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pectrum Publications gratefully acknowledges the many people throughout the Wadsworth area who provided information for the 22nd edition of Wadsworth’s community guide, Wadsworth Today 2013. The guide is designed to be a useful resource about the Wadsworth area, including information about local, county, state and federal government, schools, the economy, health and human services, clubs and organizations, attractions and more.

All information in this guide has been verified by phone, fax or email and was deemed correct as of May 21, 2013. For the sake of accuracy, organizations which could not be reached, or which did not respond, were not included. Some of the following copy and pictures were submitted for the express purpose of this publication. If your business, church, club or organization was not included in this edition and you wish to be included in the 2014 edition, contact Spectrum Publications, 330-264-1125 or 800-686-2958.

Also, we wish to thank area businesses for their support in the form of advertising; without them, this publication would not be possible. Please show your support by patronizing the advertisers in this guide.

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In addition to Wadsworth Today 2013, Spectrum also produces community guides for Orrville, Wooster and Holmes County. Spectrum also publishes the statewide tourism publications, Amish Heartland (produced 12 times a year), Now & Then (a monthly magazine for the mature readers of Wayne County) and HerSide (Wayne County's quarterly woman's magazine.)

© 2013 Spectrum Publications A Division of Dix Communications 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691 330-264-1125 or 800-686-2958, fax 330-264-3756 www.spectrumpubs.com Publisher ............................................Andrew S. Dix Ad Director ........................................ Rhonda Geer Editor, Spectrum Publications ............Catie Noyes Sales Representative ...................... Amanda Nixon Photography .... Spectrum Publications, Submitted Page 1


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7$%/(2)&217(176 Map of Wadsworth .............................................. 14 Street Index .......................................................... 15 Important Phone Numbers................................. 03

/,9,1* ,1:$'6:257+ The Area’s Rich History ..................................... 04 Wadsworth at a Glance ....................................... 05 Guide to Living .................................................... 05 Utilities.................................................................. 07 Post Office & ZIP Codes .................................... 07 Transportation ...................................................... 07 Safety Services ..................................................... 08 Media .................................................................... 08 Wadsworth Public Library .................................. 09

(&2120< Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce .................. 10 Medina Convention & Visitors Bureau ............ 10 Tax Rates .............................................................. 11 Medina County Real Estate ............................... 11 Downtown Wadsworth ........................................ 11

*29(510(17 The City of Wadsworth ....................................... 12 Medina County .................................................... 13

State & Federal .................................................... 16 Where Do I Vote?................................................ 30

+($/7+&$5( Wadsworth Rittman Hospital ............................ 17 Medina General Hospital ................................... 18 Hospice Services .................................................. 18 United Way of Medina County .......................... 19 Human Services ................................................... 19 Support Groups, Screenings & Clinics .............. 22 Senior Opportunities ........................................... 22 Senior Clubs & Organizations ........................... 23

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Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce ................ 330-336-6150 Wadsworth City Hall ......................................... 330-335-1521 Wadsworth City Schools ................................... 330-336-3571 Wadsworth License Bureau.............................. 330-336-4485 Wadsworth Post Office ...................................... 330-334-1332 Wadsworth Utilities ........................................... 330-335-2700 WRH Health System......................................... 330-334-1504

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Wadsworth Public Library ................................ 330-334-5761 InfoLink’s First Call for Help, Wadsworth/Medina County ........................................... 2-1-1 Medina County Economic Development Corp. ........................................... 330-722-9215 Steiner Youth Center......................................... 330-334-2509

Poison Control Hotline ..................................... 800-222-1222 (from any U.S. location, your call will be forwarded to the nearest Poison Control Center) Call-Before-You-Dig (OUPS) ......................... 800-362-2764

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INCORPORATED – 1866 CITY STATUS – 1931 NAMED FOR – GENERAL ELIJAH WADSWORTH

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The history of the Wadsworth area spans more than Company) in the 1880s and The Ohio Boxboard in 1903. two centuries, John Holmes, a trader from Montreal, was Wadsworth’s population grew to 6,000 in 1931, allowing city probably the first settler in the vicinity of Wadsworth. John status that year. and his wife, a Native American, constructed a small hut in By the 1950s, local control over the operation of many local the area. industries had decreased: Ohio Salt merged with Morton Salt, Wadsworth is located in the Western Reserve Territory. General Injector had been sold twice, the Boxboard consolidated into Elijah Wadsworth, a Revolutionary war figure for whom the The Packaging Corporation of America, and Ohio Match town was named, came here from his home in Connecticut in became a subsidiary of Hunt Foods. Today, none of these 1799. He purchased a great deal of land, including most of hwat companies remain in Wadsworth, as the era of new advanced is now the present Wadswroth Township. technologies has emerged. Daniel Dean and Oliver Durham were the first permanent The advancement of transportation technology settlers, traveling from Vermont in 1814. They purchased allowed Wadsworth to become a commuter city, yet the land from general Wadsworth and built log cabins in the entrepreneurial spirit has still been maintained. present township. Shortly afterwards, neighbors, relatives Many manufacturing and related industrial establishments and friends, also from Vermont, settled in the area. are located in the city, and this number continues to grow. Early families were predominantly farmers; however, they Today Wadsworth maintains its rich heritage through needed the other necessities of life. Soon the first sawmills efforts such as the Historic Landmark Survey which has (1825) and gristmills (1830) were founded. Other mills, identified more than 100 sites and structures of historic and blacksmith shops and various handicraft trades soon came architectural significance for further preservation activities. as well. The village became the business center for the excellent farming area surrounding it; to a certain degree, it The evolution of Wadsworth continues. has remained so. Coal mining began in the area about 1865 Wadsworth Area Historical Society and lasted to the close of the nineteenth century. Contact Information Wadsworth was incorporated as a village in 1866. Four companies brought industry to Wadsworth: The Ohio Injector Company (previously known as the Garfield Injector Company) in 1883, the Ohio Match Company in 1893, the Ohio Salt Company (formerly known as the Wadsworth Salt

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Arlene Steinkercher, President 330-336-2437 John Weidy, Curator 330-334-1191 Meetings – 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 146 High St. Wadsworth History Museum located on High St.; Hours: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-Noon or by appointment


:$'6:257+$7$*/$1&( WADSWORTH POPULATION

SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS

1970.................................................................................... 13,142 1980.................................................................................... 15,166 1990.................................................................................... 15,718 1995.................................................................................... 17,471 2000.................................................................................... 18,437 2010.................................................................................... 21,567

Population 25 years and over ......................................... 13,781 High School graduate or higher ..................................... 93.0% Bachelor’s degree or higher ........................................... 30.9% Civilian Veterans (of population 25 years and older).. 12.4% Foreign Born Residents .................................................... 2.4% Speak a language other than English at home ............. 19.6%

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ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

Male................................................................................... 10,045 In Labor Force (16 years and older).............................. 70.5% Female ............................................................................... 10,765 Median household income............................................ $58,086 Median age (years) .............................................................. 36.4 Median family income................................................... $55,850 Per capita income .......................................................... $27,356 HOUSING OCCUPANCY Families below poverty level ............................................ 1.3% Individuals below poverty level ....................................... 3.5% Single-family owner-occupied homes .............................. 6,060 Median value ................................................................ $156,800 *Data from the U.S. 2000 Census, www.census.gov. Total housing units............................................................. 8,711

*8,'(72/,9,1* Alarm Systems’ Permits – Permits are required by the City of Wadworth. Call the Safety Director’s office at 330-3352705. Animals – Wadsworth has a barking/howling dog ordinance; offenders can be fined for the first offense. The city also has ordinances that regulate dangerous and vicious dogs and exotic animals (no poisonous snakes, tigers, lions, crocodiles or other exotic species). Some farm animals are permitted if the property where they live was annexed into the city after the law was passed. Dogs running at large are prohibited, and dog owners are liable for damage done to public property and for cleaning up after their dogs. No person shall have a dog in a city park unless the dog is restrained by a leash that is no more than eight feet in length and held by the person having the dog in the park. Bicycles, Skateboards & Rollerblades, Snowmobiles, Mini-bikes – A fee of 50 cents per year is required to register bicycles. Registration, available at the Police Department, is required to help trace stolen bicycles. Bike riding is prohibited where signs are errected prohibiting such operation. No skateboards are permitted on public property or public sidewalks, but they may be ridden on sidewalks in areas zoned residential, if the riding of the skateboard does not impede pedestrian traffic. ATV/ Snowmobiles may not be operated on city streets or parking lots or school property, except in certain emergency conditions. Mini-bikes may not be operated on city streets, parking lots or school property. Curfew – Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in public places from 11 p.m.-5 a.m., Sunday-Friday or from 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m., Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a parent or other adult who is at least 21 years old. Parents are responsible for keeping children at home during the curfew hours.

Garage Sales – There are no regulations covering garage sales held by city residents. License Bureau – 123-A Broad St., 330-336-4485; hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m.6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon. Sells motor vehicle plates for autos, motorcycles and trucks; renews drivers’ licenses; issues state IDs; performs out-of-state inspections. Parades, Block Parties & Assembly – The mayor has the authority to issue permits for these events. Parking – There is an overnight parking ban on all city streets, effective daily from 3-6 a.m. A snow ban is put in effect for city streets if the mayor declares a snow emergency. Signs in the Right-of-Way – The Wadsworth Zoning Code does not permit signs of any kind in the public right-ofway (the Central Business Development District is an exception). Signs may be placed on private property with permission of the owner. Title Office – 123-B Broad St., 330-336-6655; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon; sells auto and boat titles, issues passports, and handles voter registration. Trash Pickup – The following are brief guidelines for regular collection service in the City of Wadsworth; for more information, call the Solid Waste Transfer Station, 330-335-2847. Regular collection service – The city provides solid-waste collection and disposal service for residents. Co-mingled waste materials including recyclables, garbage and refuse will be collected weekly from the curb location.

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Holiday schedules & special collection – The Sanitation Department works all holidays except Christmas Day, with any changes announced in the local media, including WCTV. Refuse carts – Refuse carts (96-gallon-maximum capacity), provided by the city, shall be placed curbside the day prior to your collection day, but no sooner than 5 p.m., and must be removed from the curbside by 7 p.m. the day of collection. These carts will be the only containers picked up by city crews. Carts may not weigh more than 200 pounds when fully loaded. Carts should be placed within five feet of the curb or street with handles facing away from the street. If more trash containers are needed, the city will provide them at an additional charge. Each cart has been serial numbered and registered to your address. Prohibited waste items – The following materials will not be collected: dead animals, grass, sod and related yard waste, hot ashes or burning embers, rocks or large stones, construction and/or demolition materials, flammable liquids, paints, poisonous or explosive substances, motor oil, tires, any hazardous-waste materials, batteries or substances other than garbage, refuse and rubbish. Bulk or large-item refuse – Large items, such as furniture, carpeting and padding, or mattress and box springs, can be disposed at the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station at 165 Auble St.; a fee will be charged on the volume of refuse.

