherokee Hills 5740 Center Rd. 330-225-6122 Dairy Queen 133 Northland Dr. 330-722-0514 Dave’s Cosmic Subs 1176 N. Court St. 330-721-8675 Dickey’s BBQ Pit 960 N. Court St. 330-701-7828 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant 1158 N. Court St. 330-723-7917 Dragon Buffet 1201 N. Court St. 330-725-6155 Dunkin Donuts 1209 N. Court St. 330-722-4040 Eat ’n Park 1007 N. Court St. 330-723-6390

Fiesta Jalapenos 4136 Pearl Rd. 330-723-9896

Mr. Hero 1029 N. Court St. 330-722-4376

Geppetto’s Pizza & Ribs 1038 N. Court St. 330-723-4100

Panera Bread 4065 Pearl Rd. 330-721-4728

Hop Hing Chinese Restaurant 891 N. Court St. 330-722-6135 Inferno Gourmet Burgers 1100 N. Court St. 330-764-4060 Jimmy John’s 240 N. Court St. 330-721-7700 Johnny J’s Pub & Grill 925 N. Court St. 330-721-0082 KFC 1136 N. Court St. 330-722-7907 Little Caesars 1174 N. Court St. 330-723-2012 Longhorn Steakhouse 4907 Grande Blvd. 330-721-4585 McDonald’s 1069 N. Court St. 330-772-8601

Pizza Hut 1008 N. Court St. 330-723-7233

Downtown Cool Beans 103 W. Liberty St. 330-723-7174 Dan’s Dogs 111 W. Liberty St. 330-7723-3647

Romeo’s Pizza 1100 N. Court St. 330-723-6111

Dominic’s Italian Restaurant 221 S. Jefferson St. 330-723-3667

Ruby Tuesday 1001 N. Court St. 330-723-6206

East of Chicago Pizza 307 S. Court St. 330-723-0510

Smoothie King 4891 Grand Blvd. 330-723-6910

Eli’s Kitchen 115 Public Sq. 330-722-0511

Steve’s Dakota Grill 2809 Pearl Rd. 330-725-6288

House of Hunan 18 Public Sq. 330-722-1899

Streetside Café 3790 Pearl Rd. 330-723-5353

Jo Jo’s Sports Bar & Grill 221 S. Jefferson St. 330-722-5656

Subway 986 N. Court St. 330-722-7827 4141 Pearl Rd. 330-722-2744 Taco Bell 1061 N. Court St. 330-725-1221 Wendy’s 993 N. Court St. 330-722-7600

Main Street Café 17 Public Sq. 330-722-2729 Marco’s 244 N. Court St. 330-725-5300 Marie’s Café 117 Public Sq. 330-725-3322 >> Cont’ on page 54 w w w. M e d i n a O H . o r g



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>> Cont’ from page 53 Medina Diner 700 W. Liberty St. 330-722-0700 Miss Molly’s Tea Room 140 W. Washington St. #6 330-725-6830 Sully’s Irish Pub 117 W. Liberty St. 330-764-3333 The Bakery Shoppe 23 Public Sq. 330-725-0912 Thyme 2 113 W. Smith Rd. 330-764-4114

East of the Square Alexandris 2835 Medina Rd. 330-722-4139 Arby’s 5081 Eastpointe Dr. 330-725-5464 Blue Heron 3225 Blue Heron Trace 330-722-0227 Bob Evans 3049 Medina Rd. 330-725-3343 Buffalo Wild Wings 5050 Eastpointe Rd. 330-764-9464


Dining Guide

Burger King 2828 Medina Rd. 330-722-6040 Dairy Queen 2895 Medina Rd. 330-723-2252 Denny’s 3105 Medina Rd. 330-722-1600 Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins 2739 Medina Rd. 330-721-8271 Happy Garden 3725 Medina Rd., #103 330-725-7099 McDonald’s 5681 River Styx Rd. 330-723-3197

Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd. 330-725-4281

The River Styx Grille at Blue Heron 3227 Blue Heron Trace 330-723-1168

Medina Steak and Seafood 538 W. Liberty St. 330-723-2853

On Tap 2905 Medina Rd. 330-725-1972

Santosuosso’s Pizza, Pasta & Vino 3725 Medina Rd. 330-764-9888

Waffle House 3190 Medina Rd. 330-7725-1538

Oasis Grill 930 W. Liberty St. 330-725-1010

Pizza Hut 3131 Medina Rd. 330-722-9009

Subway 3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5575

Wendy’s 3067 Medina Rd. 330-722-8422

Paul’s Pub & Sub 232 W. Smith Rd. 330-722-6700

Rockne’s 3626 Medina Rd. 330-725-3663

Skyway Drive-in Restaurant 3296 Medina Rd. 330-721-8561

Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd. 330-498-3540

Subway 740 Liberty St. 330-722-8007

3160 Medina Rd. 330-723-4880

Romeo’s Pizza 3995 Medina Rd. 330-952-1493

Teresa’s Pizza 3587 Medina Rd. 330-721-8884

Yours Truly 3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5800 Zeppe’s Pizzeria 3705 Medina Rd. 330-722-3700