Appliances – Appliances, such as stoves, washers, dishwashers, dryers, hot-water heaters and refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, will not be picked up by the city. They must be delivered to the Transfer Station for a fee per each item. Any appliance containing refrigerators must have a certificate of purging in order to be accepted. Yard Waste – Grass clippings, other yard waste and brush cannot be mixed with regular trash and refuse. The city’s yard waste program will continue with pickups on your regular trash day. November through March, pickup is on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on a will-call basis. All yard waste must be in containers of no more than 30 gallons of capacity and have a “Yard Waste” sticker attached. These stickers are available at the Utility Office in City Hall, Steiner Youth Center or the Solid Waste Transfer Station at 165 Auble St. All brush must be tied in bundles no longer than four feet and no more than two feet in diameter. Medical Wastes – Medical wastes, including needles and syringes, must be placed in hard plastic container with a lid. Special containers (Sharps) are available at the Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital or at local pharmacies. All wound dressings, pads and other medical waste must be disposed of properly in a protective plastic bag. A pick-up and disposal fee of $100 per item is charged by the city for unauthorized items left at the curbside.

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24-hour emergency-only number for all municipal utilities – 330-334-1581. Billing office – City Hall, 120 Maple St., 330-335-2700. Cable Television – 365 Broad St.-Rear, 330-335-2888, tv.wadsnet.com. Electricity – Wadsworth Municipal Electric System, 365 Broad St., 330-335-2833. Trash, Recycling – Solid Waste Transfer Station, 165 Auble St., 330-335-2847. Wastewater Treatment – 1015 Airport Dr., 330-336-2894. Water – Water Department facility, 365 Broad St.; business office, 120 Maple St., 330-334-1581, ext. 3002 PRIVATE Gas – Dominion East Ohio, 800-362-7557, www.dom.com. Local telephone – Frontier, www.Frontier.com; 800-483-4000.

3267 2)),&( Contact information – 119 S. Lyman St., 330-334-1332, 800-ASK-USPS ZIP Codes – 44281/delivery, 44282/PO Boxes Postmaster – Michael Brooks Window hours – Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lobby hours – 24/7 for automated postal center and PO box access only.

ZIP CODES The ZIP codes for communities surrounding Wadsworth are listed, but for larger cities, only the ZIP code of the main post office is given. Akron ................................................................................. 44309 Barberton........................................................................... 44203 Burbank ............................................................................. 44214 Canal Fulton ...................................................................... 44614 Canton................................................................................ 44711 Creston ............................................................................... 44217 Doylestown........................................................................ 44230 Lodi .................................................................................... 44254 Medina ............................................................................... 44256 Norton ................................................................................ 44203 Rittman .............................................................................. 44270 Seville ................................................................................. 44273 Sterling ............................................................................... 44276 WADSWORTH DELIVERY ...................................................... 44281 WADSWORTH PO BOXES ..................................................... 44282

75$163257$7,21 WADSWORTH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Contact information – 840 Airport Dr., Airport & Flight School phone, 330-334-9861; www.premierflightacademy.com. Manager – Tom Balzano

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Hours – Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; fueling is available during office hours. Other information – 183 acres; operates two runways; accomodates business and corporate aircraft, instructional aircraft and gliders; charter service is available; operated by Wadsworth Flight Services.

SKYPARK Contact information – 3071 Greenwich Rd., 330-334-9921, www.flyskypark.com, skypark@neo.rr.com. President – Bud Steward Other information – Skypark is a 54-home development serving as a base for the airport, although residents are not required to be pilots; operates a flight school and a large Flying Club; hosts a summer celebration each June with contests, exhibits and demonstrations, and an open house and craft show in November, both of which are open to the public.

MAJOR HIGHWAYS Ohio Routes ........................................................ 94, 21, and 57 U.S. Routes ........................................................................... 224 Interstates ............................................................................ I-76

DISTANCES TO MAJOR CITIES (APPROXIMATE) Akron ............................................................................ 15 miles Cincinnati.................................................................... 218 miles Cleveland ...................................................................... 40 miles Columbus .................................................................... 112 miles Dayton ........................................................................ 184 miles Detroit......................................................................... 183 miles Pittsburgh.................................................................... 123 miles Toledo ......................................................................... 131 miles Youngstown .................................................................. 63 miles

FIRE DEPARTMENT & EMS Fire Department Station #1 – 153 N. Lyman St. Fire Department Station #2 – 338 Weatherstone Ave. Emergency Phone No. – 9-1-1 Non-emergency No. – 330-335-2849 Fax – 330-335-2848 (Station #1) 330-335-2811 (Station #2) Fire Chief – Carl Rommel Staff – 14 full-time; approximately 45 paid-on-call/part-time fire and EMS Vehicles – 7 fire, 4 ambulances, 6 utility/officer cars Calls responded to in 2013 – 249 fire, 1,861 EMS and 141 officer service calls Community Programs – Wadsworth Safety Forces Camp in June, child Car Seat Safety Inspections, fire Prevention Week Materials for grades K-4 and the normal Fire Prevention programs and tours throughout the year as requested.

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NEWSPAPERS

THE DAILY RECORD Contact information – 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691, 330-264-1125, www.the-daily-record.com. Distribution – Daily morning newspaper, seven days a week. Daily circulation: 200,000; Sunday: 250,000 Coverage – Regional, national and international news. THE GAZETTE Contact information – 885 W. Liberty St., Medina; 800-6334623 or 330-725-4166, www.medina-gazette.com. Distribution – Daily newspaper, Monday-Saturday, 11,867 and TMC (free Tuesday paper, 46,937). Coverage – Local, national and international news.

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THE POST Contact information – 5164 Normandy Park Dr., Suite 100, Medina; 888-721-7678 or 330-721-7678, www. wadsworthpost.com. Distribution – Weekly newspaper, Saturday only.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

TV, CABLE & INTERNET SERVICES

Location – 120 Maple St. Emergency Phone No. – 9-1-1 Non-emergency No. – 330-334-1511 Anonymous Tip Line No. – 330-335-2769 Fax – 330-335-2770 Facebook – facebook.com/wadsworthpd Twitter – twitter.com/wadsworthpd Email – wadsworthpd@gmail.com Police Chief – Randy Reinke Staff – 29 full-time officers, 8 full-time dispatchers, 1 secretary and 6 auxiliary patrol officers. Patrol Vehicles – 11, plus 1 canine unit and 4 bike patrol Calls responded to in 2012 – 13,177 Community Programs – Senior checks, Alzheimer’s Registry, Block Watch, Child Safety Seat Inspections, National Night Owl, Wadsworth Safety Forces Summer Camp, Safety Town, Third Grade Safety Belt Program, Juvenile Community Service, National Night Out, Reality Day (8th grade) and Vacation House Checks.

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WCTV (WADSWORTH COMMUNITY TELEVISION) Contact information – Wadsworth Community Center, 619 School Dr. (Entrance on west side of complex); 330-3367919; wctv@wadsworthcity.org. Manager – John Madding Description of services – Full-service communityaccess facility (new location coming in September). WADSWORTH COMMUNICATION NETWORK Contact information – 365 Broad St.-Rear; cable, (330) 3352888; Internet, 330-335-2880; www.wadsnet.com, support@ wadsnet.com. Services – Up to 74 channels, digital music channel and digital cable. Internet – High-speed Internet service and dial-up replacement Internet service over cable line. TIME WARNER CABLE Contact information – 102 High St.; 877-772-2253 Office hours – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Services – Multiple TV and Intertnet services available; call for more information.


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Contact information – 132 Broad St.; 330-334-5761, www.wadsworthlibrary.com. Director – C. Allen Nichols Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day). The Wadsworth Public Library is an independent library serving the Wadsworth area, city, and township. The Library’s collection numbers nearly 200,000 items, but customers have ready access to the collections of 20 additional Ohio library systems including Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In addition, the Wadsworth Library networks with OhioLINK, the combined libraries of Ohio’s colleges and universities. Through these partnerships, Wadsworth Library customers have access to more than 20 million unique titles. The Library’s collection includes DVDs for adults and children; books and music on CD; and print books for all ages from infants to seniors. Through the Library’s participation in the Ohio Ebook Project, borrowers may also access thousands of books, music and movie selections for use on personal computers or other portable devices. The Library also offers laptops and a wide range of other digital devices including iPods, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, GPS units, MP3 players, Flip video cameras, digital cameras, digital projectors, and portable DVD players, all of which may be borrowed for home use. Librarians are readily available to answer questions in person, by phone (330-335-1294), via live chat through the Library’s website at www.wadsworthlibrary. com, or by text message (wplreftext@gmail.com). The Library building features a drive-up service window and two book drops, separate reading lounges for teens and adults, two community meeting rooms, and a local history room. There are 16 public computer workstations on the first floor and eight in the Children’s Department. In addition, the Library offers free wireless Internet access to anyone with a wireless-capable laptop or other device.

At the Library’s installation at the Wadsworth Community Center, visitors may return items in the book drop, access the Library’s website and online research resources through four computer workstations, or pick up reserved items from pass code-protected lockers. As an additional convenience, the Library also maintains a book drop at Buehler’s Food Market (175 Great Oaks Trail). Outreach Services Department: The Outreach Department oversees the Library’s remote services to local schools, pre-schools, daycare centers, and senior living facilities. The department also offers Pelican Post, a postage-paid, materials-by-mail service through which homebound users may request books, videos, and other materials that are delivered right to their doors. The department also provides CD players and books or music on CD for those with vision impairments.

FRIENDS OF THE WADSWORTH LIBRARY Who: Interested citizens who support the Wadsworth Library’s services and facilities. Members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at the Friends' biannual book sales. What: Monies raised through book sales and gift shop sales help fund Library projects including summer reading programs for children, teens and adults; visits by guest speakers and authors; and other special programs and events. The Friends' gift shop, Books & Baubles, is located just inside the Library near the Customer Service Desk. The shop features used books, basic office supplies, flashdrives and plastic book bags.

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(&2120< :$' $'6:257+ $'6: 6:257+ 257+&+$0%(52)&200(5& 200(5&( We are your networking headquarters of Wadsworth Contact information – 123 Broad St., Suite C; 330-336-6150, fax 330-336-2672, business@wadsworthchamber.com, www. wadsworthchamber.com. Staff – Janie Parish, Executive Director, exec@wadsworth chamber.com; Sharon Wright, Member Benefits Coordinator, admin@wadsworthchamber.com. Hours – Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mission Statement – To stimulate economic growth and provide a voice for the business community of our membership.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Andrew Antonio, President ............................. Qualiform, Inc. Johanna Perrino, Vice President ...................................WCTV Russ Corwin, Treasurer .......... R.W. Corwin & Company, Inc. Karen Wilson, Secretary.................... Wadsworth Real Estate Craig Hassinger, Past President ........Seibert Keck Insurance

2013 DIRECTORS

Brian Vincelette .................................................. Merrill Lynch Chris Maxwell ................................................ First Merit Bank Laura Brocklehurst .............................................Soprema, Inc. Paula Canterbury .............................. Wadsworth City Schools Tom Crookes .............. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Tom Krueger ....................................................Ebner Furnaces Christina Laskovski ... Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital

2013 WADSWORTH EVENTS

June 7-8 .......................................... Whole Town Treasure Sale June 17.............................Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing June 18.............................................................. Blue Tip Parade June 18-22 ....................... Blue Tip Festival at Memorial Park

Starts July 11...........Summer Breeze Concerts on the Square (Thursday evenings only) Aug. 10....................................... Founders Day Sidewalk Sales Downtown Wadsworth Sept. 4 ..................... Taste of Wadsworth (Rain date Sept. 12) Oct. 25 ........................................................Scare on the Square Nov. 22 ............................................................ Candlelight Walk Nov. 23 ................................. Holiday Parade/Jingle Bell Jaunt For more information about Wadsworth events, contact the WCC. Outdoor events are subject to change due to weather. To find out more about "Power Networking" and making business connections, consider attending luncheons held at the Galaxy Restaurant from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $15 per lunch, reservations due Friday prior.

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FOR YOUR NEEDS We have worked hard to develop benefits that help you save on your bottom line, offering value added programs and provide assistance to help you grow, succeed and network. When reviewing the listing of what we offer and if you would like to ask further questions, call us; we are here to help. It is all about Networking! Working together with the other Chambers located in Medina County, we now have a great selection of Countrywide Umbrella Programs that are essential to Networking on a broader base: Member-to-Member Discount Program, Countywide EXPO, Legislative Programs, Health Plans, Countywide Business Directory, Worker Compensation Programs, Safety Council, First Communications Discounts, Business after Business, Medina County Living-Magazine ADS, Inc.

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sports events. The CVB highlights area shops, attractions, restaurants, lodging, recreation/parks, the Arts, festivals and events. The bureau also works with groups to assist planning tours, small meetings, conferences and sports events. If you have family and friends visiting, call for our Visitors’ Guide and Quarterly Events Guide. If you belong to organizations looking for meeting space or sports facilities, contact us for assistance to bring those meetings or sports events to Medina County.


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thinking of selling their investments. New or future investors can gain a wealth of knowledge from the more experienced investors that attend. Discussions include issues frequently dealt with, i.e. hiring contractors, Fair Housing laws, credit MEDINA COUNTY BOARD OF reports, evictions, garnishments, repairs for tenants, screening REALTORS tenants, ďŹ nancing programs, insurance requirements, sharing Contact information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2530 Medina Rd., Suite 100, Medina; time for buyers/sellers, etc. Feel free to call or email 330-722-1000, fax 330-725-3976, info@medinarealtors.com, karenthompson@howardhanna.com to reserve your seat or ask questions. www.medinarealtors.com. More information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Medina County is a great place to work and live: â&#x20AC;˘ It is situated equidistant from two larger cities of inďŹ&#x201A;uence, providing cultural and employment opportunities. â&#x20AC;˘ It is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state of Ohio. â&#x20AC;˘ Homes are available in new construction, new developments and existing homes, including acreage lots. â&#x20AC;˘ With a diverse industrial base, taxes are affordable. â&#x20AC;˘ Medina County residents are very proud of all of the county's school districts.

MEDINA COUNTY REAL ESTATE INVESTORS ASSOCIATION Contact Information: Karen Thompson 330-777-3300 Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 pm Monthly at the Howard Hanna Real Estate OfďŹ ce, 3565 Medina Road, Medina Purpose: McREIA was founded in 2003 as a means for real estate investors to network, discuss their investment experiences and future growth opportunities. There is no cost to be involved in this group, which is working toward becoming part of the Ohio Real Estate Investors Association (OREIA) and the national group (NREIA). There currently is another group in the Akron/Canton area and more than one in Cleveland. Meetings are open to anyone who owns income properties, is considering rehabbing houses or purchasing properties, or is

'2:172:1:$'6:257+,1& Contact information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 102 Main St., Suite 301; 330-335-9301, Jack@mswadsworth.org, www.mswadsworth.org (check website for calendar of events). Executive Director â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jack Ollom Board OfďŹ cers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jim Thompson, President; C.Allen Nicholes, Vice President; Debbie Reeves, Secretary; Chris Hopkins, Treasure. Board Members â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Susan Arpad, Mayor Robin Laubaugh, Diane Ollom-Past President, Beth Workman, Marilyn Haskins, Major Debbra Grace, Bob Thurber, Dale Fortner, Judy Powers Meetings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open meeting, 1st Wednesday, 8 a.m. at the Wadsworth Library, Room A; board meeting, 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. More information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We are focused on downtown Wadsworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revitalization. We also address the downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to improve relations with the Area Business and the surrounding Community with committees, projects, events, ideas for the future and provide you with a shopping destination. Mission â&#x20AC;&#x201C; To develop and maintain a Downtown Identity that will continually advance the quality of the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social, cultural and commercial environment. D.W.I. will implement programs to encourage business, government, institutions and residents to assist in the implementation of that theme.

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ADMINISTRATION

Mayor Robin Laubaugh is serving her second year of her second term. She is happy to report that the new community center is open and being well-utilized. The automated utilities metering system installation is ongoing this year, and she is still focused on her goal of planning and implementing improvements to the north end corridor. In addition, the Mayor is leading the planning initiative for the City’s Bicentennial in 2014. The mayor is proud that Wadsworth’s industries and residents alike continue to enjoy low utility rates and excellent service, and is happy to report that many new businesses were established in the city in 2012. Easy highway accessibility in and around the city helps attract a highly sophisticated work force, as well. Mayor Laubaugh continues to believe with change, comes challenges; and with challenges, come opportunity. She is looking forward to the challenges facing Wadsworth in 2013 as she presses on toward her goal to make the city one of the most admired in Ohio. The following is a list of administration offices and personnel in Wadsworth and, if applicable, the dates their terms expire:

Contact information – Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple St.; 330335-1521, fax 330-335-2711, www.wadsworthcity.com.

Mayor ........................................ Robin Laubaugh...... 12/31/15 Dir. of Public Service .................J. Chris Easton Assist. Dir. of Public Service ...... Harry Stark Dir. of Public Safety ............... Matthew Hiscock Police Chief................................ Randall Reinke Fire Chief .....................................Carl Rommel Law Dir ................................... Norman E. Brague Auditor .......................................Catherine C. Fix Treasurer ...................................... Robert Plank Human Resources Manager ........Jim Kovacs

CITY COUNCIL City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. President .....................................Tom Palecek ........... 12/31/13 Ward 1 ........................................ Tim Eberling ........... 12/31/13 Ward 2 ........................................Dennis Shultz .......... 12/31/13 Ward 3 ........................................ John Sharkey........... 12/31/13 Ward 4 .................................... Bruce Darlington ....... 12/31/13 At-large .................................... Beth Workman ......... 12/31/13 At-large ......................................Susan Hanlon .......... 12/31/13 At-large ......................................Patty Haskins .......... 12/31/13 Clerk ...................... TammyGuenther (bicentennial appt.)

CITY DEPARTMENTS Building & Planning Department – 120 Maple St., www. wadsworthcity.com; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Planning Director/Zoning Official – Jeff Kaiser .............................................................. 330-335-2752 Residential Building/Code Enforcement Official – Kevin Hall.............................................................. 330-335-2780 Administrative Assistant – Jennifer Stefl .......................................................... 330-335-2753 Waterline inspection ............................................. 330-335-2831

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Building & electrical inspections ........................ 330-335-2753 Temporary electric inspections/ Building Dept. ....................................................... 330-335-2753 Plumbing inspections, Medina Co. Health Depart. ................................. 330-336-4136 Engineering Department ..................................... 330-335-2751 (Sewer/sidewalk/driveway-apron inspections) Cable Television â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 330-336-7919, www.wadsworthcity.com; John Madding, cable TV access manager; for more information, see Media section. Center for Older Adults â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 617 School Dr.; 330-335-1513, www. wadsworthcity.com; hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Nancy Likens, director Electric & Communications Divisions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 365 Broad St., electric division, 330-335-2833, in front; communications division, 330-335-2888, in rear; shared website, www.wadsworthcity. com; hours: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Gene Post, manager of electric distribution and communications; Mark Feller, communications substation superintendent; Bill Lyren, electric superintendent Fire Department & Emergency Medical Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Station #1: 153 N. Lyman St., Station #2, 338 Weatherstone Dr.; 330-3352849, fax 330-335-2848, www.wadsworthcity.com; Fire Chief Carl Rommel, 330-335-2851; for more information, see Safety Services section. Human Resources Department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St., second ďŹ&#x201A;oor; 330-335-2750, www.wadsworthcity.com; hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Jim Kovacs, human resources manager. Law Director â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St.; 330-335-2748 or 330-335-2749, fax 330-335-2816, www.wadsworthcity.com; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Norman E. Brague, director of law. Municipal Court â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St.; 330-335-1596, fax 330-3352723, www.wadsworthmunicipalcourt.com; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Stephen B. McIlvaine, municipal judge; Debbie

Kaufman, clerk of courts; Jennifer Z. Greising, assignment commissioner; Mary A. Failor, bailiff; Carmen D. Young; chief probation ofďŹ cer; Sharon Ray, community service. Parks Department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 311 Broad St.; 330-335-2845; hours: weekdays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; for more information, see Parks listings. Police Department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St.; business ofďŹ ce, 330-3341511, fax 330-335-2770, www.wadsworthcity.com; Randy Reinke, chief of police; for more information, see Safety Services section. Safety Director â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St., second ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 330-335-2709, www.wadsworthcity.com; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Matt Hiscock, director public safety. Street Department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 311 Broad St.; 330-334-1581, www. wadsworthcity.com; hours: weekdays, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Scott Garner, street supervisor, 330-335-2842. Transfer Station â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 165 Auble St. (mail to 120 Maple St.); 330335-2847, www.wadsworthcity.com; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Scott Pond, solid waste superintendent. Utilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120 Maple St.; 330-335-2700, www.wadsworthcity. com; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Roger King, utility ofďŹ ce manager; Cable Service, 330-335-2888; Internet, 330-3352880; utility customers may use a credit card to pay their bill and may view and pay their bill online. Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 311 Broad St. (located in the service center, with the Parks & Streets departments); 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Mitch Reese, water and wastewater distribution supervisor, 330-335-2830; Scott Wasley, water and wastewater distribution supervisor, 330-335-2800, Ext. 3000; Water and Sewer Shop, 330-335-2800, Ext. 3000; Meter Department, 330-335-2831; water or sewer emergencies, 330-334-1581, Ext. 3002. Water Treatment Plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 365 Broad St.; Dana Moore, water plant supervisor, 330-335-2832, www.wadsworthcity.com.