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Taylor’s Diner 700 W. Liberty St. 330-721-8537

South of the Square Joey’s South Side Burgers 249 Lafayette Rd. 330-952-1321

Corkscrew Saloon 811 W. Liberty St. 330-725-0220

McDonald’s 5867 Wooster Pike Rd. 330-723-6096

Gionino’s Pizzeria 203 Lafayette Rd. 330-722-2727 Lagerheads 2832 Abbeyville Rd. 330-725-1947

Subway 1033 S. Court St. 330-722-3861 Papa John’s Pizza 500 S. Court St. 330-725-7575


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Advertiser Index Army Navy Store Whitey’s Army Navy.................. p 43.

Arts & Crafts Studio Knit................................. p 43.

Auto Dealership Medina Auto Mall.................. p 1, 29.

Awards, promotional products Northcoast Awards Inc.............. p 55.

Bakery/cupcakes A Cupcake A Day....................... p 43. Main Street Cupcakes................ p 43.

Banks & Credit Unions First Merit Bank.......................... p 42. PSE Credit Union.................... p 9, 29.

Bicycle Equipment & Supplies Edge Outdoors........................... p 44.

Cable/Internet/ Telephone Service Armstrong One Wire................. p 11.

Candles/Gifts Root Candles........................ p 13, 43.

Dentists/Endodontics/ Oral Surgery

Hospice Services

Dr. Najia Usman.......................... p 21

Hospice of Medina County/ Bridges Home Health........... p 28, 37.

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.............. p 12.

Dr. Nivine Y. el-Refai.................. p 32.

HospitalS/ Medical FacilitIES


Colleges & Universities

Cleveland Clinic............p 27, 32 & 33.

Trillium Creek............................. p 23

Chamber of Commerce

Cuyahoga Community College..........................p 16 & 17, 28. Medina County University Center...............p 14 & 15.

Dentists Medina Pediatric Dentistry....... p 30. South Court Dental Medicine................... p 27, 31.

Eye Care Ohio Eye Care Consultants.......................... p 29, 30.

Hair Salon & Spa Services Esbi International....................... p 24.

Heating & Cooling BERS HVAC Plumbing Electric... p 47.

Kaiser Permanente.............p 34 & 35. Southwest General Health Center..........p 30, Back Cover Summa Health System........... p 31, Inside Back Cover University Hospitals............... p 3. 36. >> Continued on next page

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Oral & Implant Surgery


Dr. Faisal Quereshy.................... p 21.

Homestead Insurance............ p 8, 28.


The Hoffman Group................... p 11.

Main Street Medina................... p 41.

Wichert Insurnace...................... p 43.


Interior Design & Gift Shop

Mellion Orthodontics................ p 22.

New Creation Interiors........ p 26, 38.

Charles Pfister DDS, MS............. p 20.

The Interior Design Studio....................... p 29, 42.

Pet Food Manufacturer

Jewelers La Placa Jewelers....................... p 43.

Library Medina County District Library............................ p 40.

Manufacturer Sandridge Foods.......................... p 8.

Medical Imaging & Radiology Services Drs. Hill & Thomas Co./ Southside Imaging..................... p 29.

Bil-Jac............................................ p 7.

Photographer Beverly David Photography...... p 52.

Physical Therapy Services Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy..........Inside Front Cover, p 26

Physicians Digestive Disease Digestive Disease Consultants.... p 5.

PhysiciansCosmetic Surgery Visage Surgical Institute............ p 21.

Real Estate

Senior Services

MC Real Estate..................... p 27, 39.

Emeritus at Camelot ................. p 32.


Emeritus at Medina................... p 32.

Miss Molly’s Tea Room.............. p 43.

The Avenue Care & Rehabilitation Center............. p 36.

Senior Services/ Home Health Care Bridges Home Health................. p 37. Hanson Services......................... p 36.

Skin Care & Cosmetics Boutique Boutique at Trillium Creek......... p 25.

Veterinary Services/ Pet Adoption Kitten Krazy inc.......................... p 55.


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