0(',1$&2817<2)),&,$/6&28576 $*(1&,(6 The following are ofďŹ cials for Medina County, contact information and, if applicable, the dates their terms expire. Unless otherwise noted, ofďŹ ces are in Medina. County switchboard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 330-336-6657, 330-723-3641 or 330-225-7100.

OFFICIALS

COURTS

Auditor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike Kovack (D), 144 N. Broadway St., 330-725-9767. Clerk of Courts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Wadsworth, 93 Public Square, 330-7259722; Brunswick Branch, 1434 Town Center Blvd., C-04., 330225-1700. Commissioners â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Patricia Geissman (R); Steve Hambley (R); Adam Friedrick; Pam Vereb, Clerk of the Board; meet Mondays, 9:30 a.m., Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St., 330-722-9208. Coroner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Neil F. Grabenstetter (D), 6605 Center Rd., Valley City, 330-483-3135. Engineer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike Salay (R), 791 W. Smith Rd., 330-723-9561. Prosecutor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dean Holman (D), 72 Public Square, 330-723-9536. Recorder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colleen Swedyk (R), 144 N. Broadway St., 330-7259782. Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tom Miller, 555 Independence Dr., 330-725-9147. Treasurer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John A. Burke (R), 144 N. Broadway St., 330-7259748.

Domestic Relations Courts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge Mary Kovack, 99 Public Square, 330-725-9740. Juvenile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge John Lohn, 99 Public Square, 330-725-9710 Probate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge John Lohn, 93 Public Square, 330-725-9703. Medina County Common Pleas Court â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge Christopher Collier, 93 Public Square, Courtroom No. 1, 330-725-9729. Judge James Kimbler, 93 Public Square, Courtroom No. 2, 330725-9736. Medina Municipal Court â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge Dale Chase; Nancy Abbott, Clerk of Courts; 135 N. Elmwood Ave., 330-723-3287. Probation Department-Adult â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Veronica Perry, Cheif Probation OfďŹ cer; 99 Public Square; 330-725-9791 Wadsworth Municipal Court â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judge Stephen McIlvaine, 120 Maple St., Wadsworth, 330-335-1596.

OFFICES & AGENCIES Achievement Center (Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4691 Windfall Rd., 330-7257751; Greg LaForme, superintendent. &RQWLQXHGRQSJ

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Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Board – 246 Northland Dr., 330-723-9642; Michael Jenks, director. Animal Shelter – 6334 Deerview Ln., 330-725-9121; Del Saffle, dog waren. Auto Title – Clerk of Courts, 976 N. Court St., 330-722-9253; Brunswick Branch, 1434 Town Center Blvd., C-04, 330-2251700; Wadsworth Branch, 123 Broad St., 330-336-6655 or 330336-6656. Board of Elections – 4210 N. Jefferson St., 330-722-9278; Carol Lawler, director. Building Inspection – 791 W. Smith Rd.; general information, 330-722-9220; building inspections, 330-722-9223; electrical inspections, 330-722-9224; Charles Huber, chief building official. Child Support Enforcement – 232 Northland Dr., Medina, 800706-2732; Michael Pataky, director. Convention & Visitors Bureau – 32 Public Square, 330-7225502; Daniel Hostetler, director. County Administrator – Chris Jakab, 144 N. Broadway St., 330722-9201. County Home – 6144 Wedgewood Rd., 330-723-9553; Joyce Giles, administration. Department of Planning Services – 124 W. Washington St., Suite B4, 330-722-9219; Rob Henwood, director. Drug Abuse Commission – 120 W. Washington St., Suite 3B, 330-722-9263; Brian Nowak, executive director. Emergency Management – 555 Independence Dr., 330-7229240; Christine Fozio, director.

Extension Service – 120 W. Washington St., Suite 1L, 330-7229237 or 330-725-4911; Sherry Nickles director. Finance – 144 N. Broadway St., 330-722-9202; Scott Miller, director. Health – 4800 Ledgewood Dr.; administration, 330-723-9511; environmental, 330-723-9523; nursing, 330-723-9688; Krista R. Wasowski, health commissioner; Brunswick number, 330-2206265. Job & Family Services – 232 Northland Dr., 330-722-9300; Mead Wilkins, director. Metropolitan Housing Authority – 850 Walter Rd., 330-7257531 Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District – 6090 Wedgewood Rd., 330-722-2628, ext. 3; Jeff Van Loon, district manager. Park District – 6364 Deerview Ln., 330-722-9364; Thomas K. James, director. Sanitary Engineer – 791 W. Smith Rd., 330-723-9585; James Troike, sanitary engineer. Tax Map – 144 N. Broadway St., Room 119, 330-725-9777; Beth Mika, supervisor. Transportation – 6094 Wedgewood Rd., 330-723-9670; Mike Salome, director. Veterans Service – 210 Northland Dr., 330-722-9368; Ed Zackery, service officer. Workforce Development – 3721 Pearl Rd., 330-722-9386; William Hanigan, director.

67$7( )('(5$/ FEDERAL President Barack H. Obama (D) Contact information – The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1414, fax 202-456-2461, TTY/TTD 202-456-2121, president@whitehouse.gov, www. whitehouse.gov. Term Expiration – 1/16 Vice President Joseph Biden (D) Contact information – The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1414, fax 202-456-2461, TTY/TTD 202-456-2121, vice.president@whitehouse.gov, www. whitehouse.gov. Term Expiration – 1/16

US Representative Bob Gibbs (R, 18th district) Contact information – 315 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, 202-225-6265, fax 202-225-3394, gibbs. house.gov. US Senator Sherrod Brown (D) Contact information – 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-2315, fax 202-228-6321, TTD 202-224-9921, senator_Brown@brown.senate.gov, www.brown. senate.gov Term Expiration – 1/19 US Senator Rob Portman (R) Contact information – 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-3353, fax 202-228-1382, TTD 202-224-3091, www.portman.senate.gov; or Room 3061, 1240 E. Ninth St., Cleveland 44199, 216-522-7095, fax 216-522-7097.

STATE Governor John Kasich (R) Contact information – Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 30th Floor, Columbus 43215; 614-466-3555; www.ohio.gov/gov. State Representative Ron Amstutz (R, 3rd District) Contact information – Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 10th floor, Columbus 43215; 614-466-2994, www.house.state.oh.us. State Representative Dave Hall (R, 97th District) Contact information – Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 11the floor, Columbus 43215, 614-466-2994, www.house.state.oh.us. State Senator NA (22nd District) Contact information – Senate House, Room 140 Senate Building, Columbus 43215, 614-387-0787 or 330-378-4357.

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Founded in 1921, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital became a full member of Summa Health System in 2008. An acute care facility and winner of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is an integral part of the two growing northeast Ohio communities it serves. Contact information: Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital 195 Wadsworth Road Wadsworth, OH 44281 330-331-1000 or 800-828-1789 www.summahealth.org/wadsworth Summa Physician Referral: (800) 237-8662

WADSWORTH-RITTMAN HOSPITAL SERVICES • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Cardiology Cardiopulmonary Diabetes education Diagnostic imaging Emergency medicine Endoscopy Gastroenterology General medical services General surgical services Gynecology Hematology/oncology Home healthcare Hospice and palliative care • Inpatient care • Intensive care

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Laboratory Services Neurology/neurosurgery Oncology Orthopaedics Pain management Physical, occupational and speech therapies Pulmonary care Radiology Senior health Sleep medicine Sports medicine Urology Vascular surgery Wound management

To discuss making a contribution to the Summa WadsworthRittman Hospital Foundation, please call (330) 331-1168 for more information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is served by two volunteer groups. Hospital Auxiliary members operate the snack bar and gift shop, while American Red Cross volunteers staff the information desks at the hospital.

ABOUT SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEM Headquartered in Akron, Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. This nonprofit system encompasses a network of hospitals, community-based health centers, a health plan, a multispecialty group practice, an entrepreneurial entity, research and medical education and multiple foundations. Summa is nationally renowned for exceptional patient care and is a model of excellence and an international resource for the study of geriatric medicine. Summa serves more than one million patients each year in comprehensive acute, critical, emergency, outpatient and long-term/home-care settings and represents more than 2,000 licensed inpatient beds in the following clinical settings: • Summa Akron City Hospital • Summa Barberton Hospital • Summa St. Thomas Hospital • Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital • Summa Western Reserve Hospital • Summa Rehab Hospital • Robinson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Summa Health System • Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital provides a variety of services to encourage health and wellness, including a diabetes education group which meets monthly at the hospital; childbirth education classes; a lecture series featuring physician speakers on a variety of health-related topics and other events. The Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Foundation raises funds to purchase new technology, develop new services/programs Outpatient care is extended throughout Summit, Portage and support the care the hospital provides for the uninsured. and Medina counties in multiple community health centers.

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Providing superior, mulit-specialty patient care, medicinal research and continuing medical education, Summa is consistently ranked one of the best healthcare providers in the country. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Various Summa Health System hospitals, service lines, joint ventures and affiliates are recognized by the following organizations: • American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet • The American Heart Association status) • The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of • American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Healthcare Organizations Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) • The Leafgroup Group • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services • Thomson Healthcare (formerly Solucient) • National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers • U.S. News & World Report • Premier Healthcare Alliance For more information about Summa Health System, visit us on the web at summahealth.org.

0(',1$+263,7$/² $&/(9(/$1'&/,1,&+263,7$/ Contact information – 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256; 330-725-1000 or 330-336-1000, www.medinahospital.org. Services Offered – Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, is the largest health care provider in Medina County. A 157-bed hospital, Medina Hospital offers the largest technology and the newest procedures in a modern facility. The not-for-profit hospital offers a full range of services and accepts most major health care plans. The hospital specializes in Orthopaedics, 24-hour adult emergency care, womens health services, rehabilitation therapies, surgical procedures and diagnostic services. Over 300 physicians support the hospital through the Medical Staff. The hospital also reaches out to the community through its Brunswick facility which offers urgent care, pediatric therapy, lab and imaging services. Volunteer Opportunities – Medina General has more than 300 volunteers who dedicate more than 50,000 hours of service annually. Their gift of time allows us to continue to provide the personalized health care our community has come to expect. Our volunteers' commitment and caring is what makes our program so successful. Apply online (see above) or call the Volunteer Services office at 330721-5955 to request an application.

+263,&(2):$'6:257+5,770$1 (Part of Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co.)

Contact information – 185 Main St.; 330-336-6595 or 800-884-6547, www.wchospice.org. Office hours – Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; a representative is available 24/7 Executive Director – Colleen Nettleton, RN CHPCA Medical Director – Dr. David Lance Sr., D.O. Clinical Director – Tom Swope, MSW LSW Purpose – We seek to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families by providing them with compassionate care, support and grief resources during times of serious illness and loss. LifeCare Palliative Medicine is a consultative service to assist physicians in their care for patients with life-threatening illnesses who are not yet appropriate for hospice care. These services are provided in patient homes, nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities or hospitals in Wayne County and surrounding areas.

+263,&(2)0(',1$&2817< Contact information – 5075 Windfall Rd. Medina; 330-722-4771 or 1-800-700-4771, www.hospiceofmedina.org. Office hours – Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A nurse is available 24/7 for after hours support and care. Executive Director – Pat Stropko-O’Leary Purpose - HMC Hospice of Medina County has dedicated more than 30 years to providing expert, compassionate and responsive hospice and palliative care throughout Medina, Wayne, Summit and surrounding counties. Our services include expert medical care as well as emotional, spiritual and bereavement support from an extensive, coordinated team of professionals and volunteers. We offer a full continuum of care with hospice, palliative and home health care services. HMC Hospice of Medina County also operates HMC Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care, HMC BridgesHome Health Care, HMC The Robertson Bereavement Center and HMC Life’s Treasures Thrift Shop.

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81,7(':$<2)0(',1$&2817< Contact information – 2573 Medina Rd., Medina, OH 44256; 330-725-3926 or 877725-3926, fax 330-725-3000, www.unitedwaymedina.org. Office hours – Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More information – United Way of Medina County is a non-profit organization that mobilizes our communities to improve people’s lives. Volunteers for UW play a vital role in assessing the needs of the community while raising funds for solutions to problems. Together, 25 United Way Partner Agencies provide programs and services to help achieve community impact that improves peoples’ lives within the Medina County Community. Community – United Way is here to help solve community needs related to health, income and education. For over 84 years (founded in 1929), United Way of Medina County has helped local residents in need. United Way of Medina County is also a community partner with government, businesses, churches and schools. The Volunteer Center – Through United Way, individual volunteers and corporate teams have an opportunity to give back to their community through community projects. Some of these include, June 21 Day of Action, Annual Stuff the Bus (a back-to-school drive) or volunteering at one of UW’s partner agencies. United Way is continually looking for dynamic, caring volunteers to provide leadership for the Board; community investment; marketing and communications; special events; fundraising, and strategic planning committees as well as speaker's bureau and other volunteer projects. Anyone wishing to volunteer should call United Way of Medina County at 330-725-3926 or visit www. unitedwaymedina.org.

7000, Ext. 6411 or 800-245-2275, Ext. 6411; www.arthritis. org; Mary Bird, program manager; office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The mission is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis; offers arthritis education, exercise classes and programs that teach skills for taking control of arthritis. Battered Women’s Shelter Crisis Line – 120 W. Washington St., Suite 3E1, Medina, 44256; 877-414-1344 (available 24/7), 330-723-9610; administrative office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Terri Heckman, Executive Director; provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, court advocacy, support groups and a speakers bureau. Big Brothers & Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties – 50 S. Main St., Suite LL110, Akron 44308; 330-725-8455, www.bbbssmc.org; Providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better; Debbie Boehmke, site-based manager and match support specialist. Birthcare of Medina County – 620 E. Smith Rd., Unit E5A, Medina; 330-722-1190; in case of an emergency, call 330-441-2071 or 330-723-5955; office hours: Monday and Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday, Noon-2 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-Noon; provides free confidential support, infant and maternity clothing, equipment, diapers, formula, baby food and referrals for women in crisis pregnancies and families in need. BridgesHome Health Care – See Hospice of Medina County in the Hospice Services section, page 18. Catholic Charities Services – 740 E. Washington St., Suite &RQWLQXHGRQSJ

+80$16(59,&(6 American Cancer Society – 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, 44406, toll-free 888-227-6446, www.cancer.org; office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; provides information to the public and support groups and assistance to cancer victims and their families. American Heart Association – 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland; 216-791-7500 www.americanheart.org, dawn.clark@heart. org; Lindsay Silverstein, Vice President/Executive Director; provides information about heart disease, stroke, nutrition and exercise. American Red Cross – 780 E. Smith Rd., Medina; 330-7234565; office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., www. medinaredcross.org; Beth Kilchenman, director; assists disaster victims, provides emergency communication to military personnel and their families, offers health and safety training, operates community volunteer programs, and offers blood collections and aquatic instruction. Arthritis Foundation – Great Lakes Region, NE Ohio, 4630 Richmond Rd., Suite 240, Cleveland, 44128; 216-831-

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E4, Medina; 330-723-9615, www.clevelandcatholiccharities. org; Tim Putka, Director; office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; services include counseling, case management for the elderly, a child-assault awareness program, incredible years parenting and an abstinence program; Check website for any new programs.

a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; provides gynecological exams and services, including birth control, pregnancy tests, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; also has a resource library and educational programs on human development and sexuality.

Community Action Wayne/Medina – Central Office 2375B Benden Dr., Wooster; 330-264-8677 or 800-477-8677; www.cawm.org; Charles Chipps, Executive Director; hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; helps individuals, families and communities thrive by providing human and economic development opportunities through programming, advocacy and community planning; offers programming in child and family development, economic assistance, housing and Emergency & Home Weatherization Assistance programs.

Project LEARN: Literacy Council of Medina County – 130 Main St., Wadsworth, OH, 44281; 330-334-3333, www. projectlearnmedina.org; Linda Smalley, Executive Director; office hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Project: LEARN provides one-on-one tutoring for adults, 18 and over, who want to improve basic skills. We tutor in reading, math, GED preparation and English as a second language. The BookShelf is a used book store that takes donations of books from the community and resells them at reasonable prices. All proceeds support adult Community Legal Aid Services – Intake information, literacy in Medina County. 800-998-9454; by appointment only at 120 W. Washington Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties – 120 St., Suite 2-C, Medina; office hours: weekdays, Monday- W. Washington St., Suite 3-E1, Medina, 44256; 330-764Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; free legal representation in civil 8635 or hotline 877-906-7273 24/7; office hours: weekdays, 8 cases to low-income and elderly residents of Medina a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Terri Heckman, Executive Director; assists County. survivors and families of sexual assault. Consumer Credit Counseling – 4500 E. Broad St., Columbus, 43213; for appointments, call 800-355-2227, www.apprisen. com; provides confidential budget and debt-management counseling and offers credit-report reviews for a fee; operates an active education department. Pre- and postfiling for bankruptcy. (Apprisen Financial Advocates)

Salvation Army – 527 College St., 330-335-2327; Major Thomas and Debbra Grace, contacts; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; not a shelter. Programs and Services: Children’s Group, V.B.S., Child Daycare, Senior Brass Band, Gospel Performing Arts, Community Care Ministry, Womens Group, Feeding Program, Food Panry, FISH – 330-336-4300; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. week days; provides Energy Assistance, Christmas Assistance, Medical and emergency financial assistance for food, utilities, rent and Rent Assistance. medications; 100 percent of all donations go to Wadsworth Society for Handicapped Citizens – 4283 Paradise Rd., and Wadsworth Township residents. Seville, 44273; 330-722-1900, 1-877-546-8568; office hours: Goodwill Industries Inc. – 170 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth; weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; provides homes for the 330-331-4363; office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; mentally retarded and apartments for semi-independent provides assessment, job readiness, skill training, industrial living; provides information on ordering equipment, contracts, placement and support services for individuals services and books for people with disabilities; operates facing barriers to employment due to physical, mental or toy-lending library; sponsors Camp Paradise for mentally and physically challenged people. economic disabilities. Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County – See Wadsworth Meals on Wheels – 215 High St., Wadsworth, 330-335-6156 (call before Noon, if possible); Rhonda Hospice Services section, page 18. Richards, director; provides hot lunches at a nominal cost InfoLink – A collaborative effort serving the community to homebound people weekdays; volunteers are always by providing an up-to-date county directory of agencies, needed to assist in preparing and delivering meals. support groups and clubs; call 2-1-1, www.medina.lib.oh.us/ infolink.asp; available 24/7; for more information, see United Way of Medina County article. Meals for Medina County Residents, Wadsworth Site – Nancy Likens, director. Call 330-335-1513 or see Senior Opportunities, Wadsworth Center for Older Adults listing on page 20. Operation: HOMES (Hospitality of Medina Emergency Shelters) – 850 Walter Rd., Medina; office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of and providing shelter to the homeless in the community. This is run through Metro Housing, 330-725-7531, mmha@mmha. org. Planned Parenthood of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties – 4018 Medina Road, Suite C, Medina; 330-7231300, www.plannedparenthood.org; office hours: Tuesday, 9

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6833257*52836 Al-Anon – Meeting times available on Al-Anon website, www.afg-akron.org. Contact The First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St.; 330-645-1165; for family members of alcoholics; closed meeting; non-smoking. Alcoholics Anonymous – 330-253-8181, www.akronaa.org (Check website for meeting changes; site updated daily); local meetings include: • Wadsworth Fresh Start Big Book Study – Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.; open meeting (guests welcome), Big Book, nonsmoking • Wadsworth Tuesday Night Discussion – Ridgewood Baptist Church, 7891 Ridge Rd.; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; closed meeting (alcoholics only), discussion. • Sober Living – Sacred Heart Church, 260 Broad St.; Wednesday, 12 p.m.; open, (guests welcome), discussion. • Wadsworth Women’s Big Book – St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 146 College St.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; open, (guests welcome), Big Book, women only. • Rebos – Freshwater Community Church, 185 Humbolt Ave.; Wed., 7 p.m.; open (guests welcome), non-smoking

• Wadsworth – Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St.; Thursday, 8 p.m.; open meeting (guests welcome), non-smoking, wheelchair accessible (meeting and restroom). • Sharon Closed Discussion – Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Rd.; Friday, 9:30 p.m.; closed (alcoholics only), discussion, non-smoking Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter – 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson 44236; 800-272-3900 (help lines), www.alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown; helps families learn about the disease and gain an understanding of the challenges the disease presents; also provides emotional support; finds sources for legal, financial and lifestyle needs; obtains information on care options; and gains access to clinical drug trials and autopsies; checkout our website for updated support group meetings. Bereavement Support Group – One-on-one counseling available. Call Hospice office and ask for Lynn Lilly, 330-2644899. Bereavement groups meet regularly, call for details. Contact the office if interested in child summer day camp, Waves of Emotion. Diabetic Support Group – Meets one Saturday/month (usually the last, but sometimes changes), program from 8:30-9:15 a.m., W-R Hospital, contact Cathy Weiss, 330-3311163; for diabetes and their families; no registration required.

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program helps mature workers update/gain valuable skills and develop confidence with paid, part-time training experiences at local nonprofit and government organizations and agencies. The organization (or host agency) benefits from the older worker’s experience, reliability and skills; at the same time, the older workers are provided with on-thejob training in a variety of skill areas enabling them to find unsubsidized employment. Older workers are trained for a variety of positions in the field of accounting, administrative assistant, cook assistant, data entry, driver, file clerk, food-service worker, home health aide, janitorial and maintenance services, receptionist and more. Mature Services, Inc. serves 5,000+ older adults each year across Ohio with a broad range of social work, health, homecare, employment, volunteer, nutrition and chemical dependency programs. Mature Services, Inc. is a partner agency of the United Way of Summit County.


6(1,25&/8%6  25*$1,=$7,216 Medina County AARP #2095 – Meets the second Friday, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center in Medina; luncheon meeting provides information and fellowship; promotes legislation; contact Mary Ann, 330-722-5092. Wadsworth Soprema Senior Center & Café – 617 School Drive; (330) 335-1513; Nancy Likens, Director; Senior Center Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Café Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday-Friday (serving breakfast & lunch). The Center, newly located on the Wadsworth High School and Community Center campus, provides a wide variety of activities and services including social, recreational, informational and educational programs. The cornerstone of our programs is a bright and modern café, targeted to seniors and open to the general public, serving breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices with special discounts for Senior Center members. Senior Center membership is free and open to those 55+ in the greater Wadsworth community. The Center is supported by the City of Wadsworth, the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation and our Professional Friends. The Center accepts donations from the community through the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation. Volunteer opportunities are always available for seniors and community member of all ages. In addition to the ongoing programs listed below, the Center offers a number of special programs and events. Call the Center for more information on these seasonal opportunities: • AARP Income Tax Assistance – held annually February – mid April • Senior Citizens Prom – held annually in the Spring • Travel Expo – held annually in the Spring featuring our one-day, multi-day leisure and casino trips, plus “dream vacations” (visit the Center for a Travel Guide). • Courtyard Café – delightful outdoor dining program ($5/ person) held every Friday June-August, 11:30-1. Proceeds benefit the Center and Foundation. • BBQ Showdown – held annually in the Summer. • Fall Festival – held annually in the Fall. • Caregiver & Senior Expo – health and info. fair held annually in the Fall.

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• Center Christmas Party – held annually in December. Visit the Center Monday-Friday to take advantage of the following weekly, and monthly programs. Be sure to call the Center to RSVP. Mondays • Craft Class—2nd & 4th Mondays at 1 p.m. • Movie Matinee—1st at 1pm at the Library • Library Lobby Stop-2nd at 10 a.m. • Photography Class—1st and 3rd at 9 a.m. • Knitting Group—4th at 10 a.m. • Book Discussion —3rd at 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays • Breakfast Out– Every 3rd at 8:30 a.m. *Call the Center for restaurant locations. • Track Walk—Every Tuesday 9-11 a.m. • Watercolor Class—1st & 3rd at 10 a.m. • Cards & Games—2nd & 4th at 9:30 a.m. • Ask an Attorney—2nd at 1:00 p.m. by appointment • Roundtable with Dr. Lance – select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. • General Caregiver Support – 1st at 12:30 p.m. (includes lunch and program) • Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support – 3rd at 12:30 p.m. (includes lunch and program) Wednesdays • Arthritis Exercise—Every Wed. at 10 a.m. • Euchre —1st & 5th at 12:30 p.m. • Pinochle —3rd at 12:30.p.m. • Veterans Assistance—1st & 3rd at 1 p.m. Thursdays • Mah Jonng—Every Thurs. at 10 a.m. • Card Lessons—Every Thurs. at 10 a.m. • Sewing Seniors—1st & 3rd Thurs. at 10 a.m. • Track Walk—Every Thurs. Noon-2 p.m. • Bridge—Every Thurs. at Noon • Alz. Dis. Support—1st Thurs. at 1:00 p.m. • Senior Food Distribution—3rd Thurs. 12:30 p.m. • Cooking Class– 4th at 2 p.m. Fridays • Bingo—Every Friday at 10:00 a.m. (no Bingo JuneAugust) • Courtyard Café—Every Fri. at 11:30 (June – August) • Senior Theater—2nd at 2 p.m. • Legal Aid – select Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

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5(7,5(0(17 +($/7+&$5()$&,/,7,(6$1'6(59,&(6 Altercare of Wadsworth – 147 Garfield St.; 330-3352555 or 800-294-0672, wadsworth@altercareonline.net, www.altercareonline.com; Diana Jackson, administrator; Medicare-approved skilled-, sub-acute- and intermediatecare facility with 120 beds; rehab therapies, managed-care programs and Hospice services; incorporates Speret Hall, an Alzheimer’s facility. Faith-In-Action: Medina County Caregivers – 780 E. Smith Rd., PO Box 153, Medina; 330-952-0343, fiamedina@ zoominternet.net; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; a network of volunteers primarily serving the needs of Medina County seniors who are frail, isolated or health impaired; volunteers help with simple tasks such as shopping, housecleaning, yard work and transportation to doctor’s appointments, and provide friendly visits; free of charge. All churches in Medina County are invited to join this outreach ministry. A partner of United Way. Liberty Residence I – 250 W. Smokerise Dr.; 330-336-3616, www.libertyresidence.com; Jeff Nicodemus, administrator; 78 studio and one-bedroom apartments for independent living; services include three daily meals, weekly housekeeping and scheduled transportation; also provided are activities, fitness and wellness checks. Free one week trial stays available.

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Liberty Residence II – 1054 Freedom Dr.; 330-334-3262, www.libertyresidence.com; Jeff Nicodemus, administrator; 60 licensed assisted-living apartments, three daily meals, housekeeping and social activities included; nursing staff on duty 24/7. Assistance with medications, bathing and dressing and continence care. Studio and one-bedroom apartments available. Magnolia Village and Retirement Community – 365 Johnson Rd.; 330-335-1558; Steven Pleli, administrator; skilled- and intermediate-care facility with 96 beds; provides occupational, speech, physical, respiratory and psychological therapies; Medicare- and Medicaid-approved. Menwa Apartments – 531 High St.; 330-334-1125, fax 330-334-1123, www.firstmennonite.com, check us out on facebook, too; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 70-unit non-profit housing agency chartered by the State of Ohio, supported by the Federal Agency for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and an outreach of Wadsworth First Mennonite Church; reserved for use by senior citizens (62 and over); one- and two-bedroom apartments with large common room and conversation areas; frequent programs such as movies and pot luck dinners and sing-alongs; ample parking for resident cars; Medina County Senior Van makes regular stops for shopping and medical trips.


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:$'6:257+&,7<6&+22/6 ADMINISTRATION Contact information – Wadsworth City Schools Administration Building, 360 College St.; 330-336-3571, www. wadsworthschools.org. Superintendent – Dale Fortner Director of Instruction & Professional Development –Paula Canterbury Facilities Manager – Joe Magnacca Director of Student Services – Kristen Prough Director of Career Technical Education – Scott Rader Psychologists – Susan Allison, Lauren Hanna, Tanya Schell Speech/Language Therapists – Andrea Allington, Kenda Doyle, Debbie Kasminsky, Lisa Parry, Jennifer Ruggles Treasurer – Doug Beeman Assistant Treasurer – Emily Dales

SCHOOL BOARD The following is a list of board members and the dates their terms expire. In November, the Board meets on the third Monday. Please check the district's website at www. wadsworthschools.org for locations of the meeting during the construction of the new high school/community calendar. Jim McIlvaine, Board President .......................................12/31/13 Chuck Pfeister, Board Vice President .............................12/31/13 Dave White .........................................................................12/31/15 Linda Kramer .....................................................................12/31/15 Lisa Jones............................................................................12/31/15

SCHOOLS WADSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12) Contact information – 625 Broad Street, 330-335-1400 Principal – Jerry Parsons Associate Principal – Steve Moore Assistant Principal – Jeff Teringo Athletic Director – Richard Berlin Guidance Counselors – Crystal Ake, Cheryl Gilbert, Chad Molina, Kelly Rapp WADSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 7-8) Contact information – 150 Silvercreek Road, 330-335-1410 Principal – Roger Wright

Assistant Principal – Pepper Bates Guidance Counselors – Jennifer Manos, Joseph Gaudio CENTRAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (GRADES 5-6) Contact information – 151 Main Street, 330-335-1480 Principal – Joanne Gahan Assistant Principal – Eric Jackson Guidance Counselor – Victoria Albanese FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4) Contact information – 200 Takacs Drive, 330-335-1470 Principal – Roger Havens Guidance Counselor – Jennifer Manos ISHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4) Contact information – 348 College Street, 330-335-1440 Principal – Nance Watts Guidance Counselor – Beth Beal LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4) Contact information – 280 N. Lyman Street, 330-335-1460 Principal – Steve Brady Guidance Counselor – Joseph Gaudio OVERLOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4) Contact information – 524 Broad Street, 330-335-1420 Principal – Erin Simpson Guidance Counselor – Beth Beal VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4) Contact Information – 160 W. Good Street, 330-335-1430 Principal – Paula Trenta Guidance Counselor – Beth Beal

2013-14 SCHOOL CALENDAR Aug. 21....................................... First Day of School for Students Nov. 28-29 .................................. Thanksgiving Break, No School Dec. 23-Jan. 3 ........................................ Winter Break, No School Jan. 20 ................................. Martin Luther King Day, No School Feb. 17 ................................................President’s Day, No School March 31-April 4...................................Spring Break, No School April 21 ...............................Kindergarten-6th Grade, No School May 26 ..................................................Memorial Day, No School May 29 ....................................... Last Day of School for Students May 30 .............................................................. Teacher Work Day

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2013 WADSWORTH VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE All varsity football games begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Home games are played at Art Wright Memorial Stadium. Aug. 30................Ashland High School ..............................Home Sept. 6 .................Wooster High School ..............................Home Sept. 13 ............... Medina High School ................................Away Sept. 20 ..............Highland High School...............................Away Sept. 27 .............Cloverleaf High School.............................Home Oct. 4 ...................Revere High School ...............................Home Oct. 11 ................. Green High School .................................Away Oct. 18 .................Copley High School.................................Away Oct. 25 ..............Tallmadge High School .............................Home Nov. 1 .................Nordonia High School ..............................Away

SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS Schedules for all sporting events can be found at www. wadsworthschools.org by clicking on the Wadsworth High School page and choosing Athletics. Wadsworth City Schools is a triple-A school district, emphasizing Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Our focus is to produce well-rounded students who are well-prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century. For the past nine years, our district has been designated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, and for three consecutive years we have retained Excellent with Distinction. This ranking is based on student achievement resulting from superior instruction, and only 86 public districts out of 610 statewide have been so named. We are also the only district in Medina County to reach this level of achievement the past three years.

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Our district is extremely fortunate to serve a community that prizes educational excellence. Due to voters’ overwhelming support of a bond issue that enabled us to take advantage of 37% matching funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission, we are completing the construction of a new High School/Community Center Complex that is now open. This building will allow Wadsworth High School to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Health System, and Wadsworth Public Library, enhancing recreational opportunities for all age groups and serving as a satellite hub for wellness and library services. Our three oldest elementary buildings, Isham Memorial, Overlook, and Valley View, opened for the 2012-13 school year. Our district motto, “Where Quality Education is a


Community Tradition,” becomes especially meaningful in light of these exciting changes. The Wadsworth City Board of Education is comprised of five community members from different walks of life who share a unified vision for this district. We are most grateful for their stability and leadership. We are also grateful for a licensed staff numbering nearly 300 who take their responsibilities to the students of this community most seriously. Our 225+ support staff employees do everything from getting the students to school to cleaning their classrooms and maintaining their playing fields - and everything in between. The combined efforts of all these individuals make Wadsworth City Schools the caring, nurturing, educational environment that the students of this community deserve. —Dr. Dale Fortner, Superintendent

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Contact information – 110 Humbolt Ave.; 330-334-6272, www. shswadsworth.org Principal – Bill Adams Grades served – Pre-K-8 Enrollment for 2012-2013 – 245 Staff – 15 full-time, 3 part-time teachers, 2 full-time and 2 parttime aides. Qualifying students – Students of all faiths are welcome. Other – Oldest Catholic school in Medina County; administered by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese; all classrooms have at least one computer; school is connected to the Wadsworth City Schools computer programm, providing Internet access for students in grades one through eight; offers Pre-Kindergarten and both half-day and all-day Kindergarten.

)285&,7,(6 ('8&$7,21$/&203$&7 Contact information – 360 College St., 330-335-1309, fax 330-335-1363, srader@fourcitiescompact.org, www. fourcitiescompact.org. Director – Scott Rader The Compact is our format for providing Career-Technical Education to junior and senior students. As opposed to having a separate Career Center, Barberton, Copley, Norton and Wadsworth high schools, our Compact houses one or more of our CTE programs and provides transportation for students. Career tech has changed greatly since the 1970s when it was known as "vocational education." Then, vocational training was an alternative to college. Today, it is an alternate pathway to o college and many career tech programs are designed to lead to o a two-year or four-year degree. Many programs include rigorouss academics and have articulation agreements in place that givee college credit for coursework completed while the student nt ps is enrolled in a high school program. There are scholarships ms available specifically for career tech students. Some programs have seen over 85 percent of their students go on to pursue a four-year degree. Many of our programs also prepare students to immediately ely enter the workforce. There are no requirements to attend college but we strongly encourage graduates to attend postsecondary education.

Sophomore students will have the chance to briefly visit these programs during career day in November. Students can also request to visit programs for a longer period of time. Students and parents are encouraged to visit the program to confirm that the student is interested in and that the program is a good fit. Wadsworth students may choose to apply to the following programs: Advancement to Nursing, Athletic Health Care, Automotive Technologies, Business Management, Carpentry, Chef Preparation and Hospitality, Cisco A+, Engineering Design and Technology, Cosmetology, Machine Technology, Marketing Management, Masonry/Building Trades, Media Communications, Public Safety, Teacher Training Experience and Web Programming Design. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact your counselor, the program instructor, or the Compact office.

+,*+(5 ('8&$7,21 WADSWORTH COMMUNITY EDUCATION Contact information – 625 Broad St., 330-335-7160, www. wadsworth.k12.oh.us. Administrator – Todd Osborn Director – Trish Swanson Purpose – To provide an opportunity for both personal and professional growth; classes that are convenient, affordable and open to everyone.

WALSH UNIVERSITY WALSH UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Contact information – 2783 Medina Rd., Medina; 330-7644724, www.walsh.edu Site director – Tiana Leonino Classes – School for Professional Studies, the accelerated Bachelor’s degree completion program for busy working adults; BSN for registered nurses; MBA. All courses offered in five- or eight-week format; flexible scheduling; new students enroll year round.

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&,7<3$5.6 Contact information – 311 Broad St.; 330-335-2845 Building & Ground Supervisor – Jim Basham Shelter Rental – Call Kathy Stugmyer, 330-335-2708; to rent Bird Street, Durling Park, Friedt, Memorial, Valley View and Weatherstone. New Bird Street Park* – Bird St., south of Bergey St. (29.9 acres); picnic tables and grills, drinking fountain, shelter, electricity, restrooms, parking lot, baseball field and soccer field. Old Bird Street Park* – Bird St., south of Bergey St. (6 acres); parking lot, shelter, restrooms, electricity, picnic tables and grills, play equipment, basketball court, soccer field and drinking fountain. Durling Park* – Humbolt Ave. at Boyer St. (6 acres); picnic tables and grills, shelter, electricity, playground equipment, sand box, drinking fountain, restrooms, parking lot, park benches, baseball diamond, basketball court and four tennis courts. Freidt Park – Leatherman Rd. and I-76 (32 acres); sled-riding hill; T-ball field, play structure and pavilion; picnic tables and parking lot. Holmesbrook Park – College St. near Leatherman Rd. (58 acres); nature park; parking lot, picnic tables, park benches, trails and fishing pond. Memorial/Kaleidoscope Park – Ault St. off College St. (47 acres); picnic tables and grills, three shelters, electricity, hiking trails, playground equipment, "tot lot" play area, restrooms, parking lot, park benches, softball field, two tennis courts, sand volleyball, fishing pond, Kaleidoscope community playground, multi-purpose paved walkway around pond and children’s playstructure. Miller Park – Chestnut Ave. near Fairview Ave. (5 acres); picnic tables and grills, playground equipment, basketball court, drinking fountain, parking lot and two softball diamonds. Muhl Park and Recreation Area – Trease Rd., near Byersview Dr. (28 acres); parking lot, six soccer fields, play structure, concession stand and picnic pavilion.

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Valley View Park – North end of West St., near Valley View Dr. (14 acres); picnic tables and grills, shelter, playground equipment, restrooms, parking lot, "tot lot" play area, basketball court, baseball field and soccer field. Weatherstone Park – Reimer Rd., west of SR 94 (5 acres); lighted softball (2), baseball and T-ball fields; paved parking lot.


/2&$/&/8%6 25*$1,=$7,216 ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS Caring Therapy Canines – Meets each Sunday, (quarterly) 2 p.m. at Brigadoon Canine University, 5649 Burbank Rd., Wooster; serves Wayne, Holmes, Medina and Cuyahoga counties; testing dates in spring, summer and fall; 330-3364044, www.caringtherapycanines.com. Medina County S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) – 330-723-SPCA (7722).

ARTS & CRAFTS ORGANIZATIONS Medina County Arts Council, Inc. – Call for meeting times/ locations; Nancy Sprowls, Executive Director, PO Box 532, Medina 44258; 330-725-6443, medinaco.artscouncil@ zoominternet.net, wwwmedinacountyartscouncil.org, www. medinaartbuzz.blogspot.com.

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS Bar Association of Medina County – Meets quarterly; Maryann Lapina, contact, 330-725-9794, www.medinaabar. org. Downtown Wadsworth – 102 Main St., Suite 301, www. mswadsworth.org; "open meeting," first Wednesday, 8 a.m.; board meets the third Wednesday, 8 a.m.; both meet at the Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad St., Room A; Jack Ollom, Executive Director, 330-335-9301. Leadership Medina County – A nonprofit, education and leadership development program designed for future and current leaders to learn first hand about the issues facing Medina County; meets once a month for nine months; Lucy Sondles, Executive Director, 39 Public Square, Suite 202, Medina, 330-721-7118, fax 330-721-7299, info@ leadershipmedinacounty.org, www.leadershipmedinacounty. org. Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce – 123 Broad St., Suite C; Janie Parish, Executive Director, 330-336-6150, www. wadsworthchamber.com.

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Knights of Columbus Joseph Bender Assembly #1766 – Third Degree meets second and fourth Monday 7:30 p.m.; Fourth Degree meets the second Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 N. Lyman, 330-334-0030; call Edward Muczynski, hall manager, 330-336-5406. Knights of Columbus Council #3213 – Meets the second and fourth Monday, 8 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 N. Lyman, 330-334-0030; Lowell Knights, Grand Knight; fish fry first Friday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. (Ash WednesdayEaster every Friday, 4-7:30 p.m.), at the K of C Hall Masonic Temple – 660 High St., 330-336-8350 Moose, Loyal Order of the, No. 2070 – Meets the first and third Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at the lodge, 246 S. Main St.; Michael Humble, administrator, 330-336-3400. Moose, Women of the – Meets the second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the lodge, 246 S. Main St.; Melanie Flath, senior regent, 330-336-3400.

GARDEN/OUTDOOR/NATURE ORGANIZATIONS Four Seasons Garden Club – Meets the third Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Liberty Residence II, 1054 Freedom Dr.; Marianne Burroway, President, 330-336-3936. New members welcome anytime.

PARENTS’ ORGANIZATIONS Wadsworth Band Boosters – Meets the first Monday, 7:30 p.m., at the high school; Jan Croyle; band office at high school, 330-336-4011; high school, 330-335-1400.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS Medina County Democratic Party – PO Box 583, Medina 44258, 330-722-6655, www.medinadems.org; Pamela Miller, chair. Medina County Republican Party – 1114 N. Court St. PO Box 163, Medina, OH 44256, 330-723-0415, www.medinagop. org; Bill Heck, chairman.

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Jazzercise – Meet at Wadsworth Jazzercise Center, 134 Kiwanis – Meet each Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Sonnets Cafe, 117 College St, Suite A, 330-289-4888; A.J. Neeley, owner; College St.; Kevin Ondrey, president, 330-335-5292. instructor varies; class schedule available at www.jazzercise. Lions Club – Meets each Thursday, 11:45 a.m., at Galaxy com. Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Dr.; Bob Engler, president. Rotary Club – Meets each Thursday, 7:15 a.m., at the Galaxy FINE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Dr.; Scott E. Brewer, president. Medina Chorus – Meets each Monday, 7-9 p.m. at Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd.; February- Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Auxiliary – Volunteers staff April & Labor Day-November; 50 voices, no auditions; Kurt the gift shop and snack bar, escort wheelchair patients Sauer, director; 330-225-0049, ksauer2@roadrunner.com, and act as liasons between the surgical team and patients’ families; they knit caps and give baby books to newborns www.medinachorus.com. and make homemade bears to give to young ER patients up to eight years of age; 330-331-1582. FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS Eagles’ Club – Meets the first and third Wednesday, 7 p.m., VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS at the club, 9953 Rittman Rd.; John Mitchell, secretary, 330American Legion Auxiliary Post 170 – Meets the second 335-3211 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at the post, 129 Main St., PO Box 142; Eagles’ Ladies’ Club – Meets the second and fourth Tuesday, 330-334-1119. 7:30 p.m., at the club, 9953 Rittman Rd.; 330-335-3211. Page 29


American Legion Post 170 – Meets the second Monday, 8 p.m., at the post, 129 Main St., PO Box 142; 330-334-1119; Joe Rodgers III, commander. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1089 – Meets the third Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the post, 121 Main St., 330-336-5008. VFW Post 1089 – Meets the first and third Tuesday, 8 p.m., at the post, 121 Main St.; Allen Shriver; 330-336-5008.

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts of America/Great Trail Council – 1601 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Akron 44309; 800-844-7268 or 330-773-0415, fax 330-773-4084, gtcbsa@nuvox.net, www.gtcbsa.org; Dick Heilman, area district executive; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; scout store, 330-773-4078; scout store hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; programs: Tiger Cubs (boys in grade 1), Cub Scouts (boys in grades 2 and 3), Webelos (boys in grades 4 and 5), Boy Scouts (boys in grade 6 through age 18), and the exploring/venturing program (youth 14-20). 4-H Clubs/OSU Extension, Medina Co. – 120 W. Washington St., Medina; 330-336-6657, Ext. 9237, fax 330-764-8453; office hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4-H Youth Development Education creates positive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, caring and contributing citizens. Girl Scouts/Western Reserve Council – Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio Office: 1 Girl Scout Way, Macedonia, OH, 44056; 800-852-4474 or 330-864-9933, fax 330-467-1901, www. gsneo.org; Kim Klima, Service Area Director; office hours: Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; second and fourth Saturday

of each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Medina contact, Melanie Drouin, 330-864-9933, Ext. 0385; Daisy troops (kindergarten and first grades), Brownie troops (grades 1-3), Junior troops (grades 3-6), Cadettes (grades 6-9) and Senior troops (grades 9-12); teaches responsibility, self-reliance and good citizenship.

MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIZATIONS AAA Wadsworth Auto Club – 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd, 330-336-4900, www.aaa.com; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon. Coterie of Single College Alumni & Students – Beth Romich, contact, 330-336-0421. Friends of the Library – The board meets the third Monday, 9 a.m. September-May, at the library, 132 Broad St.; for more information, call 330-334-5761. Red Knights International Motorcycle Club – Jon Via, president, OH3@redknights.com. Wadsworth Area Historical Society – Meets the second Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Fellowship Hall, Grace Lutheran Church; Arlene Steinkerchner, president; 330-336-2437; call to find the meeting place. Wadsworth Doll Club – Usually meets the second Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., September-April, at the Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad St.; Jan Burchett, contact; 330-336-6518; call for events. Women’s Club of Wadsworth – Meets the third Thursday, 12:15 p.m., at Evangelical Lutheran Church; Ramano Wonov, 330-336-3707 and Sandra Campbell, 330-3344174, contacts. WHYS United (Wadsworth Home Youth School) – Meets the first Thursday, 9:30 a.m., at different schools, September-May; Ginger DeFilippo, President; 330-334-7401.

:+(5('2,927(" MEDINA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS Contact information – 4210 N. Jefferson St. (PO Box 506), Medina 44258; 330-336-6657, Ext. 9278 (toll-free for Wadsworth residents). Voting – To vote in Ohio, one must be 18 years of age and have lived in Ohio for at least 30 days. Residents can register to vote at the Board of Elections office, license bureaus, libraries, schools and various county offices. 2013 Election – General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 5; polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

WADSWORTH CITY POLLING PLACES Ward One Precincts: A&B ...................................Masonic Temple, 660 High St. C, D & E ......................................................................................... Church of the Nazarene, High and Brouse streets Ward Two Precincts: A & D.............Center for the Older Adults, 138 High St. B..........................................Masonic Temple, 660 High St. C.......................Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St. E & F...................Knights of Columbus, 148 N. Lyman St. Ward Three Precincts: A & C ...................... Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple St. B.......................Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St. D.........................Knights of Columbus, 148 N. Lyman St.

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Ward Four Precincts: A .............................. Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple St. B & C ..............................Salvation Army, 527 College St. D ........................... Center for Older Adults, 138 High St. E......Board of Education meeting room, 322 College St.

WADSWORTH TOWNSHIP POLLING PLACES A & C .................Wadsworth High School, 625 Broad St. B.................Ambassador Baptist Church, 620 Trease Rd. D ................ Ridgewood Baptist Church, 7891 Ridge Rd.


3/$&(62):256+,3 CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Radiant Life Church – 951 High St., 330-335-1594; Lance Porubsky, pastor; rlcleadpastor@gmail.com, www.rlcwadsworth.com.

BAPTIST

Ambassador Baptist Church – 620 Trease Rd., 330-3363221, www.abcwadsworth.org; Michael Decker, pastor. Chestnut Street Baptist Church – 119 Chestnut St.,; John Detwiler, pastor. First Baptist Church – 198 Mill St., 330-336-3256 Reimer Road Baptist Church – 1055 Reimer Rd., 330336-3917, info@reimerroad.org, www.reimerroad.org; Jim Newton, pastor. Ridgewood Baptist Church – 7891 Ridge Rd., 330-334-2534

CATHOLIC

Sacred Heart Church – 260 Broad St., 330-336-3049, fatherjoe@shofjesus.com, www.shofjesus.com; Father Joseph Labak, pastor; no 5 p.m. Mass on Sundays.

CHRISTIAN – DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

First Christian Church – 116 E. Boyer St., 330-336-6697, secretary@fccwadsworth.org, www.fccwadsworth.org; James L. Singleton, senior pastor.

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Freshwater Community Church – 185 Humbolt Ave., 330336-3561; Scott Brooks, senior pastor; www.fresh2o.org.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church of Christ – 236 W. Good Ave., 330-334-1178, wadsworthchurchofchrist@gamil.com, www.wadsworthchurchofchrist.org; David R. Kenney, Evangelist & Producer of “Light From Above.” Service Times: Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible Class 7:00 p.m.

EPISCOPAL

St. Mark's Episcopal Church – 146 College St., 330-3360212, stmarkswadsworth.org, stmarkswadsworth@gmail. com; Rev. Allan Belton, rector.

FRIENDS

Bethany Friends Church – 8127 Wadsworth Rd., 330-3362827, www.bethanyfriends.com; John Graham, pastor.

FULL GOSPEL

Grace and Truth Church – 157 Wadsworth Rd., 330-3362337, www.g-t-c.org; Adam Barton, pastor.

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JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Wadsworth Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses – 4355 Greenwich Rd., 330-769-1460 or 330-336-8966; Ray Stuteville, overseer.

LUTHERAN

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA – 146 High St., 330-335-6501, www.gracewadsworth.com; Daniel Cammarnpastors. Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church – 9282 Acme Rd., Seville; 330-336-4770, www.jelc-seville.org; Edward Kropa, pastor.

MENNONITE

First Mennonite Church – 405 Trease Rd.; 330-334-1863, www.firstmennonite.com; Rachel Siemens, pastor.

NAZARENE

UNITED METHODIST

Wadsworth United Methodist Church – 195 Broad St.; 330-336-6689, wadsumc@wadsumc.org, www.wadsumc.org; Donald Ebert Jr., senior pastor.

HINDU

Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Hindu Temple – 2915 Laurel Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212; 330-220-4020.

JEWISH

Beth El Congregation –750 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320; 330-864-2015, rabbi@bethelakron.org, www.bethelakron.com; Rabbi Stephen Grundfast. Jewish Community Board of Akron – 750 White Pond Dr. Akron, OH 44320; 330-869-2424, www.jewishakron.org.

Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene – 734 High St.; 330336-4258, wadworthnaz@gmail.com, www.wadsnaz.com; Rev. Raynard Martin, senior pastor.

Revere Road Synagogue – 646 N. Revere Rd., Akron, OH 44333; 330-867-7292, www.akronshul.com; Rabbi Mendy Sasonkin.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Shaaray Torah Synagogue – 432 30th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709; 330-492-0310, www.shaaraytorahsynagogue.com; Hazzan Bruce D. Braun, Rabbi Loren Monosov.

Bethel Christian Church – 2684 Seville Rd., 330-336-4559; Brian Gerber, pastor. Northside Christian Church – 7615 Ridge Rd., (SR 94); 330336-4622, northside@northsideweb.org. www.northsideweb. org; Robin L. Hart, pastor. The Chapel Wadsworth Campus – 1391 State Rd.; 330-3356111, anita.adams@the-chapel.org, www.the-chapel.org; Zac Derr, campus pastor.

SALVATION ARMY

Salvation Army – 527 College St.; 330-335-2327, www. salvationarmyohio.org/wadsworth; Majors Tom and Debbie Grace, pastors; debbra.grace@use.salvationarmy.org or thomas.grace@use.salvationarmy.org

Temple Israel – 133 Merriman Rd., Akron, OH 44303; 330-762-8617, www.templeisraelakron.org; Rabbi Robert Feinberg. Temple Israel – 432 30th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709; 330455-5197, www.templeisraelcanton.org; Rabbi Jon Adland.

MUSLIM

Islamic Mosque of Cleveland – 4600 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44135; www.iccleveland.org, Syed Abu Abdullah, Imam. Muhammad’s Mosque – 3790 E. 131st St., Cleveland, OH 44120; noicleveland.org/default.aspx.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Uqbah Mosque Foundation – 2222 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

Trinity United Church of Christ – 215 High St.; 330-3342536, trinity@ucctrinity.com, www.ucctrinity.com; Rev. Daniel J. Doty, pastor.

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Mount Zwingli United Church of Christ – 2172 S. Medina Line Rd.; 330-336-5533, www.mtzwingli.org; Keith Hejnal, pastor.

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